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How to Transfer Files from Mac to iPad without iTunes

iPad can everything you want to do with a tablet. And it will do everything better than other tablet on the market. You can watch movies, view photos, read books/document files, chat with your friends, receive/send Emails, shopping, and listen to the music, etc. with your iPad. It is the best tablet. But when you are talking about transfer files to iPad, everyone will frown. It’s not easy to transfer files from Mac to iPad with iTunes. So in this article, I will show you an easy way to transfer files from Mac to iPad without iTunes.

We will use iOS Transfer software in this article to copy and send files from Mac computer to iPad for you. You can transfer music, movies, photos, TV shows, ringtones, audio books, contacts, playlists and other files from Mac to iPad smoothly.

Just install this iOS Transfer App on your Mac and follow all the steps below to transfer files from Mac to iPad easily.

Step 1. Connect iPad to Mac

Run this iPad File Transfer software on your Mac and connect your iPad to Mac via USB cable. The software will recognize your iPad and load it to its interface. If your iTunes pops up, close it. You will see the basic information of your iPad on the interface.

connect ipad to mac

Step 2. Transfer Files from Mac to iPad

On the left side of the interface, you will see a data menu. Here lists all the data you can manage on your iPad. That is to say you can easily transfer these data from Mac to iPad easily. Select the part you would like to learn.

Transfer Movies/Videos from Mac to iPad

Go to the “Media” > “Movies” section on the interface. You will see all the movies and videos on your iPad. Click “Add” button and you are allowed to select movies and videos on your Mac and then transfer them to iPad.

ipad movies

Tips:
1. Please make sure you have enough space on your iPad to save all the movies and videos you would like to transfer.
2. If you would like to transfer movies and videos which video formats are not supported by iPad, the software will convert them to iPad supported video format and then transfer from Mac to iPad. So it will cost a little bit longer time. Please wait patiently.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad

If you would like to transfer photos from your Mac computer to iPad, go to “Photos” section from the data menu. You will see all the albums on your iPad. You can transfer photos from Mac to any album except “Camera Roll”. Click “Add” button, you can select photos from your Mac and transfer them from Mac to iPad.

iPad photos

Transfer Contacts from Mac to iPad

This software can transfer contacts in csv and vCard file from Mac to iPad. Go to the “Contacts” section and you will see all the contacts on your iPad now. Click “Import/Export” button and select “Import Contacts” > “From CSV File” or “From vCard File”. You can easily transfer contacts from Mac to iPad.

ipad contacts

Transfer Books from Mac to iPad

If you like reading on iPad, you will love this part. You will learn how to transfer books from Mac to iPad easily. Go to “Books” section from the data menu. All the books on your iPad will be listed here. Click “Add” button and you are allowed to select ebooks on your Mac easily and transfer them to iPad.

You can also transfer TV shows, Audio books, Plyalists, Ringtones, Podcasts and other files from Mac to iPad easily with this iOS Transfer software. So if you don’t like to use iTunes, iOS Transfer will be your best choice. It can transfer files from Mac to iPad and also transfer files from iPad to Mac for backup easily.