iPad transfering files from my iPad3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zoran, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    I want to transfer some photos and videos that are located on my iPad3. Is it possible that the iPad can appear as a drive on my mac or through the ethernet as a shared computer or folders?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I use Dropbox for situations like this. It works extremely well.
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Isnt there any other way apart DropBox? What about the ways (drive, shared folders) im talking about?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There's no way to connect your iPad to an ethernet network. There is also no method I'm aware of that will allow you to browse your iPad's contents on the Mac across your network. Why not use something like Dropbox? It's free and very efficient for this purpose.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Take a look at the iOS app File Connect. It will do what you want.
     
  6. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I like my privacy, thats why i don't approve of DropBox or any other similar option. What about using the usb cable?
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If the pictures and videos are in your camera roll, I believe you can import them with iPhoto.

    If they are in another app, use iTunes to copy the files to your Mac.
     
  8. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Can i transfer them using iPhoto/iTunes through the wifi ethernet network?
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You mean a wifi local network? (Ethernet is a type of cable)

    I don't think you can do that natively, but there might be apps that do that. For instance, I have an app called File Browser that lets you transfer files between shared network drives and the iPad. Not sure if it's the right tool for transferring photos though.

    Oh, wait, I do have an app that might do what you want, as far as photos are concerned. Bit of a hassle to setup, but once you set it up, you just run the app to transfer your pictures and videos from your camera roll to your computer over wifi.
    http://www.map-pin.com/media-transfer/
     

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