How to upload a PDF to an ipad

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How to upload a PDF to an ipad
The iPad allows you to carry thousands of ebooks at once. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

The Apple iPad features a variety of applications that make the device capable of many functions. Apple's iBooks app is an app that allows users to read ebooks and PDFs from their iPad. The app, which comes included with some newer version of the iPad's operating system, iOS, can also be downloaded from the Apple App Store for free. Books can be purchased through Apple's iBookstore or synced through iTunes. To upload a PDF to the iPad, you will need to first add the PDF to iTunes.

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Things you need

  • USB Cable
  • Apple iTunes
  • Apple iBook app

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  1. 1

    Open iTunes.

  2. 2

    Add the PDF to the iTunes library. This can be done by dragging and dropping the file on to iTunes "Library" or by selecting "File" and then "Add File to Library." Navigate to where the file is saved and select it.

  3. 3

    Connect the iPad to the computer using the USB cable. A USB cable should have come with the device; if not, a new one can be purchased from the Apple website.

  4. 4

    Select the iPad from the iTunes device list. Select the "Books" tab. Check the "Sync Books" box.

  5. 5

    Click "Sync" at the bottom of the screen.

  6. 6

    Eject the device from the computer.

  7. 7

    Open iBooks on the iPad. At the top of the program, select the "PDFs" tab. Tap a PDF to open it.

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