You’d love to learn about advanced methods for transferring files from PC to iPad, right?
Problem is, it’s not an as easy job for everyone, I mean for cross platform users.
You’re not even sure how to do and what to do?
The good news?
Below you’ll find 7 advanced methods which will help you with all your queries regarding transferring files from PC to iPad.
Transferring files from Pc to iPad or an iOS device is the most mind puzzling and boring task with numerous steps that you have to follow. It takes a proper point to point processing with a lots of time. To solve the problem of time wastage and technical arrangements, we will provide you advance methods within in few seconds.
The 6 methods that we will provide you here for easily transferring files from your PC to iPad or an iOS device.
All these methods are Tried and Tested methods for iOS devices. If you are using a iOS operating system device like iPad, iPhone or a Mac then these methods will definitely work for you and make transferring files from PC to iPad effortless. Let’s get started…..
- 1 7 best methods for transferring files from PC to iPad or any iOS devices.
7 best methods for transferring files from PC to iPad or any iOS devices.
Without using iPad or cloud service.
1) By using Email
Today everyone has 2 to 4 email account, how many accounts do you have??? We are using email accounts for various purpose like; for business or as a personal mail box etc. You can also use email accounts for transferring files from PC to iPad, for this you have to use the attachment option given on the top bar of your email account write message dialogue box.
If you are a new user and don’t know how to use email for file transfer. These are the steps that surely help you for transferring files for the first time:-
- Open your email account on your phone or you can open your email account on your computer.
- After that, start writing a new email.
- Address it to an email address that is accessed on your iPad or any other iOS device that you have.
- After that click on Attach file option, and then select the file you want to transfer. The “attach files” button is sometimes a paper clip icon.
- Now send the message, and it’s done your file is transferred.
- Open the email account on which you have sent the email to your iPad.
- Tap the message you sent to yourself.
- Click on the attachment(s) to open them. The file(s) will download first and then open in preview mode in the mail app. Or open in an app that supports them.
With the help of cloud services
Dropbox, a virtual place or storage area for your computer where you can save all your files, photos, videos and docs and constantly update them. Anything that you saved in your Dropbox account will automatically show up on your PC, phone or in Dropbox website.
You can invite your friends, teammates, and colleague by sharing a link to your folder, after that both of you can edit file together. These are the steps for sharing files from your computer to other devices:-
- Sign in your Dropbox account by using the Official link
- After clicking on the link or entering the link address on your web browser, it will open Dropbox home page then click on sign in, enter your Microsoft account email and password, click on submit button.
- If you don’t have a Dropbox account click to get Dropbox account.
- There is a blue button in the top right corner of your windows click on it. It is “Upload files” button or if already you have a specific folder click on the folder in which you would like to save your data.
- Click on Choose files.
- Select the file or folder you would like to transfer to iPad, and then click on Open or Choose.
- Sign in your Dropbox account in you iPad. If OneDrive is not on your iPad, you can search for it in an apple store and install.
- Click on the file you saved. If you saved it into a folder, click on the folder first.
- If you are accessing file for the first time you’ll need to be connected to the internet.
- Tap ( ••• ) this option is available in the upper-right corner of the screen. Then click on make available offline.
- Now your files are saved locally on your iPad and cloud storage, where you can edit it and view without any connection to the internet source.
3) Using Google Drive
Google drive is an alternative option for Dropbox from Google. It’s a good option for Google interface lovers for storing their files, presentation, PDF and all other sources of data. The data stored here is easily shared with your friends and colleagues by following these steps:-
- Sign In your Google drive account on your phone or on your PC by using the Official link then sign In your account after entering your email and password. ( Create one if you don’t have an account by clicking on the create account option )
- Click on “NEW” option, the blue button in the upper-left corner of the window. If you already have a folder, want to save file into that specific folder, click on it and save your file over there.
- Click on File upload.
- Click on Open or Choose. After selecting the file or folder that you’ll like to upload.
- Open Google Drive. Sign in you Google drive account in you iPad.
- If Google drive app is not installed on your iPad then you can download it from Apple Store.
- Then select the file or folder that you have just saved. From “Quick Access” in the upper-left corner of the screen. If you are transferring for the first time stay connected to the internet.
- Click ( ⋮ ) It’s in the upper-right corner of the screen. Then Slide “Available offline” to the “On” (blue) position. This icon is available next to round icon with a white check mark.
- It will take time according to the length of the file. Once the file is downloaded or available offline on your iPad as well as on your Google Drive’s cloud-based server. Then you can view and edit offline files without an Internet connection.
4) iCloud Drive
iCloud drive is introduced by Apple as a storage and sharing platform. It’s similar platform for storing and sharing files, documents, and other data, as previous options.
These are the steps which you have to follow for transferring files from PC to iPad or any other iOS device:-
- Sign in your iCloud account on your Pc or phone using the link
- Enter your Apple ID and password, and then click on the arrow in the password field.
- Click on iCloud Drive to create or save a new file. If there is a specific folder in which you would like to save your file, click on it.
- There is an upward pointing arrow at the top of your window. Click on that “Upload” icon.
- Click on Open or Choose. After selecting the file you’d like to upload.
- Open the iCloud Drive app on your iPad. If prompted, follow the on-screen prompts configure iCloud to or sign in.
- Click on the document you just saved, or click on the folder first in which you saved the document. For the transferring process, it’s important for you to be online.
5) Using Microsoft OneDrive for iPad
OneDrive is a file hosting service which allows the user to store files, documents and other personal data like BitLocker keys. You can share a file or access it from your phone or web browser.
These are the steps for transferring file through OneDrive:-
- Sign in your OneDrive account by entering your Microsoft account Email and password.
- Now Select the location where you would like to save your files. You can also save your files into a folder for that you have to first, click on that folder.
- Click on ↑Upload. It’s in the upper-left center of the window.
- Click on Open or Choose. After selecting the file you wish to upload.
- Open the OneDrive app on your iPad and sign in.
- Click on the file that you have saved to OneDrive. If you saved it into a folder, Select the folder first.
- Tap ( ⋮ ) it’s in the upper-right corner of the screen. Then click on make available. This option is next to a parachute icon. Be online in the whole process till it finished downloading.
- Once the file is saved locally on your iPad or in cloud storage, then you can view and edit it without an Internet connection.
Method using iTunes
iTunes is a media management software for both Mac and Windows user launched by Apple. You can use it to manage your media files like songs, videos, document, and PDF etc.
If you are familiar with iTunes then these steps are for you, it will help you out for transferring files from PC to iPad easily:-
- First, you have to Connect your iPad to your computer by using the USB cable, that came with your device, connect the one end of USB to your computer and the other end to your iPad’s charging port.
- Open iTunes on the computer.
- Then click on your iPad’s icon that lies on the upper-left part of the iTunes window.
- Click on Apps. It lies in the left panel of your window.
- Scroll down and select the app in which you want to view the document on your iPad in the “File Sharing” section of the iTunes window.
- Click on Add icon.
- Use the dialog box to navigate the document you want to save on your iPad, and then select the document.
- Click on Add. Then the file will save on your iPad. To view a saved file on your iPad, open the app in which you save your file.
Note: Only certain apps, such as Word for iPad and Pages, are able to accept iTunes file transfers.
7) Available Apps
Above we have discussed the most used and easiest method for transferring files from PC to iPad, there are many other ways that you can use to share files. There are many apps available in the market that helps you in transferring a file from your Pc to iPad.
Let’s check 2 of them.
- AnyTrans: You can use this tool for transferring large media files like movies and videos it’s also a good for transferring files to iPad. This tool is available for both the platforms, so it’s may help you out in a transfer of data.
- TunesGo: It’s another good option for transferring of media files like music, videos, files, contacts and etc. It also helps you to take a backup, manage your files and an easy recovery process.
TunesGo is best for any phone to phone file transfer and fully compatible with iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 and iPad.