How to AirDrop Photos from iPhone to iPad in iOS 11

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Myra Updated on Feb 26, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

AirDrop is a built-in feature in Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that makes the data transfer between two AirDrop-supported devices possible. With AirDrop on, you can send photos, videos, contacts, locations, documents and more from your iPhone/iPad/Mac to another AirDrop-supported device nearby. If you want to share the contacts on your iPhone, you can AirDrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone. Or if you want to sync photos from your Mac to your iPhone, you can use AirDrop to send photos from Mac to your device. As you may know, you can also AirDrop photos between two iOS devices like AirDropping photos from iPhone to iPad or from iPad to iPhone. Follow the steps below to learn how to AirDrop photos from iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to iPad in iOS 11.

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Part 1. AirDrop Photos Open "Control Center" > Tap on "AirDrop" > Set the device to be discovered by...Full steps
Part 2. Transfer Photos Without AirDrop Download and install the iOS data transfer software> Connect the iDevices to the computer...Full steps

Part 1. How to AirDrop photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to iPad in iOS 11

Since you need to turn on both WiFi and Bluetooth on your devices to use AirDrop, make sure your devices are under stable and reliable WiFi network connections and put your two iDevices close enough to make the Bluetooth connection possible. If you are encountering the problem "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working" on your iPhone in iOS 11, you need to fix it first before you AirDrop photos from iPhone to iPad. If both WLAN and Bluetooth work properly on your iPhone and iPad, follow the steps below to learn how to send photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to iPad or from iPad to iPhone within minutes.

Step 1. Open "Control Center" on your iPhone and iPad.

Step 2. Press deeply on the module where Airplane Mode locate in, tap on "AirDrop" and set your iDevice to be discovered by "Contacts Only" or "Everyone".

Step 3. Go to the Photos App on your iPhone and select the photos you'd like to send to your iPad.

Step 4. Tap on the "Share" button, click "AirDrop" and choose your iPad.

Step 5. On your iPad, click "Accept" when a prompt asking you whether to accept the photos from your iPhone.

You can also apply the steps above to AirDrop photos from iPad to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X.

How to AirDrop photos from iPhone to iPad

Part 2: How to Transfer photos from iPhone to iPad in iOS 11 in an alternative way

In addition to using AirDrop to transfer photos from one iDevice to another, you can also use EaseUS MobiMover Free to sync photos between two iOS devices. What's more, this completely free iOS data transfer software can help you with many other things AirDrop can't. For example, you can transfer all contacts from iPhone to iPhone 8 at once, back up iPhone messages to computer and more. In a word, you can use MobiMover to transfer files like photos, videos, audios, contacts, notes, messages and more between computer and iOS device or between two iOS devices without any cost and limitation.

Sounds great? Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac or PC, then follow the steps to learn how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad quickly.

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Step 1. Connect both of your iOS devices to your computer (Mac/PC). Launch EaseUS MobiMover, and choose "Phone to Phone" on the screen. Correctly set the source device and target device, and click the "Next" button to continue. 

How to back up iPhone photos to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Check the category/categories you want to transfer from your iPhone to iPad or from iPad to iPhone. As you can see, in addition to photos, you can also copy videos, audios, contacts, messages, and more between your iPhone and iPad.

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Step 3. After checking the settings, click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from your iPhone to iPad or iPad to iPhone. When it has completed, go to the "Photos" app on your target device to check the newly imported items.

How to back up iPhone photos to computer - Step 3