There are many different ways for iPad users to transfer files from Mac to iPad. For example, users can take advantage of iTunes or Email to finish the task. However, as is know, iTunes can only transfer purchased files like music, movies, photos, and other media files. Contacts, text messages, and other files are not included. What’s more, you can sync one data type at a time. And Many email services have a size limitation of 20-30 MB. So it is not practical if users have a lot of files to transfer.
Of course, there are other ways like using iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more. They are either too complex to operate or too few transferrable data type. Are there any easy ways to transfer files from Mac to iPad with ease? Of course, the post will introduce users two quick and easy ways. If you are interested, check it out.
Part 1. Using AirDrop to Transfer File from Mac to iPad
Before making use of AirDrop to transfer files from Mac to iPad, you need to know what AirDrop is. AirDrop is an excellent way to share content between two Macs or a Mac and iPhone, or Mac and iPad, in the same vicinity, because it works even if the Macs and iOS devices aren’t connected to the same network. This is because AirDrop creates a quick AdHoc network between the devices, giving you the go-ahead to share files. The AirDrop network is set up when you connect to AirDrop. With AirDrop, you can wirelessly send photos, videos, websites, locations, and more to a nearby iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
Make sure that both devices can use AirDrop before you transfer file from Mac to iPad:
1. On Mac computers, choose “Go” from the menu bar in the Finder. If the “Go” menu includes AirDrop, that Mac can use AirDrop.
This is how it works:
1. On your Mac open a Finder window and select AirDrop. Choose to be seen by Everyone, or only those in your Contacts. To raise your chances of your Mac seeing your devices and vice versa we suggest that you choose to be seen by everyone.
2.Open Control Center and turn on AirDrop on your iPad. You should see the iPad in the AirDrop window on your Mac and the Mac should show up AirDrop on your iPad.
3. You can now drop and drag videos onto the icon representing the iPad.Tap “Accept” on your iPad to open the file.
AirDrop system requirements:
To send items to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or to receive items from those devices, you need a 2012 or later Mac model with OS X Yosemite or later, excluding the Mac Pro (Mid 2012).
To send items to another Mac, you need:
Part 2. Using Leawo iTransfer to Copy File from Mac to iPad
Users are also able to use the third-party iPad transfer for Mac program to transfer files from Mac to iPad. Among all the data transfer programs for iOS devices, Leawo iTransfer for Mac is regarded as one of the best. The program is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and computers without the sync of iTunes, and it allows users to transfer apps, music, movies, TV shows, ringtones, ebooks, photos and Camera Roll with ease. Setting transferring music to iPad as an example, the following guidance will show you how to copy file from Mac to iPad with Leawo iTransfer for Mac. You are allowed to free download the software to have a try, note that the trial version has limited transfer times.
Tips: Leawo iTransfer only works with iTunes installed on your PC.
Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. The software will recognize your iPhone.
Step 2. Click the name of iPhone and choose Music in the left sidebar. The iPhone music will display in the right part of software window.
Step 3. Drag and drop the music from Mac computer to the software window, or click the Add button at the top middle to add music from Mac computer.
1. Leawo iTransfer works with all modes of iPhone/iPad/iPod, including the latest iPhone SE, iPhone 6S/6S Plus. And it is fully compatible with iOS 9.3 and Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
2. Excepting transferring files from Mac to iPad, Leawo iTransfer also supports to transfer files to Mac with ease.