EaseUS MobiMover

All-in-One iOS Content Manager & Free Video/Audio Downloader

  • An iOS data transfer tool to transfer files to or from iPhone/iPad
  • An iPhone manager to manage files on iPhone/iPad from a computer
  • A free video downloader to download online videos to a computer or iPhone/iPad

How to Easily Recover iTunes Playlists Disappeared

iTunes playlists disappeared may be caused by iTunes upgrades, music library displacement, or careless deletion. If this happens, don't worry, you can easily find and recover the disappeared iTunes playlists with the aid of this tutorial article. Usually, you can recover disappeared iTunes playlists in two ways: one is using the iTunes music library XML file, and the other is directly recovering from the iTunes backup.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Tip 1. Use the Old XML File Quit iTunes and open the iTunes music folder...Full steps
Tip 2. Use iTunes Backup Run iTunes and go to the "File" option...Full steps
Bonus Tip: Back Up iPhone Music Connect the iPhone to the computer...Full steps

2 easy ways to recover iTunes playlists disappeared

Tip 1. Using an old iTunes music library XML file

One simple way to restore missing iTunes playlists is to use the previous iTunes music library to replace the broken one.

Step 1. Quit iTunes completely.

Step 2. Open the iTunes music folder.

For Mac users: /music/

For Windows users: /My documents/ My music/ iTunes/ or Username the My music folder.

Step 3. Find a file named iTunes Music Library.xml and drag it to your desktop or somewhere else that's convenient for you.

Step 4. Drag the iTunes Library file to the desktop, too.  

find iTunes library file 

Step 5. Re-open iTunes.

Step 6. Go to the "File" > "Library" > "Import Playlists".

import playlists 

Step 7. Select the iTunes Music Library.xml that you placed on the desktop before.

Step 8. iTunes will recreate your playlists, and any iOS devices you have synced with iTunes will re-sync their playlists as well.

Tip 2: Using iTunes backup to recover iTunes playlists disappeared

If you have the good habit of regular data backup on your computer, then, you will have little trouble restoring the disappeared iTunes playlists. Please follow the steps below:

Step 1. Run iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Find and click the "File" option > "Library" > "Import playlists".

Step 3. Navigate to the playlists file on your computer and then move them to your iTunes.

iTunes playlists backup 

How to transfer iPhone music to computer at no cost

Not only are iTunes playlists so significant that we will try every method to recover them, but also the music on the iPhone is equally important and deserve good protection to avoid the inconvenience caused by data loss. Then, how to easily and quickly transfer iPhone music to your computer? Use the easiest and free iPhone data transfer tool – EaseUS MobiMover - to transfer all the iPhone music to the computer in a few seconds with a single click. Let's get started. (Check the blog on how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC if you need to move photos to the computer.)

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Allow EaseUS MobiMover to access your iPhone by clicking "Allow" on the program and tap "Trust" on the phone.

At the Content Management section, click "Audio" and "Music" to continue the process.

how to back up music from iPhone to computer - step 1

Step 2. Select Music files on your iPhone and choose location on your computer to transfer and back up the selected files.

You can click "Music" to choose desired music files and click "Settings" at the right top corner to navigate a safe location on your PC for saving the files.

how to back up music from iPhone to computer - step 2

Step 3. Click "Transfer to PC" to start the transferring.

Wait until the process finishes. Then you can check the transferred music file and save them on your PC as a backup.

how to back up music from iPhone to computer - step 2

With EaseUS MobiMover Free, many other iPhone files can be recovered with the transfer function, like recovering deleted photos, messages, and notes from iPhone with simple steps.