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How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac in 3 Ways

Brithny updated on May 27, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

How Do I Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac for Free

"How to transfer music from iPhone to Macbook? I have a huge collection of songs on my iPhone and want to make a backup of them by copying music to my Mac computer. Is there any method to sync music from iPhone to Mac for free ?"

To back up your precious music files on your iPhone or to enjoy iPhone music from your computer, you may need to transfer music from iPhone to Mac sometimes. Unlike sharing photos or videos between iPhone and a Mac, sending music from iPhone to Mac or vice versa is more difficult since music is generally under copyright protection. 

Fortunately, with the help of proper tools, it becomes easy to sync music from iPhone to Mac. Here I list three common ways to copy music from iPhone to Mac:

Method 1. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac with EaseUS MobiMover

The free iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover can not only transfer music from iPhone to Mac but also help you to copy music from Mac to iPhone or transfer music from iPhone to iPhone. In a word, it's a tool that supports the data transfer between a computer and an iPhone/iPad/iPod or between two iDevices.

Other than music, it also transfers photos, videos, messages, contacts, books, and more. The video download feature in the software allows you to save videos from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or download music from SoundCloud, MySpace, or other websites to your computer or iPhone/iPad for free.

Sounds great? Let's see how to get music from iPhone to Mac with EaseUS MobiMover.

To transfer music from iPhone to Mac:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your Mac with a USB cable. Tap Trust This Computer on your iPhone/iPad screen to continue if necessary > Open EaseUS MobiMover for Mac > Choose the "Phone to Mac" on the main screen > Click the "Next" button to go on.

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Step 2. MobiMover supports you to transfer all the contacts, photos, audio, videos, messages, books, and more from iPhone to Mac at a time or selectively. Here, choose "Music". MobiMover will save the exported files on your desktop by default. But you can customize the path based on your need.

how to transfer music from iPhone/iPad to Mac - step 2

Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to copy your music from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac.

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Many users also want to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac. If you are one of them, you can use the same steps to transfer contacts from your iPhone to Mac with ease.

Method 2. How to Sync Music from iPhone to Mac via Apple Music

If you are an Apple Music subscriber, your iPhone music will be synced to all your devices and you don't need to transfer iPhone music to computer manually. All you need is to turn on the iCloud Music Library or Sync Library on your iPhone and Mac and sign in to your device with the same Apple ID. Afterward, you can transfer music from iPhone to Mac, wirelessly and automatically.

To sync music from iPhone to Mac via Apple Music:

Step 1. Subscribe to Apple Music.

  • Go to the Music app on your iPhone and click "For You".
  • Tap on "Try it Now" and choose a subscription plan.
  • Sign in with your Apple ID and confirm the billing information.

Step 2. Sign in your Mac with the Apple ID you use to purchase the Apple Music subscription.

  • Open the Apple Music app or iTunes.
  • Choose "Account" > "Sign In".
  • Enter your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. Turn on iCloud Music Library (in earlier macOS or iOS) or Sync Library on your Mac and iPhone.

  • On the iPhone, go to "Settings" > "Music" and toggle on "iCloud Music Library" or "Sync Library".
  • On your Mac, open the Apple Music app and select "Music" > "Preferences". Then go to the "General" tab and select "iCloud Music Library" or "Sync Library" to enable the option. Click "OK".

How to sync music from iPhone to Mac

This method is viable only if you subscribe to Apple Music. If you have no budget for this, get back to use EaseUS MobiMover to transfer your music files from iPhone to Mac for free.

Method 3. How to Get Music from iPhone to Mac Using iTunes

To get music from your iPhone to Mac, iTunes will help as long as the songs are purchased from the iTunes Store. If you also want to transfer songs that are downloaded from other sources, iTunes is the optimal option for you.

Besides, iTunes is not available on Mac since macOS Catalina. Therefore, you can only apply this method if you are running an earlier operating system on Mac.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the Mac via the USB cable. 

Step 2. Open iTunes on Mac and select "Account" > "Authorizations" > "Authorize This Computer" > "Authorize".

Step 3. Go to find the "File" tab > select "Devices" and click "Transfer Purchases from [your device]" from the drop-down menu.

How to transfer purchased music from iPhone to Mac

The Bottom Line

Now you know how to import music from your iPhone to Mac in different ways. Which one will you apply to transfer music from iPhone not computer? For you to make a better choice:

  • EaseUS MobiMover allows you to download songs from iPhone to Mac regardless of where you get it.
  • Apple Music enables you to sync music from your iPhone to Mac wirelessly but you need to subscribe to the service.
  • iTunes will help you move music from iPhone to Mac as long as the songs are purchased from the iTunes Store.

Carry out the way best suited to your need to transfer music from iPhone to Mac within minutes.