3 Free Methods to Transfer Music from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 15, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Question: “I just got a new computer and want to copy the music from my iPhone 8 to my iMac. The iMac has no music on it yet. How do I transfer music from iPhone 8 to Mac in an easy?” 

As iPhone and Mac are both the iDevices, data syncing between them are not complicated, you can transfer music from iPhone 8/8 Plus to Mac or transfer music from iPhone X to Mac by using the two ways offered in this post: AirDrop and iTunes. Read on to get details. 

How to transfer music from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac in 3 Ways

Tip 1: Transfer music from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with MobiMover (FREE)

If you want to transfer music from your iPhone to Mac without any cost or limitation, you can miss EaseUS MobiMover Free. With MobiMover installed on your computer (Mac or PC), you can transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

What's more, you can use MobiMover for completely free. No matter you want to transfer music from iPhone to Mac or transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, you can use MobiMover to help you out. Follow the steps below to have a try.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad to your Mac with a USB cable. Tap Trust This Computer on your iPhone screen to continue if necessary. Open EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac and choose the iDevice to Mac on the main screen.

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Step 2: MobiMover will automatically load and select all the transferable items on your iPhone/iPad. To transfer music from iPhone/iPad to Mac, you can either use the 1-Click Transfer feature as shown you here or use the custom transfer feature by clicking your device name in the main interface and choosing Audio > Music.

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Step 3: Then, go to the upper-right corner on the screen, and click the Folder icon to set the storage path for iPhone music to be exported. You are free to save the files anywhere on your computer as you like.

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Step 4: Now, click the Transfer button to begin transferring iPhone music to your Mac. When the shifting finishes, click View to check the music files.

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Tip 2: Import music from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with iTunes

AirDrop only allows you to transfer music from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac one by one, if you need to back up the whole music files on your iPhone at once without any viewing and managing needs, you can use iTunes to back up iPhone.

1. Download and install the latest iTunes on your Mac. Next, connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to the Mac via a USB cable.

2. Run iTunes and click the iPhone device within iTunes. If you find the iTunes can't recognize your iPhone, fix it with detailed guides.

3. Click "This computer" and "Back Up Now" in the right control panel.

4. Click "Apply" to begin to back up your iPhone, including music files. If you are interested in how to find iTunes backup location, follow the guides carefully. 

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Tip 3: Transfer music from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with AirDrop

AirDrop can be used to share data between two iOS devices wirelessly, such as AirDrop photos from iPhone to Mac, and AirDrop videos from iPhone to iPhone. The requirements for using AirDrop is quite simple, you just need to connect both iPhone and Mac to a stable network, and turn on Bluetooth. Now, let's see how to use AirDrop to transfer music from iPhone X to Mac.

1. Turn on AirDrop on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in iOS 11 and Mac.

2. Open the Music app on your iPhone 8/8 Plus and find the song you want to sync to Mac.

3. Tap the AirDrop button beneath the pause button on the screen, and then choose your Mac name in the AirDrop available list.

4. If you can't find your Mac, go to your Mac, turn on AirDrop and set the receiving option to “Everyone”.

5. Choose “Accept” on the pop-up window on Mac to ask for receiving files from AirDrop.

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