iPad Music Transfer: Transfer Music from Mac to iPad (iOS 9 Supported)

By Andre Cooper on October 7, 2015 11:20:00 PM.

"I now have a Macbook Air and obviously I want to start syncing my iPad on my Mac instead of the Windows PC. I want to use Mac iTunes for syncing and putting music from Mac to iPad, but I don't want to loose any of the music."

It’s been a while since Apple released iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4. The iPad is a portable music player for you to enjoy the most popular songs, from a cup of coffee in a shop to a long trip to Egypt, it would be a pleasant experience to listen to your favorite songs with your iPad.

If you just want to add some beautiful songs from Mac to iPad, you can get a much more easier and advisable method here. iPad users are able to transfer music from Mac to iPad easily with the help of iTunes. And all the music files saved in iTunes Music Library will be synced. You can also take advantage of the Mac to iPad Transfer software. The following guidance will show you how to transfer music from Mac to iPad with this software, and you are allowed to free download it to have a try.

How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPad without iTunes

The iPad Music Transfer Tool is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and Mac computers, and it enables users to transfer various kinds of files without the sync of iTunes. If you would like to sync music from Mac to iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad pro, iPad, it is an awesome option.

Download and have a try the professional iPad Music Transfer Software. It supports the latest iOS 9 (also compatible with older iOS versions) and iTunes 12.

Step 1Disable iTunes Automatic Syncing

On your Mac, run iTunes. Click iTunes which is on the right side of the Apple icon on the very top left. Select Preferences. In the window, find and click the Devices tap. And then check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically".

Connect Mac to iPad Music Transfer and prevent iPad from syncing automaticaly

Step 2Transfer Music from Mac to iPad without iTunes

Run the Mac to iPad Transfer Tool and connect your iPad with your Mac via your iPad USB cable. In a second, you can see that your iPad appear in the main window of Mac to iPad Music Transfer.

Click Music on the left side of the window to enter the control window. From here, you can see all songs on your iPad are listed. Click the triangle below the Add button on the top. In the drop-down list, select Add File or Add Folder.

After then, a window will lead you to your Mac browsing for the songs or music collection folder. Choose the one your need and click Open to copy music from Mac to iPad.

Transfer Music from Mac to iPad

You can create playlists and add music and video,etc. to your iDevices. Click Playlist to create a new playlist, then click the Add button to import music from your Mac to iPad.

How to Sync Music from Mac to iPad with iTunes

If your iPad has been paired with your Mac, you can use iTunes on your Mac to sync songs to your iPad freely. Data on your iPad will not lose. To use iTunes to move songs from Mac to iPad, upgrade your iTunes to the latest version first. You can download the latest version from Apple official site. 

Please Note: When you have iCloud Music Library turned on, you can't manually manage music. You can still manage videos using the steps below. How to manually add items from Mac to iPad?

Step 1Connect your device to your computer.

Launch iTunes and connect connect your iPad to PC via a USB cable(s).

Step 2Choose the content that you want to add to your device from your iTunes library.

Connect iPad to Computer to Transfer Music from Mac to iPad

Drag the content to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. A panel should appear. Locate your device.

Import Music from iTunes Library on Mac to iPad

If you're using an iPad, you can only add music or video from a single iTunes Library.

If you can't manually add or remove content from iTunes on PC to your iPad.
Check to make sure that the "Manually manage music and videos" option is turned on:

Step 1Connect your iPad to Mac to make Mac to iPad transfer.

Open iTunes. Connect your device to your computer. Locate and click on your device.

Locate your iPad to make Mac to iPad Music Transfer

Step 2In the left sidebar, click Summary.

Click Summary and scroll down to the Options section. Click the box next to "Manually manage music and videos."

Manually manage music and videos to transfer music from Mac to iPad

Step 3Click Apply.

You might see a message that your device is synced with another library. This means that you've used a different computer to sync your device in the past, and iTunes can't sync without first erasing and replacing all iTunes content on your device.

More information about the iTunes Alternative -- Mac to iPad Music Transfer:

Easily Transfer Anything on iPhone, iPod or iPad between iTunes & Mac
1. Directly import music from Mac to iPhone without syncing iTunes;
2. Transfer any song from any Mac to any iPhone without wiping iPhone;
3. No incompatibility problems will arise;
4. 100% compatible with iPhone 6S/Plus, 6/Plus, iPhone 5s/5, 4S, iPod touch 5, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPad mini, The New iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad & more!

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