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 run EaseUS MobiMover.

Allow EaseUS MobiMover to access your iPad by clicking "Allow" on the program and tap "Trust" on iPad.

Click "Content Management" at the Manager section, then click "Audio" and "Music" to start the process.

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Step 2: Choose Music on iPad and click "Settings" to set a safe location on your PC for transferring. 

You can select specific music files by clicking "Music" on the program and select a secure location on your PC by clicking "Settings" to transfer and save the selected files.

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Step 3. Start the transferring by clicking "Transfer to PC" and wait for the process to finish.

When the process finishes, you can open and check the transferred music files on your PC.

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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.