How to Transfer PDF to iPad mini/iPad with Retina display
At discussions.apple.com, some people are asking the question ‘how to transfer PDF files to iPad. Since PDF is one of PDF eBook formats, there are several ways to transfer PDF files to iPad. With one of them, you'll transfer PDF files to iPad for reading freely. The following are several simple ways to transfer PDF files to iPad. Hope you'll like it.
Free Ways to Transfer PDF Files to iPad
Use emails to send PDF files to iPad
Transfer PDF eBooks to iPad with iTunes
Put PDF eBooks in Cloud-based apps
If your iPad can access to the network via Wi-Fi or 3G network, you can attach PDF files to an email and sent them to yourself. Next, connect your iPad with network and open your email in Safari or an email app. Tap a PDF attachment in the email to bring up Arrow icon Open in option. Click it to select an app to open the PDF file. Basically, iBooks is one of the options to open the PDF file.
If you don't mind hook up iPad with your computer, iTunes is the best tool to transfer PDF eBooks to iPad in batch. Connect your iPad with iTunes and launch iTunes. Click File > Add File to Library, select PDF eBooks in your local hard drive to add them to iTunes Library. The latest iTunes displays your iPad on the top right. Click it to enter the management mode. Click Books tab and select Sync Books. And you can select all books or selected books in iTunes Library.
Now Clould-based apps are available and most of them are free to use. You can put your PDF files in the Cloud, and later get them saved to iPad for reading. Among these Cloud-based apps, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc. I've mentioned how to send PDF files to iPad with Dropbox. It's very simple. Just register an account > put PDF files in the cloud via website or app for desktop > log in (on app or webpage) with the same account on iPad > Sync and get PDF eBooks. To find more Dropbox similar Cloud-based app, click here.
Tips & Tricks
Though PDF is supported by iPad, it's not as popular as EPUB. EPUB eBook is the basic eBook format for iPad because it can adjust the text to fit on screen. You may find that eBooks bought in iBooks Store, iTunes Store or App Store are almostly all in EPUB format. If you want to enhance your reading experience, you can try Wondershare PDF to EPUB Converter to convert PDF to EPUB.