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Transfer files between your computer and your tablet

You can transfer files, such as pictures or audio files, between your computer and your tablet.

Apple iPad Air
Step 1 of 17

Go to www.itunes.com on your computer.
Find the download section on the website to download iTunes.
Download and install iTunes on your computer.

Step 2 of 17

Start the program iTunes on your computer.

Step 3 of 17

Connect the data cable to the socket and to your computer's USB port.

Apple iPad Air
Step 4 of 17

Select one of the following options:
Transfer files from your computer to your tablet, go to 3a.
Transfer files from your tablet to your computer, go to 3b.

Step 5 of 17

First you need to add your files to the iTunes library.
Click File.

Step 6 of 17

To add one file at a time:
Click Add File to Library....

Step 7 of 17

Go to the required file in your computer's file system.

Step 8 of 17

Click Open.

Step 9 of 17

To add a folder:
Click Add Folder to Library....

Step 10 of 17

Go to the required folder in your computer's file system.

Step 11 of 17

Click Select Folder.
Depending on your settings in iTunes, the transfer may start automatically.

Step 12 of 17

To start the transfer manually:
Click iPad.

Step 13 of 17

Click the required category.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings.

Step 14 of 17

Click Apply.

Step 15 of 17

Click File.

You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your tablet to your computer. To transfer other files to your computer, such as pictures taken with the tablet camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.
Step 16 of 17

Click Devices.

You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your tablet to your computer. To transfer other files to your computer, such as pictures taken with the tablet camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.
Step 17 of 17

Click Transfer Purchases from .

You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your tablet to your computer. To transfer other files to your computer, such as pictures taken with the tablet camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.

1. Install iTunes

Go to www.itunes.com on your computer.
Find the download section on the website to download iTunes.
Download and install iTunes on your computer.
Apple iPad Air

2. Connect your tablet and computer

Start the program iTunes on your computer.
Connect the data cable to the socket and to your computer's USB port.

3. Select option

Select one of the following options:
Transfer files from your computer to your tablet, go to 3a.
Transfer files from your tablet to your computer, go to 3b.
Apple iPad Air

4. 3a - Transfer files from your computer to your tablet

First you need to add your files to the iTunes library.
Click File.
To add one file at a time:
Click Add File to Library....
Go to the required file in your computer's file system.
Click Open.
To add a folder:
Click Add Folder to Library....
Go to the required folder in your computer's file system.
Click Select Folder.
Depending on your settings in iTunes, the transfer may start automatically.
To start the transfer manually:
Click iPad.
Click the required category.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings.
Click Apply.

5. 3b - Transfer files from your tablet to your computer

Click File.
You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your tablet to your computer. To transfer other files to your computer, such as pictures taken with the tablet camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.
Click Devices.
You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your tablet to your computer. To transfer other files to your computer, such as pictures taken with the tablet camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.
Click Transfer Purchases from .
You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your tablet to your computer. To transfer other files to your computer, such as pictures taken with the tablet camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.