Placing the iPad Into Disk Modeby Christina Shaffer
Similar to a flash drive, the Disk Mode feature in iTunes allows you to transfer important documents from your PC and view them on the go on your iPad. To transfer a presentation, contract or business proposal to your iPad, use third-party software, such as TouchCopy or iSonsoft iPad/iPhone/iPod Disk Mode, or a utility app to convert your device into a portable flash drive. Most third-party applications are compatible with a variety of popular document formats, including PDF, DOC and PPT.
Download and install TouchCopy on your computer (link in Resources).
Connect the iPad to your computer using the device’s USB cable, and then launch TouchCopy.
Click the “Files” icon in the navigation pane.
Click the “Add File” button on the toolbar, select each file you want to copy to the iPad, and then click “Open” to have the program copy your selected files to the device.
Using iPad/iPhone/iPod Disk Mode
Download and install iStonesoft's iPad/iPhone/iPod Disk Mode on your PC (link in Resources).
Connect the iPad to the computer, and then open the iStonesoft iOS manager software.
Click the “Copy to Device” button on the toolbar, and then select the “Files” option to transfer data from your PC to your iPad.
Select your preferred files, and then click the “Open” button to transfer the files to the device.
Using an iPad App
Download and install a third-party utility app such as USB Disk, USB Stick or USB Flash Drive Pro (links in Resources).
Connect the iPad to your computer. Launch iTunes if the program doesn’t open automatically.
Click the “On this iPad” button on the toolbar, and then click “Apps.”
Scroll to the File Sharing section, and then click on the name of the utility app you installed on the device.
Click the “Add” button. Navigate through your folders, select each file you want to transfer to the iPad, and then click “Open.”
Click the “Sync” button to automatically copy your selected files from the PC to the iPad.
Information in this article applies to iTunes 11. If you're using an earlier version to transfer files to the device, the process may differ slightly or significantly.
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