How to Transfer Files from Laptop to iPad 2?

iPad is great for movies, music, games and ebooks. When you get a new iPad or iPad 2, you may want to move files and data from laptop to iPad. Check out this detailed tutorial on how to transfer files from laptop to iPad.

Actually there are various methods for moving documents between your laptop and your iPad 2. You can use iTunes, or any third party application for the data migration, you can upload documents and files on your computer or laptop to a hosting service then download directly onto your iPad, or you can send files through email and download these email attachments to your iPad or iPad 2.

This guide shows you steps to Sync files from Laptop to iPad 2 with iTunes and without iTunes.

Sync files from Laptop to iPad 2 with iTunes

transfer files from laptop and computer to ipad 2 Step 1:  Start iTunes. Link up your iPad 2 to your laptop with the USB dock cable.

Step 2:  Choose your iPad 2 from the “Devices” list in the iTunes Library column on the left pane.

Step 3: Under the iPad section, you will see Music, Movies, TV Shows, Books, etc. Now if you want to transfer songs, videos, movies or apps, then select the respective tabs.

Step 4: Make sure that the checkbox on the top in the respective tab is selected. When all is et, apply and confirm the sync.

Now you can how to get files on your computer or laptop to be synced and transferred to your iPad 2.

In fact you can make use of the auto sync feature in iTunes, so every time you connect your iPad or iPad 2 with a computer, files will be sync automatically. To turn on auto sync for your iPad, connect the iPad and select it on the left side of iTunes. On the “Summary tab at the top, check “Open iTunes when this iPad is connected” You can also go thru the tabs and check sync “contacts, calendars, mail”, Apps, Movies, Music, Tv shows, Podcasts, books, and photos depending on what you want to do.

This autosync feature is the simple and effective way to puts a copy of every song, podcast, and video in your iTunes library right onto your iPad.

Transfer files from Laptop to iPad 2 without iTunes

Step1. Download the Wireless Transfer App from App Store. Then install it to your iPad2.

Step2.Launch the Wireless Transfer app and you will find the http address at the bottom of the screen as shown on the above screenshot.

Step3. Open a web browser in your laptop and type the address exactly as the same as the address on your iPad2.

Step4. Click the Upload button on the top right corner of the webpage. Select the files ready to be uploaded from your laptop. Then the files will be downloaded to your iPad very quickly.

This is a wireless method. Taking advantage of Wi-Fi network, Wireless Transfer App can transfer photos and videos between laptop, computers and Apple devices. You can transfer photos and videos with Wireless Transfer App from iPad to iPad, from iPad to iPhone, from iPhone to iPad, from iPhone to iPhone, from iPhone to Mac, from PC to iPad, etc. There is no need for cable or extra software.

Related iPad tutorials:

How to Transfer Photos to iPad from your Computer?
How to Transfer music to ipad?
How to Sync Video to iPad with iTunes?
How to rip DVD to iPad video on Mac?


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