“How to transfer files from iPad to Mac? Hello, I have a iPad 2 and I plan to sell my iPad 2 and get a new iPad air, but there are many important file, photos, videos, music on my iPad 2, I want to backup or transfer music, photos, videos from iPad 2 to Mac,
I tried many methods to copy songs, photos, vidoes from iPad to Mac but failed, iTuens seems cannot copy them backup to Mac, please help! If there is way works to copy these music, photos, videos from iPad to Mac computer? I don’t care if it is paid app or free, I need it can work!” —— Apple Discussion
You can’t use iTunes to copy files from iPad to Mac directly because Apple hasn’t authorized you the right or provided with any regular utilities to get the job done. To transfer files from iPad to Mac, you need to get a professional iPad to Mac Transfer.
Here, you can turn to TunsGo for Mac which can quickly and directly transfer music, videos and photos from iPad to Mac. It can also transfer files from iPhone/iPod to Mac as well.
Tips: You can also use TunesGo for Windows to transfer files from iPad to Windows.
Step by step to transfer music, videos, photos from iPad to Mac
Step 1: Connect your iPad to Mac
Run TunesGo for Mac, and then connect your iPad to Mac via USB cable. The program will detect your iPad automatically. And you will see all the information of iPad on the left.
Step 2: Transfer files from iPad to Mac
1) Transfer music from iPad to Mac
The easiest way to transfer music from iPad to Mac is to click “To Mac”. In the file browser window, browse your Mac to find a folder to save the exported music.
If you only want to export some selected music from iPad to Mac, just click “Music” on the left . Then in the new window, check the music you want to transfer to Mac and then click “Export” to find a place to save your exported music.
2) Transfer photos from iPad to Mac
Generally, photos on iPad are saved in 2 places: Camera Roll and Photo Library. Photos in Camera Roll are those you’ve taken with iPad and synced from iCould, which is known as Photo Stream. Photo Library stores photos which you’re synced from iTunes before. Click “Photos” in the left column to reveal Photos window.
Transfer photos from iPad Camera Roll/Photo Library to Mac
In Photos window, click “Camera Roll” or “Photo Library” on the right side of window. Then you’ll see all photos saved in Camera Roll or Photo Library on the left. Select wanted photos and click “Export”. Find a folder on your Mac to save these photos.
Transfer photo albums from iPad to Mac
While transferring photos from iPad to Mac, you might want to remain the “Event” folders, or we say photo albums to Mac. To transfer a photo album to Mac, right click the photo album, in the drop-down list, select “Export”.
3) Transfer videos from iPad to Mac
Transfer iPad taken videos to Mac
If you want to transfer videos taken with your iPad to Mac, you need to know that these videos are installed in Camera Roll. Then, click “Photos” on the left column of the window to reveal the Photos Windows. In the popped-up window, click “Camera Roll” on the right, then you can see your videos. Select these you want to transfer from iPad to Mac, and then click “Export” to find a place to save your videos..
Transfer other videos from iPad to Mac
You can also transfer other videos on iPad to Mac. Click Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, iTunes U, etc.on the left column. Click each category to see videos. Select the videos you need to copy to Mac, then click “Export” to choose a place to save these transferred videos.