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How can I transfer iPod and iPhone music and playlists to iTunes?

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Transfer iPhone music to iTunes


If your iPod or iPhone contain music and playlists which are not available in your iTunes library, TouchCopy can help you get your library back in sync with your device, by copying missing songs and playlists back to iTunes in just a few mouse clicks.

To copy music and playlists from your iPod, iPhone or iPad to iTunes, follow these instructions...

  1. Download and install TouchCopy on your PC or Mac.
  2. Run TouchCopy and connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Wait for TouchCopy find your device and display your Music and Playlists.
  3. Select the songs and playlists you wish to copy. You can select multiple tracks and playlists by shift-clicking or CTRL-Clicking them in TouchCopy.
  4. Click "Copy to iTunes" in TouchCopy.
  5. TouchCopy will open iTunes and start populating it with music from your device.

The free trial version of TouchCopy, enabling you see if the software meets your needs, is available here:

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TouchCopy enables you to transfer all your songs and playlists to iTunes with ease. To transfer songs from your iPod or iOS device into iTunes click on Music from the list on the left in TouchCopy and then click on the "Copy to iTunes" button. You can also choose individual songs or groups of songs you wish to copy by Shift-Clicking songs in TouchCopy.

Note that if you're using the version of iTunes downloaded from the Microsoft Store, you will need to update TouchCopy to version 16.32 or later to ensure that your songs are playlists are transferred correctly.

Copy music and playlists from iPod to computer or iTunes with TouchCopy

To transfer your iPhone and iPod playlists into iTunes select the Playlists you want from the source list in TouchCopy. You can select multiple playlists by CTRL-Clicking items in this list. Once you have selected your Playlists - click the "Copy to iTunes" button in TouchCopy.

When transferring a playlist into iTunes, the songs are transferred and a new playlist of the same name is created. Note that if a track is already in your iTunes main Library, TouchCopy will not create a duplicate of that track in iTunes, it will just add the track to the Playlist.

Please see our User Guide and YouTube video here for further information on how to transfer songs and playlists to iTunes.

TouchCopy also enables you to transfer music and playlists directly to your hard drive by clicking on the Copy button in TouchCopy. You can then import your music into iTunes by selecting the File tab and then Add folder to library in iTunes.

If you copy your playlists to your hard drive, TouchCopy will produce an XML file named after the Playlist you are copying. This XML file contains information about the tracks and track order of the Playlist. The XML file can be used to import the playlist into iTunes. To import the playlist into iTunes, in iTunes, select 'File -> Library->Import Playlist...'. Select the XML file saved by TouchCopy with the same name as the playlist you require and click 'Open'.

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