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Cable connection between iPad and computer

The iPad can be connected directly to a Mac or Windows PC using a USB cable or a USB adapter.

  1. Make sure you have the following ready:

    • Mac with a USB port and OS X 10.9 or later

    • PC with a USB port and Windows 7 (or newer)

  2. Connect the iPad to the USB port on your computer using the charging cable for your iPad.

    If the cable is not compatible with the port on your computer, do one of the following:

    • If your iPad came with a Lightning to USB cable and your computer has a USB-C port, connect or use the USB end of the cable with a USB-C to USB adapter (sold separately) a USB-C to Lightning cable (sold separately).

    • If your iPad came with a USB-C to Lightning cable and your computer has a USB port, you're using a Lightning to USB cable (sold separately).

    • If your iPad came with a USB-C charging cable and your computer has a USB port, you're using a USB-C to USB adapter and USB-A cable (each sold separately).

  3. Do any of the following:

The iPad's battery charges when the iPad is connected to your computer, provided that the computer is connected to an electrical outlet.