How to Copy Files Onto an iPad?

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Although larger in screen size, the iPad works like an iPod Touch by synchronizing content from iTunes to its storage drive. The device comes with a USB cable that uses a high-powered connection to transfer data between your iPad and computer, or it can be plugged into a power adapter to quickly charge. The iBooks application, included on the iPad, provides access to the iTunes bookstore, which allows you to download free and purchasable electronic books (e-books). The iPad requires iTunes 9.1 or later, which you can find on the Apple site as a free download.

Things You'll Need

  • Dock connector cable
  • Insert the dock connector cable into your iPad and the computer's USB port.

  • Launch iTunes. Select the iPad icon in the iTunes side menu, and click "Music" in the iPad's "Preferences" window.

  • Select "Sync Music" and click "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, and genres." Click the sequential tabs next to "Music" to configure the synchronization settings for your iPad.

  • Click "Apply" to save your iPad's settings, and click the "Eject" icon near the iPad's icon.

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