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iPad Help Needed

My best friend just gave me an iPad for my birthday and I've been trying to add some music to it from my huge CD collection. The music from the CDs downloads to my laptop fine but when I synch my iPad the music doesn't transfer. I can get music that I've bought on iTunes onto my iPad but not the music from my CDs.

What am I doing wrong?

Can anyone, please, tell me how to fix this? I've been looking on the Apple help sight but I haven't been able to find anything.

Thank you for any help or advice y'all can give me.

by Anonymousreply 1305/06/2013

Have you imported the files from the CD into iTunes?

by Anonymousreply 102/05/2013

Convert them to AAC files.

by Anonymousreply 202/05/2013

Yes R1, the music has been imported to iTunes

by Anonymousreply 302/05/2013

Erm, where did your friend get this iPad?

by Anonymousreply 402/05/2013

On your laptop, open iTunes, klick on "iPad", then "Music" and make sure you got "entire music library" checked under "sync music".

by Anonymousreply 502/05/2013

^ Of course, your iPad has to be connected to your laptop while doing that.

by Anonymousreply 602/05/2013

Store them in a cloud service like sugarsync and play them over your wifi. There's not enough space on an iPad to start sticking loads of CDs on it.

by Anonymousreply 702/05/2013

If you turn Home Sharing on on your laptop you can access the music (at home) with your ipad on the same network. Or get a NAS and you can access it anywhere. Do not use cloud services unless you like all your shit disappearing and anyone including the feds having access to all your files.

by Anonymousreply 802/05/2013

iPads can hold tons of music. It depends on the iPad.

by Anonymousreply 902/05/2013

[quote]I've been looking on the Apple help sight...

Oh dear!

by Anonymousreply 1002/05/2013

Mostly what R5 says, but it sounds like you don't want to sync your entire iTunes library, just certain CDs. So here's what you do:

Make a new playlist (I suggest calling it "iPad") and drag everything you want to sync to your iPad into it.

Then, click the "iPad" button in the upper right hand corner of iTunes, then "Music", then check "Sync music", select "Sync only selected playlists..." and select your new "iPad" playlist from the list.

Then click "Sync" and you're done. You can do it wirelessly over WiFI but it's a lot faster if you plug the iPad into the computer.

by Anonymousreply 1102/05/2013

Does anyone have word processing and spreadsheet apps that they use on the iPad?

I think my laptop may be kicking the bucket soon, and I'm wondering if I can just perform those functions on my iPad instead of buying a new PC.

by Anonymousreply 1205/06/2013

I like to manually manage music. You can just drag and drop what you want that way.

by Anonymousreply 1305/06/2013
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