Some people like to transfer files from PC to iPad with iTunes. But have you ever wondered how to transfer photos from PC to iPad without iTunes? This guide aims to provide six ways to solve the issue- how to transfer photos from PC to iPad without iTunes. Before we start, you should first prepare one of the following things:
- Login to your Google account
- Sign in with your iCloud account
- Download OneDrive on your PC
Now, let's check the corresponding steps below.
You can find solutions on how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone using iTunes easily. However, iTunes may sometimes lead to losing photos on your device. Furthermore, it's not that user-friendly, especially for people without experience with it. In that case, EaseUS MobiMover Pro would be an excellent alternative to the problem, that is, how to transfer photos from PC to iPad without iTunes. Unlike iTunes, EaseUS MobiMover is user-friendly and easy to use. Apart from that advantage, EaseUS MobiMover could also help you with the following:
- Transfer data and other files without losing quality (photos, videos, contacts, etc.)
- Back up essential files and data
To import photos from PC to iPad without iTunes, you can catch up with the following steps:
Step 1. Connect your iPad to your PC and click "Trust" in the pop-up on your iPhone. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and choose "PC to Phone".
Step 2. Click the "Select Files" button on the above picture. Go to your computer to select and open the folders or files from which you want to copy images.
Step 3. MobiMover will display the files you've chosen. If you need to add more photos, you can make it by drag-and-drop or via clicking "Add Contents". If the folders/files you've chosen include other file types, you can transfer them from PC to your iPad together with photos.
You can also check the guide on how to transfer files from PC to iPad without iTunes to see whether it works well.
In this section, you must first ensure that your iCloud is syncing; if not, refer to the guide on iCloud Drive not syncing. So, how to transfer photos from PC to iPad without iTunes using iCloud? First, enable iCloud Photos on your iPad and PC (Download iCloud for Windows) to upload photos to iCloud. And then, make sure that you sign in to your iCloud account with the same Apple ID on both your iPad and PC. More steps are provided below:
Step 1. Enable iCloud Photos on your iPad
Step 2. Move to your computer, and open iCloud app. Log in with the same Apple ID as your iPad.
Step 3. Go to "Settings" and tap on the "Photos" button to turn on iCloud Photo Library
Step 4. Select the "Upload new photos and videos from my PC" option and choose the right location, and you can also select the folder from which you'd like to transfer photos by clicking the "Change" button
Step 5. Tap on the "Done" button to finish
If your USB cable is around, you can transfer files from PC to iPad using USB. While as an Apple user, you must have your own iCloud account, so how to share photos from PC to iPad without iTunes but with iCloud.com? One thing to note is that you should log in to iCloud on your computer and iPad with the same Apple ID. Brief tutorials are offered below:
Step 1. Enable iCloud Photos on your iPad
Step 2. On your iPad: Open Settings app> Go to [your iPad's name] > iCloud > Photos > Turn on the toggle switch next to "iCloud Photos."
Step 3. On your PC: Go to iCloud.com and sign in with the same Apple ID > Select Photos > Choose the icon located on the top-right corner, which is a cloud with an arrow > Select the photos you want to share.
Step 4. After transferring, you can check the already uploaded ones in Photo Library.
Unlike iCloud, you can access 15 GB of free storage- more extensive than iCloud, especially suitable for users who are reluctant to pay for iCloud. For users who want to import videos, you can refer to the guide on how to transfer videos from PC to iPad with/without iTunes. Return to photo sharing; Google Photos is an effective alternative for the issue of how to import photos from PC to iPad without iTunes. Remember to sign in with the same Google account.
Here are the steps you can follow:
Step 1. On your PC: visit Google Photos and sign in with your Google account
Step 2. Select the "Upload" button > Tap on "Computer" in the upper-right corner of the window > Select photos that need to import > Click on "Open."
Step 3. On your iPad: find and download Google Photos from the App Store first.
Step 4. Sign in with the same Google account as that on your PC > Find the photos you want to import > Long tap and click them or choose the photos one by one as you like
Step 5. Select the icon: a cloud with an arrow > Click on the "Share to…" button and choose "Save X Images" in the newly appeared window.
Google Drive is another cloud storage service that can help you deal with the issue of how to share photos from PC to iPad without iTunes, and as a great assistant to facilitate the synchronization of files and folders from your mobile devices or PC. It offers 15 GB of storage space for free. Thus, users who want to transfer a large number of photos (less than 15 GB) could choose this alternative. Photos, videos, audio, texts, etc., are all supported. Also, remember to log in to your Google account first. Let's dive into the detailed steps to share photos from PC to iPad:
Step 1. Open Google Drive on your PC and sign in with your Google account
Step 2. Tap on the "New" button > Choose either the "File upload" option or the "Folder upload" option
Step 3. Open the App Store on your iPad > Download Google Drive on your iPad.
Step 4. Log in with the same Google account after downloading the app > You can download the synced photos to your iPad then.
This is simple for users who are familiar with Google operations and have Google accounts.
Microsoft OneDrive is a personal cloud-based storage that can help with the issue of how to import photos from PC to iPad without iTunes. You can upload or save documents, photos, videos, and other files in the cloud except for the CON, AUX, COM0, LPT0, or LPT9 files. You can also enjoy the freedom to access, edit and share photos wherever you are. You need to ensure whether there is enough space on your iPad or you may clear space on iPad and iPhone first if necessary.
Remember to download OneDrive on your PC first. Now, follow the detailed steps below to complete the transfer process:
Step 1. Open OneDrive on your PC via your usual browser
Step 2. Upload the photos you want to import
Step 3. If you want to transfer larger files, then you should download and install the OneDrive Desktop app (it allows for uploading a maximum of 35GB file size)
Step 4. Log in to your OneDrive account on your iPad
Step 5. Tap on "OK" to check the uploaded photos
FAQs on How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPad Without iTunes
The following are some other related questions you can read on further in case you encounter one of them someday in the future:
1. How do I transfer files from PC to iPad using USB?
First, connect your iPad to your PC through a USB Cable. Now, open the app and find the "Device" option on the upper-left side of the window. Next, tap on the "File Sharing" button and select the app to transfer the file. Finally, click "Sync" to send files to your iPad.
2. How do I transfer files from PC to iPad without iCloud?
You can choose other alternatives mentioned above, like EaseUS MobiMover, Google Drive and Google Photos, etc. And follow the corresponding steps.
3. Why can't I transfer data to my iPad?
To prevent any unexpected network problems that may cause the iPad to not undergo the transferring process. To cope with it, you can choose to reset all network settings in Settings under the General button.
In this guide, we have offered 6 ways for you to solve the problem of how to transfer photos from PC to iPad without iTunes, including EaseUS MobiMover, iCloud Photos, iCloud.com, Google Photos, Google Drive as well as Microsoft OneDrive. However, most of them have different limited features, such as limited storage on iCloud and restrictions on file transfer types, among others. Hence, we highly recommend EaseUS MobiMover, for its efficient transfer, secure backup, and enough storage space. With only a few clicks, you can finally reach your transfer goal.
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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.
Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.
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