How to Send Files from Computer to iPad on WiFi

With the internet growing rapidly, most of the countries nowadays have good broadband and WiFi speeds. This has facilitated the use internet from a smart phone or a tablet pc at reasonable speeds. iPhones and the iPads are quite in demand these days. I purchased an iPhone 4 last year and I simply love it for its advanced features. Well, there are some people who consider the iPhone and the iPad to be complicated. To be honest, Yes! It is complicated! But, only when you have connected it to your computer and copy some files and so on. If you’re using an Apple device for the first time then you may find it complicating but after a while you will get used to it.

Sharing files from a computer with an iPad over WiFi, is not straight forward as sharing files between computers. Well, if you are interested in sending or transferring files from a computer to an iPad over Wifi then there are several options. Let me speak about some of the options available to you.

Heard of Dropbox? I’m pretty sure you did somewhere. Well, if you haven’t then it’s an online service that allows you to upload your files and folders online and access it on any other computer or device with internet anywhere in the world. I started using this service when I was doing my dissertation. It was pretty handy! I could synchronize my files on Dropbox and access it from any computer anytime. Moreover, I needn’t fear of losing the file.

dropbox in iphone on wifi

So, how can I send/ transfer files from a computer to iPad on Wifi using Dropbox?
Download and install Dropbox on your computer. Register an account and select the files or folders you want to upload it online into your account. Now, install DropBox on your iPad and login with your id. Voila! You should be able to access your synchronized files. And, open and work on them.

ZumoDrive: ZumoDrive is similar to Dropbox. You get a free storage capacity of 1GB above which you need to pay.

Using WinSCP

You need to first jailbreak your iPad to use WinSCP. Download Redsn0w and the respective firmware to jailbreak your iPad. Go to Cydia and install OpenSSH. Once done, download and install WinSCP on your computer.

winscp to send files to ipad

Go to Settings> WiFi. Click on the blue arrow and make a note of the IP address. Start WinSCP and enter the IP address and password ‘alpine’ or ‘dottie’ without quotes. Leave the rest of the settings untouched and click on Login. You should now be connected with your iPad from your computer. You can browse folder under private/var and copy the files you want to in the desired folder.



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