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How to Transfer Photos from Windows PC to iPad [Resolved]

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

How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPad
The iPad is a super perfect tablet to view photos with its beautiful bright Retina display, making the images displayed extremely crisp. Have a bunch of old and recent photos on 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 11,10, 8, or 7.

Part 1:The Fastest and Easiest Way to transfer Photos from 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 Transfer to transfer photos from PC to iPad.

SD iPhone Transfer 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 Transfer, 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 iPad to your Windows computer with a USB cable.

launch and connectStep 2. Click photos from the left menu of the screen. And Navigate to Photo Library.

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

import photos

transfer photos from PC to iPad

Step 4. When you see the successfully transferred screen, click close. And wait for several seconds, the screen will be refreshed with imported photos showing.

transferring processphotos successfully transferred from PC to iPad

Where can I find the imported photos on my iPad? Where is the photo library? Just Tap the Photos app on the iPad to view them.

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

Video Tutorial on How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPad?

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 automatic backup 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. iTunes will show 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 the 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 completes 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 the 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, iPad 8, 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 from PC to iPad.  You can also back up all your photos on your iPad to your PC with this app.  Using iCloud or iTunes are both free methods to complete the task. In a word, choose the most comfortable way for you.

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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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