How to Transfer Files from iPad to Computer for Free?

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Tracy King Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Can I Transfer iPad Files to My Computer as A Backup? How?

"Hi guys, does any of you know how to transfer files from iPad to computer? I have an old iPad, and now it's almost full. I want to transfer some files from the iPad to my computer so to free up some space on the device and create a backup of those data on the desktop PC. 
I need a simple way to help me to resolve this issue. If you happen to have a solution, help me please.

As for iPad and iPhone files transferring, most users may have this consideration that it must be secure and easy for them to transfer wanted files to computer selectively. Mostly, many users don't need a one-for-all solution for moving or migrating all iOS data from their iOS devices to computer or other devices. 

So here in the below, you'll find two ways that allow you to transfer iPad files to computer selectively and you can just follow either way to accomplish the task for free now.

Two Ways to Transfer iPad Files to Computer for Free

Method 1. Transfer iPad Files to Computer with Free iOS File Transfer Software

We highly recommended you apply let professional iOS data transfer freeware - EaseUS MobiMover Free to help you move and backup iPad files. It allows you to backup iOS files from iPad or iPhone to computer or another new iPhone/iPad by simple clicks. On the contrary, if you want to transfer files from PC to iPad using USB, MobiMover can fulfill your needs with ease. 

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Step 1. Connect iPad to your PC with a USB cable. Once connected, tap "Trust This Computer" on your device's screen. Open EaseUS MobiMover and select "Phone to PC" on the main screen. Click "Next" to start transferring data from iPad to your computer.

how to transfer files from iPad to PC - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover will read and load all the compatible files on your iPad automatically. Choose Contacts/Messages/Pictures/Audio/Video or other specific types of apps to transfer. The transferred content is kept on Desktop by default, so you need to change the default location before clicking "Transfer".

how to transfer files from iPad to PC - step 2

Step 3. MobiMover will immediately begin to transfer data from iPad to PC without iTunes. Don't interrupt the USB connection during the course. When it completes, you can open and check the transferred content. Some files, like contacts and messages, are kept as .html files, so you need to use a web browser to open such a type of file.

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Method 2. Use iTunes to Transfer Files from iPad to Computer

iTunes supports you to selective transfer iPad files and data to your computer with simple clicks in the below:

  • 1. Connect your iPad to the computer and update iTunes to the latest version.
  • 2. Open iTunes Summary.
  • 3. Click on the checkbox of this machine, then click on Back Up Now, select files that you want to transfer from your iPad to your computer.

Transfer files from iPad to computer with iTunes.

Then all you need is just wait for the process to complete. And you can remove or delete those transferred "iPad storage is full" problem now.