Recently I had to help out someone transferring files (photo and videos) to a Windows laptop PC.
Unfortunately Apple has changed the software for Ipads over version 10, so now the Windows driver software cannot cope. You can still see the internal memory on the Ipad, you just cannot save to it, or get files from it.
So apart from a USB lead which plugs into the Ipad and the USB socket on the PC (same as the one you use for charging the Ipad from a USB charger), you now need to download and run some software on the PC.
There are several programs on the Internet that allow you to transfer files without using Apples Itunes running on the PC, including those that are charged for.
But one of them is Free and I have used, it is called “EaseUS MobiMover”, which allows you to transfer files both ways to and from the PC.
If you are available it would be great if you could attend the “Hackathon” in the London Borough of Hackney “Techy” week. As you have an understanding and experience of the challenges of your loved ones and people you care for on a daily basis your input would be invaluable.
The people attending are from a variety of tech companies and they have been set the task to come up with simple Information Computing Technology (ICT) solutions to make life easier, e.g. booking a train ticket, buying groceries on-line, banking…
Please use the link below to book your Freeplace, or let me know and I can book it for you. I will be there on the day, giving an introduction to the task.
I have bought a USB extension cable for one pound at the overflow shop in Mare Street.
This is 5 metres long and enables me to put my phone on charge on the nearest table, rather than on the floor next to the nearest power socket.
The USB lead you get with the phone is usually only 1 metre long, so everyone puts their phone on charge near the socket. This leads to people stepping on it and damaging the socket when it gets accidentally pulled out.
Putting the extension cable in the charger and the other end having a socket to take the charger cable (this works for Apple as well as other Android phones) gives you plenty of cable to put it safely on a table or out of the way.