"Can you transfer music from one iPad to another?"
"How do you transfer music from iPad to iPad?"
Questions like the above arise when you upgrade to a new iPad or when you need to share some songs on your friend's iPad. The answer to the questions is Yes; Depending on whether you want to transfer the purchased or non-purchased music, the methods you can use vary. This article will guide you through how to transfer music from iPad to new iPad in 5 solutions. You can get the job done quickly, no matter your songs are purchased or not.
Part 1: How to Transfer Music from iPad to New iPad via iPad Music Transfer
Part 2: How to Transfer Music from iPad to iPad via iTunes
Part 3: How to Transfer Songs from iPad to Another Using AirDrop
Part 4: How to Sync Music from iPad to iPad via Apple Music
Part 5: How to Transfer Music from One iPad to Another iPad via Home Sharing Feature
Bonus: How to Transfer Data from Old iPad to New iPad via Initial Setup
If your songs are not downloaded from the iTunes Store or if you are not an Apple Music subscriber, iPad Music Transfer is the tool you need to transfer music from iPad to iPad. With it, you can selectively move the non-purchased songs between your two iOS devices.
Highlights of iPad Music Transfer:
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How to transfer music from iPad to new iPad without iTunes via iPad Music Transfer:
Step 1: Download and run iPad Music Transfer on your computer. Then connect your two iPads to the computer using two USB cables. And the program will detect your devices automatically.
Step 2: From the device list, select your Source iPad and then click the Music tab. Then, you can choose the music files you want to transfer.
Step 3: After selecting the desired songs, you can click the Export to Device icon and select your target iPad to transfer the music files.
iTunes is Apple's official way to manage the music library. If you want to transfer the purchased songs from iPad to iPad, you can use iTunes.
How to copy music from iPad to iPad:
Step 1: Firstly, connect the source iPad to the computer via a USB cable and then launch iTunes.
Step 2: Click the File menu and click Device > select Transfer Purchases from iPad to import the music files from this iPad to the PC. After the importing, disconnect your source iPad.
Step 3: Now, you can connect your target iPad to the computer, click the Device icon, and head to the Music tab.
Step 4: Tick the Sync Music box, select the music you want to transfer and then click Apply to begin transferring.
AirDrop is a handy feature that allows you to transfer files between iOS devices wirelessly. It can easily transfer the songs stored in the Apple Music app. Not only that, if your songs are locally saved in the Files app, you can also use AirDrop to send them to another iPad. But the drawback is that it doesn't allow you to transfer all music files at one time.
How to transfer music from old iPad to new iPad Air via AirDrop:
Step 1: Make sure you have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled on your iPads. Then, open AirDrop on both iPads by navigating to Control Center and select Everyone.
Step 2: On your source iPad, open the Music app. (If your songs are stored in the Files app, open Files > long press the song > Share > AirDrop)
Step 3: Locate the songs you want to transfer and tap the three-dots icon for more options.
Step 4: Tap on the Share icon and then select your target iPad to AirDrop the song.
Step 5: Accept the songs on your target iPad.
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Apple Music subscription allows you to sync music library across the iOS devices linked with the same Apple account. Here's how to sync music from iPad to iPad:
Step 1: On your iPad with the music you want to sync, open Settings > Music.
Step 2: Toggle on the Sync Library or iCloud Music Library option.
Step 3: Now switch to another iPad, open the iTunes Store app and sign in with the Apple ID you use with an Apple Music subscription.
Step 4: Open the Apple Music app, locate the songs you want, and then tap the Download button to get them on your iPad.
If you only want to play music on another iPad instead of downloading them, you can use the Home Sharing feature. With it enabled, you play the purchased music on another iOS device if you use the same Apple ID and have the devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 1: On both iPads, open Settings > Music.
Step 2: Tap the Home Sharing option and then sign in with your Apple account.
Step 3: Open the Music app on your target iPad and tap Library > select Home Sharing at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: You can then listen to the shared libraries.
Want to transfer data from iPad to new iPad? You can get it done through the automatic setup on your new iPad:
Before you start:
* Ensure that your iPads are running iOS 12.4 or later.
* Connect your iPads with the same Wi-Fi network.
* Place the two devices closely.
Step 1: On your new iPad, select the language > On the Set Up New iPad pop-up, tap Continue.
Step 2: Use your old iPad the scan the code that appears on your new iPad.
Step 3: Type your current iPad's passcode on your new iPad > set up the new Touch ID or Face ID.
Step 4: Restore your new device from an iCloud or iTunes backup.
Step 5: Follow the on-screen steps to finish the setup.
There you have it - 5 ways on how to transfer music from one iPad to another iPad. Among these methods we discussed, iPad Music Transfer is highly recommended. This tool offers a straightforward method to transfer music from iOS to iOS. As you can see, you can easily select the files you want to transfer to another device. And it can do more than just data transfer. It is also a powerful data management tool for transferring or managing your iOS data.
If you have any questions about this tool, please let us know in the comment section below.