How to Load Mp3s From Your Computer to an iPod and iPad

Adding MP3s on your computer to an iPod

You will need a program such as iTunes to help you add digital audio files on your computer directly to your iTunes library.

If you do not already have iTunes download here>> http://www.apple.com/itunes/

You can then load MP3 audio files from your computer to your device. To learn how to add these files to iTunes follow the steps below.

Open iTunes and from the File Menu, choose one of the following:  

  • Mac
  • Add to Library
  • Windows
  • Add File to Library
  • Add Folder to Library 
Navigate to and select the file or folder that you want to add

If iTunes is set to "Copy files to the iTunes Music folder when adding to library," iTunes will copy all content that is added to the iTunes library to the iTunes Music folder. To adjust this setting or change the location of this folder, go to the Advanced tab in iTunes Preferences.

 

Adding MP3s on your computer to an iPad

You will need a program such as iTunes to help you add digital audio files on your computer directly to your iTunes library.

If you do not already have iTunes download here>> http://www.apple.com/itunes/

You can then load MP3 audio files from your computer to your device. To learn how to add these files to iTunes follow the steps below.

1.     Connect the Apple USB cable to your iPad and computer. Launch iTunes and click "iPad" under the Devices section.

2.     Click the various panes to open the sync settings for each file. For example, click the "Info" pane to open the sync options for contacts, calendars and email accounts; or click the "Music" pane to open the sync options for music files.

3.     Turn on the sync option. Some files have different sync configurations than others. For example, to sync your calendar, you must choose which program to sync from. To sync your movie files, you only need to turn on the sync option.

4.     Click the "Summary" pane to configure your sync settings. For example, you can choose to sync only checked songs and movies from your library.

5.     Do not disconnect your iPad until iTunes notifies you that it is OK to disconnect the device.

 

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