Copying Your Music and Video To Your Computer

How to copy music using TouchCopy

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" or "Copy to iTunes", depending on where you want your music to be saved.

how to transfer music from iPhone, iPod, iPad to computer or iTunes

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 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" button in the TouchCopy Control Bar.

You can then select where on your computer you would like to copy your selected iPhone content.

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.

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

If you have iTunes installed you can add the music you just copied into iTunes. In iTunes, select File->Add folder To Library... from the menu. Select the folder you just saved your music to and click OK.

If you have copied a playlist, you can 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.

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