[2 Ways] How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Dell Laptop

Can you import music from iPhone to Dell laptop? You may need this guide, which tells you how to transfer music from iPhone to Dell laptop with or without iTunes in detail.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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My old Dell laptop crashed and I got a new one. I have got about 120 songs on the old hard drive that I can no longer get to, but those songs are also in my iPhone, How can I move those songs from the iPhone to the new Dell laptop? Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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You have saved a large number of music files on your iPhone so that you can enjoy it wherever you go. While you may intend to transfer music from iPhone to Dell laptop if you’re in one of the situations below:

•  Your iPhone storage is almost full, you’d like to move songs from iPhone to laptop and delete them from your iPhone to free up some space.
•  For the sake of playing iPhone music on your Dell laptop, you need to transfer music to computer first.
•  You want to make a music backup on your Dell laptop because the music is not available online any longer.

Dell Laptop

Here in this guide, you can get comprehensive instructions about how to transfer music from iPhone to Dell laptop. Both of the methods below are also workable with iPad, iPod, and other brands of Windows PC.

How to transfer music from iPhone to Dell laptop with iTunes

When it comes to transferring music from iPhone to computer or vice versa, you may think of iTunes. Indeed, it is a professional media files manager for iOS devices. Some of its limitations may hold you back:

✘ You’re only allowed to transfer purchased songs from iPhone to Dell laptop with iTunes.
✘ You can only connect your iPhone to only one computer, which means you can only transfer music from your iPhone to one iTunes library.

If you’re OK with them, make sure you have the latest iTunes installed on your Dell laptop and follow the steps below to transfer music from iPhone to Dell laptop.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your Dell laptop > Go to Account > Click Authorizations > Choose Authorize This Computer. This operation enables you to download encrypted purchased music to laptop successfully.

iTunes Authorize This Computer Windows

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB > Click File from the homepage of iTunes.

Step 3. From the drop-down window, Click Devices > Choose Transfer Purchases from [your name] iPhone > Wait for the transfer process to finish.

Transfer Purchased Music iTunes

Step 4. To download music to the local folders on your laptop, click Recently Added from the left bar, select the music that is just transferred to iTunes > Click Download to make it.

How to transfer music from iPhone to Dell laptop without iTunes

If you wonder how to transfer music from iPhone to Dell laptop without iTunes, then FoneTool, the professional iOS data management tool for Windows users, must be one of the best choices for you. It offers you powerful transfer services, making it simpler and faster to transfer files from iPhone to computer, computer to iPhone, and iPhone to iPhone.

• No music restriction. You can be free to transfer any songs from iPhone to computer, no matter where you downloaded them from or even if they are made by yourself.
• Selective transfer process. FoneTool allows you to preview all music files on your iPhone. You can choose to transfer the wanted music from iPhone to Dell computer.
• Optional transfer destination. By modifying the storage path during the process, you are able to transfer iPhone music to local folders on Dell computer, as well as USB, flash drive, NAS, etc. 

Click the icon below to download and install FoneTool on your iPhone, and follow the three simple steps to transfer music from iPhone to Dell laptop.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with a stable USB cable > Run FoneTool and click Phone Transfer > Locate iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

Transfer To Computer

Step 2. Click the plus icon > Check the Music icon to preview all songs on your iPhone > From the right bar, select the songs you’d like to transfer to the laptop > Click OK to confirm.

Choose Songs

Step 3. Choose a destination from Transfer Settings to save music > Make sure you’ve chosen all the wanted music, and click Start Transfer to begin the task.


What if you want to get the music back to iPhone or transfer the songs from computer to your iPod, iPad? You can make use of the PC to iPhone function in FoneTool to make it at any time you want. More any other functions in FoneTool are also waiting for you to explore.


Hopefully, you have a clear mind about how to transfer music from iPhone to Dell laptop after reading this guide. Since the restrictions of iTunes may lead to cannot add music to iTunes, it’s more suggested to transfer iPhone music to computer via FoneTool. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.