Sync Pictures from iPhone to iPad Pro/Air/Mini

--Wednesday, Jan.18, 2017

"My friend told me the way how she transfers photos from her iPhone to the iPad 4 she bought recently and I was shocked by her ignorance. She sent a bunch of photos to her WhatsApp and tapped to save image one after another. With such a 'brilliant' method, she spent almost an hour to export her nearly 300 photos to iPad."

The method mentioned above seems like a joke, but perhaps there are actually people using this way or similar ones to do so. I would not say it's a good idea but at least is a temporary expedient. In order to avoid taking such a time-consuming means, why not scroll down and take a trip on the three methods below.

Method 1: Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad using Photo Stream

What is Photo Stream?

Photo Stream is a feature that allows users to access recent photos on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac or PC. It automatically syncs images you take across all your devices that enable Photo Stream.

In order to save storage space, your iPhone, iPad, and iPod keeps your most recent 1000 photos in the My Photo Stream album. Photos in My Photo Stream are saved on the iCloud server for 30 days. It doesn't even use your iCloud storage.

However, please note that you should move photos from My Photo Stream album to another album on your iPad, or the photos will be gone after 30 days. According to this feature, we can use it to sync photos from iPhone to iPad.

Steps to Sync Photos from iPhone to iPad

Step 1. Please connect both of your iPhone and iPad to the Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. On iPhone and iPad, go to "Settings" > "iCloud". Make sure that you've logged in the same Apple ID.

Step 3. Select "Photos" option and toggle on "My Photo Stream" on both iDevices.

Step 4. Open "Photos" app on your iPad and choose "My Photo Stream" album.

Step 5. You need to move desired images to another album on iPad for the reason that photos in "My Photo Stream" album are saved only for 30 days.

Transfer Photos to iPad via Photos Stream

Method 2: Selectively Export Photos from iPhone to iPad via iPhone Transfer

iPhone Transfer is a professional transfer tool in demand. You can easily and selectively move photos between all modes of iOS devices with iPhone 7/7Plus supported. Also, up-to-14 types of data are available, such as Videos, Contacts, Movies, Songs and so on.

Step 1. Launch iPhone Transfer and Get Connected

At first, please make sure you've installed iPhone Transfer on your computer. If not, please click on the button above to begin your trip. After that, please run the software and use a USB cable to get both your iPhone and iPad connected with it. You can see both devices displayed on the left panel when detected. Please stay connected during the whole process.

Connect iPhone iPad to iPhone Transfer

Step 2. Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad

Now, please select "Photos" option of your iPhone. When it completes loading your photos, you can preview them in full size and make your choices on which you'd like to export. (If you want to choose all items, please right click and select "Check All".) Then, click "Export to" > "The name of your iPad". The transfer process is all automatic. You can then enjoy those images on your iPad.

Note that if you want to one-click transfer of pictures, you can try "To iDevice" on toolkit, but you are not allowed to preview and selectively export photos.

Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad

Method 3: Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad through AirDrop

If you just want to export several photos, it's a good idea to try AirDrop. AirDrop supports to move files between supported devices. In this case, you can use Airdrop to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad with ease.

Step 1. Turn on AirDrop on iPhone and iPad

Please swipe up from the button of the screen to launch "Control Center" panel. Next, tap "AirDrop" and select either "Contacts Only" or "Everyone". Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are automatically switched on when AirDrop is enabled as they are both utilized.

Step 2. Choose Desired Photos to AirDrop

Now, launch "Photos" app on iPhone. Choose one photo that you wish to export and tap on the "Share" button on the lower left corner. Then, your iPad will be detected and showed on the middle column. Here you should tap the icon of your iPad. Later on, a pop-up will show up on iPad prompting you whether to "Accept" or "Decline" the photo(s). Please choose "Accept".

Note that you can choose multiple photos by swiping left or right photos on the preview column.

Transfer Photos to iPad via AirDrop

Did you get these three methods yet? However, action speaks louder than words. Why not give it a shot right now. You can also move photos back to iPhone or transfer photos to computer as well.

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