Can a iPad2 copy from usb flash drive

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by ant2009, May 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello,

    Before I purchase my iPad2. I am just wondering can I copy files to it using a USD flash drive?

    I know that the iPad2 doesn't have a usb port. I am just wondering if there any adapter that can be plugged in so that I can copy my files across?

    Many thanks for any suggestions,
     
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    alust2013

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    There is not, unfortunately. You have to copy any music, pictures, videos or apps through a computer.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    use dropbox.....works perfect getting stuff in and out
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Yep... I do this on the iPhone all the time. Works great!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I was thinking that dropbox was the only answer. The only problem is that the files are very large 300+MB. Its just so inconverient that I would have to use a computer to upload the files, then download them again on my the iPad.

    Thanks
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Some pictures and videos can be transferred to the iPad using the Camera Connection Kit. Once the iPad 2 is jailbroken I *think* you can use iFile in conjunction with the CCK. I didn't have the CCK when I had my jailbroken iPad 1.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Camera Kit - the useless thing

    Purchased the camera kit in hope it would be useful with ipad2. So far it is a waste. Tried with any of my usb drives - to no availl. Not recognized!
    Despite FAT32, despite DCIM folder etc. Waiting for jailbreak...

    So far installed Connectify (WiFi router) and Mangoose (one file http server) on my PC - so I can at least view a collection of photos from the PC. When I have a time - will write an html "wrapper" for it so I can browse the photos from my PC in a nice way.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I assume you mean video files if they are that large in size. In any case, music is easy enough to sync through iTunes but yeah that you'd likely have to u/l.. Large PDFs I wirelessly send through Goodreader off my storage HDD or USB.

    You can wirelessly play video files on an HDD backup or USB drive connected to your computer (without having to u/l the file) and then either watch it or convert->save the video to the iPad. Air video is pretty darnn cheap at $3.
     
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