How to Move Files to Your iPad from Your Computer

The process for moving files from your computer to your iPad is similar to the process for moving files from your iPad to your computer. To copy files from your computer to your iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your iPad to the computer from which the files are to be moved.

    You can use a cable or a Wi-Fi connection if you have selected that option.

    You can use a Mac or PC, but you must have installed iTunes on it.

  2. Find your iPad under the Devices section of the Source List and click it.

  3. Select the Apps tab from the group of tabs running across the top of the pane.

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the pane and select the iWork app you’re interested in.

    The documents on your iPad for that app are listed.

  5. Click Add in the lower-right portion of the window.

  6. When prompted, select the file on your computer’s hard drive.

    When you select a file, it moves to the list of files in iTunes and usually moves immediately to your iPad. If it doesn’t move immediately, click Sync.

In Step 5, you can also simply drag the document icon from the Finder or Windows Explorer window into the file list area.