Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Where are files that are synced with the iPad via iTune stored?

For example, if you sync some image files onto the iPad via iTunes, where are those image files in the iPad?

share|improve this question

migrated from Nov 30 '11 at 11:41

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Generally, the files are stored inside the application sandbox. The application sandbox is a folder that stores the App and its associated files. Every App has it's own application sandbox. If you use file share in iTunes, the files are stored in a /Documents/ folder inside the application sandbox. It is a bit tricky to access files that are stored outside the applications sandbox. Apple has a good and short explanation about files in it's iOS Application Programming Guide. If you want to access on images from the PhotoLibrary, have a look at UIImagePickerControler.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.