How to Transfer Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone iPad

Summary

How to transfer files from external hard drive to iPhone or iPad without data loss? You can read this guide to get the exact solution.

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Sept. 20, 2016

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This all-around iOS data transfer tool can let you have a full control of your important files. Now download AnyTrans on computer and start to copy files from external hard drive to iPhone/iPad by following this guide.

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When talking about transferring files from computer or external hard drive to iPhone or iPad, most of us may try to use iTunes to make it. First add files to iTunes library and then sync the files to the device. But don’t you think the process is quite complicated? What's worse, it can erase the non-purchased items that stored on your device. Today, we will tell you an easier method to help you copy files from external hard drive to iPhone/iPad without losing any data. Here we go.

The Tool You Need

Transferring files from external hard drive to iPhone/iPad couldn’t be simpler with one professional iOS data manager named AnyTrans.

  • It can help you transfer selected files from external hard drive/computer to iPhone, iPad or iPod without wiping any existing data. It will convert files to iOS-supported format automatically.
  • It allows you transfer files from iDevice to external hard drive/computer/iTunes and vice versa, even to another iDevice freely.
  • It also supports managing and transferring music, ringtones, photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, books etc.

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How to Transfer Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone iPad

Step 1: Launch AnyTrans > Connect your device to computer > Plug in your external hard drive > Choose Add Content button on the homepage.

How to Transfer Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone iPad – Step 1

How to Transfer Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone iPad – Step 1

Step 2: Choose your external hard drive > Select the files you want to transfer > Click on Open.

How to Transfer Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone iPad – Step 2

How to Transfer Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone iPad – Step 2

Or you can also select the specific file type to add content to your iDevice. Here take books for example. Click on Books on the homepage > Click on "+" button > Choose your external hard drive and select the books you need > Click on Open.

How to Transfer Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone iPad

How to Transfer Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone iPad

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