Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2013 8:40 PM (in response to dawnrber)
Hello all. So this is all well and good but I don't want to have to use my computer to get every PDF I have to read on my iPad. I'm a college student and by that point it is much easier just to read it on the computer. Is there any way I can read PDFs without using my computer?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2013 4:06 AM (in response to Smithie14)
Where are the PDFs currently stored ? If they are on your computer then you can add to them to your computer's iTunes via File > Add To Library and then sync them to the iBooks app, or use file sharing to copy them from your computer into a different PDF app. If they are on a website then you might be able to open them in Safari and then do 'open in' to copy them into your PDF app.
Thanks for all these helpful (and otherwise interesting) comments. I have succesfully gotten a group of large PDF photography books onto my ipad, and now I would like to delete them from my PC (yes, they are backed up) to save space. I read somewhere that I should delete them through iTunes rather than in their original location, and that I would be offered a choice of deleting them only on my computer or both online and on the hard drive. I tried several times, and each time was told that deletion would also erase the files on my ipad and iphone (at the moment I am able to open them in iBooks). So, I didn't do that but I DO need the space.
I thought maybe if the program got a good rest it would work right today, but the problem is the same. Can you help?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to SvetlozarU)
Awesome thread, no sign of rude caveman with heaps of tech-workers working him but still cant get a pdf on an ipad, anyway...
I also tried to get PDF's into my iPad but iBooks (for me) was not listed as a file shareable compatible app (ios 7.0.3), I dislike adobe reader so I found another way to get them into ibooks.
1) Setup Dropbox (PC/iPad).
2) Upload my PDF's to Dropbox (400MB+).
3) Open the PDF in Dropbox app on the ipad.
4) Click Download, Open In, then I Selected Open In iBooks.
Sure it is a long was around but it also works with files too big for email.
For the apple haters who think this is a pain, sure it it but is that way for a reason. If there was an open C drive as such (/dev/home) then "cavemen" would save viruses and junk in there quicker than you can say "uuuuggggghhhhhhh".
I like my iOS Devices clean and safe from viruses, if you want a dumping ground goto Android where you have open access or windows where you have to fight for free space with the OS and viruses.
Thanks for previous tips, free tech support peeps.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2014 4:13 AM (in response to dawnrber)
Thanks for the answers. But I am still struggling with Ipad 1 due to
1. I cant install dropbox as it requires IOS 7 which is not available to Ipad 1.
2. When I open Itunes, I dont see Ipad under devices - am i missing something?
Sorry, for being so ignorant. Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2014 4:49 AM (in response to Cooleagle)
You have to have an app that supports file sharing through iTunes. iBooks should work.
I still think the easiest thing to do, unless you're talking about a huge number of PDFs, is to email them to yourself.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2014 5:43 AM (in response to dawnrber)
I do have ibooks but when I go to File Sharing ...I dont see this App to transfer files. I need to transfer some 200 odd files which I am finding tiresome to send through email as well as the fact that some of these files are very big.