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Download Music from Computer to iPad/iPad Mini With and Without iTunes

"How to download music from computer to iPad? I'm a newbie here, please help." Generally speaking, users can download music from computer to iPad with iTunes or without it. This post will introduce both of the two kinds of methods in details.

Part 1. How to Download Music from Computer to iPad without iTunes

What You Need:
  • KeepVid Music
  • A PC or Mac to Download Music
  • Your iPad and Its USB Cable

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KeepVid Music - Download Songs from Computer to iPad

  • Transfer any song from your computer to iPad within seconds.
  • Copy all or selected songs from your iPad to any computer.
  • Support iPad air, iPad mini, the new iPad, and more iPad models running iOS 5 or later.
  • Record whatever music you need for the enjoyment offline.
  • Download Music from more than 10,000 sites.

Step 1 Run KeepVid Music on Your Computer

Download and install KeepVid Music on your computer to transfer music from computer to iPad, and connect your device to computer with the USB cable. You can see the connected device by clicking DEVICE.

Run KeepVid Music and Connect iPad

Step 2 Add Music

Click Music icon at the top-left corner, and you'll see the music library on your iPad. Click Add at the upper right corner and from the drop down list select "Add File" or "Add Folder" to add music files from your computer.

Add Music from Computer

Step 3Download Songs from Computer to iPad

After selecting music files, KeepVid Music will start downloading music from computer to iPad. If you have files which are incompatible with your iPad, KeepVid Music will convert them and then transfer.

Download Music from Computer to iPad

Note. Convert Music to iPad-Compatible Format Automatically

iTunes and iOS devices don't support all kinds of audio formats, and only limited formats such as MP3, M4A and so on are supported. But if you download music from computer to iPad with KeepVid Music, the software will automatically convert the imcompatible files to MP3 and then transfer them to iPad.

Automatically Convert Audio to iPad-Compatible MP3

Benefits of Transferring Music from Computer to iPad without iTunes

  • Download music from computer to iPad without any limits.
  • No data will be erased during the transfer process.
  • Share music between different iPads and computers with ease.
  • It's very fast for the users to copy music from computer to iPad.

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPad with iTunes

What You Need
  • iPad to Transfer Music
  • A PC or Mac for Transferring Music
  • A USB Cable for your iPad

Process: Transfer Music from Computer to iPad

Step 1 Download, install and launch your iTunes Library on your computer, and select Edit > Preferences > Devices, then check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically". With this option checked, your iPad will not sync with iTunes automatically.

Disable Auto Sync in iTunes

Step 2 Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable. iTunes will detect it automatically.

Start iTunes on Computer

Step 3 Click File at the upper left corner of iTunes, and choose Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library. Then select the music files which you want to transfer from computer to iPad.

Add Files from Computer to iTunes

Step 4 Click the iPad icon at the top middle in iTunes, and your iPad library appears in the left sidebar. Then you should select Music in the sidebar.

Choose iPad Music Library

Step 5 Check Sync Music at the top of iTunes, and check "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres". If you have selected the latter option, you can select the songs in the box below to transfer. Then Click Apply at the right bottom to start to transfer music from computer to iPad with iTunes.

Transfer Music from Computer to iPad with iTunes

Using iTunes to download music from computer to ipad is very easy, and it's the most widely used application for the users to manage their iOS devices. However, you should bear these rules in mind before using it to download music from computer to iPad: Your iTunes can only trust 5 devices on one computer. Otherwise, iTunes will erase your iPad data when adding music from your computer to your iPad. It means: don't switch computers, don't sync your iPad with other people's computers, don't snap songs directly on the Internet via your iPad, etc. Or you'll suffer from data loss.

Part 3. Comparison between KeepVid Music and iTunes

KeepVid Music iTunes
Transfer Speed Fast Normally Fast. Slow when Transferring Many Files
Erase Data During Sync No Yes
Stability Stable Stable
Fix Music Info Automatically No
Get Music Download Online Music or Record Music Apple Music & iTunes Store
Compatibility Compatible with All iOS Devices; Compatible with Android Devices Compatible with All iOS Devices

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Download music and manage your music for your iOS/Android Devices

  • 10,000+ Sites to download.
  • Record Any Music You Like.
  • Transfer Music between Any Devices.
  • Use iTunes with Android.
  • Organize Entire Music Library.
  • Fix ID3 Tags, Album Artwork, Artists, etc.
  • Delete duplicated Songs & Remove Missing Tracks.
  • Share Your iTunes Playlist.
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Guide for KeepVid Music: 1. Download Music 2. Record Music 3. Transfer Music 4. Manage iTunes Library 5. Tips for iTunes

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