All the iPad users want to make full use of their device, and save as many files as possible in the iPad. Most iPad users know how to sync files to iPad with iTunes, and how to export the photos and videos to computer with iPhoto. However, when it comes to storing files on iPad, such as the Word document or other files, some iPad users may have no good ideas on how to add files to iPad.

Part 1: Some Methods to Store Files on iPad

In fact, iPad users have several ways to store files on iPad, and they can use apps or software to make it possible. As is known, Microsoft has released its office kit app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, so the users can download the Office app, and then use iTunes to sync the Word, Excel or PowerPoint to iPad. With the Office app, iPad users are not only able to save Word documents, Excels and PowerPoint files on iPad, but also manage them with no efforts.

The cloud service apps can also be helpful for the users to store files on iPad. Besides iCloud, iPad users can also use Dropbox, Google Drive and so on to save files. Setting Dropbox as an example, iPad users are able to upload the files to the cloud, and then they can view them both on their iPad and computer. Dropbox is easy to use, and it offers 2GB for free. iPad users only need to install the app on their iPad and computers, and then drag and drop the files into the Dropbox folder, then they can view the files on their iPad.

If you have used an Apple product before, you’ll be familiar with the iPad. When you want to add files to iPad , you will need the help of iTunes. iTunes will help you sync music, movies and so on to iPad mini easily, and it allows you to go to iTunes Store to purchase the media files you want. If you want to sync music to iPad with iTunes, you only need to connect iPad to computer with USB cable and use iTunes to store files on iPhone.

After the synchronization, you’ll get the music files in your iPad. Before syncing with iTunes, the application will ask you whether you want to remove the contents on your iPad and sync with iTunes, that is to say, if you sync music to iPad with iTunes, you’ll lose the available songs in your iPad.

Part 2: How to Add Files to iPad with Leawo iTransfer

So you may not want to use iTunes to add files to iPad. At this moment, the iPad transfer software will provide you much help. Leawo iTransfer is a multifunctional iPad transfer program that enables users to transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and computers. The following guidance will introduce how to add files to iPad in detail, and you can free download the software to have a try. The following guidance is taking iPad mini 4 as an example.

Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPad mini 4 to computer with USB cable.
Step 2. Click the name of your iPad mini, and choose Music in the left sidebar.
Step 3. Click the Add button, and choose Add Files. Then select the files from computer.

The iPad transfer software will start transferring files to iPad mini 4 immediately. When the transfer is finished, you’ll get the music files in your iPad mini without losing any other data.

Transfer Files from Old iPad to New iPad

As a multifunctional and professional iPad transfer tool, Leawo iTransfer also allows users to transfer files from old iPad to new iPad, if you want to transfer files from old iPad to iPad mini 4 directly, Leawo iTransfer will help you finish the task easily. The following guidance will show you how to do that.

Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect both iPads to computer with USB cables. Click the name of the old iPad and choose Camera in the left sidebar.
Step 2. Select the music files you want to transfer and click the transfer button at the right bottom. Or right-click the selected files and choose Transfer to > iPad mini 4.
Step 3. Check Transfer to List and choose iPad min 4 as a target. Then click Transfer Now.

When the transfer is finished, the files will be transferred to iPad mini 4. Leawo iTransfer is helpful for various kinds of data transfers, for example, if you want to transfer pictures from iPad Pro to computer, you can take advantage of it.

Part 3: How to Add Small File to iPad via Email

If you want to add small file to iPad from computer, using email is the simplest way to complete this task. Just type into the email address that your email will be sent to, then the email can be sent to the recipients, and the subject of the email even can be ignored. Not only the files can be added to iPad from your computer via this method, but also the photos can be transferred to iPad. However, there are some limitations which are obviously seen in this method, like the files size, the delay of the email receiving due to the network problem or some other issues. Below we will guide you on how to add small files to iPad from computer with email.

1. Open your email on your computer and then choose the target files that you want to add to iPad. After that, upload the target file as an attachment to your email.
2. Enter your email address and click on “Send” button to begin sending your email to the destination email box.
3. Run your mail app on iPad and check your mail, then download the files from your email attachment to your iPad.

Part 4: How to Add File to iPad Wirelessly using AirDrop (Mac only)

To get the data synced between two iOS devices, using AirDrop is a wireless way which is built internally on Mac computer and your iOS device. Multiple kinds of files and photos can be sent to iPad from Mac via AirDrop. The following steps will instruct you how to add file to iPad wirelessly using AirDrop in details.

1. Open Airdrop on both iPad and Mac computer, then Wireless connection and Bluetooth both also should be turned on your iPad and Mac as well.
2. If your device is not in the list of your contacts, enable the option “Allow me to be discovered by”.
3. Import the target file that you want to send to iPad by dragging to the window of AirDrop, or you can use the “Share” function to send the files from your computer to iPad via AirDrop.


With the comparison of the above three mentioned ways, you can see that using Leawo iTransfer would be the best selection to add files to iPad from computer without any limit.

Using an email to add files to iPad would have some limitations that is obviously seen. If the file size is too large, it would be not available by using an email. Sometimes, you even cannot receive your email on iPad in time due to the network issue. There are always some unexpected situations happening to become an obstacle for you to add files to your iPad by using email.

Using AirDrop also have the limitation, but it is also a direct and simple way to add files to iPad from computer. And this method only suits for Mac computer.

In view of the above comparison, Leawo iTransfer is an excellent third- party tool to help you complete the transfer task. iTransfer is an outstanding transfer software to help you add the files to iPad from computer in a convenient and easy way. It is not limited to Mac or Windows computer. You don’t need to consider the dimension of the transferred files or the delay issue. Even large size files also can be transferred in several seconds. It offers a rapid and safe way to transfer files between computer and iOS devices due to its advanced technology of scanning and transferring. Up to 12 kinds of different files like music, apps, photos, contacts and more can be transferred by iTransfer in the original quality. Additionally, 100% safety and reliability are guaranteed by Leawo iTransfer, no data loss and no overwriting are assured during the transferring process. What’s more, the intuitive and easy-to-use interface will give you a clear direction to help the users use it in a simple way. Each step will instruct you what you should do and navigate you to proceed with the next step clearly.