How to Move Songs From Purchased to Playlist on an IPad

If syncing is enabled on your iPad, iTunes will automatically transfer the purchases when you connect the device.
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When you purchase media from the iTunes Store on your iPad, the Music app doesn't automatically add the new songs to your playlist. To access your downloaded music, you must modify the appropriate playlist and manually select each song you want to add. Alternatively, to share music you purchased on your computer, connect the tablet to your PC and then copy each individual song onto your device using iTunes.

1 Using the Music App

2 Open the Music app

Open the Music app from the Home screen and then touch "Playlist" on the bottom of the screen.

3 Choose the playlist

Choose the playlist you want to add your purchase to -- use the Search function to locate the appropriate playlist, if necessary -- and then choose "Edit" from the options.

4 Press the

Press the "+" button in the top right and then choose from the list the song you purchased.

5 Touch Done

Touch "Done" to apply your changes to your selected playlist.

6 Using ITunes

7 Connect your iPad

Connect your iPad to your computer and then open iTunes if the program doesn't launch automatically.

8 Press

Press "Ctrl-S" to display the sidebar, if necessary, and then select "Music" from the left pane.

9 Click the Songs'' tab

Click the "Songs" tab, and then drag-and-drop the item you purchased onto your iPad.

Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.