How to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad Cost-Free

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Having captured awesome snapshots or panoramic photos using 12 million pixels built-in camera on your handy iPhone is an amazing experience, and how about enjoying these photos or sharing with your family or friends in a large-screen iPad carrying 12.9-inch retina? If you really want such experience, you need to be informed how to sync these wonderful photos from iPhone to iPad at the very beginning. This guide is exactly designed to show you 3 easy-to-get methods to sync iPhone photos to iPad with the help of EaseUS MobiMover Free, iCloud and iTunes.

Tip 1: Sync photos from iPhone to iPad with MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover free iPhone transfer software can help you sync photos from iPhone to iPad with ease, including photos from Camera Roll, Photo Stream, and Photo Library. Besides, with MobiMover, you can also import videos, music, contacts, notes, books, Safari bookmark & history and so on between iOS devices or between iOS device and computer. Now, let's begin to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad in simple steps. The way to use MobiMover to transfer music from iPhone to iPad is the same. 

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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.

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Tip 2: Sync photos from iPhone to iPad by using iCloud

iPhone self-contained iCloud Photo Stream can also be used to sync iPhone photos to any iDevice, including iPad, and newly released iPad Pro. All you need to do is to sign in the same Apple ID and keep your iPhone and iPad with Wi-Fi. Detailed operating steps are listed below.

1. Open your iPhone setting, tap Apple ID on the top section of setting.

2. Tap iCloud>Photos>slide iCloud Photo Library on, when this done, photos on your iPhone, including Camera Roll, will be synced to iCloud.

3. Also, slide Upload to My Photo Stream on, and it will automatically upload new photos and send them to all of your iCloud devices when connected to WLAN.

4. After finish the operations on iPhone, let's come to iPad. What you need to do is repeating above steps on iPad, and when you tap Apple ID on your iPad, you can save these photos on certain albums on iPad.

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Tip 3: Sync photos from iPhone to iPad by using iTunes

iTunes enables users to sync photos from computer to iDevices, including to iPhone, iPod, and iPad; but not iDevice to iDevice directly. Therefore, if you want to transfer iPhone photos to iPad, obviously, we have to transfer photos from iPhone to the computer at first, and then sync the already stored photos to iPad. Now, let's see how to do it.

1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer, and it will be recognized as a Portable Devices immediately. If you met iTunes can't recognize iPhone problem, check how to fix it. 

2. Open your iPhone, you will see DCIM folder, open it and click all the target photos, and then save them to a set route;

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3. After above two steps, connect your iPad to your computer via a USB cable;

4. iTunes will automatically open, if not, run it manually;

5. Click Device button, then click Photo item, tick Sync Photos from Application or Folder, finally click Apply.

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Apart from transferring photos from iPhone to iPad, we also offer detailed tutorials on how to sync contacts from iPhone to iPad in another post, please check it if necessary.