How to transfer using FTP (iPad)?

How to transfer using FTP (iPad)?

How to transfer using FTP?


  1. Ensure PhotoSync is installed on your source device and that you have an internet connection. Attention: You need to know the internet address and the account data for the FTP server to upload your pictures via FTP.

  2. Select a picture/video folder on your source device.

  3. Tap the thumbnails of the pictures and videos that you want to sync to your FTP destination. Upon tapping a red button appears. To deselect just tap again. See the next step for other syncing possibilities.

    Figure 1. Select pictures
    Select pictures


  4. Tap the red sync button and then select your preferred action type: New, Selected, or All.

    Figure 2. Transfer


    Figure 3. Choose transfer type
    Choose transfer type


  5. Select the destination of where you want to transfer to. Tap the FTP button if you want to transfer to your FTP destination.

    Figure 4. Select destination
    Select destination


  6. You must authenticate with your FTP account before your first transfer to FTP. PhotoSync guides you through this process.

    Figure 5. Authorize before the first transfer
    Authorize before the first transfer


    Enter the IP-Address of the FTP server, your username, your password, and the path to the folder that holds your photos on the FTP server. The server is either an internet (IP) address (you usually get from your FTP server provider) or a host name that will be resolved to a valid IP address. In this example, the FTP server is The server address could also be something like If you know the exact directory location on the server you may enter it into the Directory field but usually you can leave this field empty. PhotoSync tries to connect to your home directory first. In the FTP connection settings inside the PhotoSync settings you can browse your server after successful login and select a target directory of your choice.

    Figure 6. FTP connection settings
    FTP connection settings


  7. Your pictures will then be transferred to your FTP destination.

    Figure 7. Transfer to FTP
    Transfer to FTP



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