How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPad

Written By Axel Nash | Apr 02,2020

As you may know, you can easily sync music the music on your iPhone to your iPad. If both devices are using the same iCloud account, you can sync most types of data between the devices including your music. Where most people get stuck is when switching to a new device. In this case, you need an effective way to transfer music from iPhone to iPad easily.

The solutions we will be addressing in this article will be useful to you if you would like to transfer music from iPhone to iPad whether the iPad is new or not.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPad with iTunes

One of the best and easiest ways to transfer music from iPhone to iPad is to use iTunes. With this method, all you have to do sync songs from your iPhone to the iTunes library and then transfer the synced songs to the iPad. It is however important to note that this solution will only be useful to you when transferring songs that you have purchased using your Apple account.

Here’s how to use iTunes to transfer music from your iPhone to iPad;

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer with USB cables and open iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically. At this point, you may also want to make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2: Click on “Devices” and then select “Transfer Purchases from {your iPhone Name}

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Step 3: Now, connect the iPad to the computer and open iTunes again

Step 4: Click on “Songs” and then select the music files you would like to transfer to your iPad

Step 5: Right-click on the selected files and choose “Add to Device”

Step 6: Select the iPad as the device to move the files to and the selected songs will be transferred to the device.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPad with MobileTrans - Phone Transfer

Like we’ve already seen, you can only use iTunes to transfer music from iPhone to iPad if the music was purchased using your Apple account. But what if you have music on your device that is from other sources? In this case, you may need a more effective solution to help you transfer your music from the iPhone to iPad. The best third-party tool to help you with the transfer is Wondershare MobileTrans- Phone Transfer.

The following are some of its most useful features;

  • • This tool is ideal for the transfer of various types of data from one device to another, even on devices that run on different platforms. The types of data that you can transfer include music, photos, contacts, apps, messages, videos and more.
  • • You can also use it to transfer the data in WhatsApp and other social media apps from one device to another
  • • It is also ideal when you want to access the data in cloud backups like iCloud and iTunes without having to restore the entire backup.
  • • It is useful for all devices since it supports all iOS devices and thousands of Android devices.

To use MobileTrans to transfer music from iPhone to iPad, download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Run the program and select “Phone Transfer” in the main window to begin the transfer process.

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Step 2: Now connect both devices to the computer and wait for the program to detect both devices. To allow the program to detect the devices, unlock both of them.

It is also important at this point to ensure that the devices are in the correct order. The iPhone should be the “Source” device and the iPad should be the “Destination” device. You can click on “Flip” to change this order if it is incorrect.

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Step 3: You will then see a list of the types of data you can transfer displayed in the middle panel. Click on “Music” from the list to select it and then click “Start”

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The process will begin immediately. Keep the devices connected until all the music has been transferred.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPad with Bluetooth

Another great way to transfer music from iPhone to iPad is with Bluetooth. In fact, once the devices have been successfully paired, you can transfer any type of data between the devices. Follow these simple steps to pair the devices;

Step 1: On the iPhone, open Settings and then go to General > Network

Step 2: Select “Cellular” and then tap on “Personal Hotspot” to turn it on

Step 3: Now, go back to “General” and this time tap on “Bluetooth”

Step 4: On your iPad, go to “Settings > Bluetooth” to enable Bluetooth.

Step 5: Allow the iPad to scan for devices nearby. Once it locates the iPhone, enter the 6-digit code to connect the devices

Step 6: Once they are paired, you can go to the Music app, tap on a song you want to transfer and select “Bluetooth” as sharing mode.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPad with AirDrop

You can also use AirDrop to share music from your iPhone to your iPad. Follow these very simple steps to use AirDrop to transfer music from iPhone to iPad;

Step 1: Access the ‘Control Center” on your iPhone and then tap on “AirDrop” to turn it on.

Step 2: Do the same on the iPad

Step 3: Open the Music app on your iPhone and then locate the song that you would like to share

Step 4: Tap on the menu “three dots” to open the “Share” menu

Step 5: Click on “Share Song” to begin the process of transferring the song

Step 6: Select the iPad when it appears at the top to choose it as the destination device

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Step 7: Click on “View” on the iPad to see the transferred music.

If you have a lot of music on your device, you may want to share it with someone else or transfer the music from your iPhone to your iPad to keep the music safe. In this article, we have shared with you 4 different ways to transfer music files from one device to another. The method you choose depends on the number of music files you want to transfer. Select a solution based on your needs and then follow the steps outlines to implement the solution. Let us know in the comments section below if you have any issues transferring the music.

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