transferring films between 2 ipad pros

nickafc1903

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Aug 29, 2008
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Hi,

I have an origional ipad pro 12.9 and will be picking up a new one on holiday. Is there a way to wirelessly send films fom one ipad to the other as will not have access to itunes.

any help would be appreciated.
 

ericwn

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Apr 24, 2016
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Have you actually tried this? I’m sure the stock app won’t airdrop anything. iOS devices don’t share media files with other users for music or videos.

If the files are in the movie app the iPad comes with, it will probably need iTunes. If these movie were bought from Apple they might be downloadable through the iTunes Store app.
 

JP913

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Sep 18, 2014
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Well, if you don’t have access to iTunes, will you have access to Airdrop? A movie file will run you hundreds of MBs, if not a gig or two. That’s no easy task over LTE or 4G, if it even allows you to transfer at all.

Why won’t you have access to iTunes on the new iPad?
 

charlituna

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Jun 11, 2008
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Hi,

I have an origional ipad pro 12.9 and will be picking up a new one on holiday. Is there a way to wirelessly send films fom one ipad to the other as will not have access to itunes.

any help would be appreciated.
Define films. Because transferring purchased movies is different than transferring videos you filmed with the camera
 

subjonas

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Feb 10, 2014
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Yeah it seems like it should be very straightforward to move a movie/show/song from one of your devices to another, but nope. If you’re doing it the Apple way, you need a third computer with iTunes. Which is bad if, say, you’re on an airplane and decide you want move a movie from your iPhone to your iPad—impossible (unless your brought your laptop with iTunes). It’s things like this that shows Apple hasn’t yet fully graduated iOS devices from being adjunct, or they’re blindly assuming everybody only streams AND always has internet connection, which is not the case.
 
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