4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2010 4:14 PM by (none) Ctein
(none) Ctein Level 1 Level 1
Dear Folks,

I'm new to the world of iPad and not someone who has made a lot of use of iTunes (nor want to, really). I've got about 20 GB of media content on my Mac that I want to port over to the iPad. I don't want to install it all in iTunes, first. Is there a way just to drag and drop content into the iPad? I can drag an mp3 file into an iTune library or playlist icon. When I try to drag it onto the iPad device icon, though, nothing happens.

Suggestions? Or pointers to pertinent help files?

Thanks!

pax / Ctein

2.2GHz 15" MacBookPro+4GB RAM+320 GB HD & '333' Lombard w/PowerLogix 500 MHz G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPad 64GB 3G OS 3.2.1
Solved by a Mac user on Jul 18, 2010 3:19 PM Solved
of course you can. You need to set your iPad to use manual syncing instead of automatic syncing. On the main screen of the iPad settings just check the box that says "Manual Syncing".
Reply by Joe5150 on Jul 18, 2010 3:22 PM Helpful
a Mac user wrote:
of course you can. You need to set your iPad to use manual syncing instead of automatic syncing. On the main screen of the iPad settings just check the box that says "Manual Syncing".



+1 However you would still have to drag and drop into itunes.

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  • a Mac user Level 3 Level 3
    of course you can. You need to set your iPad to use manual syncing instead of automatic syncing. On the main screen of the iPad settings just check the box that says "Manual Syncing".
  • Joe5150 Level 2 Level 2
    a Mac user wrote:
    of course you can. You need to set your iPad to use manual syncing instead of automatic syncing. On the main screen of the iPad settings just check the box that says "Manual Syncing".



    +1 However you would still have to drag and drop into itunes.
  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone
    (none) Ctein wrote:
    Is there a way just to drag and drop content into the iPad? I can drag an mp3 file into an iTune library or playlist icon. When I try to drag it onto the iPad device icon, though, nothing happens,


    You will need to use iTunes.
  • (none) Ctein Level 1 Level 1
    Oh, doh. That was easy.

    I've got 45 years of computer-ing under my belt, but I'm learning a new model, so I get to be a noob for a change.

    Makes me feel kinda proud and humble at the same time [vbg].

    Thanks!

    pax / Ctein