How To Transfer Music From iPhone To iTunes Library

How to transfer music from iPhone To iTunes library.

how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes library

How to transfer music from iPhone To iTunes

How to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes library is not an uncommon query from iPhone users. Losing your iTunes library for unknown reasons that you cannot figure out, which may be leaded by crashing or formatting of computer or some others, is not rare. No matter what causes the empty iTunes library, you cannot redeem the lost songs unless you are blessed that lost songs are still on your iPhone. Here in this article I am going to show the ways for transferring music from iPhone to iTunes professionally and to rebuilt your iTunes library the easy way.

Before I proceed to explain how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes library let me first point out one important thing that the ‘transfer purchase’ option in iTunes (File > Device > Transfer Purchases) should not be mistaken as a means to transfer your entire music library to the iTunes. When your iPhone is plugged-in, this function will allow transfer from iPhone to iTunes only those items (music, movies and other media files) which are purchased from Apple Store and all your non-purchased items will get erased during transfer by this option. It is for this reason iPhone users should avoid using the ‘transfer purchase’ option in iTunes to transfer their music library that includes non-purchased items also. Instead they need to use some good third-party software for this purpose.

As you know iPhone is not a storage device, and syncing iPhone with iTunes gives you one way access i.e. iTunes to iPhone. Therefore, you need an iPhone to iTunes transfer software for transferring music from iPhone to iTunes. There are several software programs out there in the market for carrying out such transfer. However, I would like to share only two of them namely, ‘PhoneTrans Pro’ and ‘iExplorer’, which are pretty easy to use and best for this kind of function. I will explain how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes library using both the programs separately to have a better understanding about working of the programs.

Transferring music from iPhone to iTunes using PhoneTrans Pro

PhoneTrans Pro, as its name implies, is designed to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes professionally. It has some outstanding features which have influenced me to recommend the program to you to transfer playlist from iPhone to iTunes. Its new media syncing guide, iWizard, gives you full control on transferring content among iPhone, iPad and iTunes. It is a complete iPhone to iTunes backup solution and by using this program you can transfer your music library from your iPhone keeping all your playlists, play counts, mp3 tags etc absolutely intact. This is the only iPhone to iTunes transfer solution out there that supports wireless Wi-Fi transfer.

Steps to follow to transfer playlist from iPhone to iTunes using PhoneTrans Pro:

Step 1: Download PhoneTrans Pro and install it on your computer;

Step-2: After the software is successfully installed  connect your iPhone to the computer. The main interface of the program is self-explanatory and you just need to follow the instruction to connect the device to the computer. Once connected, all the data of your iPhone will automatically load up. On the left side bar of the program interface, you can see the connected device;

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Step-3: After connecting your iPhone to the computer click ‘iWizard’ tab on the top left of the program interface and select destination (iTunes Library);

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes Step 3

Step-4: Choose option Based on Playlist > select the music playlists that you want to transfer from your iPhone to iTunes library >Click start option;

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Step-5: Transferring music from iPhone to iTunes library starts. When the process is completed the entire playlist will be transferred to your iTunes Library;

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Step-6: After the songs are successfully transferred to iTunes, which should not take more than few seconds, you can use them just like any other music files;

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes library using iExplorer

It is not uncommon to every iPhone user that sooner or later some or all of his music gets jammed on his device and iTunes will not copy it from his device back to his computer. That is when iExplorer can help him to easily transfer music from iPhone to iTunes on his computer.

Steps to follow for transferring music from iPhone to iTunes using iExplorer:

Step-1: Download iExplorer and install it on your computer. Though it is a free download, but the free version has some limitations (you can transfer 10 tracks);

Step-2: Before proceeding, turn off automatic syncing in iTunes. To turn it off go to edit > preferences > Devices > check “Prevent iOS devices from syncing automatically”>click o.k and close the iTunes.

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Step-3: After successful installation open iExplorer on your Mac or PC. If you purchased it enter the code now, if not continue in ‘free mode’ and connect your iPhone with its USB cable to your computer;

Step-4: To get started click ‘Music’ in the middle panel of the Device Overview screen. You can also access your music by clicking ‘Media Library’ through the sidebar on the left of the program interface;

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Step-5: Choose the Music option on the main screen to see the music on the iPhone. Locate the songs that you would want to transfer to iTunes (The program automatically detects whether or not a song is already in iTunes and shows this with a blue plus (on device only, not yet in iTunes) or a green check (already in iTunes);

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Step-6: Select a song by clicking it once. To select multiple songs, hold the ‘Command’ key (for Mac users) or the ‘Ctrl’ key (for PC users) and click on the songs you would like to transfer;

Step-7: Once you’ve got your music selected, click the ‘Transfer’ button at the bottom of the Media Library panel. Click on ‘Transfer Selected to iTunes’ option in the menu that pops up to export the songs to your computer and directly into iTunes;

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Step-8: To transfer a playlist from iphone to iTunes select the playlist by clicking on its name in the sidebar on the left. Then, click the ‘Transfer’ button at the bottom. Click on ‘Transfer Playlist to iTunes’ option in the pop-up menu. The entire playlist will be transferred to your iTunes Library;

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Step-9: Within few seconds the songs will be transferred to iTunes and you can use them just like any other music files.

Conclusion

Hopefully the steps described above will help you in transferring music from iPhone to iTunes quite easily with the help of a music transfer software.

If you find the solutions given here of the common query ‘how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes library’ working well, please feel free to share it by leaving a comment below.

2 Responses to “How To Transfer Music From iPhone To iTunes Library”

  1. HovScorpion

    Oct 12. 2015

    Thanks for sharing. You can transfer music from iPhone to iTunes using iTunes.
    1.Connect your device to the computer. Wait for its icon to appear in iTunes.
    2.Go to File > Devices. If you’re using iTunes for Windows and can’t see the menu bar, learn how to turn on iTunes menus in Windows. Choose Transfer Purchases from [device name].

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  2. anmanhere

    Oct 14. 2015

    iExplorer is a little expensive than PhoneTrans Pro….

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