Sync question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Waterman316, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Waterman316 macrumors regular

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    does any one know, is it possible to upload videos from a external hard drive, straight to an iPad (iPad Pro 10.5”) without a computer? How would this be done? I’m trying to get rid of my laptop, since it’s old. Trading it in while I can still get a decent amount for it. Everything else is covered, and my iPad or iPhone can do what I need, this is the one thing I need to figure out how to do...thanks I advance!
     
  2. Waterman316 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. Wold I be able to accomplish the same thing by attaching my external hard drive to my wireless router? (AirPort Extreme)
     
  3. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    RAVPower provides its own iOS app so you can access files stored on SD cards or USB drives connected to the RAVPower FileHub.

    Dunno how you'll be able to access drives connected to the AirPort Extreme as I don't have one.
     
  4. Fatyank macrumors regular

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    Will this RAV Power download files to the internal storage of the iPad Pro if I’m using Readdle Documents app or does it send it to iCloud?
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    I've never tried using the RAVPower with Readdle. You can download to local storage though (files will be in the RAVPower app).
     
  6. Fatyank macrumors regular

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    Okay. I have a ton of files and photos on an old WD external hard drive. I want to move the majority of them to my iPad Pro 12.9/512gb so i can have them with me and be able to view without internet connection. Many files and photos now are in iCloud and google photos. I have great internet access but there are times I’m in places where i have no access even through my hotspot. I don’t have a lot of videos but no have several hundred vinyl albums that I want to copy and upload to google music. I can then download to listen offline
     
  7. Papanate macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps attach the hard drive to a router and Air Drop.
     
  8. Waterman316 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I connected an old external hard drive to my AirPort Extreme and downloaded an app called file explorer. Can connect to the hard drive and see what’s on it. I put an old tax return on it, as it was all that was on my computer to test it, hard drive was empty...I can open the tax return from the hard drive on my iPad, and was able to download the file onto the iPad from the hard drive. Unsure if it will work out with media files though. Worse case I will go with the ravpower method suggested above...now if only I could find my damn external hard drive that has all my media on it.

    Seriously though, thanks for the advice and the tips.
     
  9. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    You can only airdrop between Apple devices.
     
  10. Papanate macrumors 6502

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    That's right - well then just attach the HardDrive to the Network and drag and drop it via peer to peer.
     

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