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How to Transfer Photos from Window PC to iPad [2020 Resolved]

How do I transfer my photos from PC to iPad, I can’t transfer all my photos from my Windows 10 PC to iPad, how can I do it easily?


The iPad is a super perfect tablet to view photos with its beautiful bright Retina display, making the images being displayed extremely crisp. Having a bunch of old and recent photos in your PC and want to manage and view them on your new iPad? Facing up with the same problem as Selina? In this article, we will walk you through three simple methods about how to transfer your photos from Windows PC to iPad, no matter it is Win 10,8, or 7.

Part 1:The fastest and easiest way to transfer photos on PC to iPad via 3rd-party software.

Part 2: Sync photos from PC to iPad using iTunes.

Part 3: Transfer Photos from windows PC to iPad using iCloud.

Part 1.  Use SD iPhone Manager to transfer photos from PC to iPad.

SD iPhone Manager is a piece of software to manage files on your iPhone, which can transfer and backup photos music messages, contacts, and more on your iOS device. It is actually an alternative to iTunes.  With the SD iPhone manager, you can transfer files between PC and iPhone, iPad, and iPod fast and easily.

To use this 3rd-party software to transfer files from your PC to iPad, First, Free Download it and install it on your computer.

Step 1. Launches the app and connect your iPhone to your Windows computer with a USB cable.

photo transfer-startStep 2. Click photos from the left menu of the screen.

Step 3. Click Add file or Add folder. Select from the specific photos or a whole folder. Then the software will put up a window like this. Click “Yes” to proceed. Your selected photos on PC will be added to your photo library on the iPad.

add file

Yes to continue

choose photosImportant:

You will probably ask: where can I find the imported photos on my iPad? Where is the photo library?

Tap to open the photos app on your iPad. Head to photos Menu. Tap All photos. You will find your imported photos right here. Thus, you can share your photos with your friends or add them to your albums and more.

Part 2.  Transfer photos from PC to iPad via iTunes.

To use this method, First, you are required to sync your iPad with iTunes not iCloud.  Remember to turn off iCloud Photos on your iPad if it is on. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.

  1. Start iTunes. Plug your iPad into your computer with a USB cable.

Click the iPad icon on the top left to go to the summary page.

  1. Choose this computer below the automatically back up options. Then go to the photos menu on the left pane of iTunes.
  2. Tick “Sync photos” on the right of the window.  Click “Choose folder” from the drop-down menu, and select your photo folder or photos.

Click Apply on the bottom-right corner. And then click done. Wait for a few minutes for the syncing process. The iTunes shows you the progress bar on the top.

sync pc photos to iPad via iTunes

Part 3. Transfer photos on Windows to iPad via iCloud.

There are two options for you to transfer photos on your PC to iCloud. The first one is to use, the second one is to use iCloud app for Windows.

Option 1: Via

Step 1: Go to Settings > [your name]>iCloud>Photos. Turn on the toggle switch next to Photos.

Step 2: Go to and sign in with your Apple credentials. Click Photos. Click the cloud icon with an arrow.   Select photos from your computer.  You can press “CTRL + A” to select all photos in a folder. Wait until the process is finished. It depends on your internet speed to upload all your photos to iCloud.

Step 3: On your iPad, Go to Settings > [your name]. Tap iCloud, then tap Photos. Select Download and Keep Originals.  Wait until the iPad completing the photo syncing process.

transfer photos pc to iPadThe latter option is to transfer photos on your computer to the iPad via the iCloud app.

Option 2: Import photos from PC to iPad via the iCloud app for Windows.

With the iCloud app, you can transfer your photos between your PC and iPad.

1. Go to Microsoft Store to download and install the iCloud app. Sign in with your Apple ID credentials. Remember to enter the same iCloud authentication ID  as your iPad.

2. Open iCloud for Windows. Next to Photos, click Options. Select iCloud Photos. Click Done, then click Apply.

iCloud app settings

photo options3. Turn on Photos on iCloud on your iPad. (Go to Settings>[your name] >iCloud>Photos, and Turn on the toggle switch next to it.)

4. Click Upload Photos on iCloud for Windows app, and choose the photos or folders that you’d like to transfer on your PC.

Wait for a while. And make sure your iPad is charged, connected to a Wi-Fi network, and screen locked. Finally, you can view your imported photos on your iPad.


The above three methods work well for iPad Pro(iPad Pro 1, iPad Pro 2, iPad Pro 3, iPad Pro 4), iPad Air(2,3), iPad Mini (iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4), and iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad 5, iPad 6, iPad 7, all iPad models.

Among the above three methods, the fastest and most flexible way is to use the 3rd-party Software SD iPhone Manager to transfer your photos on PC to iPad.  You can also back up all your photos on your iPad to your PC with this app.   Using iTunes or iTunes are both free methods to complete the task. In a word, choose the most comfortable way for you.

Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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