Transferring files from iPad to iMac

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by baxlobs, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. baxlobs macrumors regular

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    I am sure there should be some straightforward way to do this, but cannot find out how.

    I need to transfer some Pages documents from my wife's iPad to my iMac. We can e-mail some of them, but they are quite large with lots of photos embedded and some just won't e-mail.

    Is there some way using the cable? We do back up her iPad to the Mac.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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  3. baxlobs thread starter macrumors regular

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    The iPad is my wife's and she and I have different Apple IDs. How can that work?
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Easiest way would be to set up a user account for your wife on the iMac. I have this setup on my iMac, and it works very well.
     
  5. baxlobs thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I will try that.
     
  6. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Yes. This. Love the iCloud thing. Wherever I open a file it's always the latest one. If there at some docs that I only want stored on the rMBP then I save them and work with them locally. Perfect system. :)
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Not only does it sync, but I can have a document open on both the iMac and iPad, and if I make changes on one, the other updates real time. It's so smooth. People are always saying they want iPads to run OS X, but that's not what's needed, what is needed is for more apps to work like Pages. Seamless transition from one device to the other, so it truly doesn't matter which device you are working on!
     

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