How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes/Music app

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

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

How to transfer iPhone Music and Playlists to your library

TouchCopy copy iPhone music to Mac

TouchCopy can copy iPod, iPhone and iPad songs 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 tracks.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes/Music app -

Step 1: Download and install TouchCopy.

Step 2: Launch TouchCopy and connect your iPhone, iPod, or iPad with a USB cable.

Step 3: Click on Music in TouchCopy and select the songs you wish to copy.

Step 4: Hit "Copy to iTunes" (PC) or "Copy to Music" (Mac).

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

TouchCopy can perform a comparison between the content on your iPod or iOS device and the content in your iTunes/Music library. To access this, click the "iTunes" header (PC), or the "Not in Music App" report (Mac) in the Music section of TouchCopy, and see a list of tracks that have not yet been copied to your library. When viewing this list, simply hit the copy button to copy all tracks in the list to your iTunes/Music library on your computer. This is a great way to combine all your music across your devices into a single library.

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 genius 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 metadata.

red cross Track could not be copied.

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