1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

Introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by trekker01, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. trekker01
    Offline

    trekker01 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Greetings, Group.
    I am a long time PC user, who bought a MacBook Pro early this year, and now am using the iPhone 4 as well. Haven't given up on the PCs yet, but using the Apple stuff quite a bit. I don't yet own an iPad, but thinking about it. I am used to storing files on external HDs and am wondering just how difficult it is to transfer stuff from an iPad to another storage device? Also, looking for help in choosing my iPad.
    Gary
  2. SweetPoison
    Offline

    SweetPoison iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14,940
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, California
    Ratings:
    +132 / 0
    Welcome, from Cali!
  3. Gabriel1
    Offline

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,132
    Thanks Received:
    746
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +747 / 0
    Hi there and welcome.

    You can utilise iTunes on your MacBook Pro to sync files from your iPad onto an external HD.

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend.......and please don't forget to read the rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

    These are the hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

    We also have an app for this forum. A link to download the app is: Discussion Forum for iPad Users for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    If you have other Apple products or are interested in other Apple kit then why not join our sister forum too at http://www.appleforums.net/

    Finally, if you still haven't had enough, how about a video explaining about our other forums (note:you may want to play this at half speed but hey, why shouldn't Phil be excited about our forums!)

    The Archangel
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 23, 2014
  4. SweetPoison
    Offline

    SweetPoison iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14,940
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, California
    Ratings:
    +132 / 0
    Welcome, from Cali!
  5. AdmiralAdama
    Offline

    AdmiralAdama Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Messages:
    9,528
    Thanks Received:
    590
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Near the Ionian Nebula, still searching for Earth
    Ratings:
    +596 / 0
    Greetings and welcome Gary. Is that Mitchell or Seven? :)
    Look forward to discussing command psychology with you. Kirk vs., Adama.
    As for a choice of iPad, if you're not on a budget, you won't regret 64GB wifi + 3G.
    At least I haven't.

    AA
  6. trekker01
    Offline

    trekker01 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    AA,
    The name is not related to Star Trek, although I am a Trekkie as well. Has to do with a motorhome brand. Since I generally have Internet access everywhere I go inside the USA, I don't have a lot of interest in the 3G versions of the iPad2, as I don't care to be paying for yet another source of access to the internet, even if it can be started and stopped without a contract.

    Gabriel1,
    Wasn't looking just to sync to an external, but to be able to move seldom needed files off the iPad onto another device that has more space, thus freeing up room on the iPad, then being able to selectively move back to the iPad or another computer, as needed. Of course, I would want to back up the iPad on a periodic basis, but maybe not as often as I do my MacBook Pro (hourly), using Time Machine. I'm a neophyte on the capabilities of the iPad, but am familiar with the iPhone 4 and MBP with up-to-date OS on each.
    Gary
  7. Hayles66
    Offline

    Hayles66 iPad Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Messages:
    8,876
    Thanks Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Somerset-UK
    Ratings:
    +319 / 0
    Welcome from me too! I expect Gabriel1 will be back or Richsadams. Both are Mac pros.

    Err! Marie, what are you doing? Forgetfulness is catching i think!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  8. uimalis
    Offline

    uimalis iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    19
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Welcome, im new here too.
    Maybe the app "FileBrowser" will be useful to you. It's universal so you could try it out on your iPhone now if you want to.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
  9. Gabriel1
    Offline

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,132
    Thanks Received:
    746
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +747 / 0
    Dropbox app can be utilised for moving files from your iPad to your MacBook then you can drag them to your external drive, you will need to delete them from your Dropbox after you have got them out at the other end. You can then get them back on your iPad by reversing the procedure. You will also need the Dropbox app for your Mac but the good news is that it's all free.

    The Archangel
  10. trekker01
    Offline

    trekker01 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    That's good! Thanks, Gabriel1. Will install Dropbox on my MBP tonight.

    I don't anticipate needing 3G, however do want the GPS capability. Is that a no-go with the Wi-Fi only iPad 2?
    Gary
  11. Gabriel1
    Offline

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,132
    Thanks Received:
    746
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +747 / 0
    There are aftermarket accessories which will provide GPS capability such as Bad Elf otherwise it's a 3G. FWIW you don't need a 3G connection you just need the 3G chip so no need for network charges. The additional cost of the 3G iPad will probably be very little different than a wifi iPad plus a GPS unit.

    The Archangel

Share This Page