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How to Transfer Files from iPad to Mac

By Emily Watson, Monday, Feb 02, 2015

"I know how to transfer files from Mac to iPad. However, I'm having trouble with the reverse of it. I am not sure how to transfer files such as music and photos from my iPad to my MacBook Air. Any help?"

Stop being frustrated. Now, it's no more difficult to transfer files from iPad to Mac, as long as you have a iPad to Mac transfer tool named FonePaw iOS Transfer. This software does great favor for users to transfer iPad data from/to Mac and transfer iPad files to iTunes. It can transfer iPad music, playlists, contacts, photos, ringtones, movies, SMS and books to Mac effortlessly. Only a few mouse clicks needed and the entire process can be done in a few minutes.

Please download trial version on your Mac from the below icon. And follow steps below the easy guide.


1. Connect iPad with Mac

Download FonePaw iOS Transfer and run it on Mac. Connect your iPad with Mac, and then it will be detected by the program automatically and the icon of iPad will be shown on the primary interface.

Install the iOS Transfer on Mac

2. Transfer/Backup iPad files to Mac

There are two ways prepared for you to move iPad files to Mac. 

Transfer all iPad files to Mac with one click: You should see an option labeled "To Folder" on the toolbar at the bottom of the program interface. Click the option and the program will scan the data on your iPad. Then, click "Start" to transfer iPad files to Mac.

Transfer iPad Files to Mac

Transfer iPad files to Mac separately: There are icons on the left side of the interface that contain the various libraries of your iPad. For example, the "Photos" would contain all photos on your iPad. Once you click to open the library and select the files you want to transfer, you just have to click the "Export to" > "Export to Mac" and tell the program where you want the files to be saved on Mac. Then click "Open" button on the same interface to start transferring files from iPad to Mac. What's more, you will see the process of transfer.

Export Photo and More Files from iPad to Mac

Note: You can also apply the way to transfer iPad music, playlists, movies, videos, contacts, SMS, books, etc. to Mac.

FonePaw iOS Transfer fully support all models of iPad, iPod and iPhone. Therefore, you can also transfer files from iPhone to Mac easily. Moreover, you must have noticed that you can  transfer iPad content to iTunes library for backup. Frankly, using this software to backup iPhone/iPad/iPod is quite straightforward and much easier than iTunes or iCloud.



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