Transfer Photos From iPhone to iPad Pro (GIF/JPEG/HEIF/HEVC/ And More)

Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Ian McEwan

With its gorgeous new all-screen design, Face ID, scary-fast performance and wireless charging pencil, the 2018 new iPad Pro become an incredibly powerful tool for graphic designers, especially when the full Photoshop CC for the iPad shipping 2019. Sometimes you want to edit or view photos on iPad and need to use the files from your iPhone, you may need to share photos between the iOS devices. So. This is why you’d better learned some safe and efficient methods to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad.

Transfer Photos From iPhone to iPad

Below are the five most reliable methods to help you to easily transfer photos to iPad from iPhone.

Method 1: Transfer Photos From iPhone to iPad Using Switch Mobile Transfer


Supported Format: GIF/JPEG/HEIF/HEVC/HEIC/MP4/PNG/RAW**/TIFF and More

Switch Mobile Transfer is a perfect software that performs secure transfer of data from iPhone to iPad, among other devices in one click. It supports over 7000+ devices including the latest models and Operating Systems, so it is most likely to help you with your Photo transfers.


This tool is excellent in easy and fast transfer of photos, videos, contacts, text messages, among other files from one Android or iOS device to another. It can take below three minutes to complete the process successfully and allows safe backup of data as well as its retrieval.


The below steps will help you perform the transfer process easily and fast.


Step 1: Download Switch Mobile Transfer software and install it on your computer. It is available for Windows and Mac OS computers.


Step 2: Launch the Switch Mobile Transfer program and then, connect both the iPad and iPhone to your computer using USB cables. Once the software has detected both devices, ensure that the destination device on the software is iPad and the source device is iPhone. In case they are misplaced, switch them using the “Flip” button.

Switch Mobile Transfer Select Phone to Phone Transfer

Step 3: Between the iPhone and iPad, and in the middle of the software’s interface, there are checkboxes displaying all transferable data. Tick the “Photos” checkbox; you can as well choose other data you may need.


Step 4: To begin the transfer of photos, click the “Start Copy” button. After some time, all the pictures and other data you wanted will be transferred from your iPhone to iPad.

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Method 2: Transferring Photos from iPhone to iPad with One Click


Supported Format: GIF/JPEG/HEIF/HEVC/ HEIC/MP4/PNG/RAW**/TIFF and More

dr.fone switch is another best way there is to transfer photos. This phone application can be used to transfer any data from iPhone/iPad/iPod, Android (Samsung, Google most smartphones and also tablets), iOS, iTunes, iCloud etc. to Anywhere without any loss.

This application also works with AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile, Sprint and other carriers.

It’s compatible with Windows and Mac computers.

Follow the steps below to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad:


Step 1: Download the dr.fone switch, then install the application on your PC (win or mac). Connect the iPhone and iPad to the computer and then launch the tool.

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Step 2: Select the iPhone device as the primary source and the iPad device as the target device. This can be swapped just by clicking on the Flip option.


Step 3: Then select the data you would like to transfer. But in this context, you select the photos.


Step 4: Then click on the start transfer option which will start the transfer to the iPad.


Step 5: After completion, the application will notify you of the transfer. It’s as simple and easy like that but this option will require one to have a computer.


Method 3: How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to iPad Wirelessly (Using AirDrop)


Supported Format: HEIC/ JPEG/ H.264

AirDrop is a built-in program on most iPhone/iPad/iPod that allows users to instantly transfer photos, videos, documents and such between iOS devices that are nearby and within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.

To perform the transfer efficiently and faster, follow the steps below.


Step 1: Go to the Control Center on both devices.


Step 2: Tap AirDrop, then switch on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. (Turn off personal hotspot, if it’s on.)


Step 3: From the menu available, select “Everyone.”


Step 4: On your iPhone, go to “Photos” App and choose multiple pictures that you would like to transfer by swiping and tapping.

Note: Although there isn’t any theoretical quantity limit to Airdrop transferring, if you got a lot of photos to migrate, you’d better move in batches or choose other methods, in case your device hang or data loss during the transition.


Step 5: Click on the “Share” button and choose the name of your iPad.


Step 6: To confirm the transfer, tap “Accept” on your iPad.


Step 7: Once the transfer is complete, you can be able to view the pictures on your iPad’s “Photos” folder where they were saved.


Method 4: How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to iPad with iCloud (My Photo Stream)


Supported Format: JPEG/PNG/TIFF/Most RAW formats

Users of iOS devices can use My Photo Stream to share photos quickly between their own devices using only a Wi-Fi connection.

(However, you should know that My Photo Stream might not be available if your Apple ID was recently created. )

To successfully transfer pictures to your iPad from an iPhone with My Photo Stream, ensure that both devices are connected to Wi-Fi and then follow the below procedure:


Step 1: Login on both of your iOS devices using your Apple ID (use the same ID for both devices).


Step 2: Open “Settings” on both devices; tap your Apple ID (for newer iOS versions) and then select “iCloud.”


Step 3: On both devices, tap “Photos” and switch on the “iCloud Photo.” Ensure that your iPhone’s “Upload to My Photo Stream” functionality is turned on.

Then all your most recent photos (your last 30 days and up to 1000 photos, except Live Photos) photos taken on iPhone will be upload to your iCloud automatically.


Step 4: Open your iPad’s “Photos” folder and select “Albums.” The “My Photo Stream” folder will contain all the photos that were shared by your iPhone.

Note: You should know that you can only download those photos to your iPad in a smaller resolution, not full-resolution and Photos in My Photo Stream saved on the iCloud server will be removed after 30 days.

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Method 5: Safety Old School Style – Transfer Photos to iPad from iPhone Using Email


Email is an inefficient but safe method to transfer pictures between iOS devices. To do this, ensure you have configured the Mail app on both your iOS devices. Then follow the steps below.


Step 1: Open your iPhone’s “Photos” App.


Step 2: Choose all the photos you want to transfer to your iPad.


Step 3: Click the “Share” button. You can select additional photos if you want.


Step 4: Choose “Mail” and fill in the form with your email address as well as other required information.


Step 5: Tap “Send” to send the piece of mail to your individual account, even if it warns you concerning a blank subject.


Step 6: Open your iPad’s “Mail” App. Go to the email message from yourself. You can open a photo to view it, and then save it on the iPad. All saved photos are viewable at the iPad’s “Camera Roll.”



Those are the best ways to help you transfer photos from iPhone to iPad easily. You can proceed and follow Switch Mobile Transfer or other methods that suits you the best and lets you do the transfer without complications. This will help you to view your much-loved photos from any iOS device you choose.


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