How to Transfer Files from iPad to PC with or Without iTunes with Ease

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When do you need to transfer files from iPad to PC?

  • Your iPad is running out of space because of a large amount of photos, music, videos, and contacts stored on your device, but you don’t want to delete them directly;
  • You want to keep your iPad data from loss caused by uncertain physical damage or virus attack through making a backup on the computer;
  • You need to view and manage some documents from iPad on your computer.

Whenever you are stuck on such issues demonstrated above, you can refer to a reliable tool to help you transfer files from iPad to PC without effort. Here, on this page, we will show you two easy-to-get ways to make your through by using iTunes, the common tool to back up iOS devices and EaseUS MobiMover Free, the top one and user-friendly iPhone data transfer software.

How to transfer files from iPad to PC with iTunes

iTunes enables you to back up apps, music, movies, TV shows, books, tones, photos, contacts, calendar, messages, etc. from iPad to Windows PC in a fairly safe way. Moreover, after the backup, you can restore your iOS device with iTunes backup when you want to reset it to factory settings. However, the most significant drawbacks of iTunes backup are that you can’t choose a particular data category to export, and the backup process will take too much time. If you can’t bear either of the shortcomings, you can directly use EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer data from iPad to PC without iTunes.

1. Download and install the latest iTunes on your Windows PC and launch it when the process finished.  

2. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a compatible USB cable. Click on the "Device" icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window.

3. Choose "Summary" > click "This computer" on the right-side panel > click on "Back Up Now" > click "Apply" to begin to transfer the total iPad data to the computer using iTunes. Wait patiently until the transferring is done. Generally speaking, there is no need for you to check the exported data, neither you can. Nevertheless, we can show you how to find the iTunes backup location if you just want to view or change the location of iTunes backup. 


How to transfer files from iPad to PC without iTunes

As the best and most reliable iTunes alternative, EaseUS MobiMover Free offers users the completely free solutions to back up files from iPad to PC at an amazing speed, transfer data from old iPad to new iPad in a straightforward way and put files to an iOS device without erasing any existing content.

EaseUS MobiMover Free is fully compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 and supports almost all the iPhone/iPad running iOS 8 or later, including the latest iOS 11, 11.1, 11.2 on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

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Step 1: Connect your iPad to your PC with a USB cable. Once connected, tap on Trust This Computer on your device's screen to continue. Open EaseUS MobiMover and choose iDevice to PC on the main screen.

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Step 2: MobiMover will read and load all the compatible files on your iPad automatically. If you need to export particular items, you can go to click your iPhone device on the main screen, and choose Contacts/Messages/Pictures/Audio/Video.

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Step 3: Click the Folder icon to set the path for exported files on your computer. If you don't customize it by yourself, MobiMover will transfer the iPad files to a desktop folder named Exported by MobiMover.

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Step 4: Click Transfer to begin to transfer data from iPad to PC without iTunes. Please don't break off the USB connection while shifting. When it completes, you can click View to check the items. Some files, like contacts, and messages need to be opened via the web browser.

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