How to Transfer Files from iPad to PC

How to transfer files from iPad to PC? This guide tells you a simple method to easily transfer any files from your iPad to Windows PC without iTunes.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2021

It is quite gratifying that we can easily sync files like Music, Photos, Movies, and iBooks from computer to iPad. Thanks to the new iPad’s retina display, reading, watching movies and showcasing photos on iPad become very delightful. If you want to copy your iPad files to your home computer without iTunes, you will not want to miss this guide.

Below a tutorial will show you a shortcut to transfer files from iPad to Windows PC. Absolutely, before starting the tutorial about how to transfer files from iPad to PC, you need to know the tool we’ll use first.

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The Tool We’ll Use

How do I transfer files from iPad to PC via USB? To transfer any kind of files from iPad to PC, you need to choose an efficient iPad to PC file transfer tool. And AnyTrans is the tool that meets all your needs.

  • It supports transferring more than 20 kinds of iOS contents from iPad to PC, including Music, Photos, Videos, Text Messages, Movies, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, etc.
  • It allows you to restore files onto your iPad from PC/Mac without wiping data.
  • It’s compatible with all models of iPads, no matter the old iPad or new iPad Pro/Air/Mini.
  • It supports transferring files from the iPad to both Windows 10 and Mac OS (X).

How to Transfer Files from iPad to PC Computer with AnyTrans

Step 1. Install and run AnyTrans on your PC, and then connect your iPad to PC. Waiting for AnyTrans to load your iPad contents. If you want to transfer iPad files to PC quickly, click the Content to Computer shortcut.

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Transfer iPad Files to PC

Transfer iPad Files to PC

Step 2. Select the files you want to transfer from iPad to PC, set the destination on your computer, and then click the right arrow button to start. After it is done, the exported files will be stored in computer.

Choose the Files to Transfer

Choose the Files to Transfer

Step 3. When you finished your files transferring, you will see this page.

Transfer Process Completed

Transfer Process Completed

– With AnyTrans, you can transfer any kind of iOS content you like from iPad to PC, even the Music, Notes, Calendar and Videos that can’t be transferred by iTunes.

– This tutorial also can be applied to transfer files to computer from iPhone, iPod and iPod touch.

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How to Transfer Files from iPad to Windows PC with iTunes

For iOS users, iTunes is also a good way to transfer files from iPad to PC. Here are the steps below.

Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Connect your iPad to your computer and run iTunes.

Step 2. Click the iPad icon in iTunes.

How to Transfer Files from iPad to Windows PC with iTunes - Step 2

How to Transfer Files from iPad to Windows PC with iTunes – Step 2

Step 3. In the part of Backups, choose Automatically Back up to “This Computer”. Then click “Restore Backup” to start.

How to Transfer Files from iPad to Windows PC with iTunes - Step 3

How to Transfer Files from iPad to Windows PC with iTunes – Step 3

When the backing up process has finished, your iPad files are transferred to PC in the form of backup. Your iTunes backup files are in C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup. However, you cannot directly manage the iTunes backup File, so normally we recommend you applying method 1, with ease and no effort.

Transfer Files from iPad to PC without iTunes

After knowing the above two methods, you may have the same question: How do I transfer files from iPad to pc without iTunes? The answer is Yes. What you need just an Apple ID, and you can transfer the data you want from the iPad to the computer through iCloud. Please refer to the following steps:

What you need to know before doing that:

  1. Please ensure that you have enough storage space on your iCloud.
  2. Please sign in with the same Apple ID both on your iPad and computer.

1. Log in to iCloud on the iPad, enter your Apple account and password.

2. Click “Settings” > “iCloud Photo Library”.

2. On the computer, open iCloud.com with a browser and log in with your Apple ID.

3. You will see the file type you want to transfer in iCloud, select one or several items, and download them to your computer.

Transfer Files from iPad to PC with iCloud

Transfer Files from iPad to PC with iCloud

The Bottom Line

As you can see, it is easy enough to transfer files from iPad to PC. More than anything, AnyTrans supports transferring more than 20 kinds of iOS files and data among iDevices, computer, and iTunes library, even between two different iDevices. No matter what kind of files you want to transfer, no matter where you want to transfer to, iMobie AnyTrans can help you make it easily and quickly! Free Download AnyTrans to Explore More >

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