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How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes/Music app

This article guides you in how to copy music from your iPod, iPhone or iPad to your iTunes library (or Music app library on macOS Catalina and Big Sur).

Please use our Droid Transfer software if you need to transfer music between an Android phone and iTunes.

How to transfer iPhone Music, Playlists and Video to your library

TouchCopy copy iPhone music to Mac

TouchCopy can copy iPod 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.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes/Music - You can use TouchCopy to Backup all your music, video, audio books, podcasts and playlists to your iTunes library with one click.

Alternatively, TouchCopy can perform a comparison between the content on your iPod or iPhone and the content in your iTunes/Music library and display a list of tracks that have not yet been copied to your library. See Reports for more details.

You can also copy just a selection of iPod and iPhone content. Once you have made a selection in TouchCopy (see Browsing your music), you can transfer it into your music library by pressing the "Copy to iTunes" or "Copy to Music" button in the TouchCopy Control Bar.

TouchCopy will not duplicate any tracks which are already present in your iTunes/Music library.

TouchCopy will display the progress of the copy operation in the Control Bar. The status bar at the bottom of TouchCopy will tell you when the transfer is complete.

If transferring songs displayed as a result of an TouchCopy search, you have the option to create a playlist with the same name of the search text. To do so, please make sure that the "Save music search result as a playlist" box is checked in the Options > Music menu.

Transferring Playlists To iTunes / Music

Copy iPhone playlists to PC

To transfer your playlists from your iPod or iOS device into your music library select the Playlists you want from the source list in TouchCopy. You can select multiple playlists by CTRL-Clicking(PC) or cmd-Clicking(Mac) items in this list. Once you have selected your Playlists - click the "Copy to iTunes" or "Copy to Music" button in TouchCopy. A new playlist will be created in your iTunes/Music library to match the playlist copied from your device.

If a track is already in your computer's music library, TouchCopy will not create a duplicate of that track. Instead, it will add the track in your library to the Playlist.

TouchCopy can copy Smart playlists too. Find out more about copying smart and genious playlists to your computer with TouchCopy.

Transfer Status

As each track is transferred into iTunes an icon next to that track indicates whether the transfer was successful or not. Here are the icons used:

green tick Track was successfully copied including all the meta data.

red cross Track could not be copied.

Tracks that successfully transferred will be shown in the "Items Copied" report in TouchCopy. See Reports for further details.

Transfer Music from iPod/iPhone to iPhone

The transferring cycle doesn't have to stop at iTunes/Music! You can then sync your newly filled music library with other iPods, iPads and iPhones which you may want to access the music from. Below is a video of the complete process of using TouchCopy to transfer music from an old iPod or iPhone to a new iPhone:

Find out more about how to transfer music from old iPod to new iPhone >

Publisher: Wide Angle Software