How to transfer music from your phone to computer

The best ways to copy music from iPhone or Android to your computer

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Transfer music from phone to computer

Introduction

Transferring your music collection from your phone to your computer can be surprisingly difficult - especially if you are using iPhone (or iPod / iPad).

If you would like to transfer your music from your phone to your computer or laptop, look no further. Whether you want to transfer music from an Android phone or an iPhone, this article will guide you through.

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Transferring music from iPhone to computer

Transferring music and other data from iPhone to your computer is not so easy. iTunes enforces restrictions which prevent the transfer of non-purchased music, and other data from your iPhone to your computer. For this reason, we recommend using TouchCopy to transfer music and other files from your iPhone to your computer.

  1. Download and install TouchCopy on your PC or Mac
  2. Run TouchCopy and connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
  3. Select the songs and playlists you wish to copy. You can select multiple tracks and playlists by shift-clicking or CTRL-Clicking (or cmd+clicking on a Mac) them in TouchCopy.
  4. Click "Copy to PC/Mac" in TouchCopy to copy to a folder on your computer; or click "Copy to iTunes/Music" to add the music directly to your iTunes library or Music app library on macOS Catalina or higher.
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Transferring music from iPhone to PC with TouchCopy
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Are you moving to a new iPhone?

If you have a new iPhone, check out our other guide to learn how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone.

 

Transferring music and more from Android phone to computer

If you need to transfer music and other Android phone data such as messages, photos and contacts to your computer, you may wish to consider Droid Transfer:

  1. Download Droid Transfer on your PC and run it.
  2. Get the Transfer Companion App on your Android phone.
  3. Scan the Droid Transfer QR code with the Transfer Companion App.
  4. The computer and phone are now linked. Select the music that you'd like to transfer, and hit "Copy to PC"!
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Using File Explorer to transfer Android music to your computer

Unlike on iOS devices, you can use File Explorer to browse and transfer music from your Android phone by using your USB cable. Here's how:

  1. Connect your Android phone to your computer using your USB cable.
  2. Make sure the device is unlocked. You may also be asked what type of connection you would like to do with your device. Select "File Transfer" or similar.
  3. Find your device on your computer using File Explorer > My Computer.
  4. Navigate to your device's Internal Storage, and find the Music folder.
  5. You can right-click > Copy this folder, or selected contents, and paste them to a local location on your computer (such as a new folder on your Desktop).
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