Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad with 3 Simple Ways

Lisa Ou

August 20, 2019 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Summary: Want to directly transfer pictures from iPhone to iPad without syncing other data? The powerful iOS data transfer - FoneTrans is specially designed to transfer all types of iOS files including pictures, videos, songs, messages, contacts and more. This post will guide you through 3 simple methods to transfer pictures between two iOS devices.

For different reasons, you will need to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPad, especially when you get a new iOS device. It’s quite common to share data between your iDevices. Do you know how to move images from one device to the other?

Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad with 3 Simple Ways

You can rely on iCloud or iTunes to sync data among iPhone, iPad and iPod. But we have to admit that, the sync way will take too much time. What’s worse, it may easily erase some valuable data, or copy extra useless files. What should you do?

Part 1: Best Way to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to iPad

If you are looking for a simple way to directly transfer pictures from iPhone to iPad, you shouldn’t miss the best iOS pictures transfer, FoneTrans for iOS. FoneTrans can be the best iTunes alternative to help you transfer all types of iOS files like pictures, contacts, messages, songs, videos and more between iOS devices.

Key features of the iPhone iPad pictures transfer

  1. Easy transfer all types of iOS data like photos, songs, messages, contacts, call logs, etc.
  2. Transfer photos from iPhone to iPad/iPod/PC/Mac or add pictures to iPhone/iPad.
  3. Support image formats like JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, TGA, HEIC, etc.
  4. Transfer data between iOS devices, move data from iPad to PC/Mac, and vice versa.
  5. Better manage your iPhone iPad contacts, SMS and other iOS data.
  6. Sync iPad photos, music, playlist, and more to iTunes directly.
  7. Compatible with any popular iOS devices and iOS versions.

Free download iPhone/iPad pictures transfer

Click the download button below to quickly install this powerful iPhone/iPad pictures transfer software on your computer. Run it and then connect both iPhone and iPad to it.

This photo transferring tool will automatically detect your iOS device and show some basic information in the interface. All basic data types like Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts, Messages and Others are listed on the left control. Here you need to set your iPhone as the source device.

connect both iphone and ipad

Choose iPhone photos you want to transfer

Click Photos option in your iPhone and then choose specific options like Camera Roll, Photo Library or others to quickly locate the pictures you want to transfer. You are allowed to preview the details of each image file on the right window.

If you want to transfer iPhone contacts or other data, you can choose them here.

select photos on iphone

Transfer pictures from iPhone to iPad

Choose the iPhone pictures you want to transfer and then click the iOS device icon to directly move them to your iPad. Here you can also choose Export to PC/Mac or Export to iTunes based on your need. Click the Add icon, you can handily import pictures to iPad from PC/Mac.

transfer iphone photos to ipad

Part 2: Sync Pictures from iPhone to iPad With iCloud Photo Stream

iCloud provides a convenient way to backup various iOS data. Photo Stream is designed to sync and back up all your photos to iCloud service. By doing so, you can easily access the pictures from any iOS device with the same Apple ID. When you want to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPad, you can rely on Photo Stream.

Enable Photo Stream feature

To transfer pictures from iPhone to iPad through Photo Stream, you need to first enable My Photo Stream. Open Settings app and tap iCloud > Photo Stream > My Photo Stream.

Sync pictures from iPhone to iPad

You need to put your iPhone and iPad under a good Wi-Fi network connection. With the operations above, you can first toggle on My Photo Stream on iPhone. When all pictures are backed up, you can go to iPad and tap Photos > Albums > My Photo Stream. Then all iPhone pictures will be synced to your iPad.

turn on my photo stream on iphone

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Part 3: Copy Photos from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop

AirDrop offers a simple way to share files between AirDrop-supported devices like iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This part will show you detailed steps about how to transfer pictures from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop. If you don't want to transfer photos from PC to iPad, you can choose this method.

Unlock your iPhone/iPad and arise the Control Center.

Ensure the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on. Tap AirDrop and choose Everyone from the menu.

turn on iphone airdrop

Open Photos app on iPhone and select all photos you want to transfer. Tap on Share button and choose the name of your iPad.

Back to your iPad and tap Accept to confirm the operation. When the photo sharing process is finished, you can easily access them on iPad.


After reading this page, you can easily transfer pictures from iPhone to iPad. Surely, if you want to share pictures from iPad or iPod to iPhone, you can also rely on these 3 methods. Please tell us and other readers in the comment if you have any better solution.

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