3 Free Methods to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Wirelessly

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Myra Updated on Jun 06, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

If you import photos from iPhone to iPad with iTunes, it's likely that you will use a USB cable to help you. Thus if you'd like to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad wirelessly, using iTunes is not your choice. In this blog post, three ways about how to wirelessly copy photos from iPhone to iPad and one method about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad via USB are covered. You can use iCloud to sync the photos on all your iDevices. You can also use AirDrop to transfer photos between your iOS devices. What's more, if you like, you can even use iPhoto for iOS (iPad) to help yourself out.

Part 1: How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad wirelessly

Tip 1: Transfer photos from iPhone to iPad wirelessly with AirDrop

Another way to import photos from iPhone to iPad wirelessly is using AirDrop for both iPhone and iPad are AirDrop-supported devices. You can also use AirDrop to send data between Mac and iOS devices. Read the blog post on how to turn on AirDrop on Mac to learn how to make it.

Step 1: Open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen on your devices.

Step 2: Tap on AirDrop to turn it on and set your devices to be discovered by "Contacts Only" or "Everyone".

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

Step 4: Tap on the Share button and choose your iPad.

Step 5: Click "Accept" on your iPad to begin to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad wirelessly - Tip 1

Tip 2: Sync iPhone photos to iPad wirelessly with iCloud

As mentioned above, iCloud enables you to sync the photos on all your iOS device without using USB cable as long as you have signed in with the same iCloud account. Connect your iPhone and iPad to Wi-Fi and perform the following steps on both of your devices.

In iOS 10.2 or earlier:

Step 1: Go to Settings and click "iCloud".

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

In iOS 10.3 or later:

Step 1: Open Settings.

Step 2: Tap on your name and go to "iCloud".

Step 3: Go to "Photos" and switch on "Upload to My Photo Stream".

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad wirelessly - Tip 2

Tip 3: Transfer photos from iPad to iPad wirelessly via iPhoto

With iPhoto for iPad, you can easily send photos from iPad to iPhone. What you need to know here is that iPhoto for iOS can be only installed on iPad. Thus, you can transfer photos from iPad to iPad or from iPad to Mac not from iPhone to iPad.

Step 1: Download and install iPhoto for iOS on your iPad.

Step 2: Open iPhoto on both your source device and the target device. (Don't forget to connect your devices to the same Wi-Fi network.)

Step 3: On the target device, click the three dots in iPhoto and turn on Wireless Beaming.

Step 4: On the source device, click the photo you can to transfer from iPad to another iOS device, tap on the Share button and then choose Beam.

Step 5: Tap Selected or change the photos you'd like to transfer and then click Yes on the target device. After that, click Done on your source iPad.

These are the tips about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad or from iPad to iPad when you don't have lightning cables. Hope they could be helpful. However, these methods have some flaws, you may have to transfer one photo per time or sync all of the photos together. How to send 5 photos or 10 photos as you want? In fact, things would be much easier if you have lightning cables.

Part 2: How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad via USB

Tip 1: Transfer photos from iPhone to iPad with EaseUS MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is one of the easiest iPhone data transfer tools. With MobiMover installed on your PC, you can transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer. Thus, you can not only transfer photos from iPhone to iPad with it but also put music to iPhone without iTunes or transfer videos from iPhone to PC. What's more, it has the amazing file managing function, you can manage your music files, photos, contacts and other data on iPhone with just a few clicks.

Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the steps to learn how to copy photos from your iPhone to iPad within minutes.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone and iPad to your computer with USB cables. Once connected, tap on Trust on your devices to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover for Windows or MobiMover for Mac to transfer data between two iOS devices on your computer. 

MobiMover main screen

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

transfer photos from iPhone to iPad main screen

Step 3: Tap Next to go to the data loading screen. You can check the Photo only by unchecking the other data categories. MobiMover enables you to copy photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud. 

choose photos to be transferred

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

begin to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad

For more tips on managing iOS content, go to iPhone Data Transfer section to find what you need.