How to Transfer Digital Photos from the iPhone to the iPad


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More Apple help!

You may remember a video I recorded a few months ago to talk about the Bump app for the iPhone. You could use it to bump two phones together and share contact information. Now, I can use Bump on my iPad in order to quickly and easily transfer photos from my phone(s) to my iPad. (Gorgeous, well-behaved dogs NOT included.)

After taking the photos, I just had to launch the Bump application on my iPhone. I chose the photo I wanted and then bumped the phone onto the iPad. The iPad asked me whether or not I wanted to accept the picture. It was saved to the pictures folder. I can do the same thing through the Android version of the app, as well.

The Android app has a couple of features that the iPhone and iPad versions do not. You can use your Android device to send and receive apps, instead of just photos or contact information.

It only takes a few seconds to transfer the photos between devices. Accept no substitutions. It’s easy-peasy… and free. If you don’t already have Bump, I suggest getting it.

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What is Bump?


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One of the most popular apps on both the iPhone and the Android has to be Bump. I see people everywhere bumping their phones together in order to get to know each other better. You can use Bump to exchange contact information, share photos, or even become friends on Facebook. As you can see from the demonstration we did in the video, it’s simple to use. Stop wasting your time manually typing someone’s name, phone number and email address into your address book. Just Bump them!

The app on your phone uses the phone’s sensors to literally “feel” the bump, and it sends that info up to the cloud. The algorithm on Bump’s website listens to the bumps from phones around the world and pairs up phones that felt the same bump. As soon as the two users confirm the bump (it only takes a few seconds for the app to ask you), the information is exchanged.

Two people who wish to Bump each other don’t have to be using the same type of device. An iPod Touch can Bump an Android, for instance. As of now, only a few phones have the sensors in them that Bump needs in order to “feel” the bumps you make. In the near future, though, all phones will include those same sensors. When that happens, the folks at Bump plan to have an app available for them all. Their goal is to see that none of us ever have to manually enter contact information again.

Be careful when you Bump! Only Bump with a partner who will be gentle to you. Your iPhone is not salsa-proof!

Special thanks to the folks at AMD for helping me to attend SXSW.

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