Transfer Music from Computer to iPad/iPad mini with and without iTunes

By Andre Cooper on October 6, 2015 12:15:00 PM.

"I got a new iPad Mini 4 as my birthday gift, and now I want to transfer some songs from computer to my iPad. I am a newbie with Apple products, and I don't want to use the confusing iTunes 12. Does anyone know any easy and quick way to put music from computer to iPad?"

It’s been a while since Apple released iPad Pro and new iPad Mini 4. Many people have bought one or even two by now. If you’re using iPad for music entertainment on-the-go, then you should probably think of how to transfer music from computer to iPad.

When it comes to how to transfer music from computer to iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad pro, and more iPad models, it is not a tough problem troubling us. Basically, there are two answers to this question: transfer music from computer to iPad without and with iTunes.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPad

If iTunes is complicated for you or you don't want to take a risk on data-loss when copying all kinds of files from PC to your iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad Pro, iPad, this guide gives you an alternative way to go. iPad Music Transfer is capable of transferring music from computer to iPad.

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. You can transfer the iPad data to iTunes, to computer, and to another iOS device without losing any data which breaks the limitations of iTunes. Download the free trail of iPad Music Transfer to have a try after reading this guide on how to transfer music from computer to iPad.

Step 1Run iPad Music Transfer and connect iPad to PC

To start with, connect your iPod to PC by using a USB cable. This iPad song transfer tool will automatically detect your iPad and then show it in the primary window.

Connect PC to iPad Music Transfer

Step 2Import music from computer to iPad

To import music, videos, TV shows, music videos, Podcasts, iTunes U, and Audiobooks, click "Media" in the left column. Click it. Then, click "Music" on the top line to bring up the music window. All music files currently on your iPad are displayed. Click "Add" to get the file browser window.

Transfer Music from PC to iPad

You can create playlists and add music and video,etc. to your iDevices. If you have created some fair-sounding playlists, you're able to stream them to your iPad too. In the left column, click "Playlist". Click the inverted triangle under "Add" > "Add Playlist from Computer". Then, stream the playlists to your iPad.

Add Playlist from PC to iPad

Transfer Music from Computer to iPad with iTunes

By default, iTunes manages the content of your iTunes library (including your music, TV shows, movies, and more) manually, which gives you control over the content you want to take with you on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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: 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:
1. Don't switch computers.
2. Don't sync your iPad with other people's computers.
3. Don't snap songs directly on the Internet via your iPad, etc.
Or you'll suffer from data loss.

Step 1Connect your iPad 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 PC to iPad

Click the File menu on iTunes Window and select Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library.
Drag the content to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. A panel should appear. Locate your device.

Import Music from iTunes Library on PC to iPad

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 device to your computer.

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

Locate your iPhone to make PC 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 pc 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 -- PC to iPad Music Transfer:

Easily Transfer Anything on iPhone, iPod or iPad to iTunes & PC
1. Transfer songs, videos, playlists, iTunes U, Podcasts to & from Your PC/iTunes.
2. Copy photos & albums to/from Your PC & iDevice.
3. Manage iPhone contacts: Import, export, remove duplicates & sync with Outlook.
4. Load your iDevice with music and video incompatible with iTunes.
5. 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 & more!

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