How to Transfer eBooks and PDF Documents to iPad

eBooks and PDF documents have become duper popular with time and are a great way to start learning online. However, transferring them to your iPad can get challenging if you don’t know what to do. So, today we’ll help you get back on track with a tutorial that will show you how to transfer eBooks and PDF documents from your PC or Mac to your iPad.

The method below will work for adding eBooks and PDF documents to any iOS device, including your iPad. So, what are you waiting for? Start this new year with some new books to read and new things to learn.

How to transfer eBooks and PDF documents to iPad?

As you may know, the iPad is a portable device with a beautiful high-resolution display. It has many attractive features and functions, but it is still not easy to read eBooks and PDF files on iPad.

So, we will talk about how to transfer eBooks and PDF documents from computer to iPad using the official Apple way, which I highly recommend. However, if that doesn’t work, then you can use third-party tools like AnyTrans and WALTR Pro to transfer eBooks and PDF documents to your iPad quickly.

Use the official Apple method

Apple’s iPad is a popular choice among many for e-readers, with a large number of eBooks and PDFs available for purchase. If you’re reading a lot on your iPad, transferring your files to it might be the best option. You can transfer eBooks, PDFs by using the official Apple tools such as iTunes or iCloud.

You can also drag them into any folder on your computer for backup or store them on iCloud for reading on other devices. To add PDF files, click on the “Add File” button, choose the eBook or PDF from the hard drive, and save it.

Note: Before you start transferring files to your iPad, make sure that you have installed iTunes on your computer and Apple iOS on your device. Download and install the latest version of iTunes from the official website and follow the steps below:

  1. Connect your device to the computer via USB cable.
  2. Launch iTunes and click on Edit > Preferences > Devices > iTunes library location to transfer your eBooks and PDF documents.
  3. You can set up a default location for saving books and PDFs in this dialogue box.
  4. Now click “OK” in the dialogue box; if you don’t see this dialogue box, close all iTunes instances, relaunch it, and connect your iPad.
  • Now drag-and-drop desired files into corresponding folders under the iTunes library books or PDFs and finally click on the “File Sharing” button to transfer the files over. You can also use Add button in the top left corner of the window to add new eBooks or PDFs.

Also, it’s effortless to load eBooks and PDF files to iPad through iCloud. All you have to do is connect your device to the computer, open iCloud, select your device and click File Sharing on the left pane. You can find a folder “Books” on the right side, which contains all of your books downloaded from the Apple Book store.

You can also AirDrop the PDF documents to your iPad. Just click on the AirDrop button, connect with your iPad, and transfer the documents over.

Use a 3rd party tool

1. AnyTrans – a great iOS/iPadOS transfer and device manager

If you are looking for a great way to transfer your eBooks and PDF files between iPad and computer, then AnyTrans is the best choice for you. With this powerful software, you can freely share your favorite books from Kindle, Apple Books, PC, or Mac with only one click, and you can read them on your iPad.

AnyTrans also enables you to transfer files between iPad and iPhone without any quality loss in audio and video formats, including music, movies, TV shows, etc. Besides, it supports three ways of transferring files between iOS devices:

  • Transfer from one device to another via WiFi connection.
  • Share files in the iTunes library.
  • Copy files from PC/Mac via iTunes.

What’s more, it allows you to edit or delete some of the unwanted contents in the books by selecting and moving them with your fingertip on display. With AnyTrans, you don’t need to worry about any possible damage to your valuable files during the process of transferring. It will enable you to keep them safe and secure.

Just follow the steps below, and you’ll be ready to read books on your iPad.

  1. Download AnyTrans to your computer & connect iPad to your computer via USB cable.
  • Choose “Device Manager” in the left panel and then select the Books tool from the “More” section.
  • Click the Upload button and choose files/folders to transfer from your computer to iPad.
  • Click the “Transfer” button on the top right corner to start transferring files and folders from your computer to your iPad.

Note: AnyTrans help you transfer eBooks and PDF to iPad for reading offline anywhere you want. It supports all eBook formats, including EPUB, MOBI, AZW, PDF, TXT, RTF, etc. Even the eBooks purchased and downloaded from iTunes can be transferred by AnyTrans easily.

2. WALTR Pro – an easy tool with drag-n-drop

WALTR Pro is a drag-and-drop file transfer app for the iPad that makes it easy to move files from your computer to your iPad. It works with PDF, eBooks, EPUB documents, text files, and more. It’s a simple idea, and it makes life easy for anyone who wants to get their reading material onto an iPad.

It also comes with a user-friendly interface that easily transfers eBooks and PDFs. You need to drag and drop the files into the application, and the application will automatically convert the files into EPUB, Kindle, and PDF format.

WALTR Pro is conveniently compatible with web browsers and Dropbox, making it easy for both Mac and PC users to transfer their media to an iPad in a matter of seconds. It is a must-have tool for people who want to drag and drop files onto their devices instead of syncing with iTunes.

Here are some features that make WALTR Pro amazing:

Drag & Drop simplicity: Drag & drop files from WALTR on your computer to your iOS device (iPad, iPhone & iPod touch) in just seconds.

File Compatibility: Transfer any file format, including eBooks (EPUB and Mobi), PDF, Word Documents, Excel Spreadsheets, and more.

Built for Professionals: The perfect solution for creative professionals who are constantly on the move. Ideal for artists, writers, publishers, photographers, and anyone else who needs access to their content on the go.

Follow the steps below, and you’ll be able to transfer eBooks and PDF documents to your iPad easily.

  1. Download and install WALTR Pro on your Windows PC or Mac.
  2. Connect your iPad to the computer via USB cable. Launch the WALTR Pro app on the computer and find the device name of your iPad under connected devices.
  • Now, drag and drop the files you want to transfer from the computer to your iPad. There is no limit on files that you can transfer to your iPad. And there are no file size limits as well.

Note: You can even transfer work documents right onto your device without going through any extra steps. If you’re moving a record that you can’t preview on the iPad, such as a Word doc or PowerPoint presentation, use the “Send as Email” feature to send it via email.


How do I put PDF eBooks on my iPad?

Go to your Mac home screen, run the Apple Books app, look for the eBook file in Finder and drag the file into your Apple Book library. The PDF or eBook will then be synced to your iPad as long as you’re signed in to the same Apple ID and have the iCloud Drive sync feature turned on for Books.

Can you upload PDFs to the iPad?

Yes, you can upload PDFs to the iPad. You would need to have a Dropbox, iCloud, or Google Drive account. Log in to your drive on your PC or Mac and upload your PDFs to it. Finally, go to your iPad, access the drive, and download the PDFs to your iPad’s storage.

How do I transfer documents to my iPad?

You can quickly transfer small documents or files to your iPad using AirDrop. Just look for the AirDrop tool on your Mac and connect your iPad to it. Finally, select the files you want to transfer and then send them over. However, if you are on Windows, we recommend using a wired connection to transfer your documents.

Final words

In this how-to transfer eBooks and PDF documents to iPad guide, we have explored all the things that you need to know about the process of transferring eBooks and PDF documents to your iPad. The whole process is relatively straightforward. As long as you have the right sync tool, connecting your ebook reader to your iPad for reading is just a matter of a few taps on the screen.

Hopefully, you can now see how easy sharing your eBooks and PDF documents is with an iPad. If all this talk of technology and devices has you a little lost, don’t worry. It’s a straightforward process that you can complete in just a few minutes.

It doesn’t matter if you’re holding on to a creaky old Kindle or a modern Nook; there’s now a way for you to migrate your digital ebooks library to the new-fangled iPad easily. So what are you waiting for? Go out there and try this for yourself.

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