How to Transfer MP3 to iPad with/without iTunes

Looking for a solution to transfer MP3 to iPad without iTunes? This guide will not only show you how to copy MP3 to iPad easily with an iTunes alternative, but also introduce the official transfer music to iPad with iTunes method.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 20, 2020

Some users may have the need of transferring music, especially MP3 music, to their iPad. Since Apple doesn’t give users much authority to manage their devices, it seems a little bit difficult if users want to directly add files from their computer to their iOS devices.

In this guide, we will focus on how to transfer MP3 to iPad. We will introduce two methods for you. One is to transfer with Apple recommended iTunes, the other is to transfer with a third-party tool.

How to Transfer MP3 to iPad with iTunes

iTunes is the officially recommended music management tool. With it, you can not only purchase music from the iTunes Store but also add music from your computer. But before we start, we need to remind you that sync music with iTunes would erase all the existing music, movie, TV shows and books on your iPad, please make sure you have backups.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to your computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click File at the menu bar, choose Add File to Library, then choose the music you want to add to your iPad.

Add MP3 File to iTunes Library

Add MP3 File to iTunes Library

Step 3. Click the device icon on iTunes. Find Music and choose Sync Music. Here you could choose to sync the entire iTunes library or selected artists, playlists, albums, and genres.

Sync iTunes Library with iPad

Sync iTunes Library with iPad

Step 4. When you have made your choice, click Sync to start.

How to Transfer MP3 to iPad with Third-Party Tool

As you can see, one thing bothers users much when using iTunes to transfer music to iPad is that iTunes would erase all your existing music, movies, TV shows, books and replace them with what are in iTunes library. It makes the whole syncing process become time-consuming. And users will take the risk of losing these files. So that’s why we come up with AnyTrans for iOS as a second choice. It is a professional iOS data manager that helps users to transfer content and make backups of iOS devices. Here are some features about AnyTrans for iOS:

AnyTrans for iOS – Sync MP3 to iPad

  • Transfer MP3 from computer to iPad without data loss.
  • Get music from iPad back to computer/iTunes.
  • Send music from iPad to another iDevice directly.
  • Delete multiple songs from iPad to free up space.

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Free Download100% Clean & Safe

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How about give it a try? Click here to download AnyTrans for iOS and then follow us to copy MP3 to iPad with just 3 steps.

Step 1: Launch AnyTrans for iOS > Connect your iPad to the computer with a USB cable > Choose the “Device Manager” mode > Click on the “+” button to add music from your computer.

Click Add Content button on the main interface

Click Add Content button on the main interface

Step 2: Choose the folder saves the MP3 you need > Select the MP3 > Click the “Open” button to start transferring the selected MP3 from computer to your iPad.

Select Music to Transfer

Select Music to Transfer

When the transferring process is finished, you could check the transferred music in the Music app on your iPad.

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to transfer MP3 to iPad. Both the two methods we introduce is worth a shot. But as you can see, AnyTrans for iOS can be a safer choice. If you have any questions about this guide, we are glad to see that you write it down in the comment area. Once again, free download AnyTrans for iOS and have a try on its transferring function.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.