Want to listen to music on your iPad while you’re working? Then, you’re probably looking for a workaround that will allow you to easily transfer music to iPads! We have a couple of suggestions for you — seven to be exact. Any of these should work for this purpose. However, by the end of this, we’re sure that you’ll be able to find one that you can use for your music transfer needs! Although, if you’re still hung up by the end, we have a recommendation prepared for you. So, make sure to read till the very end!
For our first transfer method, we’re going to be using iMusic. This is a non-traditional way of doing things, but we consider it one of the best - if not the best methods of transferring music to your iPad. It’s easy to use, and yet it somehow manages to have a host of different options and functionalities that you’d think wouldn’t be able to fit in such an intuitive software. Some of these options including the following:
On your Mac computer, you need to connect your iPad and make sure that you have the iMusic software installed.
Once you’ve done that, you should be able to select the DEVICE icon from the menu at the very top of the interface. Doing so will move you to the device management area. Where, on the main page, you have a bunch of different options.
Of course, for transferring music to our iPad, the option that we need to choose is the Transfer Music from iTunes to Device option!
On the next window that pops up (shown below), you need to make sure that you have Music selected in the list of categories available. Although, as long as you have the Entire Library option selected, everything in the iTunes library of your PC should be transferred to your iPad no matter what.
All you have to do is click the Transfer button to start the actual transfer - iMusic will do the rest from there and will inform you when the transfer is done!
For this next portion, we’re going to be teaching you how to transfer music to your iPad using the wireless sync option that iTunes offers. For this, you won’t need to connect your iPad to your computer. All that’s required is that you mess around a little with the sync settings on the iTunes software on your computer — which is what we’re going to be demonstrating for you down below! Of course, there are other options that will allow you to do practically the same thing, but we decided to keep things simple here by making sure that you can move music to your computer easily!
First things first, you need to edit the sync options of your iDevice. Which you can do under the overall Summary of settings (1.) On that page, if you scroll down a little, you should be able to find and activate the Sync with this iPad over Wi-Fi option (2.)
Once you’ve turned this option on, click Apply (3) to save your changes!
Now that we’re sure that we can sync music whenever our iPad is connected to our PC through the same Wi-Fi connection, we just need to change the Sync Music options, which you can do under the Music settings.
To change your Sync options to allow the automatic transfer of music to your iPad from here, just make sure that the Sync Music option is ticked on.
If this message appears on your screen, that means that there is non-supported music on your iPad — music that iTunes requires that you delete in order to copy new data properly. If you’re okay with this possible deletion, click the Remove and Sync option. If not, then we recommend using one of the other options we recommended.
Again, make sure that you save your changed settings by clicking the Apply button. After this, you should now be able to automatically sync music from your PC to your iPad as long as you are connected to the same Wi-Fi connection.
For this last portion. We’re going to be introducing the next couple of iPad Transfer tools more quickly. In a list form that should tell you all that you really need to know about the programs in question! Of course, these are going to be closer to iMusic than iTunes — as they’re all third-party transfer programs. So, we’re going to be using iMusic as our point of comparison in this compilation! See how it compares as we go through this entire list.
Price: (Personal License) $39.95
Platform: Mac & Windows
For the first iPad Transfer program on this list, we have the Dr.Fone transfer software. Dr.Fone has a bunch of different programs available for sale (each with a different purpose.) Their transfer software, of course, was made for transfers. Although they do have their most premium product (which has all their other media tools along with their transfer options.) We’re only going to be talking about their transfer program today. Which, as far as actual transfer features go, is pretty similar to iMusic — at least in that it will allow you to automatically transfer music from and to your iPad (and any other iDevice — although they do have a version available for Android as well.)
Platform: Mac & Windows
iSkysoft’s Toolbox, very similar to the Dr.Fone - Transfer that we just introduced, is actually a larger program with more than just your average transfer tools. However, we’re only going to be looking at its cheaper counterpart. Which only, has transfer and management features that will allow you to move media to iTunes, to your device, etc. You can also be very specific about what type of media you want to transfer or move, depending on what you need, by exploring the available menus (Music, Video, Photos, etc.)
Price: (Professional Version) $49.99
Platform: Mac & Windows
For this next program, MobiMover, we have something that is a little more different. Not just in the interface design – which you can probably recognize from just the screen capture alone, but also with its actual features. Don’t get confused though, despite the name, this works for more than just ‘moving movies.’ In fact, it offers a lot of the same flexibility that you see in the first two programs that we mentioned – allowing you to use this in order to not only transfer music to your iPad but movies, apps, photos, etc. as well.
Platform: Windows & Mac
For TunesMate, we have an iOS-specific transfer software that you can use in a very similar way that you can use iSkysoft Transfer. In fact, you can probably see the similarities even from just the screen captures alone — both programs offer the same features. Which includes the transfer and backup functionalities that we mentioned for iSkysoft Transfer from earlier.
Platform: Windows & Mac
If you want something that is pretty cheap. Then the one that we’d recommend the most for you is FonePaw. Of course, there is a reason that it is at the lowest spot on our list, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work. It’s just that, as a one-time payment kind of program, you can’t expect the amount/level of support that you are sure to get if you choose one of the other programs that we’ve already discussed.
Conclusion: This is our conclusion to the ‘7 Ways to Transfer Music to iPad’ list that we promised you in the beginning. Of course, as part of another thing that we promised, we will be giving our ultimate recommendation in this case. Which just so happens to be iMusic! It’s not hard to see why, of course. As you can guess it’s actually a lot easier to use than most transfer solutions (including iTunes) and it offers a lot more bang for your buck too.