Can I plug this directly into my ipad and transfer files back and forth without using my macbook pro ?

Plugs and Adaptors

  • Asked by Christopher S from Brooklyn
  • Feb 25, 2013
Western Digital My Passport Studio Portable Hard Drive

Western Digital My Passport Studio Portable Hard Drive

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1 Answer from the Community

  • No. The iPad will really only talk to iTunes. But you don't need to do a full sync if you use certain apps eg USB disk. When you connect your iPad, you click on the Apps tab, scroll to the bottom of the page and there is a list of apps on your iPad which support direct file transfer (eg USB disk, VLC, some PDf readers - all of which are free apps). Then just click and add directly from the external drive. These files are not saved on your iTunes media folder. They do however get saved in the back up file when you back up your iPad.

    • Answered by Dharma M from Annandale
    • Apr 29, 2014