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[FREE]How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad in 3 Ways

Updated on Mar 07, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
This blog post covers four FREE methods to transfer photos from Mac to iPad. You can use EaseUS MobiMover Free, iTunes, AirDrop or Email to help you out of your problem.

Transferring photos from Mac to iPad is easier than importing photos from PC to iPad since iPad and Mac are both Apple devices, the pre-embedded AirDrop can be used to transfer photos between iPad and Mac wirelessly. Apart from AirDrop, three other workable tools for transferring photos from Mac to iPad are EaseUS MobiMover Free, Email and iTunes. In this post, we will demonstrate these four methods one by one. 

Part 1: How to transfer photos from Mac to iPad

In this part, four tips that you can apply to transfer photos from Mac to iPad without any cost are provided. Among the four, the most highly recommended solution is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer photos from Mac to iPad in an easier way than ever. If you also need to transfer music from Mac to iPhone/iPad, check the relevant online guides. 

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 iPhone/iPad to your Mac with a compatible USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on your iDevice if necessary. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface like the screenshot below. 

launch mobimover

Step 3: Click Transfer to This Device button and you will be asked to choose By folder or By file to transfer photos from Mac to your iPhone or iPad.

choose transfer to this device on the main screen

Step 4: Go to your Mac and find the photo files or photo folders you want to import to iPhone/iPad. Click Open to load them to MobiMover. You are allowed to add one or more pictures at one time.

transfer photos to iDevice by file or by folder

start to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone

Step 5: On the transfer screen, you can still click the Add button to load more images from your Mac to iPhone. Then, click Transfer and MobiMover will send the pictures to your iDevice at fast speed. After the process finished, open the Photos app on your device to check the synced pictures. 

begin to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone/iPad

Tip 2: Transfer photos from Mac to iPad with AirDrop

Both Mac and iPad are AirDrop-supported devices. So you can use AirDrop to help you copy photos from Mac to iPad. In addition to photos, you can also send videos, contacts and more from one AirDrop-supported device to another. Follow the steps below to transfer photos from Mac to your iPad with ease.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your Mac.

  • Go to Finder > Go > AirDrop and switch on Bluetooth and WiFi to turn on AirDrop on your Mac.
  • Set the option Allow to be discovered by as Everyone or Contacts Only.

Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on iPad.

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your iPad screen to open Control Center.
  • Tap on AirDrop and set your iPad to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

Step 3: Once the Mac and the iPad are connected. You can send photos from Mac to iPad using AirDrop freely. There are two ways to transfer photos from Mac to iPad with AirDrop.

  • Drag the photos you want to send from Mac to iPad to the image of the recipient and click Send.
  • Or you can click the Share button in an App, choose AirDrop, choose the recipient and then click Done.

Using AirDrop is an effective way to export photos from Mac to iPad. Don't hesitate to try this tip when you want to transfer data wirelessly.

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPad - Tip 1

Tip 3: Transfer pictures from Mac to iPad with iTunes

When it comes to transferring data to iOS devices, people always use iTunes to solve the problem. You can also use it to copy photos from Mac to iPad. The steps are shown below.

Step 1: To make sure the transfer process go smoothly, please update your iTunes to the latest version. You can go to iTunes > Check for Updates in iTunes on your Mac to make it.

Step 2: Connect your iPad to your Mac and open iTunes if it doesn't launch automatically.

Step 3: Tap on the Device button and choose Photos under Settings.

Step 4: Check the box next to Sync Photos from and select the album or folder you'd like to transfer photos from.

Step 5: Choose to export all or part of your photos and click Apply.

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPad

Tip 4: Add photos to iPad from Mac with Email

If you'd like to transfer a few photos from Mac to your iPad, using an email to make it is a good choice. Add the photos as an attachment to the email that you will send to yourself, check the email on your iPad and save the photos on your device. Reversely, Email can also be applied to transfer photos from iPad to Mac.