Transferring files


#1

Hi guys,
How do you transfer files from internal memory and SD card onto an iPad?

I have a Mavic Air and will be using my iPhone whilst flying but using my iPad for editing, so is it a case of using an iPad card reader or is there a direct way of transferring using WiFi or USB? I’m just exploring different options at the minute and like to hear your opinions.

Thanks
Neil


#2

while the drone,controller and ipad are all still hooked up,go into dji go 4 and tap editor and go into album option at the top,click the download icon (top left) this should give you acces to select files stored on the onboard sd card.


#3

Oh right cheers, it seams easy enough, my drone isn’t turning up till next week and I’m itching get get out and play lol


#4

No probs,it works for 1080p 4k files will need a wired connection from drone to Ipad as they’re huge.


#5

I’m guessing you need a usb adaptor to plug the drone into the iPad? I’ll get one ordered ASAP cheers


#6

Files will download to iPad over your home WiFi, you don’t necessarily need a USB cable or adapter. The card reader won’t work to download files from card to iPad//iphone.


#7

Neil
I’m using either my iPhone X or iPad Pro 10.5”
I bought a lightning to micro sd Card lead off Amazon.
It works every time, download time from card to device is ok, Only issue I have is available storage on the device or in iCloud.
I usually view files on my iPad then transfer via home WiFi to a large storage device connected to my router.
Works fine


#8

That’s what I’ve ordered @mickydd so should be ok, I do have iCloud subscription already but if that fills up to easily I will get a network hdd as well, they are cheap enough these days for a couple of TB. Cheers mate


#9

I use a card reader to download onto my iPad


#10

Never worked for me. If your video files are in 4k and your iDevice isn’t 4k compatible it seems to refuse to do it.


#11

It’s a file compatibility issue. It’ll download from my dslr with no problem due to the file type. Maybe there’s different card readers


#12

I’ve bought a card reader for £13 from amazon and I have an iPad Pro 12.9 which should be able handle 4K, so if it doesn’t work it’ll probably be because of the card reader. It has a usb connection on it aswell so that might work. :crossed_fingers:


#13

We await the results :crossed_fingers:


#14

You and me both mate. :thinking: Hopefully weather will be ok this weekend.


#15

Don’t hold your breath


#16

I’m not. I keep checking weather app and it’s not changing. :rage: Just been an optimist lol


#17

I just got myself a card reader in Delhi for £1 and does a perfect job putting the files I want from the micro sd card in the drone onto my laptop, I am using Android and Windows. I seem to have less problems than the guys using Apple.