I'm trying to quickly learn the iPhone/iPad sync system to help a friend. I just avoided this the whole time as it seemed... not sure if I have a strong enough word for how broken and messed up it appeared. Anyway... I see that "sync" is a one way thing for mirroring some things from your computer. OK. It very much does not do the reverse from iThing to computer. OK. There's supposed to be an app "Photos" to transfer from iThing to computer instead of "sync" with iTunes. OK. Nothing shows up like the instructions suggest. Figures... Reading further - OK, there's a bug where it can't transfer any photos that were transferred to the iPad from the computer first. Yep, that's how I loaded them on the iPad to test. OK, well that's a rather embarrassing bug for such a device here in 2018. They at least admit it. Yep, this is why I avoided all this before... Perhaps they have the iCloud connection working? I guess I'll have to go there and set that account up. (Avoided iCloud all this time too. I use a free Mega account for cloud storage/sharing.) So I'm going to test the iCloud method I suppose but if anyone would like to chime in with simple instructions for simple file back and forth between iThing and computer that would be wonderful! And anything further like adding cloud accounts of choice to the 'sync' feature and the such and the like would be most welcome too. Thanks! Hmmm... It suddenly occurs to me that the SOP might be to run a backup and then pull what you're after from the backup directory? Is that right?