By Dylan / Last update January 12, 2022


Why transfer music from iPhone to iTunes?

You may spend thousands of dollars and hours building an awesome music library on your iPhone. If necessary, you could transfer songs from iPhone to iPhone using AirDrop. However, your iPhone may encounter some unexpected issues making your music gone. Or if you buy the latest iPhone, like iPhone 13, you want to save music on your new device quickly. Then you can transfer music from iPhone to iTunes, then your playlists can be easily added to another device.

On the other hand, transferring songs to your computer via iTunes can help you to free up some space on your iPhone. Besides, you can enjoy your music on your PC if you have a fancy sound device.  Anyway, no matter what reason you need to transfer your music, you can refer to the following content, we will guide you on how to perform this operation in detail.

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How to transfer music from iPhone X/11/12/13 to iTunes

Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes on your computer, and connect your iPhone or iPad, iPod Touch to the computer. Then follow the steps below.

Step 1.  Click  "Account" on the toolbar, and select "Authorizations" > "Authorize This Computer"  so the PC can read your iPhone.

Step 2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password, then click on the "Authorize" button to ensure the computer is authorized to play iTunes Store purchases.

Step 3. Select "File" > "Devices" and choose "Transfer Purchases From [iPhone device]".

Step 4. Then click "Recently Added" and check newly imported songs. Then your songs will be listed on your iTunes brary.

If you need to save your music on your computer:

1. Select "Account" > "Purchased" in the toolbar. If you are in a family sharing group, you will see "Family Purchases".

2. Select the Music section on the left and download the music you purchased on your iPhone to your computer.

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This is how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes directly. You can only transfer your purchased content and can’t move your audio files between different sources.

Additional content: Transfer non-purchased music from iPhone to computer

As we know, iTunes only allows you to transfer purchased music between your devices. If you want to send non-purchased songs, you can turn to another professional iOS transfer too named  AOMEI MBackupper. With this tool, you can easily send purchased or non-purchased music from iPhone, iPad, iPod to a Windows 11/10/8/7 computer, as well as import music to your iPhone.

It comes with the following advantages:

  • It has a clear interface, user-friendly design, and no advertisings.

  • The transfer speed is so fast, saving much time.

  • It allows you to select music from your iPhone.

  • Supports transfer multiple data types, including contacts, messages, photos, and videos, and so on.

  • It is fully compatible with iPhone 13/12/11, iPad 8/ Air 4, and supports iOS 15/14.

Now, download AOMEI MBackupper, install, and launch it. Then, follow the steps below to transfer music from iPhone to Windows 10/8/7 with AOMEI MBackupper:

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

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Step 2. Select Transfer to Computer on the home screen.

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Step 3. Click the plus icon to add music files.

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Step 4. Select the songs from your iPhone and click OK.

Choose Songs

Step 5. Click Transfer to export songs to computer.


Step 6. Open iTunes. Click File in the upper-left corner, select Add File to Library, locate the songs, and then add downloaded music to iTunes.

Add File to Library

Note: After the music transfer is completed successfully, you can see all backup tasks in the Backup Management.
Positioning: once click this option, the folder where the backup is stored will be opened.
Browse: you can preview photos from backup files.
Delete: you can only delete the backup task in the list or delete the backup task and files together.


You can learn how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes library on computer above. However, sometimes you could not use iTunes due to problems with updating the App. In addition, the procedures and interface of iTunes are quite complicated that using iTunes would really take a long time for you to transfer music.

Therefore, AOMEI MBackupper may be a better tool as iPhone data transfer on Windows 10/8/7. You can transfer music from iPhone to iTunes and gives you more flexible selections with simple operations. In addition, AOMEI MBackupper is an excellent iPhone backup software, if you want to backup iPhone to computer, you can try it.