iTunes 12: No file transfer to apps possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by desertman, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. desertman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 14, 2008
    Arizona, USA
    In previous versions of iTunes it was possible to transfer i. e. PDF files directly to Acrobat Reader on iPad/iPhone (and many other files to other apps, too).

    In iTunes 12 I do not see this possibility anymore. Has Apple really eliminated this, or do I just not find it?

    Greetings - desertman
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    The pdf/books transfer feature will magically reappear if you uninstall and delete iBooks from your Mac. There are several threads in this forum on how to do so. However, iBooks is the Apple preferred route these days, so a new copy of it will likely keep cropping up with every significant OS update.
  3. desertman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 14, 2008
    Arizona, USA
    Interesting, thanks. However, the main question is: will I then be able again to transfer certain files directly to certain apps (i. e. PDFs to Acrobat Reader, media files to VLC, Soulver files to Soulver, and more).

    Apple used to call this "File Sharing" and described this here: Is there still file sharing between Mac OS X and iOS for certain apps?


    The answer is: Yes, there is still file sharing. I found it, and it is pretty much the same than before. I guess I did not see that because in general iTunes 12 has become so awfully different and unintuitiv than it was before.
  4. wessamfathi macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2015
    Well, do you mind describing where did you find it? I'm using iTunes 12 and cannot find File Sharing anywhere.
  5. ob1knorrb macrumors newbie


    Dec 2, 2015
    It took me awhile to find this, not intuitive. This was on Windows, but Mac might be the same. After you click on "Apps" and they show up on the right hand side of the screen, click somewhere in the white space outside of the boxes that show the list of Apps and the Home Screens, then scroll down using a scroll wheel or dragging on a touch pad. The problem I had was that the scroll bar way on the far right edge wasn't visible on my monitor when I had Itunes maximized so I didn't realize that whole section could be scrolled, I was trying to scroll just within the Apps box itself, which I suspect is what others are doing as well.
  6. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2012
    yes it's the same on the Mac, it was always there, same spot.. but iTunes have a messy layout, I hope they will re-design it some day.

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