Owners of "apple" devices, of course, are asking questions about how to upload music to the iPad. And I must say, very often problems arise with this. Not all owners of such devices know the main ways to download music to their devices. Let’s try to consider several basic and most popular methods.
How to download music to the iPad: basic download options
Before dealing with the issue of downloading music to devices of this type, let’s see how many options there can be.
Here we single out several solutions, combining them according to some generally accepted criteria:
- Download from the Internet or from a computer (other media);
- paid or free download;
- Using iTunes or third-party utilities.
The biggest difficulty for the owners of such gadgets is not even the question of how to download music to the iPad for free, but how to transfer (copy) it to the device. With downloading from the Internet, everything is clear: saving can be set directly on the device. But when connecting to a computer terminal or laptop, you can’t do without installing special applications (the device’s internal drive simply won’t be recognized).
And if gadgets are synchronized with Mac OS X systems, then nothing similar happens with Windows or Linux. But Windows, as you know, we have the most common OS. What to do? How to download music to the iPad from a computer running Windows? As it turns out, for all these situations there are solutions that will now be considered.
A set of components and programs: music
"IPad". this is a means of storing and reproducing data. Now let’s see what the user may need to download or copy music to his device. In the standard version, depending on the selected method, these are:
So, let’s get to the question of how to download music to the iPad directly. To get started, let’s look at the paid download option through the standard iTunes Store. On any "apple" device, it is available in a predefined form.
Here you will need an account to enter, after which you can use the search according to different criteria on the “Music” tab (song name, artist, album, genre, release year, etc.). You can refer to the list of the most popular music.
On the found item you need to "tap" on the price tag. It should turn into a Buy button. Next, enter the Apple ID, if you logged in without an account, then confirm the purchase. Cash will be debited from the linked bank card.
As you can see, although the method is simple, it is not always convenient, because map binding is a prerequisite. Besides, who wants to pay money for what can be downloaded without material costs? Therefore, we turn to the question of how to download music on the iPad for free. There may be several solutions.
PC Sync via iTunes
The easiest way to download free music content is to initially download to a computer or laptop, and then simply transfer the songs to your gadget or synchronize tracks with the main device.
Using the standard iTunes application installed on your PC, you can use one of two options: either use synchronization, or set up music processing manually.
In the first case, you will first need to run the utility. After the connected device is detected, we use the button with the image of the note (section “Music”). We select the desired track on the computer and, holding the left mouse button, drag it into the section field.
We go back to the device and on the music tab, select the synchronization with the entire library. It remains only to confirm the selected action. Now, when a new track is added to the list, it will automatically appear on the mobile device. You can check the result directly on the iPad.
Now let’s look at another rather interesting method of how to download music to the iPad from a computer, if there is a music CD. The program has the ability to automatically pull up the names of songs from the Internet, but on manually recorded discs this function does not work. It’s okay, you can first refuse the import and rename the tracks yourself.
If the disk is not pirated and it is determined, we agree with the import, after which you can configure its parameters (as a rule, the AAC encoder is used). Next, click the import button and wait for the contents of the CD to be converted and added to the library. Time depends on the speed of the computer or laptop.
If the disc is not detected automatically, the problem of how to add music to the iPad from an audio CD is solved by setting the appropriate parameters. To do this, use the edit menu, then go to the settings and select the "Basic" tab. After changing the parameters when inserting an audio disc, the import offer will arrive immediately.
We pass the media library
How to download music to the iPad via iTunes, we figured out. The method is quite simple and fast. Everything would be fine, but there is one problem: when synchronization is turned on, the computer will have to be turned on to update the database on the mobile device, and this is inconvenient (sometimes there is simply no such possibility). What to do in a situation if you just want to add some favorite tracks without synchronization? It turns out, and there is a solution.
In the running iTunes program, select the connected device and on the browse tab in the right parameter field, activate the line for processing music and video manually. Next, we agree with all the points that will be offered, and go to the music section on your device. It remains only to select the necessary files on the computer and drag them into the program window.
Download music using downloaders
Let’s look at another technique that gives an idea of how to download music to the iPad. It involves the use of third-party bootloaders. The most popular are QWE and MyMedia applications, which can be found in the AppStore. Please note that when installing the second program in the AppStore, you need to select only the application for downloading music called MyMedia. Downloader and File Manager, and not something else.
Both utilities work in a similar way. For example, a user decided to download music from some kind of media site. To do this, the browser section is selected in the program, its address is entered in the address bar, on the resource we find the desired composition and press the save or load button, which is usually located somewhere near the name of the track.
Next, in the save window, enter the desired name, if it is not set initially, and confirm your actions. Thus, the song will be saved immediately to the iPad. You can check the downloaded track in the "Media" section. If it is not there, it is worth looking at the "Other Files" section.
If the user has registration on the VK social network, you can use the start of the track in your audio recordings, after which, for example, the QWE program will offer three options for further actions: download, add to the player and listen. In addition, a special Magic Scan button can be useful, clicking on which allows you to immediately download tracks selectively or the entire playlist (list) as a whole. After saving, you can listen to music directly on the device offline.
Here is a brief summary of everything regarding the consideration of how to download music on the iPad. What to choose is difficult to advise. But one thing can be stated with complete certainty: hardly anyone will use the paid method, although in this case you can find many new products that will not appear in the form of official releases soon. Synchronization is also not particularly convenient, except for home listening. So it’s better to focus on manually adding tracks or using third-party utilities to download.