How to Transfer Music from iPad Air to the Computer

Imported a lot of music in your iPad Air, and running out of the storage space? Maybe you want to transfer them to the computer before deletion, so that you can install more apps, watch more videos on your iPad Air, or import other new songs into your iPad. It's effortless to transfer purchased (in iTunes Store) music from iPad Air to the computer. However, when it comes to the music grabbed from other music stores or ripped from CDs, things becomes difficult to be handled. Don't worry. This article offers 2 methods to help you transferring music from your iPad Air to the computer including purchased and non-purchased items.

Method 1. How to Copy All Music from iPad Air to Computer

As we all knew, music ripped from CDs or downloaded from other music stores (iTunes excluded) can't be copied to iTunes Library with the Transfer Purchases function of iTunes. Therefore, we highly recommend a great iPad transfer program for you: dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). Both the Windows and Mac versions are helpful for the users to transfer music from iPad Air to computer. It enables you to transfer the purchased and non-purchased music files from iPad to computer in the blink of an eye. It is also fully compatible with iOS 11.

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In the following part of this article, I'll show you the tutorial to help you transfer music from iPad Air to a computer with the Windows version of dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). Mac users can take the tutorial as well as the process is almost the same.

How to Transfer Music from iPad Air to Computer with dr.fone

Step 1. Connect iPad Air to Computer and Run dr.fone

Start dr.fone and select Transfer from all the functions. Then connect your iPad Air to computer with the lightening USB cable. The program will automatically detect the device, and you'll see several options at the top middle of the software window.

how to transfer Music from iPad Air to Computer - Connect iPad

Step 2.1. Transfer iPad Air Music to Computer

Choose Music category at the top middle of the software window, then all the iPad music will show up in the software window. Check the music files you want to transfer to computer, and click the "Export" button at the top middle. Choose "Export to PC" in the drop-down menu, and then choose a targeted folder on your computer to save the exported music files.

Transfer iPad Air Music to Computer - Transfer Music to Computer

Step 2.2. Transfer iPad Air Music to iTunes Library

Besides the "Export to PC" option, you are also able to see the "Export to iTunes" option in the drop-down menu. By choosing this option, you can export music from iPad to iTunes Music Library with ease.

Besides exporting music files, dr.fone also allows you to export the whole playlist to your local hard drive. Select a playlist in the software window, and right-click it, then you'll be able to choose to export the music playlist to computer or to iTunes library.

Transfer Songs from iPad Air to PC - Transfer iPad Playlist

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) could also help you transfer photos, videos and music from computer to iPad fast. Simply download and have a try.

Method 2. How to Transfer Purchased Music from iPad Air to iTunes

It can't be easier to transfer the purchased music from iPad Air to iTunes Library. You don't need any 3rd party tool. Instead, you just need to authorize the computer and do the transfer. Below are the full steps.

Step 1. Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and iTunes will start automatically. If not, you can manually start it.

Step 2. Click Account > Authorization > Authorize this computer.

Transfer Music from iPad Air to Computer - Authorize Computer

Step 3. Now go to File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from iPad to transfer purchased music from iPad Air to iTunes Library.

Transfer Music from iPad Air to Computer - Transfer Purchases

Note: Please note that you can only authorize 5 computers with one Apple ID. If you have authorized 5 PCs, you'll have to look for other methods.

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May 07,2018 15:20 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to iPad Transfer

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