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5 Methods to Transfer Music From iPad to iPhone

Axel Nash
Axel Nash Originally published Nov 16, 22, updated Jul 24, 23

If you enjoy music, you probably want to have your favorite songs available on any device you own. So you have surely come to the right place if you have been considering moving your favorite tunes from your iPad to your iPhone.

This article covers five main ways to transfer music from iPad to iPhone. So let's go right to the important matter instead of wasting time. Continue reading to learn more.

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3 Ways to Transfer Music From iPad to iPhone [Non-Purchased Music]

Here is what you need to know if you have been looking for solutions to help transfer your own or downloaded music on your iPad over to your iPhone.

Method 1: Transfer Music From iPad to iPhone via MobileTrans

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Steps to Transfer music from iPad to iPhone via MobileTrans:

  1. Please install the application, and launch it. From the main screen, go to Phone Transfer

install the application

  1. Securely connect both your iOS devices to the computer through a USB cable. Then, wait until MobileTrans detects both iPhone and iPad.
  2. When detected, ensure you have assigned the iPad as the Source and iPhone as the Destination. If arranged incorrectly, hit the Flip tab to correct their positions.


  1. Now, it will show you all the contents of your iPad. Select Music and click on Start. And the process will complete soon.

contents of your ipad

Why Choose MobileTrans?

If you are wondering why one should use this app, here is why:

  • Capable of transferring all your non-purchased music at once
  • faster transfer speed than other transfer apps
  • supports over 6000 devices

Method 2: Move Music from iPad to iPhone through AirDrop

Apart from MobileTrans, you can use Apple services such as Air Drop. It is one of the best processes to help you move your favorite music from your iPhone to your iPad without a charge.

Steps to Move Music from iPad to iPhone through AirDrop:

  1. Take your iPhone and iPad and turn on AirDrop
  2. Now, go to your iPad, open Music, and tap and play a song you wish to move to your iPhone.

playing a song in music player

  1. Hit on More, and tap on Share Song

sending songs through airdrop

  1. Choose AirDrop and select the destination device i.e., your iPhone
  2. On the iPhone, tap on Accept or View to see the transferred music

Note: Here is something you should pay attention to: if you transfer purchased songs in Apple Music through AirDrop, you will be allowed to send out links, not the actual file.


  • AirDrop is wireless
  • No tool or any third-party app needed


  • Pretty slow
  • You have to do transfers manually

Method 3: Send Music from iPad to iPhone Using Mail App

Apart from AirDrop, what if I tell you that you can also use the Mail app to transfer your favorite songs from your iPad to your iPhone? Yes, it is possible.

Steps to Send Music from iPad to iPhone Using Mail App:

  1. Head to Mail App on the iPad, click Compose, enter the correct email address, click on Add Attachment, select the song, now hit Send
  2. Open the Mail app on your iPhone, refresh the inbox, open the received mail, and download it

sending songs via mail

Note: If you want to send purchased songs to Apple Music via Email, you can only send the link, not the file.


  • Pretty easy to transfer
  • No charges required


  • Imposes size limitations

Part 2: Sync Music From iPad to iPhone Officially [Purchased music]

Wondering how to officially get all your favorite purchased tracks from iPad to iPhone? This section is all yours.

Method 1: Sync Music From iPad to iPhone via iTunes

If you are an iTunes user, you can synchronize the music from your iPad to your iPhone to transfer your music. Check this out:

  1. First, ensure that both your iOS devices are signed in with the same Apple ID
  2. Connect your iPad to your computer, and iTunes will be launched automatically
  3. Click the iPad icon, select Music from the list, and enable Sync Music.
  4. Disconnect your iPad. Then, connect your iPhone to Your PC.
  5. Follow similar steps above to sync the iTunes library to your iPhone.

sync with itunes


  • Easy transfer of songs from iPad to iPhone
  • Less complicated


  • Requires the same Apple ID

Method 2: Sync Music From iPad to iPhone via Settings

Another way of transferring your favorite music from iPad to iPhone is via settings. Here is how it can be done:

  1. Ensure that both your iPad and iPhone are running with the same Apple ID
  2. Head to Settings on both the devices
  3. Click Music
  4. Toggle to turn on the Sync Library

activating sync library


  • Easy
  • No charges needed


  • You have to be an Apple Music subscriber to do so

Final Thoughts

You can use any of the methods mentioned above to transfer music from iPad to iPhone. However, MobileTrans would be a fantastic option if you have a PC. Now, you can enjoy your favorite music on all your iOS devices.

Axel Nash
Axel Nash Jul 24, 23
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