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How to Transfer MP3 to iPad with/without iTunes Sync

There are several advantages of using iTunes to sync music and other media files among multiple iOS devices, however, it has obvious disadvantages. For exmaple, when the users transfer to transfer MP3 to iPad, they'll have to sync the whole music library with iTunes, and the process is a little complicated. What's worse, iTunes only supports limited kinds of music formats, so when the users want to enjoy the songs on their iOS devices, they need to convert the songs to iTunes-compatible format at first.

Part1: Transfer MP3 to iPad (iOS 9 supported) with TunesGo


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Benefits of Using TunesGo to Transfer MP3 to iPad
  • It can transfer mp3 to iPad without the sync of iTunes.
  • The user interface of this program is easy to understand.
  • The software converts the files to iOS-compatible formats and then transfer them.
  • Fix ID3 tags and music info after syncing them to iPad.

How to Transfer MP3 to iPad

Step 1. The users need to download and install Wondershare TunesGo on their computer at first. Then they should connect iPad to computer with the USB cable for transferring MP3 to iPad.

Connect iPad to Computer

Step 2. The program will automatically detect the iPad. users can click Music in the left sidebar to view all the music files in their iPad.

iPad Music Library

Step 3. Click Add at the upper left corner of the program, and add the MP3 files you want to transfer from your computer. Then click OK to let the software transfer MP3 to iPad.

Select MP3 Files to Transfer

Step 4. The software will also detect the selected music files which aren't compatible with iPad, and notice you to convert them. Click Convert and Transfer in the pop-up dialog.

Convert and Transfer

The following video guides will provide help when you want to use Wondershare TunesGo for more tasks.

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Part 2.Transfer MP3 to iPad (iOS 9) with iTunes

If users want to transfer MP3 to iPad, they can check the following tutorial out.

Step 1. Start iTunes and click File at the upper left corner, then choose Add File to Library/Add Folder to Library.

Add Files to iTunes Library

Step 2. Find the music folder on your computer to add the songs to iTunes.

Locate Music Folder on Computer

Step 3. When users finished adding MP3 files to iTunes Library, they can find them in iTunes Music Library.

Find MP3 Files in iTunes

Step 4. Click Playlist in iTunes Music Library, and then choose Recently Added.

Recently Added

Step 5. Users can right-click the songs to get their music info.

Get Info

Step 6. Users can edit the music info if they need.

Edit Music Info

Step 7. If users want to import MP3 files to iTunes Library, they can click Edit > Preferences > General, anc click Import Settings.

Import Settings

Step 8. The pop-up dialog enables users to choose the file format they need.

Choose Import File Format

Step 9. If a song isn't an MP3 file, users can right-click it and create the MP3 version.

Create MP3 Version

Step 10. Now delete the incompatible music files in iTunes Music Library by right-clicking them and choose Delete.

Delete Incompatible Songs

Step 11. Sync iPad with iTunes to let iTunes transfer MP3 to iPad. After that, users can enjoy the songs on their devices.

Sync iPad with iTunes
Pros and Cons of Using iTunes
  • Once the songs are imported to iTunes, they can be synced to any iOS device.
  • The process is long and full of hassle for a new user.
  • Users can use iTunes to find the duplicate songs and delete them easily.

Part 3. Transfer MP3 to iPad with Media Monkey

Media Monkey enables users to transfer MP3 to iPad easily. The following tutorial will show users to how to add MP3 to iPad with Media Monkey.

Step 1. Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and then start Media Monkey.

Start Media Monkey

Step 2. Select All Music so that the program can search for the local MP3 files.

Select All Music

Step 3. Uncheck Auto Sync to avoid the device being synced automatically.

Uncheck Auto Sync

Step 4. Check the following options in Media Monkey.

Check Media Monkey Options

Step 5. Click the iPad icon and sync it with Media Monkey.

Sync iPad with Media Monkey
Pros and Cons
  • The program transfers the music files and its ID 3 info.
  • The support center of this program is not good.
  • The program recently added the auto DJ function.

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