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 Transfer/Download Music from iPhone to Computer

Lionel updated on Feb 28, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

After reading this article, you will know how to transfer music from iPhone to computer. Whether you want to transfer the purchased songs from iTunes or downloaded music from other sources, you will know how to download music from iPhone to computer all at once.

Music accompanies us whenever we need it. That's why we always share music across our devices and need to make a backup of it elsewhere. A common way to share or back up music is to download music from iPhone to computer. You may also want to copy music from iPhone to computer before you delete them for freeing up your device space

However, as you may know, it's not easy for us to transfer all music from iPhone to computer. Why? Although iTunes allows us to transfer the purchased songs from iPhone to computer, it won't help to transfer music downloaded from other resources. Luckily, there is a proven solution to copy music from computer, be it purchased or downloaded from somewhere else. Read on to learn how to transfer music from iPhone to computer with or without iTunes.

How to transfer music from iPhone to computer without iTunes

Applies To: All the songs on the iPhone

To transfer all the downloaded music from an iPhone to a computer, you can use the professional iOS data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover to help. EaseUS MobiMover supports the data transfer between two iOS devices or between an iOS device and a computer (Mac or PC). Other than music, it also supports photos, videos, ringtones, audiobooks, contacts, messages, and more. Therefore, you can copy music from iPhone to computer easily and quickly using this tool.

Let's see how to download music from iPhone to computer:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the Mac/PC and run EaseUS MobiMover.

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

Select "Content Management", click "Audio" and select "Music" to continue.

how to transfer music from iPhone to computer - step 1

Step 2. Select Music files to transfer from iPhone to your computer.

To do so, you need to click "Music" to select desired music files on your iPhone and click "Settings" at the right top corner to choose a safe location on your PC for saving these files.

how to transfer music from iPhone to computer - step 2

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

When the transferring process finishes, you can check and play the transferred music files on your computer. 

how to transfer music from iPhone to computer - step 3

This software will transfer downloaded music from your iPhone to computer all at once or selectively, depending on your needs. Besides, it also serves the function of a video downloader that enables you to download videos from websites to your computer or iOS device. Sounds great? Don't hesitate to make it your versatile helper.

How to download music from iPhone to computer with iTunes

Applies To: Purchased music from iTunes

If you only have purchased music to transfer, you can copy music from iPhone to computer with iTunes. As mentioned, the songs you purchase from iTunes can be transferred to PC using iTunes. To download music from iPhone to computer using iTunes, you can either transfer the songs directly or re-download the music from iTunes. (If your iPhone doesn't connect to iTunes, learn how to fix it here.)

Option 1. Transfer music from iPhone to computer using iTunes

Step 1. Make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer and you have authorized the computer. (If not, authorize the computer by going to "Account" > "Authorizations" > "Authorize This Computer".)

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 3. If iTunes prompts to ask you whether to sync your iPhone with iTunes, click "No".

Step 4. Click "File" from the menu bar and chosoe "Devices" > "Transfer Purchases from [your iPhone name]".

Step 5. When the transferring process has done, go to the "Recently Added" or the iTunes library and you will find the songs from your iPhone now existing in iTunes.

Step 6. If you want to download the songs to the computer, select the item and click the "Download" button to download music from iPhone to your computer.

How to download music from iPhone to computer with iTunes

Option 2. Download music from iTunes Store

If you purchase songs from iTunes, these songs are also available from iTunes. You don't even need to connect your iPhone as long as you sign in to iTunes with the same Apple ID that you used to buy music from iTunes Store.

Step 1. Open iTunes and go to "Account" > "Sign In". Then enter your Apple ID information to sign in to iTunes.

Step 2. Then go to "Account" > "Purchased" and choose the "Music" tab.

Step 3. Switch to the "Not in My Library" option and you will see the purchased songs that are currently not existing in your iTunes library.

Step 4. Click the "Download" button to save the music to your computer.

How to transfer music from iPhone to computer with iTunes

The Bottom Line

It's quite clear that the two methods above are suitable for different kinds of situations. To transfer downloaded music from iPhone to computer all at once, using software like EaseUS MobiMover is advisable. While to transfer purchased songs only, using iTunes is also a solution. Now you know how to transfer music from iPhone to computer in different ways. Apply one of them to get your iPhone music onto computer within minutes and then enjoy them on the computer as you like.