General Tips

How to - Transfer files between devices (Photos/Videos/Documents) [PC/Mac/iOS/Android]


There are several methods available to transfer images or videos between devices.


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Depending on what device you own, you may have to tap trust on the device after you connect. The device will show up in 'Computer' just like a USB. You can navigate to its internal storage and access your files from there.

icon128-2xOneDrive (Cloud storage)

OneDrive is the schools preferred 'cloud storage' application which is provided to all staff and students through Office 365.
Learn how to activate your OneDrive here.
Onedrive can be accessed via a web browser and the Office 365 portal/Microsoft login page,  or via an app which is available for many devices and provides expanded capabilities.

Select the image below to be taken to the Microsoft site with instructions to install the Onedrive app for various devices. 


With the OneDrive mobile app, you can upload several photos at a time from your device and access them on your computer by logging into Office365 . You can even share your files with other users, find out how to do that here.

iOS-7-Mail-Icon (Small)Email app on device

*Not for shared school devices*
With your personal BYOD, try configuring your devices 'Mail' app. Using the mail app rather than webmail allows you add or download photo's and movies direct to the Photo gallery.
Webmail will not download to tablets as it does with computers, instead it will play or open them direct without an option to save.
Emailing works well when transferring a small number of medium sized photos or files. Outlook and Hotmail allow up to 10Mb per message and Gmail up to 25Mb.

2iMazing (library kiosk)

iMazing is a program installed on the library kiosks.
It's an easy way of getting photos, videos, and music off and onto your iPad and iPhone via USB cable, without the need to authorise the device in iTunes.



If you run into any issues, please see or contact the TWC ICT Department. You can log a support ticket through the TWC Portal Page. (See Page).


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