Some people use a PC at home, others prefer a tablet. This is because with this mobile computer, you can do everything a PC can do – you can even take pictures with it. Originally, the cameras were intended for video calls, but now people like to take lots of pictures with them. The quality of the cameras increasingly approaches that of smartphones. If you use several devices at once, you might be embarrassed to send one or the other photo back and forth. This article will show you how to copy photos from your smartphone to your tablet.
Copy photos directly from your smartphone to the tablet thanks to Wifi
Pairing smartphone and tablet is much easier than pairing smartphone and PC. For the latter, you usually need a cable. Alternatively, you could use Wifi Transfer, for which you need an additional app. However, if you want to transfer photos from your phone to your tablet, it’s a lot easier:
For both devices, you’ll find the option “Wifi Direct” in the settings under “WLAN”. If you select this option, the tablet and smartphone will connect automatically. The phone or tablet will search for compatible devices and then connect. If you now select “Wifi Direct” via the Share button, you can easily transfer photos. The range is about 500 m, indoors it is about 90 m.
Copy photos from phone to tablet via Bluetooth
A connection via Bluetooth is now possible between many devices – including between smartphones and tablets. In the settings, there is a subsection called “Bluetooth”, which must be switched on. Now go to the “Visibility” item and activate it. This device can now be found by other devices. If you want to copy your photos from phone to tablet (or vice versa), connect the two by tapping on the visible device. The range with Bluetooth is usually limited to approx. 10 – 100 metres. This depends on whether there are any interfering transmitters in the vicinity.
Using the remote control to transfer photos from your phone to the tablet
Another possibility is to control the tablet remotely via the smartphone. For this, you need the app “Tablet Remote”, which you can download for free. This app must be installed on both the phone and the tablet. After successful installation, the devices can be controlled remotely so that you can also copy photos in this way. Note: Both devices must be on the same network.
Alternative: Transfer photos with TransferXL
It’s possible that the target device is not within range or that the connection cannot be established for some other reason. However, you can still transfer photos from your smartphone to your tablet without any problems. With TransferXL, this is child’s play:
- Go to https://transferxl.com.
- Click on “File Upload”.
- Select the photos you want to transfer.
- Click on “Generate download link”.
- Send the file(s).
With the generated link, you can access your photos from anywhere. For example, if you have uploaded photos with your mobile phone, enter the appropriate link on the tablet in the browser and the images will appear, which you can download immediately.
With TransferXL, you can transfer files up to 100 GB with a paid subscription – file transfers up to 5 GB are free without an account. Thanks to end-to-end encryption, your files are absolutely secure as only the person who knows the link and password can access them. The speed is also impressive because TransferXL’s servers are available all over the world.
The most important questions and answers about copying photos from your smartphone to your tablet
Wifi Direct is a feature that both smartphones and tablets have. You can use this feature to connect both devices in order to copy photos from your phone to your tablet, for example. The range is relatively long – up to 500 metres.
If you want to transfer photos via Bluetooth, the devices must be visible to others. Once the devices are connected, you can easily copy photos to the other device. However, the maximum range of 100 m is far below that of Wifi Direct. Indoors, on the other hand, it’s only about 10 m.
Connect your tablet and smartphone with the app “Tablet Remote” and you can control the tablet with your mobile phone. It also works the other way round, of course. This is also a way to copy photos from your smartphone to your tablet.
TransferXL works without range problems. The service allows you to upload files directly from the website to your own servers. With a generated link, you can access the files anywhere and download them anytime. For example, if you want to copy photos from your smartphone to your tablet, upload the pictures with your mobile phone and then download them again with the tablet. The service allows you to transfer up to 100 GB with a Pro or Enterprise account, is very fast and absolutely secure thanks to end-to-end encryption. When using up to 5 GB of data, you can send photos for free without an account.