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 running iOS 8 or later to your Mac, run EaseUS MobiMover Free, and choose iDevice to Mac as shown in the image below. (You can also use the custom feature to transfer photos from your iPhone to Mac by clicking [your device name] > Picture > Photo/Album.)

How to transfer photos from iPad to Mac - Step 1

Step 2: Select the category/categories you want to copy from your iPad to Mac. Other than photos, you can also transfer videos, audio, contacts, messages, and more.

How to transfer photos from iPad to Mac - Step 2

Step 3: Click the folder icon to select a folder to save the photos, then click the Transfer button to start transferring photos from your iPad to Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPad to Mac - Step 3

Step 4: Depending on the size of the files, it may take seconds or a while to copy photos from iOS device to Mac. When it has done, you can view the transferred items in the folder you just selected.

How to transfer photos from iPad to Mac - Step 4

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