Transfer Music from Computer to iPad/iPad mini with and without iTunes
"How can I transfer music from my PC to my iPad mini? I'm a newbie here. Please help." Basically, there are two answers to this question: transfer music from computer to iPad without and with iTunes. Here in the following, both of them will be covered:
What You Need:
A Mac or PC with iTunes installed
Your iPad and the its USB cable
- Transfer any song from your computer to iPad within a second;
- Convert iPad incompatible songs to iPad friendly formats;
- Copy all or selected songs from your iPad to any computer;
- Support iPad air, iPad mini, the new iPad, and more iPad models running iOS 8/7/6/5.
Step 1. Disable iPad Automatic Syncing in iTunes
Launch your iTunes Library on your computer. Click the Edit menu and select Preferences. In the popped up Devices Preferences window, click Devices. Check the option Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically. This step is very important. By doing this, iTunes will not replace the content on your iPad with content from itself.
Step 2. Run Wondershare TunesGo on Your Computer
If you haven't installed Wondershare TunesGo on your computer, please click the button below to download it. And then use the USB cable to connect your iPad with your computer. Run Wondershare TunesGo and you'll see your iPad appear in the main window.
Step 3. Download Songs from Computer to iPad
Click on Transfer Music, enter the Transfer Music page after the device is connected. Then click Import to unfold two more options: Import from iTunes/Import from PC/Mac, choose to import from PC/Mac. After you are shown all transferable music files in the Window File Explorer, tick those you want to transfer and click OK. There it goes.
Notice. Convert music format aoutomaticlly
iTunes and Apple devices (iPhone/iPad/iPad mini/iPod etc.) do not support all music formats, Formats that iTunes supports are; MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, M4R, M4B, AIFF and AIF, of which you can directly copy them to iTunes.
For some formats that iTunes does not support, Wondershare TunesGo will convert music format to mp3 aoutomaticlly.
Benefits from Adding Music from Computer to iPad without iTunes
- Download music from any computer to any iPad;
- No erasing data issue will happen to your iPad;
- Share music between computer and iPad freely;
- Very easy to copy music from computer to iPad;
What You Need
A PC or Mac
Your iPad USB cable
If you haven't installed iTunes yet on your computer, pleased download iTunes and install it on your computer. Launch it. On the main window of iTunes, click the View menu and select Show Sidebar.
Click the File menu on iTunes Window and select Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library. And then browse your computer for the songs. Select wanted songs and import them to your iTunes Library.
Connect your iPad with your computer via the iPad USB cable. And then you'll see your iPad appear on the left sidebar, right under DEVICES.
Click your iPad first. And then you should click the Music tab on the right window. Check Sync Music and select Entire music library or Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres. And then click Apply at the bottom of the Window.
Using iTunes to transfer music from computer to iPad is very easy. It is the official and most widely used tool to download music from computer to iPad. However, before using it, you have to bear the rules in mind: 1. your computer on which your iTunes is must be paired with your iPad. Otherwise, iTunes will erase your iPad data when adding music from your computer to your iPad. It means: don't switch computers, don't sync your iPad with other people's computers, don't snap songs directly on the Internet via your iPad, etc. Or you'll suffer from data loss.