How to Transfer Photos from iPhone X/8 to iPad without iCloud

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 20, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

When do you need to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad:

  • Want to keep your iPhone and iPad updated photos
  • Need to share photos on your iPhone with friends or family members with iPads
  • Back up your photos from iPhone to iPad to clear space on handy iPhone
  • Migrate photos from old iPhone to new iPad and change to another new phone

Having understood the photos transfer requirements, the question comes next is how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. Broadly speaking, there are a few possible ways you can take to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad by using iTunes, iCloud, AirDrop, Email, etc. Today, we will show you 3 common ways to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud from following aspects:

MobiMover Free: How to Transfer photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud

EaseUS MobiMover Free is a comprehensive and mature iPhone data transfer program that enables users to back up iPhone/iPad data to the computer in one-click, sync files between two iOS devices and transfer files from PC/Mac to iPhone on a data-safe way. With the feature of Transfer to Other Device, you can copy photos, music, contacts, videos, ringtones, Safari bookmarks, books, calendars and notes from iPhone to iPad without iCloud.

Step 1: Connect both of your iOS devices to your computer (Mac/PC), Launch EaseUS MobiMover Free, and choose iDevice to iDevice. (You can also transfer photos from one iOS device to another by going to [your device name] > Picture.)

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad - Step 1

Step 2: Correctly set the source device and target device, then check the category/categories you want to transfer from your iPhone to iPad or from iPad to iPhone. As you can see, in addition to photos, you can also copy videos, audios, contacts, messages, and more between your iPhone and iPad.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad - Step 2

Step 3: After checking the settings, tap Transfer to start transferring photos from your iPhone to iPad or iPad to iPhone. When it has completed, go to the Photos app on your target iPhone to check the newly imported items.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad - Step 3

AirDrop: How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud Wirelessly

AirDrop is a pre-installed program on iDevices and Mac to be used to share contents among iPhone, iPad, and Mac in a wirelessly, including photos, videos, music, notes and more.

Related tips: How to transfer music from Mac to iPhone with AirDrop

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop, Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth on both iPhone and iPad within the Control Center. 

Step 2: Open the Photos app on your iPhone. And select the photos you want to sync to iPad, tap Share button, and then tap AirDrop and choose your iPad. AirDrop will start to send photos from iPhone to iPad.

Step 3: Go to your iPad and tap Accept tab on the pop-up to receive photos from iPhone. When the process finished, run Photos App on iPad and check the updated files. 

tap airdrop to transfer photos 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud by using iTunes

iTunes data syncing is the most complex method among the three to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad without iCloud, as you need to first back up photos from iPhone then use iTunes to sync to iPad. Or just restore iPad with an iTunes backup of iPhone, which will definitely wipe the existing data. Therefore, take this way with caution!

Step 1: Back up iPhone photos with iTunes

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and run iTunes.

2. Click the Device button and choose This Computer on the right-side panel.

3. Then click Back Up Now and start to Sync the photos from iPhone to the computer with iTunes. 

back up iPhone photos with iTunes

Step 2: Sync iPhone photos to iPad with iTunes

1. Plug out your iPhone and plug in your iPad to your computer with a USB cable and run iTunes.

2. Click the Device button and choose Photos on the right-side panel.

3. Then check Sync Photos and All photos and albums. Click Apply to transfer photos to iPad.

sync iPhone photos to iPad