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Old 06-27-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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I'm not sure if this has been answered or not, but here goes...

I have a ton of books for iBooks and have most of them backed up on a flash drive. I know there is a thing that connects to the iPad to upload pics through a USB. Does anyone know if that will work with books also? I've been uploading some of my files through dropbox, but sometimes I'm not in a wifi area.

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:15 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if this has been answered or not, but here goes...

I have a ton of books for iBooks and have most of them backed up on a flash drive. I know there is a thing that connects to the iPad to upload pics through a USB. Does anyone know if that will work with books also? I've been uploading some of my files through dropbox, but sometimes I'm not in a wifi area.

TIA!

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The thing you buy from Apple includes both a USB adapter and an SD card adapter specifically for pics. Whether books will be found on the device depends on the reader I believe. There are apps that can move files.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:30 PM   #3
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You can try iFunbox to put your file into iPad, without iTunes
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Only if the iPad has been Jail Broke.
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Open iTunes and plug in your iPad to your PC with the lead that came with it. Select the iPad under device in the left hand window. Once selected click on the books tab. Drag the books you want onto the books window and click on sync. I suggest you just try one or two books first to ensure everything is going as planned then when it's OK drop the rest in and have a cup of tea. The books will be available in iBooks. You will need to organize them in iBooks.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:36 AM   #6
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I'm not sure if this has been answered or not, but here goes...

I have a ton of books for iBooks and have most of them backed up on a flash drive. I know there is a thing that connects to the iPad to upload pics through a USB. Does anyone know if that will work with books also? I've been uploading some of my files through dropbox, but sometimes I'm not in a wifi area.

TIA!

Kat
Kat, You might want to check out the YouTube video here. It states that the camera connection kit will not work for files other than pictures or videos.

However here is an article that says the port can be used for other things. "... Now comes the part we really enjoy about the USB connector, the fact that you can use the USB connector to connect various USB devices you have laying around. Keep in mind that Apple does not support this experiment, although it has been done and well documented on You Tube and various iPad related sites on the web ... "

And you might want to check this out.

And you could always use an AirStash.

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Old 06-30-2011, 01:52 PM   #7
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Make it easy on yourself. Install Calibre on your computer (Mac, Linux, or PC) and use it to synch book into iBooks via iTunes.

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With Calibre you don't have to sync via iTunes (though you can). I run the Calibre server, then just access the books via safari. Click on a book and open it up in iBooks.


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With Calibre you don't have to sync via iTunes (though you can). I run the Calibre server, then just access the books via safari. Click on a book and open it up in iBooks.


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Kat, You might want to check out the YouTube video here. It states that the camera connection kit will not work for files other than pictures or videos.

However here is an article that says the port can be used for other things. "... Now comes the part we really enjoy about the USB connector, the fact that you can use the USB connector to connect various USB devices you have laying around. Keep in mind that Apple does not support this experiment, although it has been done and well documented on You Tube and various iPad related sites on the web ... "

And you might want to check this out.

And you could always use an AirStash.
I sometimes use a keyboard with my camera connection kit. Although it is apparently one of the few that will actually work (at least without a powered hub in-between), especially after Apple reduced the amount of power it could supply via a firmware update.
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