How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad

Want to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPad but do not know how? This guide will tell you 3 methods about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad, supports iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR8/7/SE/6s, iPhone 6/5s/5/4s and iPad Pro/Air/mini.

By Vicky Carter | Posted on: Dec. 21, 2017, Last Updated: Nov. 08, 2018
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Want to transfer photos from iPhone to your iPad? This article below introduces 3 methods to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

Imagine that you are taking a travel in Hawaii or participating in an exciting party, at that moment, taking photos with your handy iPhone is amazing. With the advanced built-in iSight camera, the iPhone could be the most ideal alternative to a professional camera, especially the latest X/XS/XS Max/XR.

If you own both an iPhone and an iPad Pro/mini, you might want to transfer those precious photos from iPhone to your iPad Pro/mini to enjoy them on a larger screen. So here comes the question: How do I transfer photos from iPhone to iPad Pro or iPad mini especially when I have hundreds of photos to transfer? Read this guide to know three solutions.

Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS

If you prefer an easy and quick way to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad, then one intelligent iOS data management tool, AnyTrans for iOS is here to help. Check the outstanding features:

1. Supports All Kinds of Photos. Including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, Live Photos etc.

2. Transfer All or Selected Photos. Lets you send all the photos at once, or preview and choose the photos you need.

3. Fast Transfer Speed. Available to transfer 1500+ photos in 3 minutes.

4. No Compression. Copy the original iPhone photos to your iPad instead of thumbnails or compressed pictures.

5. Guarantees You 100% Security. It’s one green software, no virus and no data leakage, and will not erase any data on your device.

It works well on both PC and Mac computer, supports iPhone 4/4s/5/5c/5s/6 and iPhone 6s/SE/7/8/X/XS/XS Max/XR and iPad Pro/Air/mini. How about give it a try? Follow the steps below to start transferring photos from iPhone to iPad.

Steps to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Selectively

Step 1 Download and install AnyTrans for iOS on your Mac or PC computer.

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Step 2 Launch it > Connect your iPhone and iPad to computer with USB cables. Click  button.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Selectively – Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Selectively – Step 2

Step 3 Click Photos > Select the photo album you want to transfer (Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, Photo Video and My Albums).

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad Selectively – Step 3

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad Selectively – Step 3

Step 4 Select the photos you want to transfer > Click To Device button.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Selectively – Step 4

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Selectively – Step 4

Steps to Transfer All Photos from iPhone to iPad 

Step 1 Download, install and launch AnyTrans for iOS > Plug in your iPhone and iPad > Go to shortcut screen of iPhone > Click Content to Device option and hit the “>” button.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad at Once – Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad at Once – Step 1

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* 100% Clean & Safe

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Step 2 Select the photo albums you need > Click the “>” button to start the transfer.

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad at Once – Step 2

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad at Once – Step 2

– Besides photos, it also lets you transfer videos, music, ringtones, contacts, messages, notes, calendar, etc.

– Except for iDevice to iDevice transfer like iPhone to iPad, AnyTrans for iOS also lets you transfer data from iDevice to computer/iTunes and vice versa.

Method 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Using Photo Stream

The Photo Stream uploads your photos to iCloud so that they can be accessed from any connected iOS and OS X devices that sign in with the same Apple ID, for iOS 7 and later users (iPhone 5/iPad 4 later). In addition, this way only works when your devices are connected to Wi-Fi. If you are not in good Wi-Fi condition, move to Method 1.

Open the Settings app on your iPhone > Tap Sign in to your iPhone > Log in with your Apple ID > Tap “iCloud” > Select “Photos” > Toggle “My Photo Stream” on. Repeat the same process on your iPad.

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via Photo Stream

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via Photo Stream

Method 3. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Using AirDrop

The AirDrop function lets you easily transfer a few photos from iPhone to iPad, requires iOS 7 on iPhone 5/iPad 4 and later. If you use an older iPhone/iPad model, or have lots of pictures to transfer, please refer to Method 1 to get the solution.

Open the Control Centre on both the iPhone and iPad by swiping up on your device > Tap on AirDrop > Choose “Everyone” > Open the Photos app on the iPhone and choose the photos you want to transfer > Tap on Share button in the bottom left.

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop

The name of your iPad should appear in the Tap To Share with AirDrop section > On the iPad tap on Accept to transfer the photo from your iPhone to the iPad.

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop

On iOS 11 device, please press and hold on the wireless control box and then you will access the AirDrop. More info: How to Use AriDrop in iOS 11 >

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. And no matter you want to transfer all photos or selected ones, AnyTrans for iOS would be the best assistant. Just give it a try by yourself! It can help you always put your lovely pictures in the right place: move photos among iPhone, iPad and computer.

Vicky Carter

Member of iMobie Inc., is also a more than 3-year user of iPhone, iPad and iMac, like to fix all kinds of iOS and Mac OS problems.