We have talked much about how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad. In this article, we will take the advantage of iCloud to transfer iPhone photos to iPad. If you are not familiar with the iCloud, you can look at the previous article: What iCloud Is and How It Works.
Requirements: iTunes in the latest version; iOS 5.0 or later; 3G or WiFi network.
Part1 Sync Photos from iPhone to iCloud
1. Log in your Apple ID account. Tap the “Settings” tab on iPhone to select ‘iCloud’ item.
2. Turn on the “Back Up to iCloud” in the “Storage&Backup” window. Then click “Back Up Now” to upload iPhone photos to iCloud.
Part2 Sync Photos from iCloud to iPad
1. On the iPad, select “Settings -> Store”, and choose “Photos” as the automatically downloaded file type.
2. Tap the iCloud icon to download the photos to your iPad.
Except photos, you also can transfer music, movies, videos, apps, contacts and mails from iPhone to iPad with the iCloud.
The iCloud provides 5GB of storage for free. You only get 5 GB for free no matter how many Apple devices you own. Apple also offers 20 GB, 50GB and more to purchase for users. If your files are exceeding 5GB, you have to pay for a larger storage. In this case, you’d better choose the iPhone WiFi Transfer to finish this job. The transfer is much cheaper than the 20 or 50 GB iCloud storage.
On the other hand, the iCloud cannot help you transfer photos between iPhone and computer(Windows and Mac), but the iPhone WiFi Transfer can do that for you. The iPhone WiFi Transfer cannot transfer music,apps, contacts and mails between multiple devices. So we cannot say one is superior to another one. You need to make a wise choice according to your personal requirement.