Using the Notes app on an iPad is used for anything from jotting down ideas for a blog article to writing down you’re your Sunday lunch grocery list with included recipe images. Due to this, you may find that you need to transfer your notes to your computer for further examination. Let’s see how you can do this.
You can transfer notes with images from your iPad to a computer via three methods. These include apps (proprietary and 3rd party), Email, and iCloud syncing and storage. With all these methods, with the exclusion of Email, it will be done via a wired (USB) or wireless (WiFi) connection.
This article will detail all methods available, allowing you to transfer notes with images (and images) from your iPad to your computer. From 3rd party apps to cloud storage and Email, we cover the most effective and efficient ways to do so.
How Can I Transfer My Notes From iPad To Computer With Images?
Luckily enough, there are so many ways to transfer notes and images to your PC (Computer) from your iPad that, in any event, you can get the job done no matter what apps, functions, or features you have available.
Whatever method you wish to choose, you should know that it will require some form of connectivity. This means each method will either have you transferring your notes and images in a wireless or wired capacity.
Before we dive into the various wired and wireless manners of note and image transference, one thing you may want to know is why you would opt to do this in the first place. You may even find some of the reasons below allow you to be more creative, fluid, expressive, and efficient when using your iPad.
One last consideration you should account for is that the Notes app, a built-in feature of Apple devices, allows you to pin notes, format them, add attachments, or even add photos and videos. It can be considered an informal word processing app; as such, any images attached to notes will be saved within its file format.
This means when we refer to images; these will not be included in the Note files but will be separate.
Why Would You Want To Transfer Notes And Images From An iPad?
The reasons you would want to transfer notes and images from your iPad are vast because an iPad can be used to undertake many different tasks, both personally and professionally. Some of these include;
- Saving space on your iPad
- Saving storage on your iCloud account
- Moving images for further and more in-depth editing
- Transferring notes to compile articles, blog posts and more
- Ease of use in terms of transferring bulk files to friends, family members, or coworkers
- Transferring files means you can archive them in bulk
- Once transferred, you can move them to another storage device or platform easily
- It makes sorting and viewing of notes and images easier
Transferring Notes And Images Using iTunes
The first and probably easiest method to transfer files and notes is to use Apple’s proprietary software iTunes. Consider that you will need to sync iTunes if you choose to proceed with this method.
Start off by making sure your computer has the latest version of iTunes, then connect your iPad to your PC via the USB cable or setup up WiFi syncing and use your wireless home network.
You will then load up iTunes, select your iPad located at the top left of the window and click on file sharing. Next, you will select the app from the list that is given to you (in this case, notes or photos).
Following that, you will want to choose the option to transfer files from your iPad to your computer. Next, you will select the file(s) you would like to save to your PC in the right-hand window and click the “save to” option. Lastly, select the file destination and save the files (notes and/or images).
Transferring Notes And Images Using iCloud
If you are using multiple devices, you may want to consider syncing your files (notes and images) to iCloud. Doing so will allow you to access them from your PC as well as any other iOS device you may have. The only factor to be aware of here is to make sure that you are signed into your Apple ID on whichever device you wish to access your notes and images.
By default, iCloud storage should be enabled, but you can follow these steps if it is not.
- On your iPhone, open up the “Settings” app and tap on your Apple ID (name banner)
- Find the iCloud option and select it
- Find the Notes option and toggle it on. When toggled on, the indicator (button) should be green
All your Notes will now be synced to your iCloud account. To view the synced iCloud notes and images on your computer, you will need to visit iCloud.com or download the Windows app. In both instances, you will need to log into your Apple ID.
It will help that you remember that you can only access and sync data to your iCloud if you are logged into your Apple ID. When you log into your iCloud account, you will only need to access the folders in which the notes and images are stored. It’s that simple.
Transferring Notes And Images Using Email
The quickest way you can share notes to your computer is probably via Email; this goes for images (photos) as well. One aspect of sharing notes and images this way is that you don’t have to be logged into your Apple ID to retrieve them.
Essentially, this means that if you are in a predicament and can’t log in or only have the ability to use a PC that is not your own, you will still be able to access your notes and images. However, you will need to consider that Email attachments have a maximum file size, which is typically a few megs.
This is not a concern for notes because they are only a couple of kilobytes or 1 to 2MB at most. Images, on the other hand, can range in size, which is something you should be aware of.
To send notes via Email on your iPhone, open up the Notes app and navigate to the note you wish to send. Open it up and tap the share icon in the top right-hand corner. Next, you will want to select the channel (in this case, Email) you wish to use to send your note. Lastly, you will need to fill out the Email requirements and send it.
Take note that you should address the Email to yourself or an alias address so you will be able to access it from your PC or any other device where you can log in to said Email account.
On your computer, you will only need to open up your Email account to which you sent the address and then download the notes and/or images to your PC.
Transferring Notes And Images Using Apps
Even though the methods above are considered the standard and perhaps the easiest, there are many 3rd party applications that you can use to achieve the same results. Some of the apps we will list offer free and premium versions. However, for the most part, transferring notes and images is typically available in the free versions.
Take note that we can’t detail and go into the methods of precisely how to transfer notes and images to your PC from your iPad for each. Yet it should be understood that the process for each of these is very similar to one another and to that of transferring notes and files using iCloud or iTunes.
You will need to install an app (the one you choose) on your computer and connect your iPad to it via USB or WiFi if the app allows it. When you have connected your iPad to your computer and loaded up the app, you will be prompted to select your iPad, choose the folders and files you wish to save to your computer and do so.
Below are the best 3rd party apps available that allow you to share notes with images and images themselves to your computer;
We discovered that many methods allow you to easily transfer notes with images from your iPad to your computer. The most common is to use iCloud syncing to do so, with the easiest being Email. However, using 3rd party apps sometimes provides more functionality in addition to many more features and typically does not cost an exorbitant amount of money.
In any case, all these methods allow you to achieve the required results. The time and effort investment into doing so is minimal and should only take mere minutes.
Where To Next?
This blog is a blog dedicated to using modern computing devices to run and manage a business. If you’re interested in using an iPad for your business, either as an entrepreneur, a small business owner or for your employees to use I recommend reading the following articles: