3 Methods to Transfer Photos from PC to iPad with and without iTunes

Hi! I want to transfer some phottos from a pic to my iPad mini. There is no wi-fi, I do not have a mac. I connected the two by cable and the pic can see the iPad. I do not have iTunes. Is it possible to complete this simple task?

With its portability and high resolution display, iPad is great for viewing photos. If you have lots of interesting photos on computer, you may want to show them to your family and friends by using your iPad. To do this, you need to transfer photos from computer to iPad first. In this article, I show you 3 methods on how to transfer photos from PC to iPad.

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Method 1. Transfer Photos from Computer to iPad without iTunes

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How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPad without iTunes

Step 1 Start dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Download and install dr.fone on your computer. Launch it and select Transfer.

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Step 2 Connect iPad to Computer

Connect your iPad to your computer via a USB cable. This program will detect your iPad as soon as it's connected, and display all the manageable file categories in the main interface.

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Step 3 Transfer Pictures from PC to iPad

Choose "Photos" category at the top of the software window, and the program will show you the Camera Roll and Photo Library in the left sidebar, along with the contents in the right part. Now click the Add button at the upper left corner, and select Add File or Add Folder in the drop-down menu. Then you can add photos from your computer to iPad.

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Transfer Photos to iPad The difference between Camera Roll and Photo Library.
add photos to ipad camera roll Photos added to Camera Roll can be deleted directly from iOS devices.
add photos to ipad photo library Photos added to Photo Library cannot be deleted directly from iOS devices due to the limitations from Apple.

Method 2. Transfer Photos from Computer to iPad using iTunes

You can use iTunes to transfer photos to iPad from computer, but it will remove all exsiting photos saved on iPad Photo Library. Anyway, below is a step-by-step tutorial.

  1. Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad to computer.
  2. Click your iPad under "Devices" in the left sidebar.
  3. Click on the "Photos" tab and check the box "Sync Photos".
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  5. Select "Choose Folder" and find the folder with the photos you want to transfer to your iPad, select it and click "Select Folder" to continue the process.
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  7. Then the folder has been loaded, click "Apply" button found at the bottom right corner.
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Method 3. Top 3 Apps to Transfer Photos from Laptop to iPad

Name Size Ratings Compability
1. Dropbox 180 MB 3.5/5 Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
2. Photo Transfer 45.2 MB No Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
3. Simple Transfer 19.3 MB 4.5/5 Requires iOS 8.1 or later.

1. Dropbox

Dropbox is a free cloud storage service that allows you to save and access documents, photos and videos anywhere from any device. To transfer photos from PC to iPad, you can install Dropbox app on your iPad. Below is a step by step tutorial on how to use Dropbox to transfer photos from PC to iPad. The tutorial is divided into two parts.

Step 1 Sign into your Dropbox account. You are required to fill up your first name, last name, email and password.

Step 2 Click on the "Upload" button. Then, click on "Choose File". Choose the photo in your PC that you want to transfer to your iPad.

 Use Dropbox to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPad

Step 3 Photos begin to upload and you can see a progress bar with the time remaining.

Step 4 When you finish uploading, click "Done". You can now see the photo in your Dropbox cloud.

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Step 5 On your iPad, go to the App Store and type Dropbox in the search box. Download the app.

Step 6 Once the downloading is done, open Dropbox. Log into it.

Step 7 Tap on the photo you uploaded from your PC. Tap on the download icon found on the upper right. Then, tap on "Save to Photo Library".

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2. Photo Transfer

Photo Transfer is an iOS app for transferring photos and videos between iOS devices and computers using Wi-Fi. The app is convenient to use since you no longer need to use any cables to move photos from your iPhone or iPad to your computer. Moreover, there is no need to install anything on your PC. All you need to do is simply download the app from the App Store.

Here are the steps on how to move photos from your PC to your iPad using the app.

Step 1 On your iPad, go to the App Store and type Photo Transfer Free in the search box. Download the app.

Step 2 Open the app on the iPad and you can see the the "Receive" button which you need to click on it. The option will allow you to navigate your photos to the destination, Windows Computer.

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Step 3 Open a web browser on your PC and type this address: http://connect.phototransferapp.com.

Step 4 You can click on the direction of the album you want to transfer to and select "Upload Photos". The photos will be sent to your iPad directly.

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3. Simple Transfer

Simple Transfer is an app used to transfer photos and videos wirelessly between iPad and PC. Photos transferred using the app maintains its full resolution. Likewise, videos are also transferred with its highest quality. Instructions on how to transfer photos from your PC to your iPhone or iPad using the app are found below.

Step 1 Download the Simple Transfer app from App Store on you iPad.

Step 2 Open the app from your iPad's home screen, you can see an address displayed on the main interface of the app.

Step 3 Open a web browser on your computer and type this address. (e.g. http://192.168.10.100)

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Step 4 Click on Upload Device button found in the Camera Roll album. Choose the photo you want to add to your iPad.

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Step 5 Click Upload. A notification appears on your PC's browser saying that the file was successfully transferred to your iPad.

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