• October 7, 2021 •

Windows 10/11: How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes

A good music library is a must, and that’s what matters to people nowadays. You may spend hours and years listening to your favorite lo-fi beats or songs that make you happy. What if your music library just gets vanished or deleted somehow? You will end up getting frustrated that you don’t even have created a backup of your music library collection. In these kinds of scenarios, you can back up your music library to iTunes on your computer.

This will also help you to manage your iPhone storage. And also, you can enjoy listening to your music library on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. In this article, we will show you how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes on Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Before transferring your Music from iPhone to iTunes on Windows 10/11

  • Mind you, you need to authorize your Windows 10/11 PC using your Apple ID. This means, when you connect your iPhone to your computer system, just select Trust this Computer option in order to access the iPhone device via computer.
  • You can transfer the music which is purchased from iTunes on your iPhone to your computer using iTunes.
  • In case, your music library doesn’t have unpurchased song from iTunes, you can also transfer the music files to your computer from iPhone using iTunes or any other third-party iOS program.

How to Transfer Non-Purchased Music from iPhone to Computer

It’s easy to transfer non-purchased music, just connect your iPhone to your computer and select the “Trust this Computer” option to allow permission in order to access the iPhone through the computer. Then simply visit the file path where the music files are located on iPhone, copy the music and paste it on your computer.

And that’s it, an alternate method to do the process using iOS apps or third-party desktop apps.

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How to Transfer Purchased Music from iPhone to Computer

Follow the steps mentioned below to do so:

Step 1: Just connect your iPhone to your Windows 10/11 PC using a lightning cable. Once done, the device will appear in iTunes along with the device name (for example, “Alex’s iPhone).

Step 2: Sometimes, the iTunes menu bar gets to hide, just press the Alt key to make it appear.

Step 3: Now visit File > Devices > Transfer Purchase from (Device Name).

How To Transfer Music From Iphone To Itunes On Windows 10

Now you can be able to transfer the purchased music from iPhone to the computer.

This method only works when you want to move the music purchased in iTunes from iPhone to your computer. If you have purchased music from other sources rather than iTunes, then the above steps will not work.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer using iTunes

Here, you need to install the transfer and Documents app on your iPhone. We have mentioned everything in the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit App Store on iPhone and download iTransfer and install it on the same device.

Step 2: Launch iTransfer and select Music Library, find the music files by browsing in the library in Albums, Artists, Songs, etc.

Step 3: Tap on Select located at the top-right corner to enable selection mode.

Step 4: Select the songs that you want to transfer on the computer, take your time and select the songs, once done just tap Open in the option located at the bottom right corner of the screen.

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Step 5: Choose to select the Document app which is available in the list of shareable apps, this will make the selected file to be open in the form of Documents and will be moved to Documents local storage.

Step 6: Once you have successfully moved the selected files into the Documents app local storage, just manually move them to the iTunes Files folder in order to open them in iTunes.

Step 7: Tap on the Edit button located in the top right corner and select files that you want to transfer in the iTunes Files folder.

Step 8: You will get to see the Move button located at the bottom of the screen and select iTunes Files from the list of available folders.

Step 9: Now it’s time to connect the iPhone to the computer using the lightning USB cable and let iTunes detect your iPhone.

Step 10: Click on the iPhone button located at the top right corner in iTunes. and visit the Apps tab and scroll down till you see the File Sharing section.

Step 11: Select Documents by scrolling the app list on the left sidebar, once done, a list of local storage will appear on the right pane.

Step 12: Just drag the file that you want to transfer on your computer, you can also just copy to the computer and click on Save to button.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer using iCloud

This is the easiest method to transfer music from iPhone to computer, this method will work only when iTunes is synced to iCloud. Also, we have to make sure that the iCloud music library is turned on both on iPhone and computer as well as connected to the same WiFi.

How to turn on iCloud Music Library on iPhone:

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to Music and turn on the iCloud Music Library.

Step 3: When you will turn on iCloud Music Library, you will be asked to:

  • Keep the music of your iPhone: This will add all the music to iCloud Music Library.
  • Delete & Replace: This will replace with the content of the iCloud Music Library.

Now let’s see how to turn on iCloud Music Library on the Computer:

How to turn on iCloud Music Library on Computer:

Step 1: Follow accordingly:

  • On Windows 10/Windows 11 Computer: Select Edit > Prefernces located in the menu bar at the top of the iTunes screen.
  • On Ma: Select iTunes > Preferences located at the menu bar at the top of the itunes screen.
How To Transfer Music From Iphone To Itunes On Windows 10

Step 2: Under Preferences, select the General option from the top and tick the checkbox to turn on iCloud Music Library.

How To Transfer Music From Iphone To Itunes On Windows 10

Step 3: Click on OK.

Once done, all the music collections will successfully upload to iTunes, furthermore click on the cloud icon to transfer the music from iPhone to the computer.

How To Transfer Music From Iphone To Itunes On Windows 10

Final Thought

As you can see, the process of transferring music from the iPhone to the computer is somewhere complex, the method of using iTunes is uneasy and some people find it uneasy to understand. But the last iCloud method is simple, easy to understand, and quick to do. And that’s what most Apple users use to transfer their music library from iPhone to the computer.

That’s it for now, hope this helps! Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Till then stay tuned for more info.

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