Three Free Ways to Transfer Photos from iPad to iPhone 8

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

"I want to transfer photos to new iPhone 8 from my iPad. I obviously don't want to use Email or iMessage to put the pictures as attachments. Then, what can I do to copy photos from iPad to iPhone 8 and what's the easiest way to do that?" If you are bothering with such like a question, then you come to the right place as you can find three available methods to transfer photos from iPad to iPhone 8 in completely free ways. The three effective solutions are EaseUS MobiMover Free, Apple AirDrop and iTunes. Try them one by one as you like. 

Transfer photos from iPad to iPhone 8 with MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is developed to offer you the free iPhone data transfer solutions on importing files from computer to iPhone/iPad, exporting iPhone/iPad data to the computer, migrating data between two iOS devices and transferring iOS data optionally. With the Transfer to Other Device utility, you are able to move one or more photos from iPad to iPhone 8 with only one-click. Besides, other files transfers are also supported by MobiMover like contacts, notes, messages, calendars, PDF, audiobooks, voice mails, voice memos, music, and movies. 

Step 1: Connect your iPad and iPhone 8/X to your computer with USB cables, Once connected, tap on Trust on your devices to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover for Mac and go to the main screen. 

MobiMover main screen for Mac

Step 2: Click boxes to set the source and target devices as your iPad and iPhone X/8 respectively. 

transfer photos from iPad to iPhone main screen

Step 3: Tap Next and move to the following interface. Uncheck Select all and choose Photo only. You can also choose several data categories and sync them at one time. 

choose photos to be synced to iPhone 8/X

Step 4: Now, click Transfer to begin to sync pictures from iPad to iPhone 8/X at fast speed. When the transferring finished, go to open the Photos App on your iPad to check the synced files. 

begin to transfer photos from iPad to iPhone 8/X

 As time goes by, photos on your new iPhone 8 will take more and more space, you are highly suggested to back up photos from iPhone 8 to the computer or a mobile hard disk to free up storage and avoid any data loss.

Transfer photos from iPad to iPhone 8 with AirDrop

Except for relying on iTunes to backup and restore iOS contents between iPhone and iPad, Apple built-in AirDrop can be the used as the straightforward way to transfer files from iPad to iPhone 8, including transferring pictures from iPad to iPhone 8. What's more, using AirDrop to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac or from Mac to iPhone are also easy to operate.

1. First, turn Wi-Fi connections and Bluetooth on both iPad and iPhone 8.

2. Turn on AirDrop on both iPad and iPhone 8 from the home control center.

3. Run Photos app on iPad, and select pictures you want to transfer to iPhone 8. 

5. Tap AirDrop under the chosen photos and choose iPhone 8 to AirDrop to.

6. Open iPhone 8, and choose to  Accept on the notice box to receive the photos from iPhone.

transfer photos from ipad to iphone 8

Transfer photos from iPad to iPhone 8 with iTunes

Technically speaking, using iTunes to transfer photos from iPad to iPhone 8 is not easier than with AirDrop. While iTunes is designed more than a transfer tool, it's the first choice for iOS device backup and restore.

Using iTunes to transfer pictures from iPad to iPhone, you have to make a through two steps: backup pictures on iPad with iTunes and restore these backed up photos to iPhone 8.

1. Launch iTunes on your PC or Mac.

2. Connect your iPad to computer and check its display within iTunes.

3. Click the iPad device button and choose Backups.

4. Click This computer and choose Back Up Now. Check the backed up photos within iTunes backup library.

5. Disconnect iPad and connect iPhone 8 to the computer.

6. Click iPhone 8 device button within iTunes and choose Restore Backup to transfer the backed up photos to iPhone 8.

7. Check the transferred pictures on iPhone 8 in Photos app.

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