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#1 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 04:30 PM

I'm the tech guy for an older couple who own a 2007 iMac (Core 2 Duo - iMac 7,1), which I've updated to run Snow Leopard. They just purchased an iPad Air, and they want to put their music and photos onto the iPad.

iTunes doesn't recognize the iPad (thank you legendary apple legacy support), so is there any other way I can transfer the photos and music from their Mac to the iPad? I'm aware of iTunes Match, but I'd rather not have to resort to a paid option to get their music onto the iPad.

My current solution that I'm considering is to transfer all of the photos/music to my Mac, and then sync the iPad to my laptop, but that's not an ideal option.
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 06:11 PM

http://www.photosync.../downloads.html

I use this to dump from my phone to my computer but I think it works the other direction and the Mac component says 10.5 and higher.
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 07:09 AM

I'll try that next time I'm at their place. It looks like that can handle unlimited pictures, which is good. They have about 8 GB worth to transfer.
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 08:05 AM

You could try Dropbox for iPad. Its free up to a certain amount of space, but if you are just transferring on, you can do them in batches. Then after its all on, you can leave their dropbox account there so they can easily transfer to/from the device. I know trying to manage libraries in iTunes is a mess, piece of crap software.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 10:24 AM

View PostFrigidman™, on 30 March 2015 - 08:05 AM, said:

You could try Dropbox for iPad. Its free up to a certain amount of space, but if you are just transferring on, you can do them in batches. Then after its all on, you can leave their dropbox account there so they can easily transfer to/from the device. I know trying to manage libraries in iTunes is a mess, piece of crap software.
I just clicked on this to post pretty much this. If they've got Dropbox account(s), Dropbox for iOS works great. That's what I use all the time to transfer files from my Macs to my retina iPad mini.

Box should work well too. Unlike Dropbox, it's got some bullpopsnizzle file size limit, but that shouldn't be a problem for photos.
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 10:53 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 29 March 2015 - 04:30 PM, said:

I'm the tech guy for an older couple who own a 2007 iMac (Core 2 Duo - iMac 7,1), which I've updated to run Snow Leopard. They just purchased an iPad Air, and they want to put their music and photos onto the iPad.

iTunes doesn't recognize the iPad (thank you legendary apple legacy support), …
Have you made sure they have actually the latest available version of iTunes? The last version to run under Snow Leopard (11.4) should work just fine with all current iDevices with iOS 8.x.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 30 March 2015 - 10:53 AM, said:

Have you made sure they have actually the latest available version of iTunes? The last version to run under Snow Leopard (11.4) should work just fine with all current iDevices with iOS 8.x.

The had iTunes 10 installed, so I'll have to upgrade that. Thanks for the heads up. I ran software update after installed Snow Leopard and just assumed the latest version would be installed.
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 07:04 AM

When you launch iTunes 12, so you can use it to transfer photos to iPad Air (iOS 8.3) from Snow Leopard. Actually, we can transfer any data including photos from iPhone to computer, iPad or iPod to iTunes, Computer and Back in a simple way! Effortlessly manage your iDevice with iPhone Transfer. With the help of this outstanding transfer program, you can transfer videos, songs, iTunes U, playlists, podcast to and fromPC and iTunes. Moreover, you can copy albums and photos to and from your computer to any of your iDevices with ease, which completely compatible with iPhone 4S, 5, iPod touch 5, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, the new iPad and the Mini iPad and many more iDevices.
If you want to transfer photos from iPad Air (iOS 8.3) from Snow Leopard, you can apply iTunes with the newest version/iPhone Transfer.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 03:33 PM

Thanks for the advice
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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:22 PM

View Postmargratecook, on 20 July 2015 - 07:04 AM, said:

When you launch iTunes 12, so you can use it to transfer photos to iPad Air (iOS 8.3) from Snow Leopard. Actually, we can transfer any data including photos from iPhone to computer, iPad or iPod to iTunes, Computer and Back in a simple way! Effortlessly manage your iDevice with iPhone Transfer. With the help of this outstanding transfer program, you can transfer videos, songs, iTunes U, playlists, podcast to and fromPC and iTunes. Moreover, you can copy albums and photos to and from your computer to any of your iDevices with ease, which completely compatible with iPhone 4S, 5, iPod touch 5, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, the new iPad and the Mini iPad and many more iDevices.
If you want to transfer photos from iPad Air (iOS 8.3) from Snow Leopard, you can apply iTunes with the newest version/iPhone Transfer.
In addtion, I think iCloud backup can work also.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 02:40 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 29 March 2015 - 04:30 PM, said:

iTunes doesn't recognize the iPad (thank you legendary apple legacy support), so is there any other way I can transfer the photos and music from their Mac to the iPad? I'm aware of iTunes Match, but I'd rather not have to resort to a paid option to get their music onto the iPad.
Actually, Apples iTunes-iPod/iPad/iPhone legacy support is quite amazing. You just need to assure you have iTunes installed that actually support the newer models.
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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:24 PM

Anyway, you have arrange the photos you want to transfer to the same folder on your computer. And then just connect your iPad to your computer. Once it has detected, Open iTunes and select the "Photos" tab. Check the "Sync Photos" box at the top. And it's done.

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 05:16 AM

View PostAshRemond, on 29 July 2015 - 08:24 PM, said:

Anyway, you have arrange the photos you want to transfer to the same folder on your computer. And then just connect your iPad to your computer. Once it has detected, Open iTunes and select the "Photos" tab. Check the "Sync Photos" box at the top. And it's done to transfer photos to iPad Air.
Because iTunes sync may covers the existing data on your iPad, you'd better do some backups.


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Posted 28 May 2016 - 02:20 AM

You can sync the photos with Dropbox on Snow Leopard first. Then download Dropbox on iPad. All the photos and files will be synced to iPad automatically. This works fine for me.

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 01:08 AM

View PostAshRemond, on 02 August 2015 - 05:16 AM, said:

Anyway, you have arrange the photos you want to transfer to the same folder on your computer. And then just connect your iPad to your computer. Once it has detected, Open iTunes and select the "Photos" tab. Check the "Sync Photos" box at the top. And it's done to transfer photos to iPad Air. Because iTunes sync may covers the existing data on your iPad, you'd better do some backups.

that's right. so i try my best to avoid using iTunes for device management.

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:40 PM

View Postmargratecook, on 20 July 2015 - 07:04 AM, said:

When you launch iTunes 12, so you can use it to transfer photos to iPad Air (iOS 8.3) from Snow Leopard. Actually, we can transfer any data including photos from iPhone to computer, iPad or iPod to iTunes, Computer and Back in a simple way! Effortlessly manage your iDevice with iPhone Transfer. With the help of this outstanding transfer program, you can transfer videos, songs, iTunes U, playlists, podcast to and fromPC and iTunes. Moreover, you can copy albums and photos to and from your computer to any of your iDevices with ease, which completely compatible with iPhone 4S, 5, iPod touch 5, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, the new iPad and the Mini iPad and many more iDevices.
If you want to transfer photos from iPad Air (iOS 8.3) from Snow Leopard, you can apply iTunes with the newest version/iPhone Transfer.
Sometimes you can transfer data from iOS to iTunes . But if you want to transfer data from iOS to computer quickly. How to deal it ? I recommend you an easy-to-use iOS transfer tool .

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 09:29 PM

Dropbox can do this easily. Or you can use some 3rd party software like FonePaw iOS Transfer or Dr.Fone which are popular now. They all have Mac or Windows versions. You can transfer kinds of files between your PC and iPhone/iPad with easy steps, of course without iTunes. You can also backup your files to iTunes. They can support to transfer contacts, photos, messages, call history etc. So it's up to you.
And here is tutorial about how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:03 AM

You can send via Dropbox app or email if you don't have too many photos on your Mac. If iTunes doesn't work on your Mac, you can also try an alternative to transfer photos to your iPad.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 01:13 AM

View Postantonybushi, on 09 August 2016 - 09:29 PM, said:

Dropbox can do this easily. Or you can use some 3rd party software like FonePaw iOS Transfer or Dr.Fone which are popular now. They all have Mac or Windows versions. You can transfer kinds of files between your PC and iPhone/iPad with easy steps, of course without iTunes. You can also backup your files to iTunes. They can support to transfer contacts, photos, messages, call history etc. So it's up to you.
And here is tutorial about how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac.

Dropbox is fine but it takes extract time to save the photos in gallery. It is much easier with iCloud. I just did it on my iPad Pro.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:19 PM

View PostTlcchinps, on 05 July 2017 - 01:13 AM, said:

Dropbox is fine but it takes extract time to save the photos in gallery. It is much easier with iCloud. I just did it on my iPad Pro.

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