7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2012 10:19 AM by Demo
cb121 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The new iPad. I downloaded pages app on my computer (iMac) for IPad. It didn't go to the iPad. But it says that I have it. I don't. What can I do?

  • 1. Re: I just purchased
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,415 points)

    Did you select the App to sync to the iPad?

     

    Connect the iPad to the Mac and launch iTunes.

    Click on the iPad name on the left side under devices.

    Click on the Apps Tab on the right.

    Click on all of the apps that you want to sync

    Click on the Sync Apps Heading.

    Click on Apply in the lower right corner of iTunes

  • 2. Re: I just purchased
    cb121 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. Now, on my iMac I have a list that I want to go into pages. The list is in finder. Is there a way to get that list over to the iPad? I also have other lists that are in pages that I would need to move to the iPad.

    Thanks

  • 3. Re: I just purchased
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,415 points)

    i use file sharing with Pages and my MacBook.

     

    Connect the iPad to the Mac and launch iTunes.

    Click on the iPad name on the left side under devices.

    Click on the Apps Tab on the right.

    Scroll down to the File Sharing list of apps under the apps list in iTunes.

    Click on Pages

    Drag and drop any files that you want to add to Pages into the file sharing window on the right. Or you can click on "add" and navigate to the location of the files on the Mac and add them that way

    Launch Pages on the iPad and navigate to the document manager window.

    Tap on the + sign to add or create a new document

    Tap on "Copy From iTunes"

    Select the document from the pop up window and it will import into Pages on the iPad.

     

    Read this for more information.

    iWork for iOS: About iTunes file sharing.

  • 4. Re: I just purchased
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,345 points)

    Another way, if you use iCloud, is to go to http://icloud.com and sign in, then click the iWork button. Click the gear icon in the upper right and then Upload. It should upload from the computer to iCloud and when you walk over to the iPad it should be there. No plugging in required.

  • 5. Re: I just purchased
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,415 points)

    stevejobsfan0123 wrote:

     

    No plugging in required.

    Actually, if the OP syncs wirelessly, no plugging in is required for file sharing either. I do it all the time wirelessly. So for me there is really not that much difference in using the icloud.com account or using file sharing. You either open a web browser and upload - or you launch iTunes and drag and drop.

     

    The advantage to using icloud is that you do not have to select "Copy from iTunes" - since as you have stated - the document will already appear in Pages.

     

    I assumed that the OP is relatively new to the device and may not even be using icloud yet. However, I could be wrong.

  • 6. Re: I just purchased
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,345 points)

    Demo wrote:

     

    Actually, if the OP syncs wirelessly, no plugging in is required for file sharing either. I do it all the time wirelessly.

    Interesting... how does one do that? Is it iTunes Wi-Fi Sync in Settings, and that also syncs the files via File Sharing?

     

    Yes, that is why I use iCloud... less steps.

  • 7. Re: I just purchased
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,415 points)

    As long as you sync via WiFi - you can use file sharing via WiFi as well. I'm sure that you use WiFi sync so give it a try. You don't need to connect the iPad with the cable. I do it all the time. You are still making the connection to the iPad via WiFi - whether syncing or file sharing. I often move my files and then sync - or sync and then move the files. This way, I don't have to open the browser so in that sense it does save a step.

     

    I guess that comparing the two methods is in number of steps needed is basically "six to one - half dozen to the other" - as the old expressions goes (I get the feeling that you may be too young to have heard that one!) so it really isn't all that much difference in which method that you choose.