Transferring Music from iPhone to iTunes Library with Ease
Nowadays, people can barely live without songs. I don't think you who're reading this guide are not a fan of music for the reason that this is a guide to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes.
Why do you need to copy iPhone songs to iTunes Library? iTunes uses iTunes library files and your iTunes Media folder to organize and store your music and other media. Your iTunes library files track the media you add to iTunes, how you've organized it, and other information such as playlists, play counts, and song ratings.
If you accidentally lose some songs on iPhone, you can get them back by syncing with iTunes. That being said, it's of importance to move your music from iPhone to iTunes in case of data loss. Now, let's see how to do it.
- Method 1: Transfer All iPhone Songs to iTunes without a Hitch
- Method 2: Transfer Purchased Music to iTunes Library through iTunes
Method 1: Transfer All iPhone Songs to iTunes without a Hitch
iPhone Transfer, as compared to iTunes, is able to move all of your songs from iPhone to iTunes without any limitation. Better yet, you can add songs to iPhone or transfer to another iOS device. Below is the tutorial.
Step 1. Connect iPhone to iPhone Transfer
At first, you need to download and install iPhone Transfer on your Win/Mac. Then, launch the software and use USB cable to connect your iPhone to Computer. Your device will be detected in no time. After that, it will be showed on the screen with information like Model, Capacity, Version and Serial Number. You can click "More Info" for more details.
Step 2. Check out Songs and Export to iTunes
At the left panel, please click "Media" option. Now, choose "Music" from the top items. It takes a while to load your songs. Then, you can preview songs currently stored on your iPhone. You're allowed to add, delete, edit and play those songs. Please select those you wish to transfer and click "Export to" > "Export to iTunes Library".
Method 2: Transfer Purchased Music to iTunes Library through iTunes
iTunes enables to transfer those songs you've purchased from iPhone to iTunes Library. However, if there are some songs downloaded from other sources, they will be excluded. If it's okay for you, just move on to the following steps.
Step 1. Authorize the Computer
Launch the latest version of iTunes on Win/Mac, and then connect your iPhone to it. Now, click "Account" > "Authorizations" > "Authorize this Computer". Then, enter Apple ID and Password as the pop-up prompts. Please follow it and click "Authorize" to finish the authorization. Also, you can de-authorize the computer if you're not using your own one.
Step 2. Transfer Songs Purchased to iTunes
Click "File" on the toolbar, and then head to "Devices" > "Transfer Purchases from 'Name of Your Device'". Now, iTunes will start transferring purchases to your Mac/Win along with your songs.
Note that you cannot preview those purchases after the transfer.
That's all it takes. With easy and simple steps, your valuable songs will be exported from iPhone to iTunes Library. Though you're not allowed to preview data stored in iTunes Library, you can transfer songs to somewhere on your computer instead.