This post aims at telling you how to transfer files from PC to iPad. If you just got a new iPad and want to transfer files from PC to it, this post is exactly what you need. 6 simple ways will be shared here.
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All these scenarios below led to one question – how do I transfer files from PC to iPad?
Frankly, even though iOS is developed to a relatively closed system, it is not hard to do the task. Here in this post, we are going to share 6 best yet easy ways, without iTunes and with iTunes are included to help you transfer files from PC to iPad. You can go through all these methods firstly, and then choose the one you prefer to complete the job. All these methods apply to all iPad models, like iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini.
Transferring files from PC to iPad with iTunes needs to erase all the existing data on the iPad, which is the majority of people don’t want. So, here we put a non-iTunes way first. This way can be the simplest and quickest way among all the ways in this guide. AnyTrans is a full-way iOS transfer tool made for all iOS devices, and it is highly recommended by millions of iOS users for iPhone iPad iPod touch data transfer. Below are its outstanding features on transferring files from PC to iPad:
Now, Free Download AnyTrans on your Windows PC firstly, and then follow the steps below to see how to transfer files from PC to iPad without iTunes.
Launch AnyTrans on your PC and connect your iPad to PC via a USB cable > Click the “Add Content” shortcut button.
You can also transfer files from PC to iPad by selecting the specific category. Just click the “More” button to manage your iPad files by categories.
For example, to add music to your iPad from PC: Click Audio > Select Music > Click “+” button > Browse and choose music files from computer > Click “Open”. And that is it. With AnyTrans, you can easily figure out how to transfer photos, music, videos, movies, and more files from PC to iPad without iTunes.
Here is a video tutorial that illustrates the method of transferring files from PC to iPad with AnyTrans. You might have a better understanding of the steps after watching it.
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If there is no USB cable available or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your PC, then you can try the AnyTrans app to transfer files from PC to iPad wirelessly.
Now connect your iPad and PC with the same Wi-Fi and do as the following steps:
Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPad. You can download it by clicking the below button or directly search AnyTrans on App Store.
Step 2. On your PC, enter anytrans.io in your browser, and you’ll see a QR code.
Step 3. On your iPad, open the AnyTrans app you just installed and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your PC.
Step 4. Click on Files category on the left panel > Click on Add to Device button to select the files on your PC, and then transfer them to your iPad.
iCloud Drive allows you to access your data from the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, no matter where you are. It keeps all your files and folders up to date across all devices. Before we start, there is something you must clear:
Step 1. Download iCloud for Windows from Apple’s official website and open it on your computer.
Step 2. Enter your Apple ID email address and password to Sign in your iCloud account.
Step 3. Drag files to iCloud Drive Folder.
Step 4. Enter the files through the applications that are used to open them.
Besides iCloud Drive, there are also some other cloud services for you to sync data from a computer to an iOS device. Google Drive is similar to other cloud storage services, which helps users to sync a lot of files and file types like photos, videos, audio, texts, etc. You get 15 GB of space in your Google Drive for free. If you have a Google account, refer to the detailed steps below to sync files to the iPad from your PC.
Step 1. Go to drive.google.com from your PC.
Step 2. Tap the “New” button.
Step 3. Choose the “File upload or Folder option to upload files or folders.
Step 4. After uploading you can see the files on your Drive account immediately.
Step 5. Go to the Apple Store on your iPad, download, and install Google Drive on your iPad.
Step 6. Log in with the required credentials. Then you can see the synced files from your computer in the Google Drive account.
The email could also be a simple way to transfer files from PC to iPad. This method is suitable when you just want to transfer a few files to the iPad, as there is a limitation on the size of the attachment. In other words, this is OK if you have to do this occasionally but not in a very efficient way. If you prefer an effective way, simply refer to Method 1.
Step 1. Choose the specific files you need, just send them as an Email attachment to yourself.
Step 2. On your iPad, log in with the same email account.
Step 3. Open the file on your iPad and the file will be available locally.
If you want to copy photos on a computer to iPhone/iPad, iCloud Photos can help you with ease. Firstly, enable iCloud Photos on your iOS device and PC. And make sure you are using the same Apple ID on your iPhone/iPad and PC. Then follow the steps below to copy photos on computer to your iPhone/iPad:
Step 1: Go to Settings on your iPad > [Your Name] > iCloud > Photos > Toggle iCloud Photos on.
Step 2: Download iCloud for Windows to your PC > Install it and sign in with your Apple ID > Enable the “Photos” > Select “iCloud Photo Library” > Select “Upload new photos and videos from my PC” and choose the right location > Tap Done to finish.
Step 3; Check the transferred photos on your iPhone/iPad.
As mentioned above, while transferring files from computer to iPad with iTunes, the existing data on your iPad might be erased. These erased files can’t be recovered anymore. Besides, when it comes to contacts, calendars, after sync, the data on computer and iPad would be kept the same. Here are the detailed steps to share movies, photos, music, podcasts, etc. from computer to your iPad via iTunes.
After the process completes, the selected movies should be synced to your iPad. You can go to the corresponding apps on your iPad to check them. If you still need to transfer more data to iPad from your PC, just repeat these steps.
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