How to transfer files from iPad to Laptop

How to transfer photos from iPad to Laptop

Many owners of iPhone and iPad devices still have difficulties when it comes to transferring photos. It should be pointed out that sometimes iTunes is not the most convenient method to transfer videos, photos or any other media from iPad to Laptop/PC. There is no doubt that iTunes can be helpful, yet some of its features are neither easy-to-use nor handy for a big number of iPad users. This is particularly the case when you want to quickly transfer files to someone else’s computer, for example, a friend’s computer, where iTunes is not installed. In any case, synchronization would delete all your files so it’s not a solution to this problem. In this guide, you will know how to simply transfer files from iPad to Laptop using some methods.

transfer photos from iPad to Laptop without iTunes

Use Automatic Solution to transfer photos from iPad to Laptop

Download iMazing

AnyTrans is a program designed to transfer music, videos, applications and other files from your computer to your iPhone, iPod or iPad, and Vice versa. It also allows you to clone devices to transfer data, for example, from an old iPhone to a new one, and perform a number of other operations that are not available in iTunes.

Anytrans transfer from iPhone to external hard drive

Quick guide to using AnyTrans

  1. Plug your iPad to your computer using lighinig cable
  2. Run AnyTrans icon from your desktop and choose device manager
  3. Anytrans will offer you to tap trust this computer – tap it on your iPad, and press continue button on AnyTrans
  4. Allow to copy photos from iPad to External Drive

  5. If you will be offered to download Apple device driver – accept it and then choose Content to Computer
  6. iPad to PC files transferring

  7. Mark all types off content, which you want to transfer
  8. Different types of files for copying from iPad to PC

  9. Choose export path
  10. How to transfer photos, videos, and other files from iPad to external hard drive

  11. Click Next button
  12. Final step for moving photos from iPad to Windows Laptop

AnyTrans supports importing of Camera Roll photos, PhotoStream, Photo Libraries, photos from iTunes, photo albums, etc. When the transferring process will be finished, all your photos from iPad will be saved in the selected folder. Note, that trial version allows to transfer no more than 30 files per day. This solution is suitable for Windows XP/7/8/10.

Transfer files from iPad to Laptop with iCloud

You may transfer your data by synchronizing photos from your iPad to your laptop/computer through the Apple iCloud feature. To do that, you need to turn on iCloud on your iPad, in case you don’t have this service on:

  1. Navigate to Settings;
  2. Click on your phone’s name;
  3. Choose iCloud;
  4. Select Photos;
  5. Now you should turn on iCloud Photo Library.

Once you have finished with iCloud settings, follow these instructions:

  1. Start iCloud app on your computer (if you don’t have one, you should download from the internet);
  2. Select Options next to Photos and turn on iCloud Photo Library;
  3. Check the Download new photos and videos to my PC feature, see if it is turned on. On this step you may also change the directory of storage folder on your PC. If you need to transfer your photos from Laptop to iPad, tick the box near the Upload new photos and videos from my PC feature;
  4. Once you have finished, all your iPad photos will be transferred to your Laptop when there is a WiFi connection.

transfer photos with iCloud

You may also do such transfer online, by using

  1. Open on your PC;
  2. Type in your Apple ID and sign in to iCloud;
  3. Select Photos feature;
  4. Choose photos you need to download from iCloud to your PC;
  5. Click on Download Selected items.

transfer photos with iCloud

Transfer files from iPad to Laptop within Windows Files Explorer

This method is one of the simplest, still, we should mention that it will only work if there is installed iTunes.

  1. Connect your iOS device with PC using a lightining cable.
  2. Open Windows Explorer and double-click iPad’s icon in This PC tab.
  3. transfer photos with Windows Files Explorer

  4. Open Internal Storage.
  5. transfer photos with Windows Files Explorer

  6. Open DCIM.
  7. transfer photos with Windows Files Explorer

  8. Here you will see folders that contain images.
  9. transfer photos with Windows Files Explorer

  10. Select images you want to transfer and copy them to the computer.
  11. transfer photos with Windows Files Explorer

Transfer files from iPad to Laptop with Windows 10 Photos app

Another way is also convenient for users who use Windows 10 operating system. Here we will use the standard Photos app that comes with Windows 10.

  1. Plug your iOS device into your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Open Photos app by clicking the Start menu in bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. transfer photos with Windows 10 Photos app

  4. Click Import in the top-right corner then click From a USB device.
  5. transfer photos with Windows 10 Photos app

  6. In the opened window, choose your iOS device.
  7. transfer photos with Windows 10 Photos app

  8. By default, all found files will be imported to the PC, so you should unselect photos you’d like to not import;
  9. transfer photos with Windows 10 Photos app

  10. Click Import Selected to begin the import process.

Thank you for attention! We hope this guide was helpful to you. If you know any other useful methods – feel free to share them in the comment section below.

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