Apple has designed its iOS devices in such a way that you can share information across them. This could include photos, calendars, contacts, videos, audio files, etc. You can share information manually or choose to do it automatically. This article will guide you on how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad automatically.

Although it may sound like a simple thing, not all people are familiar with moving photos from iPhone to iPad automatically. However, with this guide, we will help clear all your doubts. The article will discuss two ways to move your photos automatically and elaborate on four other techniques to move your photos manually. Keep reading!

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Automatically

With automatic photo transfer, you can view your photos on your iPad as soon as you capture them on your iPhone. The primary way to automatically transfer photos from iPhone to iPad entails using iCloud. This is broken down further to using iCloud Photos Library or My Photo Stream. Let's look at how you can use each method. 

1. iCloud Photo Library

Both devices should have iOS 8.3 or later installed to transfer your photos using this method. Something else to consider before using iCloud is that you should use the same login credentials on both devices. Lastly, you must have enough iCloud storage space. Next, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap on your device name and go to "iCloud."

Step 3. Tap on "Photos," then toggle on the button for "iCloud Photo Library." This will upload photos to iCloud from your iPhone.

Step 4. Repeat the above steps on your iPad. The system will automatically sync all photos from your iPhone to your iPad.

turn on iCloud library

2. My Photo Stream

The "My Photo Stream" feature allows you to upload photos from iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone, or iPod to iCloud. It will enable you to upload the most recent images (up to 30 days). To transfer photos from iPhone to iPad using Photo Stream, you must enable both devices' features. Also, you must log in using the same Apple credentials. Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Go to your iPhone Settings and tap on your device name.

Step 2. Tap on "iCloud" then "Photos."

Step 3. Navigate to "My Photo Stream" and toggle it on.

Step 4. Repeat the steps above on your iPad. You'll then have all our photos on your iPhone synced to your iPad!

turn on my phone stream

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Without iCloud

If you don't have access to iCloud or just want to use other alternatives, moving photos from iPhone to iPad is still possible. Although the methods discussed in this section don't transfer your photos automatically, they're still very effective. These methods include:

  • EaseUS MobiMover
  • iTunes
  • AirDrop
  • Email

Read on to learn how each technique works.

1. EaseUS MobiMover

EaseUS MobiMover Pro is the most recommended tool to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad without using iCloud. Through its "Phone to Phone" transfer feature, this tool allows you to connect your iPhone and iPad to the computer and then transfer your photos. You'll need to specify your iPhone as the source device while your iPad is the destination.

Apart from photos, EaseUS also allows you to transfer iPhone contacts, videos, audio, books, and podcasts. Images of different formats are supported, i.e., PNG, GIF, JPG, TIFF, ICON, and BMP. Once you've downloaded a trial version of EaseUS MobiMover, you can follow the steps below to use it:

Step 1. Connect both of your iOS devices to your computer (Mac/PC). Launch EaseUS MobiMover, and choose "Phone to Phone" on the screen. Correctly set the source device and target device, and click the "Next" button to continue. 

connect your device to computer

Step 2. Check the category/categories you want to transfer from your iPhone to iPad or from iPad to iPhone. As you can see, in addition to photos, you can also copy videos, audios, contacts, messages, and more between your iPhone and iPad.

select files

Step 3. After checking the settings, click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from your iPhone to iPad or iPad to iPhone. When it has completed, go to the "Photos" app on your target device to check the newly imported items.

transfer completed

Since data transfer between iDevice and computer is also supported, you can enrich your iPad content by transferring files from your computer to your iPad. For example, you can quickly put movies on iPad from a computer. You can also use this free software to transfer photos from iPhone to PC.

2. iTunes

Since iTunes supports iPhone and iPad, it provides another more accessible way to move your photos. To transfer pictures using this method, you'll first need to move them from your iPhone backup to the iTunes library, then sync them to your iPad. Below are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a lightning cable.

Step 2. Launch an updated version of iTunes.

Step 3. Click on your iPhone's icon from the iTunes window. Navigate to "Backups" and check the button for "This Computer." Next, click on "Back Up Now" to save a copy of your iPhone data to iTunes.

Step 4. Next, unplug your iPhone and connect the iPad. Click on your iPad from the iTunes window.

Step 5. Click on "Photos" from the right panel.

Step 6. Next, check the "Sync Photos" button and "All photos and albums."

Step 7. Click on the Apply button. The system will then sync photos from your iTunes library to your iPad.

sync photos from iTunes

3. AirDrop

AirDrop is a built-in feature on iPhones, iPads, and iPods that allows you to share data wirelessly between these devices. You'll only need to turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi before you start sharing your files. In addition to photo transfer, AirDrop allows you to send contacts, videos, location information, etc. Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open the Control Center on both devices.

Step 2. Tap on AirDrop to turn it on. Also, don't forget to turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Step 3. Select the option for "Everyone" under AirDrop.

turn on AirDrop

Step 4. Next, open your iPhone's Photos app. Navigate to the "Select" tab and pick the photos you want to move to your iPad.

select photos to transfer

Step 5. Hit the Share button and select your iPad from the list of connected devices. Go to your iPad and "Accept" the invitation to receive photos from your iPhone.

Step 6. The transfer process will then begin. Once done, you can view the shared photos on your iPad.

4. Email

If you want to transfer a few images from iPhone to iPad, you can use the Email feature. This feature allows you to tap on a single photo and then "Share" it via an email message. Below are the steps to transfer photos to your iPad using email:

Step 1. Open your iPhone Photos app.

Step 2. Select the photo(s) to transfer.

Step 3.  Hit the Share button and go to "Mail."

Step 4. Enter the required information, then tap on "Send." This will send the photo to your email account.

Step 5. Next, open the Mail app on your iPad and check the email message. You'll find the shared photo right there!

transfer photos via Email

The Bottom Line

This tutorial has guided you on how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad automatically. We've seen from our discussion that you can transfer photos automatically, using iCloud Photo Library or My Photo Stream. The manual methods to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad entail using EaseUS MobiMover, iTunes, AirDrop, and Email.

Among these methods, we highly recommend EaseUS MobiMover since it provides a fast and convenient way to move photos from iPhone to iPad. The tool supports different image formats, including PNG, GIF, JPG, TIFF, ICON, and BMP. Ensure you download and try out EaseUS MobiMover today!

FAQs on How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad Automatically

Below are frequently asked questions about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad automatically.

1. How Do I Use the Same Apple ID But Not Share Information?

You can achieve that by setting up the Family Sharing feature. This feature allows you to set a unique Apple ID for each user and still share subscriptions or purchases, not personal information like passwords, text messages, or emails.

2. Will Turning Off iCloud Photos Delete My Photos?

No, turning off iCloud Photos won't delete your photos. It will only prevent you from accessing the photos on your cloud storage. However, if you have a backup of the photos in your local storage, you can still access them without limitations.

3. How Do I Get All My Apple Devices to Sync?

You can sync all your devices by connecting them to the same iCloud account. You should also ensure that they all have a stable Wi-Fi connection. After that, you should turn on all the apps you want to sync through iCloud, i.e., Photos, Mail, Messages, Calendars, Contacts, etc. When you make changes on one device, they'll automatically reflect on the other devices.

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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.

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Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.

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