Free Ways to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPad

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Myra Updated on Jun 20, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Have you bought a new iPad and need to transfer some photos from your computer to it? Or have you saved many amazing photos on your computer and want to import them to your iPad now? No matter what situation you are in, as long as you want to copy photos from computer to Mac, this blog post is what you will find useful. Read on to get the details.

How to transfer photos from computer to iPad

Tip 1: Transfer photos from computer to iPad via EaseUS MobiMover

Usually, people use iTunes to manage data on the iPhone. But the operation speed of iTunes can be disappointed, so here you could try MobiMover. It is a newly released FREE iOS transfer. With the help of this software, you could easily transfer photos from computer to iPhone or iPad and on the verses. It also has a great file managing function, you could manage the music files, photos and other kinds of files on iPhone with only a few clicks.

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Step 1: Connect your iPad to your computer running Windows 7/8/10. Once connected, tap on Trust on your iPad to continue. Start EaseUS MobiMover, and you will access the one-click data transfer screen like below. 

main screen of one-click transfer

Step 2: Change the resource device from to PC/Desktop by clicking the drop-down menu next to your device. You can select to transfer photos from PC to iPad by folder or by file

one click transfer - PC - iPhone

Step 3: Go to your computer to find the files you want to import to your iPad. MobiMover enables you to transfer various content to iPad, including contacts, videos, audios, books, and pictures. 

find the photos on your computer to import to iPhone

Step 4: Select the folders or files you want to transfer to your iPad and then click Select Folder or Open. Then, choose Next. You may find there are multiple files are loaded at the same time because MobiMover will automatically read all the compatible data. You can check Picture only. 

load the images to MobiMover  

Step 5: Click Transfer to start to transfer photos from PC to your iPad with ease. When the transferring finished, go to the Photos App on your iPad to check the imported pictures. 

begin to transfer photos from PC to iPhone

Tip 2: Copy photos from computer to iPad via iTunes

Both Mac users and Window PC user can use iTunes to add photos from computer to iPad. But to avoid problems like "iPhone not showing up in iTunes", you may need to consider Tip 1.

Check iTunes updates on Mac:

Step 1: Open iTunes.

Step 2: Go to iTunes > Check for Updates.

Step 3: Follow the onscreen instructions to install the latest version of iTunes.

Check iTunes updates on Windows PC:

Step 1: Launch iTunes. (if you haven't installed iTunes on your PC yet, go to https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ to download its latest version directly.)

Step 2: Go to Help > Check for Updates.

Step 3: Follow the prompts to update your iTunes.

After the update, follow the steps below to import photos from computer to iPad.

Step 1: Connect your iPad to your PC or Mac and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Click the Device button and then choose "Photos".

Step 3: Tap on the checkbox next to "Sync Photos" and choose where to transfer photos from in "Copy photos from".

Step 4: Check the details about the photos you'd like to transfer.

Step 5: Click "Apply" to begin to copy photos from computer to iPad.

How to transfer photos from computer to iPad - Tip 1

Tip 3: Import photos from computer to iPad via AirDrop (Mac)

AirDrop is available for both Mac and iPad. Using it to transfer some files between iPad and Mac is also a good choice. However, if you find AirDrop not working on your iPad, fix it first.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your iPad and Mac. (If you don't know how to make it, read the blog post about how to turn on and use AirDrop.)

Step 2: On your Mac, drag the photos to your iPad's name shown in the AirDrop window and click "Send".

How to transfer photos from computer to iPad - Tip 2

Tip 4: Transfer photos from computer to iPad via Email

As I said above, no matter you are using a Mac or Windows PC, you can use Email to add some photos to your iPad from your computer. The steps are shown below.

Step 1: Open a web page or an App that you can write an email.

Step 3: Enter the information needed to send an email and add the photos you'd like to transfer to the email as an attachment.

Step 4: Send the email to your own account.

Step 5: Check the email on your iPad and save the photos on it.

By this way, you can transfer photos from your computer to your iPad easily.