6.5. Manage files from a computer wirelessly with Wi-Fi Transfer

Wi-Fi Transfer is the easiest way to transfer files from a computer to your iPhone or iPad and vice versa. You can easily download or upload multiple documents or even folders via a local Wi-Fi connection:

(1) Wi-Fi transfer: manage files from your Mac/PC computer wirelessly with a browser and QR code or IP address/hostname.  

(2) WebDAV: mount PDF Expert app as a network drive to access your files with Finder or File Explorer using IP address/hostname.

(3) WebDAV: transfer files between iOS devices.

1. Manage files from a computer wirelessly with Wi-Fi Transfer

1. Launch the PDF Expert app > go to Services on iPhone (Wi-Fi Transfer tab on iPad) > Wi-Fi Transfer and follow the directions or simply open any Browser on your desktop and enter https://wifipdf.com in the address bar. Note: please make sure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and PDF Expert is launched.

Note: if you would like to use the IP address (http://192.168.5.92) or device's hostname (e.g. http://ana's-iphone.local) instead of the QR code, enable WebDAV in PDF Expert Settings > WebDAV tab and copy the IP address. After WebDAV is enabled, you will also find the IP address or local hostname in PDF Expert on your iPhone > Services tab >  button and in PDF Expert on your iPad > Nearby tab >  button.

2. Hold your iPhone’s/ iPad's camera up to the QR code to scan it, tap the notification. 

3. Now, you can instantly transfer files between PDF Expert on iPad/iPhone and your PC/Mac. Select several files or folders and click Download to get them from the iPad/iPhone to your computer. To upload the file to your iPhone/iPad, click the Upload button and select the files or drag and drop them into your browser.


As soon as they’re uploaded, files will instantly appear on your device. Tap Disconnect on the iPhone/iPad, close the web page or close the PDF Expert app.

2. Mount PDF Expert app as a network drive to access all files with Finder on your Mac or File Explorer on Windows machine:

macOS

To gain access to PDF Expert  files on Mac, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Finder icon.
  2. Select Connect to Server option in the Go menu. You can use ⌘K shortcut as well.
  3. Type http:// and the IP address or device's hostname (for example, "http://192.168.1.1"). Go to WebDAV tab in PDF Expert settings > tap Start WebDAV. You will also find this information in PDF Expert settings on your iPhone > Services tab >  button and in PDF Expert on your iPad > Nearby tab >  button.
  4. Click Connect. You can also add a server to the Favourite Servers list.

As a result, you should get a Shared Disk mounted on your Mac. You can enable Connected servers settings in Finder Preferences > General to display the Shared disk on the Desktop. Please note, your device may change its IP address inside the Wi-Fi network. In this case, you will need to re- establich the connection using the new IP address.  

To gain access to PDF Expert files on a Windows machine, please follow the steps below or check out the Windows Support article:

Windows 10

  1. Open the Start menu and select This PC from the left pane
  2. Select Map network drive on the toolbar at the top of the Computer tab
  3. Select a drive letter in the Drive list
  4. Type http:// and the IP address or device's hostname (for example, "http://192.168.1.1"). Go to WebDAV tab in PDF Expert settings > tap Start WebDAV. You will also find this information in PDF Expert settings on your iPhone > Services tab >  button and in PDF Expert on your iPad > Nearby tab >  button.

Alternative: for Vista 32-bit you can also use popular WebDAV client NetDrive or Cyberduck app to connect to the device:

  1. Download and install Cyberduck
  2. Launch PDF Expert 
  3. Go to the Nearby tab on iPad or Services on iPhone and tap Wi-Fi sign to check the IP address
  4. Click Open Connection in Cyberduck
  5. Select WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning)
  6. Switch off Anonymous Login and type in your IP address, login, and password

After that, download and upload any files from or to the PDF Expert app.      

3. Transfer files between iOS devices with WebDAV

To use WebDAV to upload or download files from one iOS device to another one, make sure the following requirements are met: 

  • Both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • PDF Expert (or Documents) is launched on both iPad and iPhone.
  • WebDAV should be enabled in the PDF Expert (Documents) app on both devices. For this, launch PDF Expert app > Settings > WebDAV and tap Start WebDAV.  

On your iPhone: find the iPad in the list of Available devices in Services tab or setup the permanent connection: go to Services tab > Add account > choose WebDAV server > add the URL from the PDF Expert app on iPad (Settings > WebDAV) and fill out other fields > Save.

On your iPad: find the iPhone in the list of Available devices in the Nearby tab or setup the permanent connection: go to Settings > Network > Add account  > choose WebDAV server > add the URL from PDF expert app on iPhone (Settings > WebDAV) and fill out other fields > Save.



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