How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone, iPad, or iPod to iTunes

By Andre Cooper on October 5, 2015 14:15:00 PM.

"I accidentally deleted my iTunes playlists but they are still on my iPad. How can I copy music playlist on my iPad to iTunes on my iMac?"

it's not so easy to copy playlist from iPad to iTunes unless you know the right tool or the trick. The following tutorial outlines the simple steps required to rebuild or transfer a playlist from an iPhone, iPad or iPod to iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC. You can use iTunes, or iPad to iTunes Transfer to copy iPad playlist to itunes Library. Furthermore, you can rebuild playlists without having to worry about duplicate files whether all, none or some of the tracks are already in iTunes.

How to Transfer Playlists from iPad to iTunes

iPad to iTunes Transfer works with all models of iPod, iPhone and iPad and it is a free trial download available for both Mac and Windows PC.

Step 1Connect iPad to PC to Export iPad Playlist to iTunes

After downloading, install the iPad to iTunes playlist transfer tool on the computer. Use your iPad USB cable to connect your iPad with your computer.

Connect iPad to Export iPad Playlist to iTunes

Step 2Import Playlist from iPad to iTunes

click Music on the left side. And then control click the playlist on the right side. Select Export to iTunes to transfer your iPad playlist to iTunes. If you're using Windows version of iPad to iTunes Transfer, click Playlists on the left side of window. Select wanted playlists and click the triangle below Export to button. Click Export to iTunes Library to begin the transferring process.

Transfer iPad Playlist to iTunes Library

Don't worry about any quality lose during the process of tranferring playlists from iPad to iTunes. All ratings and artwork will be copied as well.

How to Import Playlists from iPad to iTunes via iTunes

iTunes actually offers the option for you to transfer playlist from iPad to iTunes. And it’s very simple. Once you can connect your iPad with your computer, you can do it.

Step 1Connect iPad to PC to Export iPad Playlist

Connect your iPhone, iPod, or iPad to your computer. From iTunes on your computer, select the icon for your device at the upper-left portion of the window. Select the playlist you want to export under the “On My Device” section.

Connect iPad to Export iPad Playlist to iTunes

Step 2Export Playlist from iPad to Computer

Select “File” > “Library” > “Export Playlist…” to export the playlist to a text file or xml file. Give the export playlist a name, then select “Save“.

Export iPad Playlist to Computer

Step 3Import iPad Playlist to iTunes Library

Select the Music icon located at the upper-left portion of the screen to switch back to the computer’s library view. Select “File” > “Library” > “Import Playlist…”, then select the text file or xml file created in step 2.

Import iPad Playlist to iTunes

There you have it. You have successfully added a playlist from your Apple iOS device to iTunes on your computer. If you would like to import iPad playlist to iTunes via iTunes, please make sure all the songs in the playlists also exist in your iTunes Library. Otherwise, it will erase content on my iPad if you sync your iPad with a new computer. In this case, just simply try the iPad to iTunes Transfer Tool.

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