iPad air File Transfer: Transfer Files to/from iPad air Hassle Freely

The iPad air, the fifth iPad generations is released. This stunning iPad air is thinner than ever, but run faster, and offers you a higher resolution, which provides you with a new experience. If you just bought the iPad air, you may can't wait to transfer music, photos, videos and more files to it, so you can play with it soon. To do the iPad air file Transfer, iTunes and iCloud are good helpers. However, iTunes usually suffers you from slow file transfer and data loss. As for iCloud, you have to make sure you have a WiFi network to guarantee the backup and restoring process. Even so, the instability of Wi-Fi network may cause the failure of detecting iDevice and file transfer.

Thus, if you suffer enough from iTunes and iCloud and want to try something new, you can turn to the Wondershare TunesGo Retro. It's a good iTunes alternative, can do what iTunes falls short. With it, you can transfer music, photos, contacts and videos to iPad air with keeping current file quality on iPad air. It gives you the power to export videos and music to iTunes and more files, including photos, iMessages and contacts to computer. Additionally, it runs without network connection, and its user-intuitive interface makes itself easy to handle.

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Preparation: Click the Download button to download the free trial version of the software according to your own system: Windows or Mac. The Mac version is named the Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac), helping you transfer music, videos and photos to or from your iPad air easily. Here I take the Windows version as an example to show you the iPad air transfer process.

Step 1. Connect your iPad air to the computer

Take out the Apple USB cable and use it to connect your iPad air to the computer. Run the software. Your plug-in iPad air will be soon detected. Then you'll see its detailed info shown in the primary window, and all the files contained in your iPad air will show up in categories in left sidebar.

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Step 2. File transfer for iPad air

1.Transfer music and videos to and from iPad air

To transfer music and videos, you can try the shortcuts. On the bottom line of the primary window, you can see Copy iDevice to iTunes, Export Music to iTunes, Convert Music and Convert video MP3. Click them to import or export music.

Besides the shortcuts, you can do the music transfer in the music window. In the left sidebar, click Media. On the top line are media categories: Music, Movies, Podcasts, TV shows, Music videos, iTunes U and Audiobooks. Click one media categories to enter its management window. Then, you can add, export or delete music and videos.

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2. iPad air playlist transfer

All smart playlists and common playlists on your iPad air are listed. Then, you can click Add to import playlists from iTunes and computer, or click Export to to export them to iTunes and computer.

Note: The Mac version doesn't let you export playlists, but you can export songs in them.

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3. Drag and drop photos on iPad air

By clicking Photos, you can see the Photo Library, the Camera Roll and albums (created by clicking Add). In this window, you can export folders, albums and create new albums. Open a folder, like photo Library, you can begin to transfer photos to and from the computer.

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4. Sync contacts with Outlook, add new contacts and merge duplicates

Click Contacts in the left sidebar, and all contacts will be shown on the right panel. Click Import/Export to import VCF file or contacts with Outlook, Windows Address Book and Windows Live Mail, or backup contacts to them.

When too many duplicates appear on your iPad air, you can merge them by group of mail, phone number and name.

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5. Backup iMessages on iPad air

Would like to backup selected iMessages from iPad air to computer. Just click SMS to show the message management. Check your desired iMessages and click Export. In the drop-down list, choose a save type from XML, TXT and HTML.

Note: SMS and MMS are also allowed to be backed up.

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Part 2. Extra Tip: Comparison Between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro

In view that some customers are confused about the functions between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro, we have listed a detailed comparison table between them for further reference. Through the table, you can easily distinguish their differences: TunesGo focuses on freeing your music to discover, download, manage and enjoy your favorite music with a relatively higher price; meanwhile, TunesGo Retro is mainly to transfer music, photos, videos, playlists from your iPhone, iPad& iPod to iTunes Library& PC for backup, to manage music and photos freely with a relatively competitive price. Following are the details:

Supported Devices
iOS Devices
iPod
Android Devices  
Music & Playlist
Add Music to iTunes  
Export Music from iTunes  
Convert Unsupported Formats of Music to iTunes  
Delete Music from iTunes  
Delete Music and Video on Device
De-duplicate Music in iTunes  
Remove Lost Files in Tunes  
Search and Delete the Repeated Music on Device
Fix Music ID Tags of iTunes  
Supplement Music Covers of iTunes  
Directly Fix, Edit and Save ID3 Information on Device.  
Download Music from YouTube,SoundCloud etc.  
Record Online Music on Music Sites, Like 8Track, Rdio etc.  
Record App Music, Like Spotify Music etc.  
Burn iTunes Music to CD  
Generate Car Playlist  
Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

iTunes <-> Device

Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

PC <-> Device

Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

Device <-> Device

Intelligently Transfer to iTunes:Only Transfer What's Missing in iTunes
Playlists Are Exported from iTunes with the Original Smart Sorting Rules.
Support to Transfer Users' Data Information: Rating,Play Counts, Skip Counts.
Convert Unsupported Formats to be Supported Ones Automatically via Transfer.
No Need to Use iTunes to Transfer Files to iOS Devices.

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