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Need a bit of help getting photos on an iPad
11-Mar-19 11:02am
#1
longhornsk57
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Man this ecosystem is insane.

So I have about 500 pictures that are organized into folders on my Windows 10 PC. I bought an iPad 9.7" 6th gen 2018 version running the latest version of iOS.

I synced all the pictures from the parent folder and now they are in my iPad as a jumbled mess of pictures. OK so iOS doesn't care about your windows folder structure.

I delete all the photos and need a way to organize them into "albums" so my iPad will show them in separate folders. There doesn't seem to be a way to do this in iTunes.

The windows 10 Photos app can sort of do this, but then I can't figure out how to send those photos in those albums to the iPad.

I searched online and all I get are $40 apps that seem to do this. I don't understand why the iOS ecosystem doesn't allow for a drag n drop system or a way to preserve and view by folder structure.

Is there any app or way I can just arrange my pictures into "albums" on my PC and then sync them to my iPad so I can create some kind of usable folder structure?

On Android it's literally as easy as just dragging it and viewing by folder. Would appreciate any help, I have spent the last 2 hours on google and cannot find anything useful on this.
11-Mar-19 2:24pm
#2
Boss
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Did you try icloud? https://www.icloud.c...
11-Mar-19 2:57pm
#3
longhornsk57
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I don't want to mess with Icloud.

I found out the problem though.. iOS can't handle folder structure more than one layer deep, so I had to have all the folders under root and no other subfolders.
12-Mar-19 1:57am
#4
SirConnery
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Actually you should mess with iCloud. It's much simpler than dealing with other apps. Here's the tutorial: https://support.appl...

What I have my clients do is install iCloud on their Windows system, then upgrade their iCloud account to 50GB from the free 5GB they give you. It ends up being $12/year (billed at 99 cents a month). That way between device backups and photos/videos/files you don't hit the limit nearly as fast.


12-Mar-19 5:01pm
#5
Sam
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i just spent like 5 hours trying to take a audio file off my friends iphone, i feel your pain. this crap is even more retarded than i had previously assumed
13-Mar-19 9:03am
#6
Scott
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A few months ago my wife created an audio file she wanted to use as her ringtone. It was ridiculous how many steps it took to get it onto her iPhone. On Android it's just drag and drop.

13-Mar-19 10:11am
#7
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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#appleknowsbest
13-Mar-19 11:18am
#8
Boss
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I use the app AirMore -- its pretty easy to get files from and to an iphone.
13-Mar-19 12:22pm
#9
longhornsk57
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Getting them to show up the way you want isn't easy and the fact that it takes third party apps is annoying
13-Mar-19 6:15pm
#10
SirConnery
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Sam wrote:
i just spent like 5 hours trying to take a audio file off my friends iphone, i feel your pain. this crap is even more retarded than i had previously assumed
That crap may be "retarded" but it's secure. I'll take security over simplicity any day.


13-Mar-19 6:35pm
#11
Dustin
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I like when fanboys say that like it has to be one or the other.
13-Mar-19 6:36pm
#12
longhornsk57
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SirConnery wrote:

That crap may be "retarded" but it's secure. I'll take security over simplicity any day.
I don't think making it annoyingly complicated to pull audio or set up albums in pictures makes it any more "secure" - they just like locking you down to their ecosystem. iOS still gets jailbroken on every update, just like root exploits on android. I could argue that KNOX is more "secure" than the iOS security system in a lot of respects.

It really is just a pain in the ass.
13-Mar-19 10:18pm
#13
SirConnery
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They're sandboxing everything because people are putting fake apps in the app store that abuse file rights permissions to access data it shouldn't be. That's why it's extremely convoluted to move files in and out of the ecosystem without utilizing iCloud/cloud related apps.

13-Mar-19 10:33pm
#14
SirConnery
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And before someone replies regarding that this doesn't happen in the Google Play Store, it actually does alot. The difference is that for the most part Google spends resources putting out fires while Apple spends resources preventing the fires. Are they over-reaching? Of course they are. It's really damn annoying too.

14-Mar-19 10:22pm
#15
Sam
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SirConnery wrote:
Sam wrote:> i just spent like 5 hours trying to take a audio file off my friends iphone, i feel> your pain. this crap is even more retarded than i had previously assumed That crap may be "retarded" but it's secure. I'll take security over simplicity any day.
ill take a micro sd card lol
14-Mar-19 11:07pm
#16
SirConnery
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Sam wrote:
ill take a micro sd card lol

There's a wide variety of Android tablets waiting for you. love



Need a bit of help getting photos on an iPad