How to Transfer and Sync Music Playlists from iPad to PC with/without iTunes

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Alisa Updated on Jun 08, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

If there are hundreds of songs on your listening list on iPad, you probably feel like to create different playlists containing songs of different styles or of different singers. These playlists took quite a bit of time to create that you want to backup to PC and listen to them on your computer, too. Whether you want to create a copy of the music for the cloud storage, or simply back up all the files in a particular directory, you need to transfer/sync playlists from iPad to PC. In this article, we will show you two ways to transfer playlists from iPad to PC. You can do it with or without iTunes.

How to Sync Playlists from iPad to iTunes

iTunes will automatically sync most of the files on iOS devices to the computer except the playlists you created. However, there's still a way to transfer playlists from iPad to computer with iTunes. You can first export the playlists from your devices and then import to iTunes. Follow this guide.

Step 1: Connect your iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2: In iTunes, select the icon for your device at the top-left of the window.

Step 3: Select the playlist you want to export under the “On My Device” section.

Step 4: Select “File” > “Library” > “Export” to export the playlist as a text file. Create a name for the export, then select “Save“.

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Step 5: Select the Music icon located at the top-left portion of the Window to switch back to the computer's library view.

Step 6: Select “File” > “Library” > “Import Playlist“, then select the text file created in step 4.

In this way, you can sync your playlists to iTunes. But it is not very convenient to do it with iTunes. Besides, syncing to iTunes may erase the original playlist on your iPad. Another way to sync playlists from iPad to PC is to use a third-party tool, EaseUS MobiMover Free. It is the world's first free iPhone transfer software that can directly sync playlists between iOS devices and PC. What's more, it also works well to transfer notes from iPad to PC.

How to Transfer music from iPad to PC with EaseUS MobiMover Free

Now let's take look at how to sync music from iPad to PC with EaseUS MobiMover Free.

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Step 1: Connect your iPad to the computer, and tap Trust This Computer on the iPad screen if a prompt asks. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free for PC > click the iPad device on the main screen > Audio. You can also use EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac to transfer music from iPad to the Mac.  

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Step 2: Choose Music and click Transfer to Computer on the music management screen.

Using the custom transfer features introduced here is a better choice if you want to transfer music from your iPad to computer selectively. If you're going to copy all music from your iPad to computer or import music together with other file types from your iPad, you are recommended to use the 1-Click Transfer feature.

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Step 3: Next, set the path for exported music on your computer. You can save them anywhere you like. Once you click the Select Folder, MobiMover will start transfer immediately. When the process finishes, click View to check the music files.

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What's more, MobiMover Free also allows you to sync data between iOS devices, such as to sync movies from iPhone to iPhone/iPad. With EaseUS MobiMover Free, you can move files from iPhone, iPad, and PC with ease.