Transferring Files

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by krawfo, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. krawfo macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    Forgive this newbie question but I'm trying to figure out how to transfer some pdf files to my iPad 3. I will be traveling and probably won't have access to wifi or 3g so I need the files stored on the iPad.
    Any suggestions much appreciated.
  2. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    Just hook up your iPad to iTunes and then drag the pdf files to it. Go to the iBooks app on your iPad, click on the "Collections" button to switch from books to pdf.
  3. John Adams macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2012
    Fort Worth, TX USA
    Too bad you can't just drag and drop files into an Apple device like you can with any other. That is one thing I certainly miss about my Android. Apple has you by the balls with iTunes.
  4. krawfo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    Pure3D2, thanks for the help. It worked like a champ :D
  5. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    iTunes manages the iPad but it's harly more draconian than "drag and drop". As long as you have the "manually manage" button checked on the iPad (bypassing "sync") then you're just dragging and dropping (albeit on the iTunes window). Not particularly cumbersome.
  6. JMG macrumors 6502a


    May 4, 2006
    Quick and dirty is to just email it to yourself. Then from the mail app you can move them over to ibooks. I do it all the time.

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