Transfer Photos from iPad to PC

How to Transfer Photos from iPad to PC with iCloud/iTunes/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/Links

What should you do if you want to enjoy the photos taken with iPad on a big screen? As a portable device, it is convenience to take photos with iPad. But iPad has a limitation storage space and small screen. You have to transfer photos from iPad to PC to enjoy them with a bigger screen instead.

Since the differences for the operation systems, transfer photos from iPad to PC is much more difficult than Mac. The article explains 5 different methods to transfer the files with ease. Just read on the article to choose the desired solution to copy photos from iPad to PC with ease accordingly.

Transfer Photos from iPad to PC

Part 1: How to transfer photos from iPad to PC via iCloud

Once you enable iCloud on your iPad and computer, you can transfer photos from iPad to PC automatically. Just make sure you login iPad and computer with the same iCloud account. But there is a major restriction for free storage space of iCloud.

Step 1: Go to “Settings” and enter your Apple ID. After that you can turn on “Photos” of iCloud Photo Library. In the case, the latest shots have been automatically added to iCloud Photo Library, are always kept up to date across all your devices.

Step 2: Download iCloud application for Windows, and install it on your PC. Sign in with the same iCloud account. Choose the photos you want to move from iPad to PC, and check Photos. Next to Photos, click “Options”.

Step 3: Enable “iCloud Photo Library” > “Done” > “Apply”. Open a File Explorer window, select “iCloud Photos”. Then the photos in your iPad will display there for you to check.

Step 4: Click “Download Photos”. Choose the photos you want to extract from iPad to your PC Windows and select “Download” button. Find your extracted photos a file to store in the PC.

Access iCloud Photos on PC

Part 2: How to move photos from iPad to PC with USB cable

Connect your iPad to PC with USB cable, the iPad will be recognized as a hard drive that stores files including photos. Then transferring photos from iPad to PC is just a matter of copy and paste from one file to another. However, you choose to depend on Windows Explorer of PC to complete the transference.

Step 1: Connect iPad to PC with USB cable. Make sure you have unlocked the screen of your iPad. If it is the first time to connect iPad to your PC, your iPad will prompt you to trust the computer. Tap the option “Allow” to allow the access.

Step 2: The PC is able to automatically install the drives for your iPad if you are the first time connecting it to PC. After installing, it will show you with a pop-up that allows you to import the pictures and videos using Windows or Windows Live Photo Gallery. If you’re not presented with a pop-up auto-play window, go to “My Computer” to find your iPad.

Step 3: Choose “Import pictures and videos” in the AutoPlay pop-up if you’d like to copy photos from iPad to PC all in one time. But if you want to add tags to your photos or specify how the imported pictures should be organized, select “Import pictures and videos” tool option.

Step 4: Select “Open device to view files” in the AutoPlay pop-up to open photo files if you prefer take a look at the photos before uploading them. Then select some of the photo from iPhone for transferring.

Step 5: Find the file named DCIM in your PC’s internal storage; within the DCIM folder you’ll find the picture folder. All the photo and video are stored in your picture folder, from there simply copy/cut and paste the photos to the location you want to place on your computer.

AutoPlay iPad

Part 3: How to copy photos from iPad to PC with Airtake

Airtake is a phone based cloud service application that could automatically copy photos from iPad to PC via cloud without data charge. Since the webpage version of Airtake available on any kind of PC, user could easily view, download and edit photos there. What’s more, it’s free to downloading and providing 2048GB storage space for user.

Step 1: Search and download Airtake in App Store. Register the program with email address or phone numbers. You can register with phone number since it would be easier to find the account back if you forget the password.

Step 2: Choose the photos you want to copy from iPad to PC and tap “Upload” option. Make sure you are in the Wi-Fi environment. The default setting of this application promises not uploading photos via data traffic environment, but you could change the option in “Settings”.

Step 3: Go to page and log in with the account you register on your iPad. Then the photos you uploaded from iPad show in lines on your PC. Photos in webpage arranged in timeline, you need to tap the period of time you want to view on the left of the webpage.

Step 4: It’s your free will to download, share or delete them on the webpage. The webpage displays the actual sizes of your picture copied from iPad that allow you see clearly before you download them to your local storage. You can transfer photos from iPad to PC with ease now.


Part 4: How to transfer photos from iPad to PC Wirelessly via WiFi

If you are looking for a photo transfer app with easy operation, you can try WiFi Photo Transfer. As a free app with fast transmission, it enables you to transfer photos from iPad to PC wirelessly. You do not need to connect your iPad to PC with a USB cable. Just run the app and go to the address it noted.

Step 1: Download and install WiFi Photo Transfer app. After that you can connect your iPad and PC with the same network. Open WiFi Photo Transfer app on your iPad. Accept the request to access images.

Step 2: Go to your PC. Type the URL address and open a web browser. Click the Camera Roll. After that, choose images you want to sync. You can select the sizes of images to download, full size, large, medium or small.

Step 3: Click “Download Selected” to start transferring photos from iPad to PC. Moreover, you can use WiFi Photo Transfer to sync images among iOS devices. Once connected, you are able to transfer photos from iPad to PC freely during wireless environment.

WiFi Photo Transfer

Part 5: How to transfer photos from iPad to Windows via Bluetooth

Most of the digital devices have Bluetooth by default settings. However, not all situations can you use Bluetooth to sync images. In order to transfer photos from iPad to PC Windows, you should install some Photo Transfer app first. The process of syncing via Bluetooth is easy, just pair two devices and then you are able to sync pictures.

Step 1: Click the “Start” button of Windows 10. Choose the “Control Panel” and access to “Add a Device” in the “Hardware and Sound Section” to add iPad as a Bluetooth device to transfer photos from iPad to Windows 10/8/7/XP with ease.

Step 2: After that you can go to “Settings” on your iPad home screen. Touch the “Bluetooth” and switch on the option. You can discover iPad device when you click on the “Add a Device” window on your computer.

Step 3: Double click the “iPad” option to connect iPad with Windows 10 with Bluetooth. As for the case, Windows will attempt to pair with the iPad. A code appears on the computer and iPad screens.

Step 4: Once you compare the code on each screen to ensure they match. Select the “Yes” on the computer and click “Next” to continue. Tap the “Pair” on the iPad to transfer pictures from iPad to computer.

Bluetooth Settings

Bottom Line

iCloud stands as the typical way to do the transferring from iPad to Mac. But for the PC part, iCloud-based Photos app might not be the best choice, Windows Explorer come first this time. You can also use the third-party application, such as Airtake gives another alternative and possibility to photos transferring. If you want to subdivide their functions for different cases to operate, just be patient to read a few more sentences. WiFi Photo Transfer aims at transferring photos from iPad to PC wirelessly. You can choose it if your Wi-Fi condition are good. If your want to sync pictures in bulk without wireless connection, you should turn to use USB cable. As for Bluetooth fans, you can find the default method to transfer pictures from iPad to PC with ease.

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