How to transfer photos from iPad to Mac

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 4miler, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. 4miler macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2009
    I need to transfer photos from an iPad onto a computer, and I have access to a friend's Mac.

    The Apple website provides instructions here

    however, it just says to connect the iPad to the Mac, and I have no idea how to do that.

    Can someone give me step-by-step instructions that do not assume any prior knowledge, e.g. I need to know how to connect the iPad to the Mac (Apple's instructions assume that newbies would know how to do that).

    Also, it is a friend's Mac, and I would prefer to have a simple way of transferring the photos, rather than using iTunes, since I would prefer not to meddle with my friend's iTunes settings for his own computer.
  2. John Benitez macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Follow these instructions below:

    • Turn your PC and iPad on.
    • Connect your iPad with your PC.
    • Open iTunes and select "Photos" under iPad.
    • Click and drag the desired photos to your desktop and it will be transferred to your PC

  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Step 3 is wrong. Don't open iTunes, open My Computer. If there are any pictures on the iPad that can be copied to a computer, then iPad will show up as a removable drive. Drill down through the folders until you see the pictures, then drag and drop to where you want them on your PC.

    Also, connect to a PC/Mac means plug the connection cable that came with the iPad into your iPad, then plug the other end into a USB port on the computer.
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