How to Transfer Photos from iPad to PC [Reliable Ways]


September 2, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

Hi, all. I want to transfer iPad pictures to my computer. I know how to import photos to iPad, but I realized that iTunes only goes in one way. I have no idea about how to transfer photos from iPad to computer. Please help, thank you very much!

Do you have a lot of photos stored on your iPad which occupy almost the whole storage space and need to transfer these pictures in order to spare space for other data? Do you want to make copies of your beautiful pictures taken with your friends, family and lovers in case losing them accidently? Though iTunes is great for backing up iOS device, copying specific images you have stored on the iPad isn’t as easy. Additionally, syncing photos from iPad to computer is not allowed by Apple.

Therefore, in this article I will introduce you different efficient and workable ways on transferring photos from iPad to PC.

Transfer iPad Photos to PC

1. Transfer Photos from iPad to PC with USB Cable

No matter you are using Windows or Mac, you can easily move photos from iPad to computer with USB cable.

Just connect iPad to computer with USB cable, and then open the iPad photos folder on PC. Then you can easily drag and drop the photos from iPad folder to the local path as you want.

transfer ipad photos with usb cable

2. Transfer Photos from iPad to PC with iTunes

iTunes is one of the Apple ways to manage iPad data between computer and iOS device. You can follow below instruction to move iPad photos to computer.

Launch iTunes on computer, plug iPad to computer with USB cable.

Click device icon > Photos, then check Sync Photos and click Sync button on the bottom.

transfer ipad photos with itunes

3. Transfer Photos from iPad to PC with iCloud

iCloud is another Apple way you can use. It has 2 versions, you can use its program on computer, or just go to the web page directly if you don't want to download the software.

Option 1. iCloud Windows

You should download and install iCloud on computer first, and then read below demonstration.

Open iCloud on computer, then log in your iCloud account.

Choose Options next to Photos.

Click options next to Photos

Select iCloud Photo Library and Download new photos and videos to my PC.

Select iCloud photo library

Click Done, and then click Apply.

Click Apply

Option 2. iCloud Web Page

It is a convenient way to use iCloud and access your photos.

Go to iCloudlink out and log in your account.

icloud website

Locate the photos your want to save to computer and click the download icon.

4. Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac with AirDrop

AirDrop is a new feature, which allows you to transfer files between iOS devices and Mac with ease.

You should enables the AirDrop through Settings > General > AirDrop > Everyone.

enable airdrop

Choose photos you want to share, tap the share button and choose your Mac.

share photos with airdrop

5. Transfer Photos from iPad to PC with Google Drive

There are many cloud services like Google Drive, enable users to save and download files online without device limitation. So if you have the custom to backup photos in daily life, it can be one of the solutions to move the photos without a USB connection.

Go to the Google Drive web page, and then log in your account.

Find the photos you want to transfer to PC, and then click three-dot icon > Download to save them.

transfer ipad photos with google drive

6. Transfer Photos from iPad to PC with FoneLab

FoneTrans for iOS is the one I am mentioning above. This software can be used as an iPad photos transfer tool. So with it, you can transfer pictures from iPad to PC or transfer photos from computer to iPad freely and selectively.

What’s more, it also supports other Apple models like iPhone and iPod. Let’s take a look at what FoneTrans can do for you.

Features of FoneTrans:

  1. Backup or export your iPhone’s contacts into a vCard, CSV file on your computer, Outlook or Windows Address Book.
  2. Help you manage all data including photos, contacts, messages, ePub, PDF, music, movies, etc.
  3. Import contacts to iPhone from vCard files, CSV files, Outlook and Windows Address Book.
  4. Add, delete, edit and group iPhone’s or iPad's contacts.

How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer

First of all, download and iPad photo transfer with the above right link on your PC. When the installation is complete, it will automatically open. Connect your iPad with the computer via a USB cable, then you will get:

Connect your iPhone to computer

You will see contents like Media, Playlists, Photos, Books, Contacts and SMS are displaying in a column on the left-hand side. Click Photos from the list. Then you will see many albums existing on your iPad, such as Camera Roll, Photo Library, Videos, etc. Choose those photos you want to copy to computer and click on the Export to button. Find a location to store the exported photos.

Select folder on computer Select folder on computer

Using this software, you can even transfer photos from camera to iPad as well. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows. Get this software on your computer, and no longer confuse about handling your iOS data. Let us know if you have any question, we will reply you as soon as possible.

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