Mac iPad Transfer: How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad (iOS 9 Supported)

By Andre Cooper on October 6, 2015 16:52:00 PM.

"I want to copy some photos from my wife's MacBook Pro to my iPad. Is there any way to transfer photo from Mac to an iPad without avoiding the risk of data being deleted?"

One of the most frequently asked questions from our users is about How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad? Generally, iTunes is the first tool that people usually use to sync photos from Mac to iPad. However, you can sync photos from only one Mac computer at a time. If you sync photos with a different mac computer, the previous Photo Library photos will be erased and replaced by the photos you just synced.

Confused about how to sync your Mac photos to iPhone or iPad? We've got you covered. Read our post with deep attention. In this article, we will show you how to import photos from Mac to iPad with or without iTunes.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad with iPad Photo Transfer Tool

Transferring photos from your Mac computer to iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad should be as easy as downloading an app, and here in this guide we will show you a fast way to copy photos from Mac to iPad. Download and have a try the professional Computer to iPad Transfer Software. It supports the latest iOS 9 (also compatible with older iOS versions) and iTunes 12.

Step 1Connect iPad to the Mac to iPad Transfer Tool

First, connect your device(s) via a USB cable(s) and open the program window.

Step 2 Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad

Click "Photos" in the left column to enter the Photos window. From here, at the top of the window, you'll see an icon named as "Add". Click it to browse your Mac for photos you want to transfer to iPad. After find them, select them, and click "Open". Then you'll successfully copy photos from Mac to iPad.

Import Photos from Mac to iPad with Mac to iPad Transfer

In just a second, you can see that photos are transferred from Mac to your iPad. You can manage these photos on your iPad by creating photo albums to put them in.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad with iTunes

If you don't yet have iCloud Photo Library enabled on your iPhone or iPad, you can use iTunes to sync your Mac or PC's images to your iPad. (If you do, skip to the next section.) Transferring photos from Mac to iPad with iTunes requires that you have your iPad attached to your Mac using a cable.

Step 1Connect your device to your computer.

Open iTunes on your computer. Connect your iOS device to your computer.Click on the device icon in iTunes.

Step 2Sync photos from iTunes on Mac to iPad

In Mac, create a folder with the photos you want to transfer. Go to iTunes, switch to the Photos tab in the right panel. Choose the folder you just created.

Sync Photos from Mac to iPad

Please Note: You can sync photos from only one computer or user account at a time. If you sync photos with a different computer or user, the newly synced photos will replace the photos you previously synced.

Copy Photos from Mac to iPad using iCloud

Apple utilises cloud storage service iCloud to make sure that the photos you take on your iPad are readily available on both your Mac and iPad. It’s a very useful service to have, and negates the need for cables and syncing – but what about if you wanted to copy photos from Mac to iPad?

Step 1Head to iCloud.com.

To transfer photos from your PC to your iPad, the first thing you need to do is access the iCloud website from your browser. Simply open your browser, navigate to iCloud.com and log in with your Apple ID.

Log in iCloud to upload photo to iPad

Step 2Access your Photo Library.

Once you’ve logged in to the iCloud website, click the Photos icon on the top row of apps. Once you’ve logged in to the iCloud website, click the Photos icon on the top row of apps.

Access iCloud Photo Library to Sync Photos from Mac to iPad

Step 3Select photos to add to your photo library and sync to iPad.

Once you’ve opened the Photos app and accessed your Photos library, there should be an “Upload” icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Click this, and browse your Mac for the photos you want to add to your iPad. If you want to select multiple files at once, hold CTRL and click each photo.

Upload Photo to iCloud Photo Library and sync from Mac to iPad

Once the photos have been uploaded to your iCloud Photo library, they should soon also appear within the Photos app of your iPad (if you have iCloud enabled and are connected to Wi-Fi anyway).

More information about the iTunes Alternative -- Mac to iPad Transfer:

Easily Transfer Anything on iPhone, iPod or iPad to iTunes & Mac
1. Transfer songs, videos, playlists, iTunes U, Podcasts to & from Your Mac/iTunes.
2. Copy photos & albums to/from Your Mac & iDevice.
3. Manage iPad contacts: Import, export, remove duplicates & sync with Outlook.
4. Load your iDevice with music and video incompatible with iTunes.
5. 100% compatible with iPhone 6S/Plus, 6/Plus, iPhone 5s/5, 4S, iPod touch 5, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPad mini, The New iPad, iPad Pro, iPad & more!

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