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How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPad [All 6 Ways]

Keisha Alice
Sep 02, 2022
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If you have both iPhone and iPad, there may come a time when you want to transfer music from iPhone to iPad. Or, if you just got a new iPad, you may want to move music to the new iPad to enjoy them on the go. Whatever the case is, transferring music from iPhone to iPad is easy. There are various solutions to this problem, for example, iTunes, AirDrop, Apple Music, etc. This post will show you 6 ways on how to transfer music from iPhone to iPad effectively. Keep reading and find the way that suits you best.

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Part 1: How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPad using iOS Data Transfer
Part 2: How to Move Music from iPhone to iPad with iTunes
Part 3: How to AirDrop Music from iPhone to iPad
Part 4: How to Sync Music from iPhone to iPad via Apple Music
Part 5: How to Share Music Between iPhone and iPad via Home Sharing
Part 6: How to Transfer Songs from iPhone to iPad with iTunes Store

Part 1: How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPad using iOS Data Transfer

The most efficient way to transfer music from iPhone to iPad is to use a professional tool - iPhone Music Transfer. It is a smart iOS data transfer that enables you to transfer, manage and organize iOS data. For iOS to iOS transfer, it supports music, photos, ringtones, movies, contacts, videos, TV shows, Podcasts, audiobooks, etc.

Learn more features of iPhone Music Transfer:

> Support transferring files between iOS and iOS, iOS and computer, iTunes and iOS, as well as iTunes to computer.
> Create music playlist, delete music from iOS device but not iTunes.
> Organize photos, create photos albums, delete unwanted photos,
> De-duplicate contacts, remove unused contacts, create/edit/update contacts information.
> Customize ringtones for your iPhone.
> Convert HEIC to JPG/PNG easily.
> Supports iOS 14.

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How to transfer music from iPhone to iPad using iPhone Music Transfer:

Step 1: Install and open iPhone Music Transfer on your computer. Connect your iPad and iPhone to PC using USB cables.

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Step 2: After the connection, select your iPhone from the device list. Then click Music from the left panel. You can see all the music from your iPhone are shown on the screen.

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Step 3: Select the music you need to transfer, then click the Phone icon on the top and select your iPad name. Your music from iPhone will then be moved to iPad quickly.

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Part 2: How to Move Music from iPhone to iPad with iTunes

iTunes is an official tool for Apple users to back up iOS data and manage music library. You can import music from iPhone to iTunes library and then transfer the music to iPad using iTunes. In order to transfer music smoothly, make sure that you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer. (Tips: What is the latest version of iTunes & how to update it)

Here's how to transfer songs from iPhone to iPad using iTunes:

Step 1: Connect iPhone to computer using a USB cable and open iTunes.

Step 2: Click the device icon on the iTunes interface and select File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from [Your device's name]. After importing, disconnect your iPhone.

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Step 3: Connect your iPad to the PC using a USB and run iTunes.

Step 4: Click the device name and then select Music from the left sidebar.

Step 5: Click the checkbox of Sync Music > select the music you want to sync to your iPad > hit Sync Now.

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Part 3: How to AirDrop Music from iPhone to iPad

Some people may want to know how to transfer music from iPad to iPhone or vice versa via Bluetooth. Actually, Apple doesn't allow file transfer via Bluetooth, but AirDrop can do the trick. AirDrop allows you to transfer files between iOS devices wirelessly. If you have only a few songs to transfer, AirDrop can be a good choice. Remember to enable both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to use AirDrop.

How to send music from iPhone to iPad using AirDrop:

Step 1: Enable AirDrop on both your iPhone and iPad. To do this, open the Control Center of the devices > Turn on AirDrop > Select Contacts Only or Everyone.

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Step 2: On your iPhone, open the Music app and select the song you want to transfer.

Step 3: Tap the Send icon and then tap your iPad's name from the AirDrop device list. Then the music will be sent from iPhone to iPad via AirDrop.

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Part 4: How to Sync Music from iPhone to iPad via Apple Music

Another workable way to move music from iPhone to iPad is by using Apple Music. If you subscribe to Apple Music, the music that you add to your collection can be accessed on all your iOS devices with the same Apple ID.

How to sync music from iPhone to iPad:

Step 1: On your iPhone and iPad, open Settings and tap Music.

Step 2: Enable iCloud Music Library or Sync Library.

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Part 5: How to Share Music Between iPhone and iPad via Home Sharing

If you want to simply listen to the music from iPhone on your iPad instead of downloading the music files to iPad, Home Sharing is a good option. To use this way, make sure your iPhone and iPad are using the same Apple ID which can play purchases. Besides, it is also necessary to connect your devices to the same Wi-Fi network.

Steps to share music between iPhone and iPad:

Step 1: On both your iPhone and iPad, open Settings > Music.

Step 2: Scroll down to find the Home Sharing option and then sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3: Open the Music app on your iPad and tap Library > select Home Sharing. If you can't see this option, tap Edit > Home Sharing > Done.

Note that this doesn't allow you to save the files on your iPad. You can only listen to the music on iPad when your devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.

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Part 6: How to Transfer Songs from iPhone to iPad with iTunes Store

You can also use iTunes Store to transfer purchased music from iPhone to iPad. This method also requires you to sign in to the same Apple ID on your devices.

Here are the steps to complete:

Step 1: On your iPad, sign in with the Apple ID you use to purchase music.

Step 2: Open the iTunes Store > More > Purchased.

Step 3: Select Music > tap Not on This iPad > All Songs.

Step 4: Tap Download All to download all the music to iPad. Or you can select the songs you want and tap the download icon next to it to get them on iPad.

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Conclusion

Above are the comprehensive ways to transfer music from iPhone to iPad, you can choose the method you feel most comfortable with to complete this task. If you can't decide which method to use, iPhone Music Transfer is the tool we recommend you to try. It is designed to solve various iOS data managing problems, including file transfer between iOS devices. With this tool, you can get transfer music from iPhone to iPad effortlessly.

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