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How to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer in 3 ways

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Sometimes you download the music you like on iPad for offline listening. What if the iPad reminds you the storage is full after downloading lots of songs?

Of course, you don't want to delete them. You can transfer music from iPad to computer to free up your iPad. If you want to know how to move music from iPad to computer, this guide can help you. There are three ways for you to choose from.  

How to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer Without iTunes

iTunes, indeed, could help to transfer purchased music from an iPhone or iPad to a computer. If you prefer to copy songs downloaded from other sources, iTunes will fail you. 

At this time, you can seek help from third-party software. I would recommend you EaseUS MobiMover, free iPhone transfer software. You can use it to transfer songs from iPad to computer whether the song is purchased in iTunes or downloaded elsewhere. With this tool installed on your computer, you will be able to:

  • Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and a computer
  • Transfer files between two iDevices
  • Back up and restore iPhone/iPad
  • Download online videos to a computer or iDevice

Therefore, in addition to transferring music from iPad to computer, EaseUS MobiMover could also help when you need to transfer photos from PC to iPhone or download YouTube videos to iPad.

To copy music from iPad to PC:

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.

how to transfer music from iPad to computer - step 1

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.

how to transfer music from iPad to computer - step 2

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.

how to transfer music from iPad to computer - step 3

How to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer with iTunes

If you only want to copy purchased music from iPad to computer, using iTunes is enough. iTunes allows you to purchase and manage music on your computer, sync content from iPad to computer, backup and restore your iOS devices. Let’s see how to transfer music from iPad to computer using iTunes.  

Step 1. Download and install iTunes on your PC.

Step 2. Launch iTunes and click “Account” > “Authorizations” > “Authorize This Computer.”

Step 3. Enter the Apple ID and password you use on your iPad and click “Authorize.”

Step 4. Connect your iPad to the computer and go to “Files” > “Devices” > “Transfer Purchases from [your iPad's name]” to transfer music from your iPad to the computer.

transfer photos from iPad to computer with iTunes

How to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer with iCloud

If you have subscribed to Apple Music or iTunes Match, you can use iCloud to transfer music from iPad to Computer.

iCloud is an online synchronous storage service and cloud computing service provided by Apple. It provides an initial storage space of 5 GB for free, and you can purchase more. You can store music, photos, files, etc. in iCloud. Moreover, you can log in on different devices to view the stored content. Here are the steps of using iCloud to copy music from iPad to computer.

Step 1. Update your iPad to the latest version of iPadOS.

Step 2. Ensure to use the same Apple ID as Apple Music or iTunes Match to log in to your iPad.

Step 3. Connect your iPad and computer to the Internet.

Step 4. Go to “Setting” > “Music,” tap “Sync Library.”

Step 5. Launch your iTunes, head to “Edit” > “Preference.” 

Step 6. Click “General” on the prompt dialogue, select “iCloud Music Library” to turn it on.

Step 7. Click “OK.” 

transfer music from iPad to computer with iCloud

The Bottom Line

iTunes only supports transferring music you purchased. And iCloud allows you to sync music from iPad to computer if you have subscribed to Apple Music or iTunes Match. EaseUS MobiMover can transfer music from iPad to computer without limitation. What’s more, it can work to share other types of files. After reading this guide, you can choose the method you like to copy music from iPad to computer.

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