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Transfer Music from iPad to iTunes in 3 Simple Steps

"My music stuck on my iPad and it seems iTunes refuse to help me copy it to my iTunes Library on my computer. It drives me crazy. Does anybody know how do I transfer music from iPad to iTunes?"

This is a question that bothers many people. If you regularly get songs directly on your iPad, or you've lost music on your iTunes Library, you should follow the steps below to answer the question "how to transfer music from iPad to iTunes Library".

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Steps for How to Transfer Music from iPad to iTunes

Step 1. Disable iTunes Automatic Syncing

Open iTunes on your computer. Find and click the Preferences option in iTunes. On Windows PC, it's in the Edit menu. On Mac, it's in iTunes menu which is right beside the Apple icon on the top left. In the popped up window, check Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically. If you disable the automatic syncing, you'll fail to transfer music from iPad to iTunes.


Step 2. Install Wondershare TunesGo on Your Computer

If you need to transfer music from iPad to iTunes Library on a Windows PC, install Wondershare TunesGo (Windows). To transfer music from iPad to iTunes on Mac, install Wondershare TunesGo (Mac). After you install it, launch it right away. And then use your iPad USB cable to connect your iPad with your computer. When connected successfully, you'll see the window looks like the screenshot on the right.

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Step 3. Move Music from iPad to iTunes

Try one of the following way to copy music from iPad to iTune:

#1. On the main window, you can see the option To iTunes. Click it, all songs on your iPad will be transferred to iTunes Library. Don't worry about generating duplicates. Wondershare TunesGo will compare and match songs between your iPad and iTunes Library, filtering out duplicate songs.

#2. Click Media on the left side of the window. And then you're led to the Music window. From here, you can click Smart Export to iTunes to import music from iPad to your iTunes. Or select wanted songs and click the triangle right below Export to. In the drop-down list, choose Export to iTunes Library.

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