How to Transfer Photos from iPad to iPhone in Free Ways

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Myra Updated on Jul 02, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

There are three ways you can choose to sync photos between iPad and iPhone. You can use MobiMover to transfer photos from iPad to iPhone. You can also use iCloud to sync iPad photo with iPhone as long as you have signed into the devices with the same iCloud account and have enough online space. What's more, if you have few photos to transfer, using email can be a good choice.

How to transfer photos from iPad to iPhone

Tip 1: Share iPad photos with iPhone via EaseUS MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover can help you transfer photos, including photos from Camera Roll, Photo Stream, and Photo Library, from one iOS device to another with ease. 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. What's more, it is a completely Free iPhone transfer for individual users. You don't need to worry about any cost.

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

What's more, you could also use this method to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone.

Tip 2: Share iPad photos with iPhone via AirDrop

If you have ever encountered the problem "AirDrop not working", you can learn the fixes to it right now. Using AirDrop to share data needs you to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your device and make sure there is a suitable distance between the two devices.

Please notice that Airdrop could only transfer few items like music files, and it will be affected by the Wi-Fi speed.

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center on your iPad and iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on AirDrop to turn it on and choose "Contacts Only" or "Everyone" on both of your devices.

Step 3: Go to Photos App on your iPad and select the photos you'd like to transfer to your iPhone.

Step 4: Tap on the Share button and choose your iPhone's name in AirDrop section.

Step 5: On your iPhone, click "Accept" in the prompt to begin to receive the photos transferred from your iPad.

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Tip 3: Import photos from iPad to iPhone via iCloud

To use iCloud to sync photos, you need to make sure that both devices are under Wi-Fi connection and both devices are signed in with the same iCloud account. Then perform the steps below on both of your iPhone and iPad.

In iOS 10.3 and later:

Step 1: Go to Settings App.

Step 2: Tap on your name and choose iCloud.

Step 3: Tap on "Photos" and toggle on "Upload to My Photo Stream".

Step 4: Check the photos in Photos App on your iPhone.

 

In iOS 10.2 and earlier:

Step 1: Open Settings App and choose "iCloud".

Step 2: Tap on "Photos" and turn on "My Photo Stream".

Step 3: Check the photos synced in Photos App on your iPhone.

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Tip 4: Transfer photos from iPad to iPhone via Mail

Step 1: Open Photos App on your iPad and select the photos you want to transfer to iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on the Share button and choose "Mail".

Step 3: Enter the information needed and send an email to yourself.

Step 4: Check the email on your iPhone and save the photos on it.

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