How to transfer videos and photos from iPhone to iPad

If you have both an iPhone and an iPad and have signed up with iCloud, then when you take a photo on your iPhone it will automatically appear on your iPad’s Photostream.  Pretty neat right?  But what about videos you take on your iPhone – do they appear on your iPad?  Nope.  I recently experienced this shortcoming when wanting to edit a video in iMovie on my iPad that I shot on my iPhone.  So photos make it into your photostream, but videos don’t (understandably if you are on a mobile connection as videos could eat your limits pretty quickly).

But have no fear, there’s an app for that.

This post will help you if you want to know:

  1. how to transfer a video from your iPhone to your iPad
  2. how to transfer photos from one iPhone to another iPhone (e.g. a friends).
  3. how to transfer videos from iphone to computer

The simple solution to all these issues is a little app called Photo Transfer App that sells for $2.99/£1.99.

iPhone to iPhone or iPhone to iPad

In order to transfer photos or videos from one iPhone to another or from one iPhone to an iPad, both devices will need the app installed and running.

You will first select the option to send to another iPhone or to a Computer.  After that, you select the photos that you want to send and press done.

The “sending device” is now ready, you just need to tell the other device to receive them.

You can use the wifi signal if both devices are connected to the same network, but if not – you can also use Bluetooth to make the transfer.


iPhone to Computer

These easiest option here is it use the iCloud control panel that I discussed a few weeks back.  But the iCloud does not currently support video and it only works for your own PC, what happens if you want to copy photos or videos to your friends PC?

Well the Photo Transfer app works great for this too.

Simply select the “send to computer” option and your phone is now a web server.  Go to the internet browser on your computer and type in the address it gives you.  It even allows you to “pull” the photos from your iPhone (rather than having to push/send them).  You can browse your full camera roll and photo albums and select which files you want to copy.   It will then allow you to download them in a single zip file.

Simple squared.