2.5. Transfer files to another device with Readdle Transfer

Readdle  Transfer allows you to start working on your file in Documents or the PDF Expert app on one iOS device and transfer this file to another iOS device/Mac to continue working there.   Readdle  Transfer works between: 

  • Documents app on iOS
  • PDF Expert app on iOS
  • PDF Expert for Mac on  macOS

To use Readdle Transfer, make sure that the following requirements are met: 

  • Documents/PDF Expert app should be running on both devices;
  • It is recommended to have both devices on the same network;
  • Sign into iC loud using the same Apple ID on both devices;
  • iCloud  Drive is enabled for both devices: iPhone/iPad (iOS settings > Apple ID >  iCloud iCloud Drive is 'On’); Mac (System Preferences >  iCloud iCloud Drive is 'On’).

File formats supported when using Readdle Transfer:

Documents 6 on iOS: you can transfer .pdf files via Readdle Transfer, annotations made while using Readdle Transfer will be transferred as well; txt and .rtf files - can be edited; generic formats ( . webarchive; . htm; . html ; . doc /.docx; . xls /.xlsx; . ppt /.pptx; . svg ; . pages ; . numbers ; . png ; . jpg ; . jpeg ; . bmp ; . ico ; . xbm ; . gif ; . tiff ; . tif ; . tga ; . txt ; . rtf ) - can be managed in View Only mode. 

PDF Expert 6 on iOS: you can transfer .pdf files via Readdle Transfer, annotations and changes made in Thumbnail mode while using Readdle Transfer will be transferred via Readdle Transfer as well.

PDF Expert for Mac: you can transfer .pdf files via Readdle Transfer, annotations and changes made in Thumbnail mode while using Readdle Transfer will be transferred via Readdle Transfer as well; .pdf files can be edited or redacted on Mac.

To use Readdle Transfer between an iPhone and an iPad, follow the steps below:      

1. Open the file in the Documents app on your iPhone and work with it;  

2. To continue your work on the iPad, open Documents on iPad and find iPhone icon on the sidebar menu;  


3. Choose the file to transfer and continue working on the iPad; 

4. To update the file on the iPhone, tap ‘Reload’ (the file should be still open on the iPhone); 

5. Close the file when the work is complete.

Note: Readdle Transfer allows the seamless transfer of files between devices but the copy of the file is not created on the second device automatically. 

5. If the file is opened on both devices: to save the latest version of the file to the iPad, tap Actions button > Save a Copy. If the file is already closed on the iPhone, simply close the file on the iPad and choose where to save the file to. 

Note: to avoid saving the file manually, you can work with the file which is located in the iCloud or Dropbox synced folder of the  Documents app . This file will be opened in the same location on the second device provided they are synced to the same Dropbox folder or use the same iCloud account. Modifications will be pushed across devices via Dropbox/ iCloud sync mechanism (in this case, the sync might take longer in comparison with Readdle Transfer). 

To transfer a file from an iPad to an iPhone, use the Readdle Transfer tab on the iPhone.      

To use Readdle Transfer between iPhone/iPad and MacPDF Expert for Mac should be installed on Mac: Open the PDF file in the Documents app, launch PDF Expert for Mac, click the blue Readdle Transfer button in PDF Expert for Mac, open the file, and continue to work on the Mac. To save the latest version of the file to your Mac, use ‘Save’ or ‘Save as’ commands (Menu bar > File) and click ‘Save to Mac’. The file transferred from an  iCloud or Dropbox synced folder in the  Documents app will be opened in the same location on Mac's hard drive provided there is a  Dropbox client on Mac/your Mac is connected to the same iCloud account (Dropbox scheme will work for the website  version of PDF Expert for Mac only). In this case, modifications will be pushed across devices via Dropbox/ iCloud sync mechanism, but the sync might take longer than Readdle Transfer.

                                                  



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