Resolved Safety question regarding app file sharing

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sjpetry, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. sjpetry, Jul 29, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011

    sjpetry macrumors 65816

    sjpetry

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    #1
    Hi everyone. I have a question due to privacy concerns.

    When sharing a file with iTunes to an iPad, does it simply create a copy of the file on the iPad or is another file created and kept within iTunes?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

    HengenJL

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    depends on the type of file you are attempting to add to your iPad.

    Music/Movies/Apps/eBooks(epub,pdf) are kept within iTunes itself. photos are not stored within iTunes.

    if you are really concerned about the file security I would recommend using an app such as Goodreader which allows you to add files to the app through either wifi or drag and drop the files into the app via iTunes. the files are not stored within iTunes, you just use iTunes to access the Goodreader app.
     
  3. sjpetry thread starter macrumors 65816

    sjpetry

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    I forgot to mention I am using goodreader. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. CuppyCake macrumors member

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    Dropbox

    Can you comment on Dropbox regarding security?
     
  5. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

    HengenJL

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    I use Dropbox quite frequently and have no issues with their security. Yes Dropbox itself has access to my files but they have admitted that they only have this capability in case they need to restore the files in case something happens to a users Dropbox.
     

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