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How to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer? Top 3 Ways You Can't Miss

No matter if you are a music enthusiast, we all know music has a therapeutic function that most people will download their favorite songs and listen to cure themselves when they get down on iPad. What if your iPad reminds you that you can't download this music you like because of iPad's storage is full, what should you do? Delete part of them? No, you definitely won't do this. Just relax, we can transfer music from iPad to computer, thus not only can we keep all the music, but also free up the space of the iPad. This is definitely killing two birds with one stone.

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Here, in this post, I will offer you 3 simple ways on how to transfer music to iPad to computer for selection. The first method can help you to transfer all the music by 1 click or transfer part of them selectively. The second one and the third are familiar to most people but a little bit inconvenient.

Let's follow the tutorials below.

Part 1: How to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer without iTunes
Part 2: How to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer with iTunes
Part 3: How to Transfer Music Files from iPad to Computer with iCloud

Part 1: How to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer without iTunes

Here is the best solution that I want to introduce to you. Coolmuster iOS Assistant, a popular, professional, comprehensive and multi-functions program, can help you transfer music files from iPad to computer with ease. If you are looking for an efficient and safe way on how to copy music from iPad to PC without iTunes, this program is your best choice.

Q1: What can Coolmuster iOS Assistant do for you?

- With it, you can easily export/import files to/from your iPad from computer selectively and freely back up and restore iPad data with 1-click, such as contacts, messages, photos, notes, bookmarks, books, calendars, apps and so on. What's more, it is a perfect data manager and an all-round iTunes backup manager for your iPad as well.

Q2: What models can Coolmuster iOS Assistant support?

- This software supports the latest iOS models, such as iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2/1, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, iPhone 12/11/11 Pro/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8, iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic, etc.

Next, I will show you how to transfer music from iPad to PC with this magical tool. Without further ado, tick the download button to install the program first and follow the steps to enjoy the process.

How to Get iPad Music onto Computer via Coolmuster iOS Assistant

"How do you transfer music from your iPad to computer?" asked by some users. No worries, here are the detail steps for you to transfer iPad library to new computer easily.

Step 1: Launch the Program and Connect Your iPad via USB Cable.

After you plug your iPad to computer with a USB, you should unlock your iPad with your passwords and hit "Trust" button when the pop-up window asks you whether to trust this computer. Then tap on the "Continue" option on iPad to make the program to go on. And you can see the interface like this when you finish the operate.

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Step 2: Get iPad Music onto Computer

Choose the "Music" button on your left side, you will the there are three categories: "Songs", "Voice Memos" and "Tones". Select the folder and all music details will show on the right panel. Tick the music that you want to get onto the computer, then press the button of "Export" to begin the transfer.

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You made it! This is the whole steps to copy music to iPad from computer. Besides music, you can also use it to transfer video from iPad to PC in a quick and safe way, I recommend you to have a try.

Video Tutorial to Transfer iPad Music to PC

Want to know more details on how to get iPad music onto computer? Check this video tutorial below.

If you are an iPhone user, you can also refer to how to transfer music from iPhone to computer effectively.

Part 2: How to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer with iTunes

"How to download music from my iPad to my computer?" As an Apple user, iTunes maybe can be your choice to transfer music from iPad to computer. Here is the tutorial for you to copy music from iPad to computer. Don't forget to update your iTunes to the latest one.

Step 1: Connect Your iPad to PC via a USB Cable and Launch the iTunes.

Remember to tap the "Trust" option on your iPad when it asks you. Please ensure your iPad is detected by iTunes, it will show up in the left menu on PC. If it is not your iPad account, click the "Device" icon that underneath the "Controls" button to change it.

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Step 2: Transfer Music from iPad to iTunes.

Click on the "Music" option, tick the "Sync Music " option and you can select "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres" that you like. After that click "Sync" to synchronize your iPad.

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Step 3: Copy the Music from iTunes to Computer.

Located the folder of iTunes music on your PC. The path is "\Libraries\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music". Find the folder and just drag and drop the folder to the desktop on PC.

transfer music from ipad to computer with itunes

Tips: If you can't find music with this path, open the "Computer" and search for "iTunes" in the search bar to look for it.

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Part 3: How to Transfer Music Files from iPad to Computer with iCloud

We can use the iCloud Music Library to transfer music from iPad to PC. If you are an iCloud user who is wondering how to make music on your computer for free, you may don't want to miss this way. However, it will need iTunes to transfer music from iCloud Music Library to the computer. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Turn on the "iCloud Music Library" on iPad to Export the Music.

Make sure your iPad has a steady Internet connection at first. Then go to the "Settings" app on iPad, press the "Music" icon and turn on the button next to the "iCloud Music Library" under the "LIBRARY" section.

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Step 2: Transfer iPad Music from iCloud to iTunes.

Open the latest iTunes on your PC, click "Edit" option and choose "Preferences" from the menu.

how to transfer music from ipad to computer with icloud

Go to the "General" panel, tick the box of "iCloud Music Library" and then press on the "OK" button to sync. Now, your music from iCloud Music Library will be uploaded to iTunes.

how to transfer music from ipad to computer via icloud

Step 3: Get music from iTunes to the Computer.

It is the same steps as Part 2. Located the folder of iTunes music on your PC. The path is "\Libraries\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music". Find the folder and just drag and drop the folder to the desktop on PC.

transfer music from ipad to computer with icloud

Tips: If you can't find music with this path, open the "Computer" and search for "iTunes" in the search bar to look for it.

Last Words:

3 methods are introduced above, but I will still recommend the first way which use the best and professional iDevice transfer program - Coolmuster iOS Assistant to transfer music from iPad to computer.

Compared with iTunes and iCloud, you will find it's inconvenient to transfer iPad music to PC. Their internal performance is too complex for the new users to understand and control. However, the Coolmuster iOS Assistant is different from them, it integrates many functions into one and easy to use. If you use this program, you can fix any other problems between your iPad and PC.

If the above 3 ways are helpful to you, please share this page with your friends who in need and leave a message if you have any problems. Please let me know what I can help you.

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