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How to Download MP4 & MP3 to iPad Mini (including the New iPad Mini 6)

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Looking to download MP4 & MP3 files on your new iPad Mini 6? Not sure about the process? Using the wrong tools can land you in serious trouble.  So, here’s a quick and easy guide to help you get started and how to download MP4 and MP3 to iPad Mini without iTunes.

The new iPad Mini 6 was just announced, and it is looking to be a great portable device for entertainment. The 8-inch form factor is excellent for everyday use, and the new iPad is also an ideal upgrade path for many users.

Downloading MP4 and MP3 files on your new iPad Mini 6 for enjoying offline might seem simple at first. However, with how locked down the iPadOS is, you can expect to get stuck somewhere — using the simple browse and download method won’t be a problem, and everything would usually work. However, if you want to download from websites such as YouTube, you won’t be able to. So, instead of sticking to the norm and just using what Apple has provided, follow the lead and download movies and songs with ease.

Today we’ll be looking at three quick and easy tools that work great. To see how to download MP4 and MP3 files off any website on your iPad, follow the guide below.

How to Download MP4 & MP3 to iPad Mini with 3 Easy Methods?

While MP3 and MP4 files are automatically supported with the default media player on your iPad, many more formats aren’t. Here are the quick links to all the parts so that it’s easy to get the information you need.

Download MP4 & MP3 to iPad with Documents X

The easiest and the fastest method to download and play MP4 and MP3 files on your new iPad. Documents X is a great app built specifically for iOS and iPadOS. It has a clean UI and has a built-in browser to help browse and download files straight from the website. You can also use the app to manage all your files, sync up with iCloud or Dropbox and download files safely with the built-in VPN enabled browser. It also allows you to play all the downloaded MP3 and MP4 files and other files straight from the app for a better user experience.

You can also use Documents X to wirelessly connect with your desktop Documents app and transfer files over that way. However, here’s how you can download mp3 and mp4 files straight on your iPad with the Documents X browser:

  • Firstly, download the Documents app from the link above
  • Next, run the app and click on the “Browser” tab on the left column
  • Now, browse to the website you want to download from and simply click on the “Download” button
  • Finally, you can also manage all your downloads on the “Downloads” tab and play files directly on the app
Pricing and availability

Documents X is entirely free to use and download and is available on the following platforms:

  • Supports all iPads and iPhones (including the new iPad and iPad Mini 6)
  • It also has a complimentary Mac version named “Documents” that also runs on the latest M1 Apple Silicon Mac
Pros and Cons of using Documents X

Pros

  • Easy to use and download files
  • It has a clean UI with a strong browser
  • Can be connected with your Mac and sync with iCloud or Dropbox

Cons

  • Can have slower download speeds compared to your desktop
  • Not available for Windows devices

Download MP4 & MP3 from computer to iPad with WALTR Pro

WALTR Pro is another excellent tool to help “download” MP3 and MP4 files on your new iPad. However, it functions primarily as a convert and transfer tool for your Mac/Windows desktop to your iPad. You can transfer all your media files from your desktop to your iPad or iPhone and simultaneously download files from your desktop browser. MKV, AVI, WMA, WMV, CUE, FLAC, etc., are all formats that won’t work on your standard player. However, with the WALTR Pro app that we are looking at today, you can also play all these formats without any issues.

It is best if you have many files on your computer and want to store them on your iPad for easier viewing and a portable media experience. As you can see from the screenshot above, we have some MP3 and MP4 files that we need to transfer over. Also, any unsupported format such as MKV is automatically converted to MP4 and transferred over to your iPad. You can get started by:

  • Firstly, download the WALTR Pro app from the link above and install it
  • Now, run the app and connect your iPad through a wired or a wireless connection
  • Next, drag and drop all the files that you want to transfer
  • Finally, click on the “Save & Continue” button to start the transfer process
Pricing and availability

WALTR Pro comes with a free version and a pro version for $29.95 and is supported on the following devices:

  • Macs (including the latest M1 Mac)
  • Windows (including Windows 11)
  • iOS and iPadOS (through Files by WALTR app)
Pros and Cons of using WALTR Pro

Pros

  • Easy to use UI and transfer process
  • Works with the latest Macs and iPads (including the latest M1 Mac and iPad Mini 6)
  • Automatically converts all unsupported file formats to supported ones
  • Has a wireless and wired connectivity method

Cons

  • The convert and transfer process can take a lot more time, depending on the number of files

Download MP4 & MP3 from the cloud with Dropbox or Google Drive

Dropbox or Google Drive is another method to help you download MP3 and MP4 files straight through your browser. It works by storing all your downloaded files on the Dropbox or Google Drive cloud platform and then transferring them to your iPad through the app.

It can feel a little clunky at times, but the process works, and if you are not using any of the apps above, Dropbox will help you out. You can follow the steps below to get started with using Dropbox or Google Drive  on your new iPad:

  • Firstly, download the Dropbox or Google Drive app from the link above and run the app
  • Next, create a Dropbox or Google account on your iPad
  • Now, go to your browser and head on to the website you want to download from
  • Now, long press on the file you want to download and save it to your Dropbox cloud or to your Google Drive
  • Finally, go to the Dropbox or the Google Drive app, and you should see the downloaded file there
Pricing and availability

Dropbox and Google Drive are free to use and has different storage options that depend on your subscription. It is available on the following platforms:

  • Android
  • Windows
  • iOS and iPadOS (supports the new iPad and the iPad Mini 6)
  • macOS (supports the latest M1 Mac)
Pros and Cons of using Dropbox or Google Drive

Pros

  • Works with your standard browser
  • Downloads and syncs files with iCloud
  • Easy to use and is compatible with all the major operating systems

Cons

  • Dropbox and Google Drive have to sync files to the iCloud for downloading on your iPad

FAQs

How do I play MP4 files on my iPad Mini?

You can play MP4 files on your iPad Mini through the default media player. However, you need to ensure that the MP4 file is encoded with the MPEG-4 or H. 264 codecs. But if you don’t have a compatible file, you can download VLC or Documents X from the App Store and use them to play the MP4 videos.

How do I save an MP3 video to my iPad?

You can save any MP3 file from a website using the Documents X app method above, or you can use it directly to save it to your Dropbox cloud. However, if you want to transfer them from your Mac or PC, WALTR Pro should be your go-to tool.

How do I transfer videos from laptop to iPad without iTunes?

You can use a third-party tool to transfer videos from your laptop to your iPad without using iTunes. WALTR Pro is a great option, and it also helps you convert unsupported formats to supported MP4 format, which makes it fantastic for reliability and compatibility.

Final words

Playing and downloading MP3 AND MP4 files might seem challenging at first, but once you start using the right apps, you can start downloading and saving the files on your iPad. The upcoming iPad Mini 6 is the perfect contender for this. It makes up for a great entertainment device, and the steps above should help you out a tonne and get you started with the downloading process.

However, we highly recommend checking out WALTR Pro as it will help you convert your files and make them compatible with your iPad. Hence, making the process extremely easy and seamless. With that said, we end our guide and hope you have an easy and fun time downloading and paying MP3 and MP4 files on your new iPad.

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