[5 Ways] How to Transfer Photos from Samsung to iPad

This guide will show you how to transfer photos from Samsung to iPad using 5 tools. Whether you want to transfer all or selected photos, you will find a way to do it here.

Demi by Demi Updated December 14, 2023
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If you're a Samsung user and also own an iOS device like an iPad, transferring data from your Samsung smartphone to your iPad can be a challenging task. Especially when it comes to transferring photos, you may prefer to view them on the iPad's larger, high-resolution screen. If you're looking for the easiest method to transfer photos from Samsung to iPad, you're in the right place.

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In this guide, we will explore five reliable ways for how to transfer photos from Samsung to iPad. Without further ado, let’s get started and choose one to follow according to your situation.

1# Transfer photos from Samsung to iPad - Move to iOS

Apple offers a dedicated tool known as "Move to iOS," which facilitates the seamless transfer of data from Android devices to iOS devices. If your iPad is brand new, it is a nice assistant for you.

To commence the process, you can begin by downloading the application from the Google Play Store. Now, let's delve into the step-by-step procedure for how to transfer photos from Samsung to iPad without PC.

>> Ensure both devices are fully charged.

>> Connect your iPad to a stable Wi-Fi network.

>> Check if your Samsung device has enough free storage.

>> If you have already set up your new iPad, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPad, and choose Erase All Content and Settings.

How to transfer photos from Samsung to iPad
Step 1. Turn on your new iPad and proceed with the initial setup steps until you reach the Apps & Data. Tap on the Move Data from Android option.

Step 2. Download and Open the Move to iOS App on your Samsung device.

Step 3. Start the Transfer Process:

> On your iPad, tap Continue on the Move from Android screen.

> On your Samsung device, tap Continue and then Agree to accept the terms and conditions. Tap Next in the top-right corner of the Find Your Code screen.

move to ios mvoe data from android

Step 4. Your iPad will create a temporary Wi-Fi network, tap Continue on Samsung phone to join the network.

Step 5. Wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear > Check Camera Roll and other content you need to transfer and tap Continue to transfer data from Samsung to iPad.

Step 6. Place two devices close to each other until the transfer completes.

Step 7. When you see the loading bar finishes on iPad, tap Done on Samsung phone > Tap Continue on iPad and follow the onscreen steps to complete the setup process.

2# Transfer photos from Samsung to iPad - FoneTool

Although Move to iOS is a convenient tool, it lacks transparency as it doesn't provide visibility into the transfer process. To ensure a comprehensive transfer, it's advisable to manually complete the process after the initial setup.

To achieve this, you can try FoneTool app for iOS and Android to experience the convenience of easy wireless file transfer from your Samsung to iPad. This remarkable application supports various data types, including photos, videos, music, contacts, and even content from the Files app.

What makes FoneTool stand out is its capability to transfer data without relying on a Wi-Fi network connection, ensuring that your data remains untouched. With its user-friendly interface and intuitive features, FoneTool guarantees a seamless and highly efficient wireless transfer experience between your Samsung and iPad devices. Here's how to transfer photos from Samsung to iPad without PC using FoneTool.

Step 1. Download FoneTool for Android and FoneTool for iPad from your app store.

Step 2. Open FoneTool on Android phone and iPhone and allow the tool to use WLAN. (No need to connect to a Wi-Fi, just need to turn on the Wi-Fi option.)

Step 3. On your Android phone, go to Connect Device > Tap Connect to iOS and scan the QR code using the iPhone to establish a connection.

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Step 4. Go to File Transfer > Tap each file type to choose the files you’d like to transfer to iPad > Click Send to make it.

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Step 5. On your iPad, simply tap Confirm to receive Android files.
• The transferred photos and contacts will be saved in Photos app and Contacts app. 
• Songs, videos and other types of files are saved in "Received Music", "Received Videos", etc. folders in FoneTool. You can tap to browse them.

3# Transfer photos from Samsung to iPad - iCloud

Apple's official cloud service, iCloud, provides users with a generous 5 GB of free storage space. This storage can be utilized to seamlessly sync files across various Apple devices. The steps below will show you how to download photos from Samsung phone to iPad via iCloud.

Upload photos from Samsung to iCloud
Step 1. You need to export photos from Android by opening File Explorer and find your device name in the sidebar.

If you don’t see your device name there after waiting for a while, you need to modify the settings on your phone Use USB to Transfer media files.

Step 2. On your computer, visit iCloud.com and sign in using your Apple ID.

Step 3. Go to Photos and upload your photos to iCloud.

icloud site

Download photos on iPad
Step 1. On your iPad, ensure that it is connected to the internet.

Step 2. In the Settings menu, go to iCloud Photos > Turn on iCloud Photos and download Samsung photos to your iPad.

iPad enable icloud photos

Check the Photos app on your iPad to confirm if the photos have synced. Ensure a stable internet connection and allow some time for the synchronization to finish if it's not immediate.

4# Transfer photos from Samsung to iPad - iTunes

While iTunes is primarily designed for iOS devices, it is still possible to transfer pictures from a Samsung phone to an iPad using this software. Although the process may not be as straightforward as with other methods, iTunes can assist in accomplishing the transfer successfully.

Step 1. Still, you need to export photos from Android by reading section 2.

Step 2. Download and install the latest iTunes and connect the iPad to computer with USB cable.

Step 3. Wait for the device icon appears on the upper-left corner of the window and click it.

Step 4. Select Photos from the sidebar on the left.

Step 5. Locate your photos from Samsung phone and add them to iTunes.

6. Click Apply to send these photos to targeted iPad.

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5# Transfer photos from Samsung to iPad - Send Anywhere

If you are looking for a solution to transfer photos from Android to iPhone/iPad wirelessly, consider using Send Anywhere. This remarkable app provides a seamless platform for sharing data between Android and iOS devices. Here are steps of how to transfer photos from Samsung to iPad via Bluetooth alternative - Send Anywhere.

Step 1. Begin by downloading the Send Anywhere app on both your iPad and Samsung device. You can find it on the respective app stores.

Step 2. On your Samsung device, open the "Photos" app and select the specific pictures you wish to transfer to your iPad. At this point, Send Anywhere will display various options such as a Share Link, a QR code, or a 6-digit code on your Android device.

Step 3. On your iPad device, launch the Send Anywhere app and choose the "Receive" icon. Then, use your iPad's camera to scan the QR code displayed on your Samsung device.

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That’s all for how to transfer photos from Samsung to iPad. Whether you prefer using Apple's Move to iOS app, third-party tools like FoneTool or Send Anywhere, or syncing through iCloud or iTunes, there are multiple ways to accomplish the transfer. Choose the method that suits your preferences and requirements, and enjoy your cherished photos on your new iPad.

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