How do I transfer music files to the ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mamalisa, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. mamalisa macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    Thinking about buying an ipad for someone who would have it as their primary computer. They mainly use their computer for music, movies (netflicks), and internet surfing.They have a pretty extensive music collection so I would like to make sure they don't lose their ability to connect their external hard drive to be able to listen to their music. I've read a bit online, but I am still not clear...can this be done without jailbreaking the machine? Should I stick to a regular laptop?
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    When it comes to managing music, iPad is just like any other iPod. You need a computer with iTunes, and you sync the music from the computer to iPad using iTunes. In other words, you can't replace your computer with an iPad. An iPad is a supplementary device. Some people do manage to use iPad as their main computing device, but that only works if their entire media collection fits on their iPad.

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