Chapter 18. Transferring Photos, Movies, Music, TV Shows, and Podcasts to Your iPad

You can think of your iPad as an independent computer, but it’s really an extension of a desktop or laptop computer. Since you probably already have important data stored on another computer, you need to learn how to transfer files to your iPad so you can use those files wherever you go.

To transfer photo, audio, and video files from your computer to your iPad, you’ll need to use the iTunes program. Every Macintosh comes with iTunes, but if you have a Windows computer, you’ll need to download and install iTunes directly from the Apple website ( Once you have iTunes installed, you’ll be ready to transfer and synchronize your photo, audio, ...

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