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How to Transfer Files from iPad to Mac

Comparing to transfer files from Mac to iPad, it’s more difficult to transfer files from iPad to Mac. You can easily use iTunes to transfer files from Mac to iPad. But, transferring files from iPad to Mac is totally a different story. iTunes can’t help you to copy and send files from iPad to Mac. So you need to other program to do this for you. Luckily, many software providers release their iPad File Transfer for Mac users.

In this article, we will use iPhone Transfer Mac Version as iPad File Transfer. It can easily connect your iPad and transfer music, videos, photos, contacts, messages, playlists, movies, TV shows, audio books, books, ringtones, voice memos and other files from iPad to Mac and vice versa. You can learn how to transfer files from iPhone to Mac here.

Step 1. Connect iPad to Mac

Run the transfer software on your Mac and connect your iPad to Mac via USB cable. The software will detect your iPad and load your iPad to its interface smoothly. On the interface, you will see all the files you can transfer from iPad to Mac on the left and basic information of your iPad on the right.

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Step 2. Transfer Files from iPad to Mac

Select the file types you want to transfer from iPad to Mac and browse the files on iPad easily with this software. You can preview the files and select the files you want to transfer to Mac.

1. Transfer Contacts from iPad to Mac

Go to the “Contacts” section on the data menu and you will see all the contacts on your iPad. Select all the contacts or the contacts you want to send to your Mac and click “Export to” button, Select “Export to Mac” option on the drop-down list. All the selected contacts will be transferred to Mac as soon as possible.

2. Transfer Music/Videos/Movies/TV shows from iPad to Mac

You can find all the media files on your iPad in the “Media” section on the data menu. After entering Media section, you can select to view music, movies, TV shows, voice memos, audio books, ringtones and so on separately. Select all the media files you want to copy to your Mac and click “Export to” > “Export to Mac”. The software will transfer media files from iPad to Mac easily.

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3. Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac

Having thousands of photos on iPad? You can use this iPad File Transfer software to transfer photos from iPad to Mac for backup. Then easily delete useless photos on iPad to make more space for your iPad. Click “Photos” section on the data menu, you will see all the photos and albums on your iPad. Go to any album to find the photos you want to transfer to Mac. Click “Export to” > “Export to Mac”, you need to select a location on your Mac to save all the photos. Click “OK” and the software will transfer photos from iPad to Mac for you.

ipad photos

This transfer software can also transfer playlists, messages, books and other files from iPad to Mac. If you want to transfer files from iPad to Mac, this iPad File Transfer for Mac is definitely the best choice for you. It supports all the iPad generations and the latest iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra.