Free Ways to Copy Photos From Computer to iPad

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Katrin Updated on Jun 21, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

With the iPad, you always have your photos with you - at least if you took them with iPad. You can also transfer photos from your computer to iPad in just a few simple steps. We will show you how this works. We have prepared you 2 free ways to copy photos from computer to iPad with or without iTunes. You can try them out one after another and then choose the one that works for you the best.

Method 1. Copy photos from computer to iPad with iTunes

You can use iTunes directly to copy some images from your computer to the iPad with a folder that contains the photos you need to copy.

  • Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad to your PC via USB cable.
  • If iTunes has detected your iPad, you can select a folder under "Photos" to synchronize.
  • With a click on "Apply", iTunes starts transferring the photos to your iPad.

This way requires the installation if iTunes and a success connect between iTunes and your device. But sometimes something would just go wrong, like your iPad or iPhone not showing up in iTunes or you just can't download and install iTunes correctly. That's when you need the second solution.

Method 2. Copy photos from computer to iPad with free iPhone data transfer

This way is way easier and quicker than the one with iTunes. All you need is EaseUS MobiMover Free - a free iPad & iPhone transfer. With MobiMover installed on your Mac or PC, you can transfer files between two iOS devices or between an iOS device and the computer, which means you can do things like transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone, putting music to iPhone from computer, or save iPhone text messages to computer without any cost or limitations. It's no doubt that you can use it to download photos from computer to iPad in just a few clicks. Follow the steps below to learn how to do it.

Step 1: Connect your iPad or iPhone to your computer with Windows 7/8/10 via a USB cable. If you are asked to Trust This Computer on your device, tap Trust. Then, launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface like the sample image shows below

main screen of one-click transfer

Step 2: Click your device in the box to set the PC or Mac as source device to transfer photos to iPad/iPhone. You can click the More button to transfer photos from the folder or file on your computer.

transfer photos from PC to iPhone/iPad

Step 3: Go to your computer and select the folders or files including photos. Then, click Select Folder or Open. Continue to click Next to access the data loading screen. 

find the photos on your computer to import to iPhone/iPad

Step 4: The screenshot below includes several data categories added from the computer. If you have selected photos only, there will be just Picture. You can click the Add button to download more content directly. 

load the images to MobiMover  

Step 5: Click Transfer to begin to transfer photos from computer to iPad or iPhone without iTunes. When the process finished, go to open the Photos App on your device to check the copied pictures. 

begin to transfer photos from PC to iPhone/iPad

You can go to Photos on your iPad to check if the photos are successfully transferred or not.