How to Transfer Music/Songs/Playlists from iPad to iTunes with Ease

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"How can I transfer songs from my iPad to my iTunes account? I want to update my iPad, but I don't want to lose all the songs that aren't on my iTunes account yet." - A user from Apple Community. 

If you don’t want to lose the music files on your iPad when updating or freeing up iPad space like the trouble sated above, you can consider transferring music from iPad to the iTunes music library. However, what you should know is that iTunes only allows you to move the music files purchased in iTunes Store. Therefore, if you want to transfer the non-purchased music, songs or playlists from iPad to the computer for backup, you have to refer to a third-party iPhone data transfer tool. On this page, we will discuss how to sync iPad music to iTunes in two sections: the first part is to teach you to transfer paid music from iPad to iTunes, and the second chapter is to show you how to move the non-purchased or the whole music from iPad to the computer with EaseUS MobiMover Free, the best iTunes alternative to export iOS data and import content to iPhone/iPad in an absolutely data-safe way without any cost.

Part 1: How to transfer music from iPad to iTunes

You can employ iTunes to back up the contacts, messages, movies, books, photos, calendars, notes and more from iPad to the iTunes library stored on your computer locally. Please note that iTunes backup only enables you to export the whole iPad data each time even you just need to sync one data type. If you don’t like this, you can directly jump to Part 2 to transfer music from iPad to the computer with MobiMover Free.

1. Download and install the latest iTunes on your computer and run it as soon as the installation finished.

2. Connect your iPad to the computer through a USB cable and tap "Trust This Computer" on the iPad screen if a pop-up asks. Click the device icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window. 

3. Choose "Summary" under the device button > click "This computer" > click on "Back Up Now" > click "Apply" to begin to transfer music from iPad to iTunes along with other compatible data. 

Related tips: If you want to sync the music or playlists from iTunes library to iPad or iPhone, go to check the online guide on how to transfer playlists from iTunes to iPhone.              

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Part 2: How to transfer music from iPad to the computer with MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is an all-in-one iOS data transfer and management platform that allows you to sync data between iOS devices or between iOS device and computer. With MobiMover Free, you can back up iPhone/iPad to the computer in a readable & manageable way, transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone directly without iTunes or iCloud sync & restore and add photos/audios/videos/book to iPad with no previous data overwriting that won’t allowed with iTunes. What’s more, if you need to delete all contacts on iPhone at one time or remove synced photos from iPad, MobiMover Free offers you the easy-to-get solutions to meet the demands without effort.

Now, let’s check how to use EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer music from iPad to the computer in one-click.

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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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