This article aims to tell you, that, how to transfer files from PC to iPad. So, If you have just purchased a new iPad recently, then this post is gonna be helpful for you. If you’re not aware, the new iOS 13 and iPad OS 13.2.2, lets you use external storage. You can connect the SD card with the Apple SD Card adapter. And, can connect your USB Drive and Hard Disk. But still, not all SSD and HDD works, so keep in mind. Also, you can transfer files directly into iPad local storage, from external storage devices.
As you know, iOS and iPad OS is a closed system. That means, cross-platform support still not available. If you’re a macOS user then, with AirDrop, you can wirelessly transfer files to the iPad. But, Windows users can’t. Even, if you connect iPad to Windows PC via Lightning Cable. You can’t able to transfer files into iPad Storage. Though, you can transfer some files from iPad to PC. But, here we want something vice-versa. So, in this article, I will try to tell you all possible methods to copy files from PC to iPad. And, these methods will work on all iPad models. Like, iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro. Just make sure your iPad OS is updated.
Transfer Files from PC to iPad/iPhone.
1. Transfer Files to iPad using iTunes.
You might already aware of this method to transfer files in Apple Devices. But, If you have purchased an iPhone or iPad first time. Then, this method might be useful for you. Though, If you’re here for some other methods, scroll down.
Step: 1 Install iTunes App from Microsoft Store.
Step: 2 After that, Connect your iPad to Windows PC via Lightning Cable or Type-C Cable. Make Sure the iPad is unlocked.
Step: 3 Do Open the iTunes App. “iTunes software license agreement” window might appear now, click on “Agree”.
Step: 4 iTunes Welcome screen will now appear. Click on “Agree”.
Now, Click on “Device” Icon. And, it will take you to the iPad Page. You will able to see all the information about your iPad.
Step: 5 Click on the “File Sharing” option from the left sidebar.
Step: 6 Now, from the middle of the iTunes Window, select the App, in which you want to add the file. (Basically, the file will get copied into that Apps Folder.)
Step: 7 Click on the “Add File” button, select files that you want to copy into the iPad. And, click on Open.
Note: The File type doesn’t need to correspond to the selected App. And, Apple’s Pages, Clips, GarageBand, KeyNotes, Numbers Apps comes with existing folders. Means, you can use them to store any Files. I want to transfer a movie, and, I use Infuse App to watch offline videos. So, I have selected that App.
Step: 8 Once you hit the open button. The copy process will get started. You can see the process bar in the upper-middle corner of iTunes Window. Once, the file gets copied, you can disconnect your iPad.
Important: After copying the file, you can click on the Sync button. It will Add the File in the selected App on your iPad.
2. Transfer files wirelessly using Infuse 6.
Although, to transfer files wirelessly there are many Apps available on App Store. And, maybe you already know about Xender and SHAREit. Yes, you can use any App from these two to transfer files to your iPad. But, these two Apps doesn’t allow us to transfer every file format. That’s why I am suggesting you Install Infuse 6 on your iPad or iPhone.
Infuse 6 is basically a highly rated powerful video player app for iOS devices. It can play any video format without any errors. Even, it allows to stream video stored on PC, Mac, and WiFi hard drive. It also comes with Google Cast and Airplay option. And, Apart from that, the file transfer feature also available in Infuse 6. You can transfer files via Browser and via FTP App. For File transfer, both computer and iPad should be on the same WiFi network.
Note: Initially, Infuse 6 is designed to transfer video files only. Means, if you transfer any file it will get store in the Infuse folder. But, you don’t have to worry about it. Just create a new folder in “On MY iPad”. And, with iPad/iPhone file manager you can move files in that folder.
Transfer Files from Windows PC to iPad using Infuse 6.
1. Install Infuse 6 App from App Store. Open App, and, give all required permissions.
2. Tap on Settings (Gear Icon) in the Infuse 6 App. And, On the left sidebar, you will able to see the “Add Files” option. Tap on it.
3. Now, you will able to see multiple ways to transfer files in your Apple Device.
Stay on the “Via Browser” page and you will able to see a Web Address with the Username Password to access.
Do open the Web Address shown in Infuse 6 App on your PC. Enter login details and click on Sign in.
4. To transfer files into your iPad, click on Add Files (“+” Icon).
Select Files that you want to transfer, and, click on Open. That’s it, the File transfer process will now get started.
5. Once File Transfer gets completed, Open File Manager > Infuse folder. And, move the transferred file into the respective folder of file type.
Note: There is one bad thing about this app. You can’t transfer files from iPad to PC. And, if you want that. Then, Xender or SHAREit might be the best options for you.
3. Use iCloud, to Transfer Files.
If you have a high-speed internet connection. Then, this method is gonna be best for you. iCloud basically allow users to store data like photos, music, documents on remote servers. So that, users can download it on iPad OS, iOS, macOS and even on Windows Devices. So, to transfer files from Windows PC to your iPad. You need to upload the file on iCloud Drive through the Web Browser. And, you can download that file locally in your iPad by going into Files > iCloud Drive. This whole process is super easy.
1. Open https://www.icloud.com/ in your web browser. (Can use Chrome.)
2. Now, Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and Password.
3. After entering login details, the two-factor authentication Window will appear.
4. Check your iPad/iPhone, you will able to see Sign in Request. Click on Allow, and an “Apple ID verification Code” will appear.
Enter that code in your Web Browser to Complete Sign in.
5. If you’re login first time in the Web browser in iCloud. Then, the “Trust this Browser” window might appear. You can click on “Not now” or “Trust”. It is completely your choice.
6. After that, the iCloud home screen will now appear. Click on iCloud Drive.
7. In iCloud Drive, Click on the file upload icon and select files to upload. And, Click on Open.
Note: Upload process will take time according to your Internet Speed and file size. I suggest you use the Internet Speed Meter for Windows 10. So that you will get to know your real-time upload speed.
8. Once, the file gets uploaded completely on iCloud Drive. Open the Files app on your iPad/iPhone. And, in iCloud Drive, you will able to see the uploaded file. You can download and move that file, to any other location.
4. Use Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.
Just like iCloud Drive, you can use Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. Apple devices do not come with a pre-installed Google Drive App. So, you have to install the App from the App store. After that, just open the Google Drive Sign-in page in PC. Log in with your Google Account details. Click on “New” and upload the file. And, you can view and download that file in your Apple device.
Summing – up.
So, these are the methods to transfer files from PC to iPad. If you want to transfer files using Cable, then iTunes is the best way. And, you can use Xender, SHAREit or Infuse 6, if you want to transfer wirelessly. And, if your PC and iPad are not on the same WiFi network. Then, iCloud Drive, Google Drive, and OneDrive is something, that you can use. That’s it if you know any other method, feel free to comment.