Want to transfer files from PC/Laptop to iPad? This guide will show you ways to transfer photos, songs, contacts, music, etc from PC to iPad.

Best Ways to Transfer Files to iPad from PC or Laptop

Try to transfer files from PC to iPad? When having an iPad, you may like to import music, videos, and photos and more to it now and then, you can enjoy them freely. But, it’s not easy to do that. If your iPad is new, you can add files to it by just syncing iTunes with it. What if you have had this iPad for some time? If you still do that, you will lose some data on your iPad. It’s annoying, especially when the files on your iPad are original.

How to Transfer Files from PC to iPad

But dont' worry, here in this article, we will bring you the best ways of how to transfer files from PC to iPad. Vast of other services can be used for file transfer, and this article will present you six ways. Transferring files is something we all need in one moment, whether it is music transfer, sharing videos, back up your contacts or for other files. Every solution has its own benefits. Besides, We will introduce you with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS), which is also one of the best solutions when it comes to transfer files from PC to iPad. Carefully watch next several methods of how to transfer files from PC to iPad.

Part 1: Transfer Files from PC to iPad Using iPad Transfer Tool

A good way of transferring files to your iPad is using iTunes, but we will present here the easier solution, and probably even better than you used in previous actions! Follow the next few steps on how to transfer files from computer to ipad with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) instead of iTunes.

First of all, download dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) in your computer to transfer files from PC to iPad. Then, follow us to check out the simple steps below. Here, just take the Windows version as an example.

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Transfer Music, Photos, Videos to iPod/iPhone/iPad without iTunes

  • Transfer, manage, export/import your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, Apps etc.
  • Backup your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, Apps etc. to computer and restore them easily.
  • Transfer music, photos, videos, contacts, messages, etc from one smartphone to another.
  • Transfer media files between iOS devices and iTunes.
  • Fully compatible with iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10, iOS 11 and iPod.
Available on: Windows Mac
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Step 1. Run the iPad Transfer Program

Download and install dr.fone on your computer. Start it and select Transfer. Now connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and the software will automatically recognize your iPad.

transfer files from pc to ipad without iTunes- Start PC to iPad Transfer

Step 2. Transfer Files from PC to an iPad

Here I’d like to share you how to transfer music, videos, playlist, photos and contacts to your iPad one by one.

Choose "Music" category at the top of the main interface, and you'll see different sections of audio files in the left sidebar, along with the contents in the right part. Now click the "Add" button, and select "Add File or Add Folder" to add music files from your computer to iPad. If the music files are not compatible with iPad, the program will help you to convert them.

how to transfer files from pc ipad - Transfer Music from PC to iPad

Note: This PC to iPad transfer platform is fully compatible with iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2 and iPad Pro.

It’s the same to import videos to your iPad. Click "Videos">"Movies" or "TV Shows" or "Music Videos" or "Home Videos">"Add".

transfer files to ipad from pc - Trasfer Videos

You can also create new playlist on your iPad directly with the help of dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). You only need to right-click on one playlist, and choose "New Playlist" to create a new playlist on your computer.

how to transfer files from computer ipad - New Playlist

If you intend to copy favorite photos from PC to your iPad, you should click "Photos" tab. Camera Roll and Photo Library will show up in the left sidebar. Click the Add button, and select Add File or Add Folder to add music files from computer.

transfer files to ipad - Add Photos from PC to iPad

If you prefer to use iPad to do your job, you may want to transfer contacts in it. To import contacts, you just need to click "Information" and then "Contacts" tab. Click the Import button in the window, and you'll see several options: from vCard File, from CSV File, from Windows Address Book, and from Outlook 2010/2013/2016.

manage files from pc to ipad - Import Contacts from PC to iPad

Note: At present, the Mac version doesn’t support transferring contacts from PC to iPad.

That’s the tutorial about how to transfer files from computer to iPad. Now, just download this computer to iPad transfer to have a try!

Key Features of dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

  • Directly transfer music, videos, contacts and photos between iOS and Android devices.
  • Transfer audio and video from iDevice to iTunes and PC.
  • Import and convert music and video to iDevice friendly formats.
  • Make any photos or video from Apple devices or PC to GIF images
  • Delete photos/videos by batch with a single click.
  • De-duplicate the repeated contacts
  • Selectively transfer exclusive files
  • Fix & optimize ID3 tags,covers,song information
  • Export & Backup text messages, MMS & iMessages
  • Import & Export contacts from major address books
  • Transfer music, photos without iTunes restrictions
  • Perfectly backup/restore iTunes library.
  • Be compatible with all iOS devices, including iPhone 7 (Plus), iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, etc.
  • Fully compatible with iOS 11

Part 2. Transfer Files from PC to iPad Using iTunes

Follow the next steps in order to learn how to transfer file from PC to iPad with iTunes.

Step 1. To start the process, you have to connect your iPad to your computer via USB cable. In the menu, select iPad the iPad icon.

Step 2. Add music to iTunes Library from your PC. After doing so, on the left side will be listed all the files available for transfer. Click on Music and select the ones you wish to transfer

Step 3. Check Sync music which will make iTunes synchronize music to iPad. Here, you can select a category in which you want to transfer files. Simply enter it and select files for transfer.

Step 4. When it is done, you need to click on "Apply or Sync" in order to finish the process and select all the files you wish to transfer.

Transfer Files from PC to iPad with iTunes

You may like to find out more here: How to Transfer Files from iPad to PC

Part 3: Transfer Files from PC to iPad Using iCloud Drive

For those who wants to transfer their files with iCloud drive, here is the answer.

Step 1. First, you need to have the iCloud. In order to work, you have to make sure your PC operating system is Windows 7 or later version. Next, you can download iCloud from Apple website and you should have an Apple account.

Step 2. Open iCloud on your PC

Step 3. In order to share files with your iPad, you have to drag files to iCloud Drive Folder. Keep in mind that free accounts are limited to 5GB.

Step 4. When your files are done with transfer, enter the files through the applications that are used to open them.

Transfer Files from computer to iPad with iCloud Drive - Transfer Documents

Part 4: Transfer Files from PC to iPad with Dropbox

For those who uses Dropbox to transfer files, the following content should be carefully read. We will assume that you already have an account, and if you do not have it, you should create it. Here, you are limited to 2GB of space.

Step 1. Install Dropbox on your PC or laptop

Step 2. When you want to transfer files, simply drag them to Dropbox folder

Step 3. Next thing you should do is install Dropbox application on your iPad. When you finished download, log in with your account.

Step 4. Open the file you wish to use.

Transfer Files from PC to iPad Dropbox

Part 5: Transfer Files from PC to iPad using Google Drive

Using Google drive is probably one of the easiest ways due to the fact that many users already have created accounts. We will teach you how to transfer data from PC to iPad by using Google Drive in next steps. We will assume you are logged in on your PC with your Google account. 15 GB of space is there to help you, for free.

Step 1. Drag the files you want to transfer to your iPad int Google Drive website window. They will be automatically uploaded.

Step 2. Download and install Google Drive from App Store on your iPad.

Step 3. When it is done, log into your account and tap the files you previously uploaded

Transfer Files from PC to iPad using Google Drive

Part 6: Transfer Files from PC to iPad by Email

Using Email for file transfer is not demanding as you are sending an email to yourself. In next steps, we will show you how to email files from one to your another account. Also, if you do not have two accounts, you have to create one extra.

Step 1. Depending on the program you use, the interface can be vary, but they will all have the "Attach" button. Find it and select it in order to choose the files you wish to transfer. Small disadvantage to this procedure is that they are limited to max. 30MB.

Step 2. Send the message to yourself

Step 3. Open the message and simply download the attached files.

Transfer Files from PC to iPad using Email

After you read all the methods we presented to you for transfering files to your iPad from your PC or laptop, it is up to you to choose the best solution your need. If you have to transfer large files or great number of them, probably the best solution is Google Drive as he offers 15Gb of space. If you have one small file that needs to be transfered, email is best option. Nevertheless, connecting your iPad with PC with a iPad Transfer program in order to transfer files, we recommend dr.fone - Transfer (iOS), as it is proven to be the best in that field. It offer various features and for sure can satisfy all the needs you have.

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