How to Use Your iPad as an iPod - dummies

How to Use Your iPad as an iPod

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

To use your iPad as an iPod, just tap the Music icon on the right side of the Dock at the bottom of the screen (unless you’ve moved it elsewhere).

This figure provides a quick overview of the Music app for your enjoyment and edification.


At the top of the screen are the music controls and buttons; at the bottom are five tabs: Playlists, Songs, Artists, Albums, and More. Because the Songs tab is selected in the figure, the middle of the screen displays the songs available on our iPad.

If you don’t see every song in your library, chances are you’ve typed something into the Search field.

Along the right side of the screen, you see the letters of the alphabet from A to Z. Tap one to jump to that letter instantly when you’re browsing Playlists, Songs, Artists, or Albums.

If you don’t see the alphabet on the right side of the screen, you may not have enough items on that tab to warrant it or you may be looking at a category such as Genres, which doesn’t have an alphabetical index. Don’t worry.

You can find a particular song, artist, album, genre, composer, podcast, audiobook, or iTunes U course using either the Search field or by browsing the tabs.