dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Transfer Music from Computer to iPad

  • Transfers and manages all data like photos, videos, music, messages, etc. on iPhone.
  • Supports the transfer of medium files between iTunes and iOS/Android.
  • Works smoothly all iPhone, iPad, iPod touch models.
  • Intuitive guidance on screen to ensure zero-error operations.
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Transfer Music from Computer to iPad With and Without iTunes

Aug 09,2019 • Filed to: Music Transfer • Proven solutions

"I have bought a new iPad recently and would like to enjoy my music collection on iPad when I am out of home. But I don't know how to transfer music from computer to iPad. How can I achieve it?"

As we all know, users can transfer music from computer to iPad with iTunes. But if you want to transfer music to iPad from different computers, iTunes won't work as it can only sync music from one computer. So Here, we will provide two solutions in details how to transfer music from computer to iPad with iTunes and without iTunes.

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPad without iTunes

What You Will Need:
  • dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)
  • A PC or Mac which has a music collection to transfer music
  • Your iPad and its USB cable

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Transfer Music from Computer to iPad without iTunes

  • Transfer, manage, export/import your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, Apps etc.
  • Backup your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, Apps etc. to computer and restore them easily.
  • Transfer music, photos, videos, contacts, messages, etc from one smartphone to another.
  • Transfer media files between iOS devices and iTunes.
  • Support all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models with any iOS versions.
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Step 1. Run dr.fone on Your Computer

Download, install and launch dr.fone on your computer. Choose Transfer from all the functions and connect your iPad to computer with the USB cable. You can see the connected iPad as soon as it has successfully connected to the computer.

Run the tool and Connect iPad

Step 2. Add Music

Click Music icon on the top, and you'll see the music library on your iPad. Click the "+Add" button and from the drop down list select "Add File" or "Add Folder" to add music files from your computer. If you only want to select some music file, then click Add File; if you want to tranfer all the music in one folder, then click Add Folder. Here we click Add File for example.

Add Music from Computer to iPad

Step 3. Select Location and Transfer Songs from Computer to iPad

A new window will pop up and let you select a location to save the songs on your computer.

Add Music from Computer to iPad

After selecting music files and location to save it, dr.fone will start transferring music from computer to iPad. If you have files which are incompatible with your iPad, dr.fone will convert them and then transfer.

Note. Convert Music to iPad-Compatible Format Automatically

iTunes and iOS devices don't support all kinds of audio formats, and only limited formats such as MP3, M4A and so on are supported. But if you transfer music from computer to iPad with dr.fone, the software will automatically convert the imcompatible files to MP3 and then transfer them to iPad.

Benefits of Transferring Music from Computer to iPad With dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

  • Transfer music from computer to iPad without any limits.
  • No data will be erased during the transfer process.
  • Transfer music between different iDevices and computers with ease.
  • It's very fast and easy to use for the users to copy music from computer to iPad.

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPad with iTunes

What You Will Need
  • An iPad
  • A PC or Mac which has a music collection to transfer music with iTunes installed
  • A USB Cable for your iPad

Steps to Transfer Music from Computer to iPad

Step 1. Download, install and launch your iTunes Library on your computer, and select Edit > Preferences > Devices, then check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically". With this item checked, your iPad won't sync with iTunes automatically.

Disable Auto Sync in iTunes

Step 2. Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, iTunes will detect the iPad automatically. You can click the triangle beside iPad and then tap Music, then you can see the existing music files on the iPad..

connect ipad with Computer

Step 3. Click File at the upper left corner of iTunes, and choose Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library. Then select the music files which you want to transfer from computer to iPad.

Add Files from Computer to iTunes

Step 4. Click the iPad icon at the top middle in iTunes, and your iPad library appears in the left sidebar. Then you should select Music in the sidebar and click Sync Music at the top of iTunes, select "Remove and Sync" from the pop-up window.

Choose iPad Music Library

Transfer Music from Computer to iPad with iTunes

Step 5. Check "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres". If you have selected the latter option, you can select the songs in the box below to transfer. Then Click Apply at the right bottom to start to transfer music from computer to iPad with iTunes.

Transfer Music from Computer to iPad with iTunes

Using iTunes to transfer music from computer to ipad is very easy, and it's the most widely used application for the users to manage their iOS devices. However, you should bear these rules in mind before using it to transfer music from computer to iPad: Your iTunes can only trust 5 devices on one computer. 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.

Part 3. Comparison Table between dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) and iTunes

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) iTunes
Transfer Speed Fast Normally Fast. Slow when Transferring Many Files
Erase Data During Sync No Yes
Stability Stable Stable
Fix Music Info Automatically No
Get Music Transfer Music from PC, iTunes, iDevices Apple Music & iTunes Store
Compatibility Compatible with All iOS Devices Compatible with All iOS Devices

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