3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2010 7:29 PM by mac4ever
JOE DE VILLIERS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How do I get pdf files from my computer to my ipod touch and how / where do I save them on the ipod? I am going on vacation and need to refer to my pdf files while travelling...



iPod touch
  • mac4ever Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
    PDF files are viewed in the iBooks app. If you haven't already downloaded it, do so. It's free. Then, drag the pdf file to the Books folder in iTunes, connect the ipod and turn on book syncing, then sync your ipod. The pdf's will be copied over.
  • minbit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have some pdf's under Books but when I click "Sync books" a message pops up warning me that everything will be deleted if I go ahead and Sync. What should I do now?
  • mac4ever Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
    This is the instructions in the Touch manual:

    "Syncing Books and PDFs
    Use iTunes to sync your books and PDFs between iPod touch and your computer. When iPod touch is connected to your computer, the Books pane lets you select which items to sync.
    You can sync books that you download or purchase from the iBookstore. You can also add DRM-free ePub books, and PDF documents that aren’t password protected, to your iTunes library. There are several websites that offer ePub books.
    Sync an ePub book or PDF file to iPod touch: Download the book or PDF file using your computer. Then, in iTunes, choose File > Add to Library. Connect iPod touch to your computer, select the book in the Books pane in iTunes, then sync iPod touch.
    *If a PDF file doesn’t appear in the Books pane, you need to change its type in iTunes. Search your iTunes library to find the PDF file, select it, then choose File > Get Info. In the Options section of the file information window, choose Book from the Media Kind pop-up menu, then click OK.*"

    Maybe you need to correct the file type as the last paragraph suggests.