After reading this article, you will learn four ways on how to transfer photos from iPad to computer. Whether you are using a PC in Windows 10 or an earlier version, you can apply one of the methods to transfer photos from iPad to PC successfully.
There are lots of photos on your iPad, including the photos you took with the iPad camera, the photos you downloaded from the Internet, the images you saved from social networks, and more. And one day, you find the photos are eating up your iPad storage and want to transfer photos from iPad to computer to free up space on the device. Or you may want to transfer photos from iPad to PC to make a backup or edit the photos on the computer.
Then how to transfer photos from iPad to computer, be it a PC in Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7? Read on and you will know the answers.
Depending on the photos you want to transfer, for example, the photos in Camera Roll, photos from other resources, or all albums, the suitable way for you varies. Some of the methods below will help you transfer all your photos and albums, while others can only transfer pictures in the Camera Roll. Choose the one best suited to your needs to apply.
Applies To: All photos and albums, videos, music, contacts, messages, and more
"How do I transfer photos from iPad to PC without iTunes?" If you have the same question to ask, you will like EaseUS MobiMover - the reliable software for iOS data transfer and video download. EaseUS MobiMover allows you to transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) or between an iOS device and a computer (PC or Mac). It will help you:
It's worth mentioning that you can use EaseUS MobiMover without installing iTunes. Isn't it exactly what you need? Follow the steps below to transfer all the photos from your iPad to computer.
To transfer photos from iPad to computer without iTunes:
Step 1. Connect your iPad to PC with a USB cable and run EaseUS MobiMover. Choose "Phone to PC" under "Data Transfer" to transfer photos from iPad to PC. Then, click the "Next" button to move on.
Step 2. To transfer photos from your iPad to PC, make sure that the "Pictures" is selected. As you can see, you can choose to move all the supported files from your iPad to the computer at once. Besides, MobiMover enables you to customize the storage path for the exported data as you need.
Step 3. Click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from your iPad to PC. Except for exporting files from iPad to PC, you can also use MobiMover to import data from PC to iPad with "PC to Phone" mode.
You can use the steps above to transfer photos from iPad to PC running Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7. As you can see, you can also transfer other files like videos, audio files, contacts, messages, and more from your iPad to computer together with photos. If you want to back up all your iPad content to the PC, EaseUS MobiMover is a good choice.
Applies To: Photos in Camera Roll
Like to transfer photos from iPhone to PC in Windows 10, you can also import photos from iPad to Windows 10 PC using the Photos app. Photos is the built-in app in Windows 8 and later that enables users to copy photos from iPad to PC using a USB cable. However, to help PC recognize your iOS device, you first need to download and install iTunes on your computer.
To import photos from iPad to PC in Windows 10:
Step 1. Make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes (iTunes 12.5.1 or later) on your PC.
Step 2. Connect your iPad to your PC with a USB cable.
Step 3. Unlock the iOS device and click "Trust" in the prompt on the iPad to trust the computer.
Step 4. On your PC, click the "Start" menu and choose "Photos".
Step 5. In the Photos app, click "Import" in the top-right corner of the window, and select "From a USB device".
Step 6. Then Photos will look for a device to import from. When it has done, it will show you the new photos and videos it found.
Step 7. Since the new items will be imported to the PC by default, you need to uncheck the photos you don't want to transfer.
Step 8. Click the "Continue" button to start transferring photos from your iPad to the Windows 10 PC.
Applies To: Photos in Camera Roll
In addition to using the Photos app, you can also use the File Explorer (called Windows Explorer in the earlier versions) in Windows 10 to import photos from iPad to PC. Similarly, to get your iPad photos onto the computer, you need to install iTunes and it only works to transfer photos in Camera Roll.
To transfer photos from iPad to PC using File Explorer:
Step 1. Connect your iPad to your PC with a USB cable.
Step 2. Unlock the iOS device and click "Trust" in the prompt on the iPad to trust the computer.
Step 3. When you decide what to do with the device on PC, select "Open device to view files" and go to "Internal Storage" > the "DCIM" folder > the "100APPLE" folder and manually copy the photos and videos you'd like to transfer.
When you choose what to do with the iPad, you can also select "Import photos and videos". Then, click "Review, organize and group items to import" or "Import all new items now" to continue. Afterward, select the photos you attempt to import to PC and click "Import" or wait for Windows to transfer photos from your iPhone to PC automatically.
Applies To: All photos and albums
We know that iCloud allows us to access our files across our devices, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even PC. With iCloud enabled on the iPad and PC, you can access your iPad photos from the computer and download the pictures to PC if you need to.
Step 1. On your iPad, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" and turn on "iCloud Photos".
Step 2. On your PC, download and install iCloud for Windows from Apple.
Step 3. Run iCloud for Windows and sign in with the Apple ID you use on our iPad.
Step 4. In iCloud, click "Options" next to Photos and check the "iCloud Photo Library" option.
Step 5. Click "Done" > "Apply". Afterward, the iPad photos will be synced to your PC automatically under a network connection.
If you don't want to install iCloud on your computer, you can also get your iPad photos to PC via iCloud.com:
Step 1. Turn on iCloud Photos on the iPad.
Step 2. On your computer, go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.
Step 3. Click the "Photos" option. Select and download the photos you like from iCloud to your PC.
For you to make a better choice:
Both EaseUS MobiMover and iCloud allow you to transfer all your iPad photos to PC. The former needs a USB cable to work and enables you to copy photos selectively or all at once; the latter will sync all the photos at once and need a network connection to upload the photos.
The Photos app and File Explorer work almost the same. Both require iTunes and can only import photos in Camera Roll.
After applying one of the ways to transfer photos from iPad to PC, now you can freely delete these items on your iPad to free up its space or do whatever you intend to do.