How to AirDrop Photos from iPhone to iPad in iOS 11

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Myra Updated on Jun 08, 2018 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.

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 your iPhone and iPad to your computer with USB cables. Once connected, tap on Trust on your devices to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover for Windows or MobiMover for Mac to transfer data between two iOS devices on your computer. 

MobiMover main screen

Step 2: Click boxes to set the source and target devices as your iPhone and iPad respectively. 

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Step 3: Tap Next to go to the data loading screen. You can check the Photo only by unchecking the other data categories. MobiMover enables you to copy photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud. 

choose photos to be transferred

Step 4: Now, click Transfer to begin to sync pictures from iPhone to iPad at fast speed. When the transferring finished, go to open the Photos App on your iPad to check the imported files. 

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