By Demi twitter / Last update March 6, 2023

Transferring WhatsApp photos from your iPhone to your iPad can be a daunting task. However, with the right tools and a few simple steps, you can easily transfer your photos from one device to the other. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of how to transfer WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad.

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To get WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad, you can save WhatsApp photos to iPhone, and then transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. Keep reading this guide to get detailed instructions.

Preparation: Save WhatsApp photos to iPhone

WhatsApp in-app settings enable you to download WhatsApp media files like photos and videos to iPhone automatically or manually. According to your needs, follow the steps below to save WhatsApp photos to iPhone.

Option 1. Save WhatsApp photos to iPhone automatically
Step 1. On your iPhone, open WhatsApp > Go to Settings Storage and Data.

Step 2. Type Photos to choose Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and Cellular to choose when WhatsApp will automatically download photos from WhatsApp. You can also enable other media files to auto-download them to iPhone.

auto download WhatsApp photos

Option 2. Save WhatsApp photos to iPhone manually
Step 1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone > Go into a chat in which photos are shared with you.

Step 2. Long press the photo you’d like to save > Tap Save to make it.

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Way 1. Easiest way to transfer WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad

FoneTool is a powerful and easy-to-use transfer tool for iOS devices. With FoneTool, you can choose to transfer only WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad or transfer all WhatsApp data from iPhone to iPad in one-click.


• Simple and offline transfer process. The simple UI of FoneTool helps you handle the transfer software in seconds. The transfer process completes offline, avoiding privacy leaking to the greatest extent.

• Fast transfer speed. It just takes you 3 seconds to transfer 100 WhatsApp photos.

• No data loss. As for transferred photos, they will be saved in their original quality in your iPad.

• Wide compatibility. FoneTool can work well with models of iPhone (from iPhone 4 to iPhone 14), iPad/iPad Pro/iPad Air/iPad mini, and iPod.

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Option 1. Transfer only WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with a USB cable > Install and run FoneTool, and click Phone Transfer > Move the cursor to iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

go to transfer

Step 2. Check the Photos option to preview and select the photos you just saved to iPhone > Click OK to confirm.

select photos

Step 3. You can specify a storage path on Transfer Settings > Click Start Transfer button to save WhatsApp photos from iPhone to PC.

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Step 4. Disconnect the iPhone and connect your iPad to computer. On the FoneTool. Choose PC to iPhone.

Step 5. Hit the Photos icon on the top of the interface > Add the photos you just transferred.

select pictures

Step 6. Click Start Transfer button.

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When the transfer is completed, you can go to the Photos app on your iPad to see your iPhone photos.

Option 2. One-click transfer all WhatsApp data from iPhone to iPad

With its WhatsApp Manager feature, FoneTool also enables you to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad.

Step 1. Free download, install and launch FoneTool on your computer > Connect your iPhone and iPad to PC via USB > Tap Trust to let your PC access your iPhone and iPad.

Step 2. Tap WhatsApp Manager from the left pane on the homepage > Check if your iPhone and iPad are in right place > Click Transfer Now to confirm.

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Step 3. When an altered message pops up, Click Confirm > If asked, enter your passcode on iPad > Click OK to begin the transfer.

passcode required

When it is finished, your iPad will be restarted automatically. Set up your iPad WhatsApp as per your preference, and that’s it. 

Way 2. How to transfer WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop

If you prefer a wireless method to save WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad, Apple introduced a dedicated AirDrop feature to make it easier for you to complete the transfer process.

How to save WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop
Step 1. Go to Control Center on both your iPhone and iPad > Enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both devices.

Step 2. Turn on AirDrop from Control Center > Long-press AirDrop and choose Everyone on the menu.

turn on AirDrop

Step 3. Launch the Photos app on your iPhone > Select the WhatsApp photos you just downloaded to iPhone > Tap on Share button and tap the name of your iPad.

transfer photos from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop

Step 4. Click Accept on your iPad to confirm. After the photo-sharing is finished, the photos will be saved on your iPad.

Way 3. How to get WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad via Email

If you only need to transfer one or two photos, you can try Email. If you want to transfer many photos, it may take a lot of time.

On your iPhone: Go to the Photos app > Select the WhatsApp photos saved on your iPhone > Tap Share button > Choose Mail option and send the email to yourself.

On your iPad: Go to the Mail app > Check the email and save the pictures on your iPad.


I hope this guide has been helpful for how to transfer WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad. FoneTool is the greatest option to save WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad without any restrictions if you have a USB cable and PC. You can also choose to email the photos or let AirDrop assist you if you wish to transfer the photos without a computer. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.


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