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How to Store Files on iPad?

Apple introduced a file sharing system to its iTunes multimedia management software in version 9.1; it allows you to copy files to and from specific applications installed on your iPad. This is useful for image manipulation apps, word processing, e-book readers, media players and any other iPad applications that can use, create and edit computer files. A compatible application for the files you're saving to the iPad must already be installed before iTunes allows you to send them to the device.

Save Files on iPad Tutorial

Step 1: Download and install iTunes

Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer, following the installation instructions detailed on the Apple website. Once installation is complete, launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Connect iPad to computer

Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and the iTunes will automatically recognize your iPad, it displays in iTunes left panel under "DEVICES" list. Click "iPad" from the "DEVICES" list.

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Step 3: Store Files on iPad

On iTunes top menu, click "App" tab. Select the application that's compatible with your files from the "Apps" list in the "File Sharing" section. A list of the application's files currently saved on the iPad is displayed in the "Documents" box to the right. In this step you can Transfer Files to iPad by clicking the "Add" button.

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Click "Add" button to open the source files destination, you can add one file or a folder to iTunes library, you can also directly drag and drop the files from your computer into the "Documents" box in iTunes. After done, the files will sync to iPad automatically, where they'll be available through the associated app.

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