How to Transfer Videos From Mac to iPad

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Constance shared this tip:

A frustration I have is transferring files from my iMac to my iPad to use for presentations. Apple doesn’t have a simple “How To” that I could find, so I thought my process may be helpful to others.

Open the Apple TV app (it’s called “TV”).

Choose File > Import and import your completed video. (You’ll find imported videos in the Home Videos section.)

Connect your iPad to your computer.

In the Finder on your computer, click on “Trust,” then on the iPad click “Trust” and log into your iPad.

When the iPad appears on your computer desktop, open the iPad in the Finder to display the iPad General Screen, select Movies, then add the movie you want to import

Finally, click on Sync.

Your movie will transfer to the iPad and be available in Apple TV for playback.


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3 Responses to How to Transfer Videos From Mac to iPad

  1. Bert Koenderink says:

    Hi Larry, With the FileBrowser app installed on my iPadPro I can connect to my MacPro or iMac and any external harddisks to it. Now I can search for the movie I want and drag it to the ‘On my iPad’ section within FileBrowser on my iPad. Works great.

  2. Mike says:

    Another option is using AirDrop, which puts videos in the Photos app. It’ll take a while for longer/larger media, but may do the trick for some uses.

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