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2 Methods to Transfer Music from iPad to Computer

By Tony Moton

January 02, 2019

"Last week, my computer was down. Although now it's been mended. However, some files in the computer including my favorite songs are lost, and cannot be recovered. So, I want to transfer some songs to the computer from my iPad Pro where I have stored hundreds of songs. Can anyone tell me how to transfer music from iPad Pro to computer?"

To transfer music from iPad to PC, you can turn to iTunes, the official assistant of Apple products. But the thing is that iTunes is a little bit cumbersome and difficult to use. In this guide, we will offer you one more choice - TuneFab WeTrans.


Method 1. Transfer Music from iPad to Computer with TuneFab WeTrans

TuneFab WeTrans is a deft program especially developed to transfer data between iOS and computer. It supports all kinds of files, for example, songs, playlists, and ringtones. As a transfer tool, it resembles a strong and safe bridge linking the iOS device like iPad Pro and PC. With one click, music tracks can cross the bridge safely from one end to the other end. The program is fully compatible with all the iPad models and computers. During the transfer process, there will be no data leak, data damage, corruption, or device crash.

What You Need:

* TuneFab WeTrans

* iPad

* Windows PC

* USB Cable

Step 1. Run TuneFab WeTrans

Click the download button below to download TuneFab WeTrans. When the installation package is downloaded, click and install it in your computer. After that, activate the program. And you will have the interface as below.

Please make sure that the latest version of iTunes is installed on your computer. With assistance of iTunes, TuneFab WeTrans will perform better.

Main Interface

Step 2. Connect iPad to PC

Plug iPad to your computer using the USB cable. Then the computer will ask for authorization to access the portable. Please click "Trust" in your iPad to perform authorization. After that, you can see such an interface of TuneFab WeTrans as below. Once your iPad is connected, you will see an interface showing all the basic information of your iOS device.

Trust PC

Step 3. Select Music from iPad

On the left pane, click "Music" and you can see the music library of your iPad. Then, click on the "Music" button under "All Music" or specific category under "Playlist" to display music items. And you can enter the song name to search it in the search box. Then tick the ones you want to transfer from your iPad to the computer.

Transfer Music

Step 4. Export Songs from iPad to PC

After making selection, you can export songs to your computer. There are two ways for you to output music.

#1 Right click the song > click "Export to PC" > select a folder to store.

Export Music

#2. Choose songs you want to transfer > click the computer icon.

Export Music

IMPORTANT: Songs that are downloaded from Apple Music CAN be transferred to your PC but CANNOT be played on your computer. The reason is that those files are DRM-protected. If you want to turn them into playable tracks, you need an Apple music converter. TuneFab Apple Music Converter is such a program you can rely on.

Method 2. Transfer Music from iPad to Computer with iTunes

What You Need:

* iPad

* USB Cable

* Latest version of iTunes

* Windows PC

Step 1. Install iTunes

To start with, download and install the latest iTunes in your computer. Then launch the program. Please note that it is better to check the "Prevent iPhone, iPad from automatic sync with this computer" before connecting iPad to PC in case all music been wiped out from iPad.

Step 2. Connect iPad to PC

When this is done, connect iPad to your computer with an USB cable and trust the computer. Once your iPad is connected, click the device icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window.

Step 3. Select Playlist

Select the playlist including music you want to export under the "On My Device" section.

Step 4. Export Playlist as a Text File

Navigate to "File" > "Library" > "Export". This will export the playlist as a text file. Then you need to name the output music files before you click the "Save" button.

Export iPad Playlist

Step 5. Back to Computer's Library View

Click the Music icon which  is located at the top-left corner of the Window. This will switch back to the computer's library view.

Step 6. Import Playlist

Click "File" > "Library" > "Import Playlist", then select the text file which is created in step 4.

Transfer Music from iPad to Computer

You can only sync your iPad with one iTunes library at a time. If you receive a message reading that your iPad is synced with another iTunes library, your iPad was previously connected to another computer. If you click "Erase and Sync" in that message, all content of the selected type on your iPad will be wiped and replaced with content from this computer.


With iTunes, you can copy your playlists from iPad to iTunes. But it is not very convenient to do it with iTunes because of too much steps. Additionally, syncing iPad music to iTunes may wipe the original playlist on your iPad.

Compared to iTunes for Mac, its Windows counterpart is relatively cumbersome, difficult and slow in response, particularly in Windows 7 or Windows 10. Though you can still follow the given steps above to export music from iPad to PC with iTunes, this method is not recommended to Windows users. For them, TuneFab WeTrans is a better choice.

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