Transferring PC photos to iPads

A new task often occurs when the owners of Apple devices want to transfer the photos and videos from their gadget to the computer, or on the contrary, from the PC to the iPhone or iPad. But if the first action is not usually an issue – you just connect your iOS-device by cable to the computer, log into it via the standard file manager, copy the files you want, then the second variant will require more complex actions. Let’s look at a few different ways to transfer pictures stored on your computer to Apple iOS devices.


  1. Make sure you have iTunes installed in your computer. This app is needed for transferring photos and other files to iPads. If you don’t have such a program, you can easily download it from the Internet, install it and register in it.
  2. Synchronize iPad with iTunes. This option creates a backup copy of the files such as music, photos, movies, apps and many more. The tab Review will have the detailed information about your iPad (its version, memory, updating check, copy creation and recovery). When synchronizing, you can select a folder for photos.
  3. Tap Apply, the synchronization process will start and the photos will appear in your gadget.


Another way to view PC photos on your device is to use one of cloud services. There is a great variety of them, let’s consider one of the most popular – Dropbox.

You must first synchronize the desired folders on your PC with the cloud storage, after that, you should install a mobile client service on the smartphone or tablet. Performing these actions, you just find a folder in the application and start viewing pictures.

Of course, this method requires the Internet connection, but does not require additional space of internal memory – only a small cache is stored locally. Nevertheless, some pictures like any other cloud-based files can be stored on the device for later offline access.

As you can see, each of these methods is suitable for different situations. The first will be useful to transfer photos between computers, or if you go to a place where there is no access to the Internet. The second method is useful if you want to show someone your images where there is an access to the network.