How to Transfer Files to iPad from a Computer?

Transferring Files to iPad from a Computer

You may sometimes find yourself wanting to transfer files from your computer to your iPad in order to access them on the go or show them to others. This article will provide a detailed guide on how to transfer files to iPad from a computer.

Method 1: Using iCloud

  • Open your web browser and go to
  • Log in with your Apple ID and password.
  • Click on ‘iCloud Drive’ from the home screen.
  • Drag and drop the files you wish to transfer to your iPad.
  • Go to the Settings app on your iPad and open the iCloud section.
  • Tap ‘iCloud Drive’ and switch it on.
  • Open the iCloud Drive app and your files should now appear.

Method 2: Using iTunes

  • Connect your iPad to your computer.
  • Open iTunes and click on the ‘iPad’ icon.
  • Go to the ‘File Sharing’ section located under the ‘Settings’ tab.
  • Select the app where you wish to transfer the files.
  • Click ‘Add File’ or ‘Add Folder’ and select the item you wish to transfer.
  • You can now find the file in the app on the iPad.

Method 3: Using AirDrop

  • Make sure that AirDrop is enabled on both your devices – on iPad, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and open Control Center, then tap AirDrop.
  • On Mac, open a new Finder window, then click AirDrop on the left sidebar.
  • Select the file you wish to transfer from your computer.
  • Drag the file to the AirDrop panel.
  • Select your iPad from the list of devices – it should now appear in AirDrop.
  • Your file will now appear in the Downloads folder on the iPad.

Following the above steps will ensure that you can easily transfer files to iPad from a computer. With this method, you will be able to access your files on-the-go and share them with others with ease.


Mostafa Saady, Egyptian Software Engineer, supersonic self-learner and teacher, fond of learning and exploring new technologies and science. As a self-taught professional I really know the hard parts and the difficult topics when learning new or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enables me to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics.

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