If you’ve ever synced your iPad 2 with your computer using iTunes, then you may think that it is the only way to get your purchased music on the device. So if you are away from your computer and want to listen to music that you’ve paid for which is not currently on your iPad, you might think that you’re out of luck. However, the iTunes store is accessible from your iPad, and you can even find a list of all of the music that you’ve purchased with your iTunes account. You can then choose to download entire albums or individual songs without needing to purchase them again.
Download Music That You’ve Paid for on Your iPad 2
One thing that you need to be certain about is that the music you want to download was purchased with the Apple ID that is active on your iPad. Apple uses this check to ensure that people aren’t signing in and out of Apple IDs to allow their friends or family to download music that they’ve purchased with their own Apple ID. So once you are connected to the Internet on your iPad 2 and are signed in with your Apple ID, you can follow the steps below to download your purchased songs or albums on your iPad 2.
Step 1: Touch the iTunes icon.
Step 2: Select the Purchased option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Select the Music option at the top of the screen, then select either the All or Not on This iPad option underneath it.
Step 4: Select the name of the artist whose songs you want to download.
Step 5: Tap the Cloud icon to the right of the song that you want to download. There is also an option at the top of the list that allows you to download all of the songs by that artist that you have purchased.
Have you purchased a lot of music, TV shows or movies from the iTunes store and you want to watch or listen to them on your TV? The Apple TV allows you to do this, as well as watch Netflix and Hulu. Click here to learn more about the Apple TV and check pricing.
If you have an iPhone as well as an iPad, you can use iCloud to transfer pictures between the two devices.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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