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Copy Music from iPhone to Computer

This article guides you in how to transfer iPhone music to your computer.

You can copy your msuic to a folder on your computer, ot directly into your msuic library in iTunes or the Music app (macOS Catalina or Big Sur)

Visit our Droid Transfer page if you need to transfer music from Android to computer.

How to copy music to computer from your iPhone

Quick Guide:

Step 1: Download, install and activate TouchCopy16.

Step 2: Run TouchCopy 16 and connect your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

Step 3: Select the music you want to copy.

Step 4: Press either "Copy to PC/Mac" or "Copy to iTunes/Music" , depending on where you want your music to be saved.

Copy Music from iPhone to Computer

Detailed Descriptions of the steps can be found below.

What can I copy?

TouchCopy can copy iPod, iPad and iPhone songs and videos in any format that your device is capable of playing, including MP3, AAC, WAV, WMV, MP4 etc.
TouchCopy also copies any attached metadata like Play Count, Comments and Ratings (full list of the track information TouchCopy can copy).

TouchCopy does not perform any file conversion on your songs or videos.

You can copy all the music and video on your iPod using the Backup All button in TouchCopy.

You can also copy selections of music. Select the audio or video you wish to copy by browsing or searching your iOS device content using TouchCopy.

Once you have selected the items you wish to copy, press the "Copy to PC" or "Copy to Mac" button in the TouchCopy Control Bar to copy music from iPhone to computer.

You can then select where on your computer you would like to copy your selected iPhone content (you can even copy your music to an external hard drive to save space on your computer!).

By default will save your music in artist / album subfolders and name the music files as:
<track number> - <track title>.

You can change the default save location, directory structure and file name format using TouchCopy options.

Copying Playlists to your computer hard drive

To copy a playlist to your computer hard drive select a playlist and click on "Copy to PC" or the "Copy to Mac" button.

Music in the playlists will be saved to your computer in the folders and file name format you have specified in Options.

For Playlists, TouchCopy also produces 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 or the Music app.

Copy Songs From A Search

If copying songs displayed as a result of an TouchCopy search, you have the option to save the songs as a playlist with the same name of the search text. See Options for more details.

Copy Status

As each track is copied onto your hard drive an icon next to that track indicates whether the copy was successful or not. The icons used are green check for success and red cross for failure.

As a track is successfully copied, TouchCopy will mark the track on your iPad as copied. Whenever you connect your iPod to TouchCopy - TouchCopy will detect the music you have previously successfully copied. See "Copy History" for more information.

Successfully copied tracks will also show in the "Items Copied" report. See Reports for further details.

Adding copied Music or Playlists into iTunes or Music app

You can add the music you just copied into your music library. In iTunes (or the Music app on macOS Catalina or Big Sur), select File->Add folder To Library... from the menu. Select the folder you just saved your music to and click OK.

In a similar way you can add playlists to your music library too. In iTunes/Music, select File -> Library->Import Playlist... Select the XML file saved by TouchCopy with the same name as the playlist you require and click Open.

Note that you can also transfer music and playlists directly into your music library. See Transferring Music into iTunes/Music.

This method works great if something went wrong with iTunes and you need to restore your library from the music on your computer!

Publisher: Wide Angle Software