How to Connect iPad to Computer and Manage iPad Contents for Free

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Jean Updated on Jun 21, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Do you know how many ways are available to connect iPad to computer for iPad backup, iPad data transfer or simply iPad data management? Despite the fact that your iPad supports two wireless connection technologies, which are known as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, it's still imperative to know the other two connection methods that assist an iPad to computer connection better in terms of viewing, reading or free up iPad space.

Next, you're going to learn four ways one by one to connect your iPad to a computer or Mac.

Way 1. USB cable/charger cable

This USB cable connection only helps make your computer or Mac detect, read or recognize your iPad. You should see the iPad showing up as a storage device.

Step 1. Use the cable that comes with your iPad for charging your iPad. Attach the USB connector to the USB port on your PC or Mac, and the other end to your iPad.

Step 2. If it's the first time you connect your iPad to your computer, a message will prompt you to trust this computer or not. Click Trust so that the computer starts recognizing your iPad.

Way 2. Wi-Fi network

Enable the Wi-Fi connection so that you can freely keep syncing iPad data with iTunes on your computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPad or iPad mini to your computer.

Step 2. In iTunes, when your tablet appears in the Devices list, click it. In iTunes 11, the Devices list appears just to the left of the iTunes Store button.

Step 3. In the Summary tab, select the Sync with this iPad over Wi-Fi checkbox.

Step 4. Click Apply. iTunes configures your tablet to sync over Wi-Fi.

Step 5. Click Done.

Step 6. Disconnect your iPad or iPad mini. Your tablet remains in the iTunes Devices list without being physically connected to your computer. After you do all of that, you're ready to sync over Wi-Fi.

Way 3. Bluetooth (Only supports Mac)

It's a unique way of connecting your Apple tablet to your Mac because the Bluetooth is not available on a Windows computer.

Step 1. On your iPad, open Settings > tap the while Bluetooth switch to open the Bluetooth.

Step 2. Open your Mac's Apple menu, and then go to System Preferences > Bluetooth. Enable the Bluetooth if it isn't turned on.

Step 3. Find your iPad's name and click Pair. Tap Pair on your iPad as well if the message prompted.

Step 4. Enter the code in order to complete the pairing.

Way 4. EaseUS MobiMover Free

In the end, you're going to learn an all-in-one iPad & iPhone free transfer software that supports to connect your Apple devices to a Windows computer for free, and the most fascinating aspects to choose it are that you can take a full control of your iPad data as you want. It's EaseUS MobiMover Free. With this tool, you can connect your iPad to the computer only via a USB cable. And more, you can use MobiMover to transfer the whole iPad data to the computer at one time, including contacts, messages, photos, music, videos, books, notes, etc..

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Step 1. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable. Launch EaseUS MobiMover on your computer, and select the "Phone to PC" mode, which helps you export iPad data to the computer. Move your mouse to the right pane and click "Next" to start.

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Step 2. MobiMover allows you to transfer all the iPad data to the computer at one time at a fast speed. You can also select Contact, Messages, Note, Photo, Video, or Audio individually. You can change the default destination for exported files on your computer. If you don't set it on your own, MobiMover will download the iPad files to a desktop folder. Click "Transfer" to begin to transfer files from iPad to the computer without a hitch.

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Step 3. Wait for a while to let the transfer process finish. Please don't disconnect the iPad while transferring. When the process finishes, you can check the items on your computer.

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What's more, MobiMover enables you to transfer files from PC to iPad using USB without iTunes any more. You can download TV shows to iPad, add ringtones to new iPad, import photos to iPad Pro, and more.