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iTunes 10 for Windows: Transfer files between your computer and mobile apps

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Transfer files between your computer and mobile apps

If you have an iPod touch or iPhone with iOS 4 or later software, or an iPad, you can use iTunes to transfer files between your computer and an app on your device that supports file sharing.

You might want to do this if, for example, you want to save files you create on your device to your computer, or take files with you so you can use them when you’re away from your computer.

You don’t need to sync your device to transfer files, but your device needs to be connected to your computer.

For information about supported apps, see the documentation for your apps.

To transfer files from your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to your computer:

  1. Connect your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to your computer.

  2. In iTunes, select your device (below Devices), and click the Apps button.

  3. Below File Sharing, from the list on the left, select the app on your device that you want to transfer a file from.

  4. From the list on the right, select the file you want to transfer, and click “Save to.”

  5. In the window that appears, select the destination where you want to save the file, and click Choose.

The file is saved to the selected destination on your computer.

To transfer files from your computer to your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad:

  1. Connect your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to your computer.

  2. In iTunes, select your device (below Devices), and click the Apps button.

  3. Below File Sharing, select an app from the list, and click Add.

  4. In the window that appears, select a file to transfer, and click Choose.

The file is transferred to your device, and can be opened in the app you selected in step 3.

Last Modified: Mar 25, 2014
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