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How to Move Music from iPhone to iTunes

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Jean

Updated on Jan 11, 2021 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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"I got a new laptop, and I still have my music on my iPhone, but since my iTunes library is empty, I want my music to sync. Any suggestions?"

Songs that are stored locally on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch often take up a lot of your storage space. Roughly 1GB per 100 songs. So if you have added thousands of songs on your iPhone, it's going to run out of your storage space very soon. To reduce the memory usage of Music, the best solution is to back up these songs to the computer or transfer them to iTunes. Getting music backed up to a computer is a convenient option, but the computer may crash or break for whatever reasons. Hence, transferring music to iTunes is a better choice. In this post, we will introduce the way to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes, or vice versa.

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Part 1. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes

Transferring songs from iPhone to iTunes is quite simple. But it only supports moving the purchased music. If not, this method doesn't work. But you don't have to worry about that since there is still a way to do it.

Tip: If you have a problem with syncing the iPhone music to iTunes with the following guide, try to install the latest version of iTunes.

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer. From the iTunes screen, choose the "Account" option > "Authorizations"> Authorize This Computer."

Authorize this computer

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable > Choose "File" > "Devices" > "Transfer Purchases from [your iPhone name]."

Step 3. Click "Recently Added" in the left panel of iTunes to see the newly added songs.

Step 4. If you want to download these songs to the computer, you can select the music and click "Download."

Transfer music from iphone to itunes

What's the other way to keep a copy of iTunes music

As we mentioned earlier, you can transfer only purchased items to the iTunes library. If you want to transfer non-purchased items to iTunes, you have to turn to some third-party software. But you're not suggested to do that since it may introduce some virus to your computer. If your purpose is to make a copy of your songs, you can turn to EaseUS MobiMover, with which you can keep an exact copy or keep syncing iPhone music on your computer. Any time when you want to have some iPhone music playing in iTunes, import some from the computer, without taking the trouble to connect your iPhone.

How to use EaseUS MobiMover to import iPhone music to PC:

Download and install EaseUS MobiMover on your PC by clicking the download button below. If you need to put music to iPhone without iTunes, link to another page to get detailed guides. 

Step 1. Connect the iPhone to your PC and run EaseUS MobiMover. In the Content Management section, click "Audio" and select "Music" to continue.

how to back up iPhone music to PC - step 1

Step 2. Now you can access all music files on your iPhone. Select the items you want to transfer. (You can click "Settings" to change the storage path if you need to.)

how to back up iPhone music to PC - step 2

Step 3. Click "Transfer to PC" to start transferring music from iPhone to computer.

how to back up iPhone music to PC - step 3

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone

If there is a need to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes, there is a demand to move these items back to the iPhone from iTunes. If you want to transfer music from the iTunes library to the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, here are the steps to do it.

Step 1. Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer > Open it.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable > Tap "Trust" on your iPhone if required > Click "Options" on your iPhone to move on.

Step 3. In the iTunes window, click on "Options" under the "Summary" section > Check "Manually manage music and videos"> Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Manage music and video

Step 4. Go to "Devices" section > choose "Music"> Choose the items you want to sync > Drag and drop them to your device.

Transfer music from computer to iphone

Part 3. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone Without iTunes

With the above-introduced methods, you can move music between your iPhone and iTunes. But if there is no iTunes available, how to transfer music from computer to iPhone without iTunes? In that case, this free iTunes alternative - EaseUS MobiMover can help you do it. It works perfectly with all iPhone models and supports transferring over 20 types of iOS data like messages, contacts, videos, music, and so on. Now, you can download it on your computer and start to transfer music from computer to iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover. Afterward, go to "PC to Phone" > "Select Files".

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone - step 1

Step 2. Select the music files you want to transfer to iPhone and click "Open" to continue.

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone - step 2

Step 3. The selected music files will be classified in Audios, check the box and click "Transfer" to start transfering music from PC to iPhone. When it has done, open the Music app on your iPhone to check these songs. 

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone - step 3

Part 4. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

If you need to move music between iPhones with iTunes, you can follow the below steps to do it with ease.

Step 1. Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer > Click on the device icon > Go to "Options", under the "Summary" section > Check "Manually manage music and videos."

Step 2. Then, select Music on the left pane > Tick the "Sync music" box > Select the items you want to sync > Hit the "Sync" button at the bottom of the window to start the sync.

Sync Music with iTunes

The Bottom Line

We hope that this brief tutorial has successfully helped you transfer music from iPhone to iTunes library on your computer. If you find this post is useful to you, you can share it with your friends who need it. If you have questions related to this topic, you can contact us to help you out.

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