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    From ipad to mac? I can't for the life of me figure this out!
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    Did you buy them on your iPad on the iTunes app, if so on your mac you should have the songs you bought on your iPad on there I think! You might have to plug it in with the USB cable
    BTW I dont have a mac so I might be wrong!

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    No, i put them on myself.
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    In what iPad app is this music file? Will it let you email it to yourself?
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    I am not sure how you did that, the only way of getting music onto your iPad without syncing with iTunes on a Pc or Mac is by downloading from the iTunes store.
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    Not so. There are programs that let you place files like mp3s in the ipad music folders. iTunes alternaitives if you will. Google your question and you'll find lots of programs to move your music without iTunes or syncing. You still need to be connected...unless Home Sharing would work...
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    I don't think any of you understand my problem, so let me explain. All of my music from my old computer is on my iPad. I want to transfer the music from my iPad to the new computer.
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    Unfortunately, you can't transfer songs from the iPad to a new computer using iTunes.

    My only suggestion is to have a Google search and find a program that can do this for you. I know there are some out there, some free, some paid, but I don't know any names.

    But, an external program is the only way I know of to do this with music you did not purchase with iTunes or put on the iPad with iTunes.

    Marilyn
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    Sorry, I don't have a good answer for you - an iTunes sync would presumably delete your songs on the new computer or is there a way around that option - not sure?

    Just wanted to join this thread because I'll be buying a new computer when the newer OSs are released, so will be in a somewhat similar situation - now in searching I've found 3rd party programs, such as the one HERE, which offers a 'free download' but as is typical I suspect the program allows a very limited number of transfers, then a purchase key is needed to obtain the full functions.

    Hope that you find an easy solution and looking forward to your posting back here and responses from others w/ potential solluctions - good luck! :)
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    No, we did not. Thank you for the clarification. This is a common question that comes up, and until you have to deal with it, the answer is not always apparent. As said above, your best bet is a third party program for your computer that allows access to iPad for the purpose of music transfer. A quick google search gives a few options, but I'll link to an article that may help http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-to-sync-music-to-your-iphone-without-itunes/

    hope it helps!
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    Got it sorted! Thanks!
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    Keep in mind that the article linked above is nearly 3 yrs old, i.e. about a year before the iPad 1 was released - I'm sure the programs mentioned have been updated, if still available; but certainly other options have appeared since that time.


    OK - please tell us 'what' you did - might be useful to others? Thanks - :)
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    I used a program called DeTune. 100% shareware! Worked perfectly!
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    In the link they list MediaMonkey. I use to use that program for music transfer but it does not work well with IOS 5. You can download from your IOS device but cannot upload with it. FileTransfer also works for download from an IOS device but I found it does not take all the album artwork with it at times.
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    any way to transfer my music from my iphone to my new "the new ipad" <<lol stupid>> but yeah is there any apps that would help me. i dont have a computer so yeah am i out of luck?
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    I had a look and the only programs I see all call for a computer or Mac. If you have a friend with a pc or Mac you could easily install a free program so that you can copy the music from your old iPad and then transfer them to your new one. Once you are done just delete the program from your friends system. Good luck.

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    I believe some functionality is provided for this using your iCloud account. I personally do not sync anything to iCloud so I do not know the finer points.
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    If the music was purchased in iTunes, then any iOS device that is using the same Apple ID can download the music for free.

    Make sure you are logged into the iTunes store with the right account and check out the Purchased tab.
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    drm and one music library at a time constraints are typical of apples 'all in one' policy
    if you had amazon mp3's we wouldnt be having this issue

    i am wondering though, you can authorize up to 4 devices to an idevice i thikn (or a certain number atleast)
    so authorizing your new computer and syncing the itunes will not automatically download the apps and music to your new computer ?

    I wouldnt try out of risk of loosing it all, but if confirmed, would be the easiest (and cheapest) solution
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    If you still have your old computer move your iTunes library and associated files to an external hard drive. You will still be able to access from that hard drive until you change computers then you can connect it to your new computer and just point iTunes to the location on the hard drive.

    I would give you more detailed instructions but I have only ever done this on a Mac but it should be pretty straightforward.

    The Archangel

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