Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

When I bought an iPad 3 They have given me few pdf files. Actually They are eBook which I prefer. PDF files are shown in the Books section of the ITunes program.

How to Transfer those PDFs from my Pad to PC/Mac ?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 5 down vote accepted

Three options

  • use iTunes to sync. To do this, connect your iOS device to your Mac and launch iTunes. Locate your device from the list that appears on the left column. Now select the tab named "Books". Make sure the sync button is checked. Since Preview is installed by default on iMacs, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini, after syncing your PDFs will be accessible from Preview. Benefits of using iTunes to sync is you can manage what PDFs appear on your device (and how much space they take).

  • use email. Launch iBooks app on your iOS device and make sure you select the bookshelf view (where your PDFs are displayed on a "shelf"). Touch the share button (looks like a folder with an arrow coming out) and then select the PDF you intend to email. Type in your email address and touch Send when done. Note: some email providers impose limits on attachments so you may have to email PDFs a few at a time.

  • use Dropbox (Dropbox account required). Sign up for a new account at Dropbox.com, then download the free Dropbox app onto your iOS device. Follow the helpful instruction to upload your photos. Note that these PDFs will be available/synced to all Dropbox client apps that log in using your username and password.

share|improve this answer
    
Can you please explain a bit more to how get it done ? –  Techie Feb 2 '13 at 2:54
    
Added clarifications. Let me know if you need more details and I'll add them (driving on the road and unable to type long sentences). –  Global nomad Feb 2 '13 at 9:19
    
Thanks a lot for the info –  Techie Feb 2 '13 at 9:20
    
No problem. Let me know if there is further details needed, and I'll try to answer. –  Global nomad Feb 2 '13 at 15:42
    
When I connect to iTunes and enable sync it warns this will delete all books from the device before doing the first sync. –  Abhi Beckert Aug 7 '13 at 19:47

protected by Community Jun 7 '13 at 6:20

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.