How to Transfer Music from iPad to Mac

By Emily Watson, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

One of the most infuriating things about iTunes is that it only allows you to sync music from iTunes to iPhone, iPad or iPod. The other direction, I mean, transferring music from iPad to Mac or iTunes seems to be impossible.

That's where FonePaw iOS Transfer comes in. With this application, a 5-minute simple job can copy part or all of the music on your iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad 2 or other iPad models to Mac, no obstacles and no limitations. It allows you to transfer both songs purchased from Apple and the non-Apple music such as tunes ripped from CD and tracks downloaded from internet from between iPad and Mac.

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The following tutorial gives you step-by-step guide expanding how to easily transfer music from iPad to Mac.

Transfer Music from iPad to Mac OS X El Capitan without iTunes

1. Connect iPad to MacBook/iMac

To begin with, you should download, install and launch the transfer tool on Mac. Then, connect your iPad Pro/Air/mini to Mac using USB cable. You will see an interface shown below after detection.

Connect iPad to MacBook

2. Export iPad Music to Mac

Click "Media" in the left menu and navigate to "Music" category. All of your iPad songs and music info (artist, album, size, time, genre, and rating) will be list on the interface. Now, choose the songs you want and click "Export to" > "Export to Mac".

Transfer Music from iPad to Mac

Alternatively, you can click "Playlist" in the left menu and select an entire playlist to export.

Export Playlists from iPad to Mac

In addition to copying music from iPad to Mac, FonePaw iOS Transfer is also very helpful in transferring photos, movies, videos, contacts, from iPad/iPhone to Mac. In brief, you can transfer almost all files from iPad to Mac for backing up your iPad precious data. Download the program and let FonePaw iOS Transfer make your Apple life easier.

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