How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac Easily

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

It's easy for you to transfer photos from iPad to Mac with or without the help of third-party Apps since the related devices are both from Apple, which means you can use AirDrop and Photos app to solve your problem. If you get used to using Email, you can also use it to import photos from iPad to Mac. What's more, another smart choice to transfer photos from iPad to Mac is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free, the best iTunes alternative and 100% free iPhone data transfer software in the market. Check these four methods one by one to easily transfer photos from iPad to Mac. 

How to transfer photos from iPad to Mac

Tip 1: Copy photos from iPad to Mac via EaseUS MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is completely compatible with Mac running OS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan). As long as you have installed EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac, you can transfer files from Mac to iPad, or back up the whole iOS data to your Mac at a time for free. To be specific, you can import photos, music, playlists, movies, home videos, photos videos, music videos, contacts, messages, notes, books and Safari bookmarks. 

Step 1: Connect your iPad to your Mac with a USB cable and tap on Trust on the iPad screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover on your Mac and go to the one-click-transfer screen. 

Note: EaseUS MobiMover enables you to transfer files from iPad to your computer without iTunes. To help MobiMover to access and read your iPhone data, you still need to install iTunes on your computer, which is the indispensable requirement for a third-party iOS data transfer tool. But you don’t need to do anything with iTunes.  

one-click to transfer from iPhone to Mac

Step 2: You can click the Folder icon or the Mac icon to set the path for imported photos from iPad. If you don't customize it, MobiMover will save the files on your desktop folder named Exported by MobiMover. Then, click Select Folder/Open and Next to enter the data loading interface. 

set the path for transferring photos from iPhone to Mac

Step 3: MobiMover will automatically load and check all of the supported files at first. You need to manually uncheck Select all and choose Photo category. 

choose photos to be transferred to the Mac

Step 4: Click Transfer to begin to transfer photos from iPad to Mac without iTunes. Please make sure your iPad is connecting to your Mac stably. Otherwise, the transfer will be interrupted and you have to start it again. 

begin to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes

Tip 2: Copy photos from iPad to Mac via Email

Step 1: Go to "Photos" App your iPad and select the photos you want to export to your Mac.

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

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

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

Tip 3: Transfer iPad photos to Mac via AirDrop

Since both iPad and Mac are the AirDrop-supported devices, you can use AirDrop to import your iPad photos to Mac. You can learn how to make it by reading the post about how to turn on and use AirDrop on iPhone/iPad/Mac.

Tip 4: Import photos from iPad to Mac with Photos App.

Before you use Photos App to transfer photos, make sure you have iTunes 12.5.1 or later on your Mac. Then follow the steps below.

Step 1: Connect your iPad to your Mac using a USB cable.

Step 2: If asked, enter your passcode to unlock your iPad and click "Trust" to Trust This Computer.

Step 3: Open Photos App if it doesn't run automatically.

Step 4: Switch to Import tab in Photos.

Step 5: If you want to transfer some of your iPad photos to your Mac, select the items and click "Import Selected". while if you want to copy all the photos, choose "Import All New Photos" instead.

Step 6: After the photo transfer, you can choose to Delete or Keep the items on your iPad.

How to transfer photos from iPad to Mac