By AOMEI / Last Updated September 27, 2020

Need to transfer files from Windows PC to iPad

Try to transfer files from computer to iPad? For iPad users, they might want to import photos, songs, videos and more to iPad so that they can enjoy them freely on iPad such as the below one.

I like watching movies on iPad when I am on a trip or lying in bed. It is easy and convenient. However, most of my favorite movies had been downloaded on my Windows computer, so I decided to copy movies to iPad for later use. Is there any way to do that? Thanks very much!

- Question from Apple Community

If you have the same need or problem, please check out the following contents to learn how to transfer files from Windows PC to iPad.

#1 How to transfer files from PC to iPad with iTunes?

When your iPad is brand new, you can transfer files to it from PC with the syncing function of iTunes. If you have had this iPad for some time and synced some files before, then the later syncing operation will cause data loss on your iPad.

In this situation, you can use its “File Sharing” feature that allows users to conveniently and quickly transfer files between your computer and iPad. Below is how to use it to transfer files from Windows PC to iPad.

Step 1. Download and install the Windows version of iTunes on your computer. Connect your iPad Mini, Pro or Air to your computer using the USB cable that comes with your device.

Step 2. Open iTunes on your Windows PC, click the “iPad” button near the top left of the iTunes window.

Step 3. Click “File Sharing” under the Settings section in the left sidebar.

Files Sharing

Step 4. Now, you can see a list of apps that can transfer files between your iPad and computer. Then click an app to reveal its inside documents on the right side.

Choose App

Step 5. Click “Add” button on the right bottom. And in the subsequent window, choose files on your computer to transfer/add to the selected app on your iPad. You can choose individual files, a group of selected files, or a folder of files.

Add Files

Note: If you want to transfer a file from your iPad to your computer, please select the target file in the right list, click “Save,” select a location to save the file, then click “Save To”.

#2 How to transfer files from PC to iPad with AnyTrans?

The above detailed tutorial aims at telling you the way to sync files using iTunes. If you don’t want to use iTunes to transfer files to iPad from Windows PC and want to transfer movies to iPad, you can make use of a third-party program. Here you can try AnyTrans for iOS. It works well with Windows 10/8/7, all iPad series and iPad Air/Pro/Mini.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS on your Windows PC, and then connect your iPad to PC via a USB cable.

Step 2. Open the AnyTrans for iOS on your PC and you will see your iPad screen in AnyTrans, and just click the screen to drag files (photos,music,PDF, etc) from computer. Or you click the “Add Content to Device” shortcut button.

Step 3. Browse the folders of files on your PC, select specific folders and click the “Open” button to start transferring the selected files to your iPad.

Transfer Files From Pc To Ipad

#3 How to import files from PC to iPad with AOMEI MBackupper?

AOMEI MBackupper is the best and fastest iOS file transfer. You can use it to transfer photos, videos, and music between iPad and computer.

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper and connect iPad to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Select Transfer to iPhone at the bottom.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 3. Click the plus icon to select files from computer and then click Transfer to import files to iPad.

Select Files

Besides data transfer, AOMEI MBackupper is also the best iPhone data backup software. You can backup and restore photos, videos, music, contacts, and messages. More importantly, it can create a complete backup or incremental backup (only backup changed and added files) to save time and space. Backup iPhone and your data will be always safe.

Final words

File transfer between iPad and PC is something we all need in one moment. In this page, 3 methods of how to transfer files from PC to iPad are offered to you to sync files to iPad.

AOMEI MBackupper is the best file transfer for you because it is free and fast.

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