Method 1. Transfer iPad files to Mac with Email
The greatest advantage of using the e-mail way to send a file is that you don’t need USB cord to connect your iPad to your Mac, they don’t even have to be close, as you can send the file from your iPad when you are away from home and open it later when you are by your Macbook.
Step 1. The important thing that we should make clear is that sending a file from an iPad via e-mail actually starts with the file itself. So, for example, if you are sending a PDF file, open it and then choose the shown button in the upper-right corner, and then select E-mail photo.
Step 2. You will be taken to your mail client. Fill out all the needed fields and send the e-mail to the desired address.
Step 3. Next, simply use your Mac to access your e-mail account, open the right e-mail and download the file. Note that the e-mail you are sending the file to and the mail you are opening on your Mac need to be the same.
Method 2. Transfer iPad files to Mac with TunesGo
Step 1. Connect iPad with Mac via a USB cable and launch the iPad to Mac transfer tool – TunesGo. iPad to Mac transfer app will detect your iPad automatically. You will notice that TunesGo has recognized your device and that it is connecting it.
Step 2. Select the file type. As you can see, you can choose from various types of files listed in the left part of the screen, like Music, Movies, Photos etc. For this tutorial, we will choose to transfer movies from iPad to Mac. Click on Movies on the left and you will get a screen that will list all available movies on your iPad. You simply have to select the movies you want to transfer now by clicking on them and marking them.
Step 3. Next, notice the Export button above the Movies list. You should click the Export button, and then make a selection to Export to Mac. This will export the files to your Macbook.