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by Joy on Jan. 20, 2016 | NO COMMENT

How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer with 3 Simple Methods

You've stored more than 4GB of photos on your iPad and want to move them to the home computer? Try this quick guide to get some useful suggestions.

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With an Apple tablet, especially the newest iPad mini 4, it would be a great enjoyment to capture photos when your iPhone is out of reach. (How about iPad Pro? The 8MP camera is good, but you may look ridiculous when taking photos with a BIG iPad Pro.) However, one day you fail to take a new photo for a window pops up and says "Cannot Take Photos for there is not enough available storage to take a photo". What to do now?

The most effective & simplest way is copying the gigabytes of photos from your iPad to computer as backup and then removing them from the device to free up space. For both PC and Mac users, you will find a good solution in this tutorial.

Table of contents:

1. Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac Computer via Photos

This way is limited to you have Mac OS X 10.10.3 and later, and you just want to transfer photos or recordings in Camera Roll.

Step 1. Open Photos app, and connect your iPad to your computer.

Step 2. Select Import option, and choose the pictures you want to import to Mac and click Import XX Selected, or you can click Import All New Items.

Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac Computer via Photos

Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac Computer via Photos

2. Transfer Photos from iPad to Windows 7/8/10 Computer

Here we provide you detailed steps to transfer iPad photos to Windows 7/8/10 computer.

For Windows 7:

Step 1. Connect the iPad to a computer. Windows will recognize the iPad as a hard drive and AutoPlay may prompt you with Device Options.

Step 2. Choose "Import pictures and videos". Otherwise, open "My Computer" > find your iPhone under portable devices section > right click and select "Import pictures and videos".

For Windows 8

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the PC with USB cord.

Step 2: Start > open Photos app > click the device you want to import from.

Step 3: Photos automatically shows you all photos and videos that it hasn't imported before and selects them. You can also select the photos you want to transfer, or click Select all.

For Windows 10:

Step 1. Plug your iPad to computer and open Windows File Explorer that looks like yellow folder icon on the bottom taskbar.

Step 2. Under Desktop > This PC > Double click on your iPad name > Open Internal Storage > DCIM.

Step 3. Select the photos you want to transfer from iPad to computer, and click Copy To.

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How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer with PrimoPhoto

Step 1. Open PrimoPhoto, and connect your iPad to computer.

Step 2. In the Export section, select photos from Camera Roll, Photo Library or Album.

Step 3. Set the destination to keep the photos on your computer. Click the Export button to transfer iPad photos to computer.

Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer with PrimoPhoto

Transfer Photos from iPad to Computer with PrimoPhoto

Troubleshoot on iPhone Photo Transfer Problems with More Suggestions

1. If AirDrop is available on your iPad and you are using a Mac, you can use AirDrop to transfer photos from iPad to computer (iPad 4 or later).

2. For Mac, you can also try iPhotos, Image Capture, or Aperture.

3. To send a small number of photos, you can mail the photo to myself as an attachment.

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Joy Wang Member of @PrimoSync team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of Apple related issues by writing iOS-how-to tutorials.

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