iPads are undoubtedly one of the best inventions in the world. They’ve been the perfect bridge between a phone and a laptop, and most people even think that notebooks are obsolete because of them!
Even though that is a debate of its own, we all agree that watching videos and movies on the iPad is an experience that’s unlike any other!
But to get to that experience, you have to jump through a lot of hurdles…. And it’s 2021; we’re not jumping through any more hurdles!
Getting an MP4 file from a phone to the iPad is a pretty tricky task… unless you know what you’re doing.
Most people think that they need to be super tech-savvy to transfer files to iPads, but that’s not the case. There are many different ways to transfer MP4 to iPad, and none of the ways are overly complicated!
In this post, we’ll be going over three of the best ways you can transfer your MP4 files to an iPad today without being an Apple genius!
So by the time you’re done reading this, you can quickly get your favorite movies to watch on your iPad without having to worry about having constant internet access!
1. Using iCloud
The first method we’re going to be going over is native to Apple, so it should make things super easy to understand!
You’ll need a Mac for this one, but you can also use the “iCloud for Windows” app and use that to go over the next couple of steps!
On Mac, you’ll simply have to go into your “Videos” app and click the “Share” button.
When the share drop-down menu opens, simply click “iCloud Sharing,” and the file will be shared to iCloud! From there, you can easily download it on your iPad! Seamless, wireless transfer!
On a Windows PC, you’ll just go to “iCloud Photos”, and click “Upload Photos and Videos”
A selection window will appear and you can select the right file to upload from there!
2. Using VLC
If you don’t want to use iCloud, or your iCloud doesn’t have enough space, there is another way you can wirelessly transfer MP4 files to an iPad, using VLC!
Yes, VLC is a video player, but there are lots of different sources you can use to play that media! One of the ways is using its transfer feature!
For this one, you’re going to need to be on the same Wi-Fi network as your computer, but if you’re at home and just want to watch your videos on the iPad, this is a great way to do it!
For starters, you need to have the right MP4 file on your computer, and the VLC app/program installed.
Then, open the VLC App, and enable the “Sharing via Wi-Fi option”. You’ll see your IP Address here, copy paste it somewhere to keep a hold of it for later! You can even use your browser to find your IP Address too, either way, it works the same!
Then, make sure your iPad is on the same network (IP Address), and your VLC Apps will be able to communicate with each other! All you have to do is drag an item over to VLC and download it onto your iPad by saving it!
Easy and simple!
3. Using WALTR Pro
If either of the other two ways just doesn’t tickle your fancy, you don’t have to try them… there’s one more way that we’re going to be talking about, and this one might just be the perfect fit!
This method uses a program called “WALTR Pro.”
WALTR Pro is like iTunes… if iTunes was simple, easy to use, and did things properly. It’s done to the function of iTunes, what Walter White did to meth… but this one isn’t blue (If you haven’t seen breaking bad, just ignore the last sentence, there’s no meth here)
The first thing you need to do is visit the Softorino website and download WALTR Pro onto your computer.
With this program, you don’t have to worry about anything. It’s the method that requires the least amount of work! If that’s the type of method you were looking for, WALTR Pro will be your literal saving grace!
Connect your iPad to your computer and open WALTR Pro. You’ll be prompted to “trust” the device… go ahead and give permission…
Now, your iPad will be ready to receive the files!
Go into the folder the MP4 files are in, and literally, just pick it up, drag it and drop it on the iPad!
Let the file process, and that’s it! Seriously!
There’s nothing you need to do!
WALTR Pro not only automatically converts the files to the appropriate format for them to be playable on the iPad, but it also pushes the finished will to the native app!
That way, you don’t have to have a specific app to be able to play the videos, they’ll just be in the native videos app with everything else, and you can simply play them from there!
This process gets easier if the program could just read your mind and transfer the files. And who knows, maybe that feature will come in the future too! But for now, this is the easiest way to transfer your MP4 files to an iPad!
Using an Apple device like the iPad is only a limiting experience if you don’t know what you’re doing or how to break through those limits! All three methods that are in the post above are great and work perfectly!
If you are an Apple user all around and have a Mac, you might be just fine using the iCloud method.
If you have windows, using VLC might be the better option, but if you want to use the method where you do the least amount of work, there’s nothing better than WALTR Pro! So ultimately, the choice is in your hands!
Regardless, you’ll be able to watch your favorite videos on the iPad in no time!