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How to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer and from Computer to iPad

For many beginners of iPad, they always have problems when using iTunes to manage their files on iPad, such as transferring music from computer to iPad and copy music from iPad to PC. Many iPad users send emails to us to get help of how to transfer music from iPad to computer and vice versa without iTunes. So I write this article to show you the steps of how to do that.

If you think iTunes is too difficult to use, I recommend you to use iPad Transfer. It can transfer music and other files between iPad and computer easily. You are allowed to copy music from and to iPad without any limitation. You don’t need to worry about losing music while transferring.

There are two parts of this article and they are:

You can directly go ahead to the part you want to read according to your need.

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from ipad to Computer

Step 1. Load Your iPad

Free download, install and run iPad Transfer on your computer. Connect your iPad to your computer via USB cable. The software will detect your iPad and load your iPad to its interface.

connect ipad

Step 2. Select Music on iPad

On the left side of the interface, you will see all the data in your iPad listed here. Go to the “Media” section and select “Music” on the top bar of the interface. All the songs in your iPad are here. Select the music you want to export from iPad.

iPad music

Step 3. Transfer Music from iPad to Computer

After selecting all the music you want to copy from iPad to computer, you need to go to “Export” section on the top menu and select “Export to PC” option in the drop-down list. All the selected songs will be transferred to your computer.

export to PC

The music you export to PC will still on your iPad. We just copy and paste the songs to your computer.

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPad without iTunes

Here I just introduce the way of copying songs from computer to iPad without iTunes. If you want to know how to transfer music from computer to iPad with iTunes, you can visit the support page of iPad or iTunes on Apple website.

Step 1. Install iPad Transfer

Free Download, install and launch the transfer software of iPad on your computer. Connect your iPad to computer. The software will recognize the connection and load your iPad to it.

connect ipad

Step 2. Transfer Music from Computer to iPad

Go to the “Media” section on the left side of the interface and select “Music” on the top bar. You can see all the music on your iPad. Click “Add” button, you are allowed to select music from your computer and also external hard drive.

iPad music

After the software finishes its work, you will see the music on your iPad.

That’s all for transferring music from iPad to computer and from computer to iPad. It’s extremely easy and fast. If you don’t like using iTunes, just download iPad Transfer software and manage your iPad music and other files on it easily. It can transfer files from PC to iPad and backup your iPad files to computer easily.