How to Transfer Music from iPad to iPhone with or Without PC

This guide will tell you how to transfer music from iPad to iPhone with or without iTunes. Whether you want to transfer purchased or non-purchased songs, you'll find the way here.

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By Lena / Updated on May 31, 2024

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iPad as well as iPhone are awesome portable music players. Now you may just get the new iPhone and want to transfer some iPad songs to it. According to different situations, there are 6 ways to complete the transmission.

Whether you have a computer or not, whether you want to make it via iTunes or not, you can find the feasible method. Just keep reading to see how to transfer music from iPad to iPhone.

How to Transfer Music from iPad to iPhone with Computer

Whether you want to transfer a large number of songs or a few songs, you can do it on your computer easily. There are two workable methods: let iTunes help you transfer purchased songs or try one transfer tool to transfer both purchased and non-purchased music.

Way 1. Transfer Music from iPad to iPhone Without iTunes but via FoneTool

To transfer purchased and non-purchased songs, you can rely on FoneTool - one easy-to-use iOS data transfer tool. It lets you transfer the music library in one click or just share the selected songs as per your needs. What’s more, it supports music transfer between two devices using different Apple IDs.

Highlights of Using FoneTool to Transfer Music from iPad to iPhone:
Selective Transfer: FoneTool supports selective transfer of music files, giving you the freedom to choose specific songs, albums or playlists to transfer between iPad and iPhone as needed.
Two-Way Transfer: FoneTool allows you to transfer music not only from iPad to iPhone but also from iPhone to iPad, providing bi-directional transfer capability for enhanced flexibility.
One-Click Transfer: With FoneTool’s one-click transfer feature, you can easily transfer all iOS data from iPad to iPhone (and vice versa) quickly and efficiently.
No Internet Required: FoneTool facilitates music transfer between iPad and iPhone without the need for an internet connection, ensuring convenience and accessibility at all times.

Now download this tool on a computer and here is a full guide on how to transfer songs from iPad to iPhone with FoneTool in simple steps.

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Part 1. Transfer Songs from iPad to Computer

Step 1. Launch FoneTool > Plug in your iPad to your computer > On the Home screen, click the iPhone to PC option.

Transfer to Computer

Step 2. Click the “+” icon > Choose the songs you’d like to transfer > Click OK to continue.

Choose Songs

Step 3. Choose a destination from Transfer Settings > Click Start Transfer to transfer iPad music to the computer.

Start Transfer

Part 2. Add Music to iPhone

Step 1. Unplug your iPad and plug in your iPhone > Click the PC to iPhone option.

Step 2. Click the “+” icon > Choose the songs that are exported from iPad > Click Open to continue.

Choose Music

Step 3. Finally, click Start Transfer to transfer music from iPad to iPhone > Click OK when the transfer is completed.

Transfer Music from iPad to iPhone

Way 2. Transfer Music from iPad to iPhone with iTunes

Under copyright considerations, iTunes will only let users transfer purchased items between computer and iDevice. To transfer music from iPad to iPhone with iTunes, you should first sync iPad music to iTunes and then add songs to iPhone.

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer > Plug in your iPad and run iTunes.

Step 2. Click File > Choose Devices > Select Transfer Purchases from “your iPad name”.

Sync Songs to iTunes Library

Step 3. Unplug your iPad and plug in your iPhone > Click Song > Click Songs > Select the song you’d like to transfer to your iPhone.

Step 4. Right-click the song and choose Add to Device > Select your iPhone name and it will transfer the song to your device.

How to Transfer Music from iPad to iPhone without Computer

If you do not have a computer at hand, how to transfer music from iPad to iPhone without computer? Well, you can try these 4 ways to transfer music from iPad to iPhone wirelessly.

Way 1. Sync Music from iPad to iPhone Wirelessly - Apple Music

If you have subscribed to Apple Music (a paid option), you can go to Settings > Music to turn on Sync Library. You will not see the Sync Library option if you don’t subscribe to Apple Music.

Sync Library

Way 2. Get Music from iPad to iPhone Wirelessly - iTunes Store

If the iPad and iPhone are using the same Apple account, you can go to iTunes Store to download the purchased songs on iPhone.

On iPhone: Go to iTunes Store > Tap More > Tap Purchased > Select Music > Tap Not on This iPhone’s tab > Tap All Songs > Tap the Download icon to save songs on the device.

Way 3. Transfer Music from iPad to iPhone Wirelessly - Email

Email is also a quick way to transfer music from iPad to iPhone wirelessly. It’s a recommended method to transfer 5 to 10 songs

On iPad: Go to Mail app > Tap Compose to launch an email creation window > Enter the email address > Tap Add Attachment to select the song > Tap Send.

On iPhone: Open Mail app > Check the email and download the song on the device. Or you can send a link to a song from the Music app.

Email Music

Way 4. Share Music from iPad to iPhone Wirelessly - AirDrop

Thinking of how to transfer music from iPad to iPhone via Bluetooth? In fact, the built-in AirDrop technology provides an easy way to share data between iPhone and iPad. Indeed you can transfer music from iPad to iPhone using AirDrop, but it will only share the link of the song, not the song itself.

Turn on AirDrop on iPhone and iPad: Open Control Center > Enable AirDrop > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone.

  • On iPad: Open the Music app > Find the song you’d like to share > Click the three-dots icon to open the Share option > Click Share Song > Tap iPhone as the destination device.
  • On iPhone: A pop-up message will appear and click View to check the link.

Conclusion

That’s all about how to transfer music from iPad to iPhone with or without computer.

  • If you have a computer, FoneTool is the best choice for transferring music from iPad to iPhone.
  • If you want to transfer music from iPad to iPhone wirelessly, you can make it through Apple Music, iTunes Store, Email, or AirDrop.

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Lena
Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.