In this tutorial we will explore several different ways of getting pictures from iPhone to iPad, covering iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, etc.
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As Apple reclaims - "iPad Pro has the most advanced Retina display we've ever made". Though the BIG iPad may not be a good handy camera like an iPhone, it could be a nice photo viewer and photo editor with its 12.9-inch display and Apple Pencil. That's why we want to transfer some iPhone pictures to iPad or iPad Pro for showcasing or editing. Transferring images from iPhone to iPad is not particularly hard with our step-by-step instructions below: grab 4 ways in few minutes now.
Photo Stream is a feature for iOS 7 and later users (iPhone 5/iPad 4 later). To sync photos from iPhone to iPad, it asks same Apple ID on both iDevices. It automatically syncs photos from your iPhone to iPad when you leave the Camera app and connect to Wi-Fi. This means every time you take a new photo with your iPhone, it will show up on your iPad, which is kind of wasting limited iOS storage.
Step 1. Enable Photo Stream on your iPhone: Settings > iCloud > Photos > Turn on My Photo Stream.
Step 2. Enable Photo Stream on your iPad: repeat the above step.
Step 3. Your pictures will start uploading and syncing between iPhone and iPad the next time you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. The photos will be stored in an album named My Photo Stream.
Unlike Photo Stream, iCloud Photo Library counts against your iCloud storage, which means you are very likely to ran out of 5GB free iCloud storage space when using iCloud Photo Library to sync photos. Depending on your Internet connection speed, the time it takes to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to iPad might vary.
Step 1. Enable iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone: Settings > iCloud > Photos, then turn on iCloud Photo Library.
Step 2. On your iPad, repeat step 1.
Step 3. The time depends on your Internet connection speed and you will see the photos in the album named All Photos in the Photos app.
Using AirDrop is the simplest way to send a single photo from iPhone to iPad (iOS 7 on iPhone 5/iPad 4 and later).
Step 1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center on both the iPhone and iPad.
Step 2. Tap on AirDrop and select Everyone.
Step 3. On your iPhone, open the Photos app and select the photo you want to transfer to iPad, and tap the share button.
Step 4. Tap the name of your iPad, and on your iPad, a window should pop up. Tap Accept.
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Step 1. Open PrimoPhoto and connect your iPhone and iPad to computer.
Step 2. Go to the manage page of your iPhone in PrimoPhoto, and select Export to PC.
Step 3. Select the photos in Camera Roll, Photo Library or Album, click Export to iPad transfer photos from iPhone to iPad.
Fiona 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.