How to Transfer Photos from iPad to External Hard Drive Easily

Do not know how to transfer photos from iPad to external hard drive? This guide will tell you one easy method to help you backup iPad photos to external hard drive. Just take 5 minutes to get it.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 12, 2020

We can always take wonderful photos with iPhone or iPad because of the amazing built-in camera. It is one easy way for us to record memorable moments in everyday life. However, as time goes by, the crowded photos can take up plenty of storage space on your device. So you may tend to download some photos to external hard as backup and then delete the photos from your device to free up space.

We have already talked about transferring iPhone photos to external hard drive before. Here in this guide, we will show you how to transfer photos from iPad to external hard drive with one professional iOS data transfer tool named AnyTrans. Let’s first take a brief look at this powerful tool.

Also Read: How to Backup iPad to External Hard Drive >

Top Features of AnyTrans

AnyTrans is one easy-to-use iOS data manager that can let you have full control of your iPhone/iPad/iPod contents.

  1. It can help you transfer photos from iPad to external hard drive easily. You can also preview and select the photos you want to transfer.
  2. It allows you to transfer selected pictures from external hard drive or computer to your iPad instead of iTunes full sync, so you will never lose any existing data on your device.
  3. Besides photos, AnyTrans also supports managing music, videos, books, iTunes U, apps, etc.

How to Transfer Photos from iPad to External Hard Drive

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans for iOS on computer.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Open AnyTrans for iOS > Connect your iPad to computer > Plug in your external hard drive, then the interface will be displayed as below > Tap Device Manager and click on Photos in the category box.

Connect iPad to Computer and Click on Photos

Connect iPad to Computer and Click on Photos

Step 3. Click on My Photos > Choose the photos as per your needs > Tap Send to PC button. Also, you can choose photos with Places, People, Photo Videos and more.

Choose Photos and Click Send to PC

Choose Photos and Click Send to PC

Step 4. After tap Send to PC button, you need to choose your external hard drive as destination > Click on Save, transferring starts.

Choose Your External Hard Drive as Destination

Choose Your External Hard Drive as Destination

Step 5. After the transfer, you can click view files to check transferred photos. Or go to your external hard drive and find AnyTrans for iOS – Export folder to have a look.

Transferring Completed

Transferring Completed

Here are the photos transferred successfully.

View files on Computer

View files on Computer

AnyTrans for iOS can easily help you transfer all types of photos to computer, including HEIC photo, which is created from iOS 11. So you can view HEIC files on the computer after transferred. If you want to convert them to JPG directly, iMobie HEIC Converter works for you. This tool enables you to convert any HEIC photos to JPG, JPEG, PNG, and GIF.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, you can easily transfer pictures from iPad to external hard drive with the help of AnyTrans for iOS. You can try it right now.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.