How to Transfer Music from iPad to Mac Computer

By Rico Rodriguez to iPad Transfer | Last Updated on Dec 18, 2023

Everything happens for a reason. When you google "How to transfer music from iPad to Mac", the reason mainly goes to iTunes, which is able to sync music from Mac to iPad, but unable to copy music from iPad to Mac. So the solution is to resort to an iTunes alternative.

Here this article will recommend you a self-contained iTunes alternative; not only does what iTunes does, but also brings more benefits that iTunes doesn't process to you. That is MacX MediaTrans.

How to Sync Music from iPad to Mac by Plug and Transfer

MacX MediaTrans is a professional iPad manager to transfer music from iPad to Mac or vice versa, add playlists, edit music info etc. on Mac (macOS High Sierra supported).

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MacX MediaTrans - Your 5-Star iPad Manager for Music

As a strong rising star in iOS transfer community, this iOS iPad manager is well-received and highly acclaimed as the best iTunes alternative because it can seamlessly export music from iPad to Mac and also transfer songs from iPhone iPod to Mac, vice versa.

Designed as a professional iPad music manager, it certainly provides you with more features to manage iPad music library, like delete music from iPad, create a playlist on iPad, edit iPad music info at batch (artists, albums, release date, etc.). And the "Sync" button helps you synchronize your iPad and Mac on music library.

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Guide: How to Export Music from iPad to Mac (MacBook 2017, iMac)

Follow this tutorial to find the easiesy way to sync music from iPad to Mac:

Step 1

Connect iPad to iPad Music Manager

Free download this iPad music manager for Mac and then fire it up. Plug your iPad into Mac computer via USB cable.

Note: there will pop up a window to advise you to properly set iTunes lest your iOS device data gets lost. So please follow the prompts to set iTunes first.

Connect iPad to iPad Music Manager
Step 2

Start to Transfer Songs from iPad to Mac

Click "Music" icon on iPad manager's main interface. Opt for the music you wanna transfer and then move it to your Mac. This iTunes alternative also supports iPad music transfer in batch at one stroke.

Transfer Music from iPad to Mac

If you demand to transfer playlist from iPad to Mac, just select the playlist and click "All". Later tick "Transfer" to move playlist from iPad to Mac (macOS High Sierra) in secs. Certainly, you can also apply this iPad music manager to make a playlist on iPad or delete songs from iPad. More music editing features are available for your iPad music management.

Supported iPad iPhone iPod & OS:

iPhone: iPhone 8/Plus/7/7 +, iPhone 6s/Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C/5, iPhone 4S
iPad: iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3/2/1, iPad (Retina), The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
iPod: iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3, iPod Touch, iPod nano, iPod Classic
iOS: iOS 7 or higher (iOS 17 included)
iTunes: iTunes 12.6 or higher
Mac OS X: Mac OS X 10.7-10.13 (macOS High Sierra)

MacX MediaTrans - Swiftly Export Music from iPad to Mac

The Swiss Knife for iPad Music Management. Fast sync music from iPad to Mac, add various playlists, edit music info on Mac without iTunes.

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