How to Airdrop Files from PC to iPad [5 Easiest Ways]

Airdrop helps users to send files among iOS devices and Macs. You may want to airdrop photos, videos, music, and other files from a PC or laptop to iPad to view or manage your files flexibly. This post will guide you how to perform it easily.


By Dylan / Updated on April 8, 2024

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Can you airdrop from a PC to an iPad Pro?

I want to send some files from my Windows 10 laptop to my new iPad Pro. Is there some way to perform it like airdrop?

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As we know, airdrop is a useful tool to transfer files between iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Macs. But lots of users who use iPhone and Windows computers might wonder if there is Airdrop download for Windows to share files from PC to iPad. Can you Airdrop from PC to iPad? Actually, “Airdrop” can’t help them to transfer files between Windows and iPad, because airdrop sends files among supported Macintosh computers and iPads, iPhones, and iPods via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It never has an airdrop for the Windows version.

But don’t worry, there are still some methods that enable you to ‘airdrop’/transfer files from PC to iPad, iPad Pro effectively. Refer to the following content, which will list the 2 most common ways to share files between a Windows PC or laptop and an iPad, iPad Pro, or iPad mini. The iOS transfer tool named FoneTool and Snapdrop are useful tools to share files between iOS and Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7. You can choose one according to your needs.

How to Airdrop Files from PC to iPad

Way 1. Easiest Way to Airdrop from PC to iPad via FoneTool

FoneTool is a free alternative to Airdrop to copy files from a PC to an iPad, or iPad Pro with a USB cable. It completes file sharing between computer and iOS devices easily with its intuitive interface. Besides, FoneTool provides several features and highlights making the operation done easy and convenient.

● This tool offers a fast speed to transfer files. If you need to transfer large files from computer to iPad or from iPad to PC, it can save you lots of time.
It allows you to select files you want to transfer. You can either move all music, photos, and video files or move several files to the destination device.
It has wide compatibility with iOS devices. It supports full versions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod, including iPad 10/8/7/6/iPad Pro 2022/2021/iPad mini, and other iPad models, and various iPhones, and iPods.
It is able to transfer various videos. recorded videos, music videos, home videos, etc.

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✍Preparation: You will need a lightning USB cable to connect your iPad to your Windows PC. You may need to tap “Trust this device” on your iPad after connecting.

Here is how to Airdrop from PC to iPad with FoneTool:

Step 1. Download, install, and open FoneTool, and click PC to iPhone which helps you to move data to an iOS device.

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Step 2. Click the “folder” icon, and select videos, photos, music, and other messages you want to transfer.

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Step 3. Then just click Start Transfer to start the operation.


Way 2. Airdrop from PC to iPad with Snapdrop

Snapdrop is a web-based tool that works a lot like Airdrop. You can go to Snapdrop web to instantly share a file to your iPad, or iPad Pro as long as they use the same network.

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Step 1. Go your browser on your Windows computer, and go to the site.

Step 2. Make sure your iPad and the PC are connected to the same net and open Snapdrop on your iPad.

Step 3. Wait for the other devices to be detected by each other. Click the iPad icon on your PC or laptop, and choose a file type from Take Photo, Video, Photo Library, or Browse.

Step 4. Click Download or Accept when it prompts a request on your iPad.


Then your files will be ‘airdropped’ to your iPad.

Way 3. Airdrop Windows to iPad Using Google Drive

Utilizing Google Drive provides a wireless alternative to AirDrop for transferring data from a Windows PC to an iPad. Integrated into your Google account, the cloud drive offers an ample 15GB of free storage to facilitate data sharing across devices. Here's how to Airdrop from Windows to iPad via Google Cloud Drive:

Step 1. Open a web browser on your computer and navigate to > Sign in to your Google account, or if you don't have one, create one for free.

Step 2. Select File Upload or Folder Upload from the drop-down menu > Select the file or folder you want to upload, then click Open and wait for the data to upload.

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Step 3. Install the Google Drive app on your iPad from the App Store > Sign in to the app using the same account credentials as your computer.

After that, your recently uploaded files will be available for viewing and downloading on your iPad.

Way 4. Airdrop from Windows to iPad via File Explorer

You can choose to transfer various types of data, including videos, photos, music, and documents, from your Windows PC to iPad using a simple USB cable. Here’s how to Airdrop from Windows to iPad through File Explorer:

Step 1. Press Windows + E on the keyboard to open File Explorer > Locate and click This Computer in the left sidebar > Access the drive associated with your iPad name.

Step 2. Simply drag the file you want to send to your iPad and drop it onto your iPad name. (Give time for the file to transfer, which can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes depending on the size of the file.)

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When the transfer is complete, disconnect your iPad and use the Files app to access the shared file.

Way 5. Airdrop PC to iPad with Microsoft OneDrive

If you have a Microsoft account, you can also use OneDrive to transfer files from your PC to your iPad. Follow these steps to Airdrop PC to iPad using this cloud service:

Step 1. Visit the OneDrive website on your PC and sign in to your account > Click Add New at the top of the page, and then select Files from the drop-down menu.

 Click Add New

Step 2. Select the files you want to send to your iPad and click Open to begin uploading to the Microsoft cloud.

When you're done, go ahead and access the OneDrive app on your iPad and sign in with the same account credentials. Once logged in, you can easily download the uploaded files to your iPad.


Now you know how to airdrop from PC to iPad, iPad Pro. Hope this post can help you. Besides, FoneTool gives you a much faster speed to transfer music from a Windows computer to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.