transferring films between 2 ipad pros

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nickafc1903, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. nickafc1903 macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2008

    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.
  2. PJivan macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2015
  3. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    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.
  4. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Yeah it depends on where the movie files are. Airdrop is your best bet if it allows you.
  5. JP913 macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2014
    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?
  6. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Define films. Because transferring purchased movies is different than transferring videos you filmed with the camera
  7. subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014
    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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