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How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac Easily

Updated on Mar 09, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
If you are looking for ways about how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac, read this blog post that covers four tips to copy photos from iPad to Mac for reference by using EaseUS MobiMover Free, Email, AirDrop and Photo App.

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: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac by clicking the download button below. Besides, you need to install iTunes on your Mac for reading iPhone data, which is the basic need for a third-party iPhone data transfer tool. 

Step 2: Connect your iOS device (iPhone or iPad in iOS 8 or later) to your Mac with a USB cable and launch EaseUS MobiMover Free.

How to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to Mac - Step 2

Step 3: If you want to transfer photos from your iPhone/iPad to your Mac altogether, choose Transfer to Computer among the four features and wait for the content on your iPhone/iPad to be loaded. MobiMover will automatically select all the supported items on your iOS device for you as shown in the image below. Whiile if you want to import photos from your iPhone/iPad selectively, go to Custom > Photos to get things done.

How to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to Mac - Step 3

Step 4: Choose the category/categories you want to transfer and then click ... under the Mac icon to select the folder you'd like to save the photos to be transferred from your iPhone/iPad to Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to Mac - Step 4

Step 5: Tap on Transfer in the window to begin to transfer photos from your iPhone/iPad to your Mac, which will be completed safely and quickly.

How to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to Mac - Step 5

Step 6: When importing photos from your iOS device to Mac is done, you can click View to check the transferred photos.

How to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to Mac - Step 6

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