how to add pdf documents to ipad

Transfer PDF documents to iPad and iPhone without iTunes

Emailing PDF and other documents to yourself to view them on your iPad or iPhone is anything but intuitive.

It uses up mailbox space, takes time and the documents can be too large to email at all. CopyTrans Apps free Beta offers an easy and straight-forward solution to transfer PDF documents to iPad, iPhone and even to your iPod Touch. Here’s how it works.

Add PDF to iPad or iPhone

You can add PDF documents from your PC to iPad, via using CopyTrans Apps FREE Beta. Download the program on your computer from the page below.

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  1. First, on the iPad or iPhone, download and install any app which supports display of PDF documents. We suggest the official free Adobe Reader iOS app. But there are tons of alternative apps available on the App Store like the free Documents 5 or GoodReader (USD 6.99) which will also do the job ios home screen displaying adobe reader

  2. Run CopyTrans Apps free Beta on your PC and connect the iPad via the USB cable. The iPad apps are listed on the left-hand side of the main program window. Select the PDF-reader app. In this case, we selected Adobe Reader list of ipad apps on copytrans main program window

  3. Click on the “Add documents” button and navigate to the PDF files that you would like to import to the iPad cta-add-documents-button-pdf

  4. Select the PDF files to add to the iPad and click “Open” select pdf documents to add to ipad

    Tip: You can alternatively directly drag and drop the PDF files from the PC location to the main CopyTrans Apps window as seen below drag and drop pdf files from computer to copytrans window

  5. The selected documents are now accessible directly on the iPad.

    Happy reading! pdf documents on ipad in official adobe reader app

Transfer PDF documents from iPad to PC

For the other way round, to transfer PDF files from your iPad to PC, simply run CopyTrans Apps, connect the iPad, select the PDF-reader app, and choose the document to transfer. Next click on the “Save documents” button. save documents button in copytrans apps free beta

Select the location on your computer where to save the PDF document. browse for pc file destination

You can now readily access the PDF file from the PC. read ipad pdf documents on pc

This is how to quickly transfer PDF documents between iPad, iPhone and PC.

  • Carlos Cavaleiro

    This does not function on my iPad 2 iOS 9 and using CopyTrans v1.046. Do you have the same problem?

    • Carlos, be sure to be using one of the apps mentioned in the above tutorial. You can’t just add documents to any app. If the issue persists, please contact support directly at copytrans@copytrans.net Thanks!