Do you have a plethora of photos stored on your iPod, and would like to copy them from iPod to iPad? The older people are, the more nostalgic they are. They like to frequently see photos they took before and try to remind of some old stories. And iPod now is kinda outdated. Some people are worried that iPod will break down and all photos will be gone. In this way, they would like to do photos copy from iPod to iPad. Here I would like to introduce several ways on how to transfer photos from iPod to iPad.

Option 1: Use AirDrop to Transfer Photos from iPod to iPad

AirDrop is a unique function under Apple's iOS, iPadOS and macOS systems. It is used to share files between multiple iOS devices. What you need to do is drag the file to another iOS device, which has been set with another account to perform one-to-one file transfer (similar to wireless network transfer). If you prefer to transfer different files from iPad to iPhone wirelessly, then you can make full use of AirDrop transfer function. However, AirDrop can only applied to transfer files from iPod to iPad only if you have two different iOS account. By the way, it is also limited in the transfer amount. Now you can follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open your iPod and first of all, you need to turn on AirDrop. Usually, you only need to activate Wi-Fi connection button and Bluetooth button and make sure your iPod and iPad is working under the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Choose all your preferred photos on your iPod and then choose to share these chosen photos. You will see the AirDrop icon as one of several share options. Tap it.


Step 3: You can find all the devices that have enabled AriDrop. Make sure your iPad has enabled AirDrop as well. Find the correct iPad Airdrop icon and click it. Then, you can receive a message reminding you to accept these photos to your iPad or not. Tap Accept, then all these chosen photos would be tranferred from your iPod to iPad immediately.


Option 2: Use iCloud to Transfer Photos from iPod to iPad

You can try to transfer photos from iPod to iPad with iCloud. As the default cloud storage service, iCloud allows users to transfer and sync the iOS data free among different Apple devices. But the storage has the size limit which is up to 5GB for free. While, if you prefer to transfer other files from other third-party apps, then iCloud would be able to handle with that. Follow the steps below to complete the transfer of photos between iPod and iPad.



  1. Go to iCloud under the Settings on your iPhone, and make sure you have logged into your Apple ID on your iPhone.
  2. Sync or back up the photos you would like to transfer on your iPod. Activate Photos has been enabled under the iCloud panel.
  3. Sign in the same Apple ID on your iPad. Then, download the uploaded photos from iCloud to the local of your iPad remotely without any programs.

Option 3: Use Email to Transfer Photos from iPod to iPad

Email is the most convenient and straightforward way to transfer different files between different devices, including transfer contacts, photos and so on. You can transfer pictures, videos, text, etc. to share to your friend. How to enable photos to copy iPod to iPad? Let's check the following steps.


Step 1: Start Photos app on iPod.

Step 2: Tap on Albums and choose the albums which contain photos you want to copy iPod to iPad. Press Select and select photos you want to transfer.

Step 3: Click on the Share button. In a pop-up window, choose Mail. Log into your e-mail and send them to another email address.

Step 4: On your iPad, open Mail app and log into the receipt email to find the email and download the attached files. Now you get photos by this iPod to iPad transfer tool.

Option 4: Use iTransfer to Transfer Photos from iPod to iPad

Leawo iTransfer, a terrific iPod to iPad transfer tool, provides a professional solution to transfer different types of files like apps, TV shows, contacts, movies, etc. between iOS devices, computers and iTunes. It has trail and paid version. For paid version, you can enjoy lifetime unlimited transferring times. This iPod to iPad transfer tool allows you to manage your device files by deleting unwanted files or renaming playlist. Check the following steps to learn how to transfer photos from iPod to iPad via Leawo iTransfer.

4.1 Transfer photos from iPod to computer

Step 1: Download Leawo iTransfer

Choose a version according to your computer system, then click to download and install Leawo iTransfer to your computer.

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  • Leawo iTransfer

    - Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
    - 6x faster than iTunes
    - Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
    - Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, etc.
    - Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.
    - Support Windows & Mac OS

Step 2: Connect your iPod to computer

Open Leawo iTransfer. Insert iPod to computer via USB cable and then open Leawo iTransfer. The software will automatically scan iPod, displaying iPod libraries in the left sidebar. You can also see different categories like apps, music, TV shows, books, ringtones, etc.


Step 3: Choose photos to transfer

Navigate to iPod > Library > Camera in the left sidebar. In the right interface, photos on iPod Touch will appear. Select photos by pressing Ctrl in the keyboard. Afterwards, right click those photos to choose Transfer to > My Computer or simply click on the transferring bottom in the lower right corner.


Step 4: Transfer photos from iPod to computer

A dialogue will pop up. Check Save to folder and choose an output directory by clicking on Change. After that, click on Transfer Now to transfer photos from iPod to computer.


4.2 Transfer photos from computer to iPad

Step 1: Connect iPad to computer

Disconnect iPod but connect iPad to computer. Leawo iTransfer will automatically recognize iPad. In the left sidebar displays the library of iPad.


Step 2: Copy photos from computer to iPad

Go to iPad > LIBRARY > Photos and choose File > Add > Add File or Add Folder. Choose photos you just copy from iPod and open them. It will immediately transfer photos from computer to iPad. In a couple of seconds, you got all photos from iPod to iPad.


Option 5: Use iTunes to Transfer Photos from iPod to iPad

As we all know, iTunes is famous for its huge library of wonderful music and other media resources. It is also a wonderful iPod to iPad transfer tool that is able to transfer purchased books, music, movies from one device to the other device. Now let's see how to transfer photos from iPod to iPad via iTunes. In other words, instead of transferring photos from iPod to iPad, you can regard it as syncing photos from iPod to iPad. Before that, you have to divide it into two parts. The first part is to sync the photos in iPod to the computer via iTunes. Then, the second part is sync the photos from computer to iPad with iTunes.



  1. Plug iPod into computer via the USB cable. iTunes will launch automatically, if not, manually start it on your computer.
  2. Click "File > Add Files to Library" at the upper left corner of the window. Then select the photos folder on your computer and add them to the library.
  3. Click the iPod icon in iTunes and choose the photos in the left sidebar. Then check Sync and click Apply. iTunes will then sync your chosen photos to your local computer.
  4. Connect your iPad to PC with a USB cable.
  5. Click the Device tab and select Photos. Check Sync Photos and select the photos you want to transfer from the option "Copy photos from".
  6. Click Apply button to start syncing the photos from your computer, actually from iPod to iPad with iTunes.

Option 6: Use File Explorer to Transfer Photos from iPod to iPad

Asides from the above ways to transfer photos from iPod to iPad, you can also use File Explorer to complete the task. Here are the detailed tutorial.

Step 1: Plug your iPod and iPad at the same time to your computer.

Step 2: Open File Explorer on your computer and click the arrow next to Thins PC in the menu. Once your iPad and iPod have been detected by your computer, you can find the icon.


Step 3: Double click the iPod folder first which contains a DCIM folder where stores all the photos in your iPod.

Step 4: Choose the photos you would like to transfer and right click on the chosen photos and click Copy to.


Step 5: Select a save route location on your iPad to save the pictures. You can create a new folder in the iPad device. Finally, click Copy and all the chosen photos would be transferred from iPod to iPad within minutes.