By Dylan / Last update September 9, 2021

How to transfer music from iPhone to computer free?

I just want to enjoy my purchased music on my computer, but I don’t know what I should do. Is there a free way to export iPhone music? Any kindly advice will be appreciated.

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Speaking of transferring music from iPhone to computer, many users may think about iTunes, the official tool. However, with this software, you can only choose to backup all your library of iPhone (including music) or transfer purchased music from iPhone to computer. But actually, there is another tool that can help you transfer both purchased and non-purchased songs from iPhone to computer. Keep reading to learn more.

Method 1. How to transfer music from iPhone to computer for free with iTunes

If you have purchased the songs, you can easily transfer music from iPhone to computer for free with iTunes. You just need to use “Transfer Purchases from iPhone” feature. It could also be used to transfer photos from iPhone to PC.

Steps to transfer music from iPhone to PC for free

Step 1. Download and install the iTunes for Windows, connect your iPhone with your computer.

Step 2. Open iTunes, and click File at the upper left corner, and choose Devices > Transfer Purchases from xxx iPhone and wait till the transferring process ends.

Transfer Purchased Music Itunes

Step 3. Click Recently Added on the left side, select the purchased music and click Download button at the lower right corner.

It is worth mentioning that if the purchased songs are encrypted, iTunes might ask you to authorize the computer. Just click "Account" > "Authorization". and authorize this computer.

Method 2. Transfer music from iPhone to computer without iTunes

iTunes can be a good choice for move purchased music to a Windows PC. If you want to transfer non-purchased music from iPhone to computer, I would like to introduce you a professional transfer too - AOMEI MBackupper.  With its intuitive interface, the whole operation can be finished in a few clicks. And here are features you may want to know:

Music files selectively. Unlike iTunes, you can move music files whether purchased or non-purchased as you like. It also allows you to preview and select the songs you need before transferring them.

Widely compatible. Support Windows-based operating systems, including Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, all iOS systems even compatible with the latest IOS 15/14/13. That’s to say, you can transfer music from iPhone 8, X, XR, 11, 12, 13 to Windows 10, 8, 7 computer without effort.

Steps to transfer music from iPhone to PC for free

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

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Step 2. Select Transfer to Computer at the bottom.

Transfer to Computer

Step 3. Click the plus icon to add music from computer.

Select Music

Step 4. Click Transfer to start export iPhone music immediately.

Transfer Music

Now, you can go to the backup path and listen to your music with the installed player. If you still want to use iTunes for backup, you can continue to see below.

Note: AOMEI MBackupper can also help you transfer music from computer to iPhone without data erase.  Just click Transfer to iPhone option to make it.

Method 3. Back up music from iPhone to computer via iTunes backup

To transfer all music and other data from iPhone to computer with iTunes, you need to make use of the backup feature in Summary. But I have to say that the backup is not accessed and you can only listen to music after restoring the image to another iPhone. Even worse, it will wipe the current data on your iPhone.

Steps to backup music using iTunes

Step 1. Install and launch the latest iTunes version on your computer, connect your iPhone to computer,

Step 2. Click iPhone device icon > Summary > This computer >Back up Now and wait for the final result.

After that, you can restore all your library data including music with Restore Backup feature.

Backup Using Itunes

In the end

Many users want to transfer music from iPhone to computer with the best software. But which one is the best one? By comparison, AOMEI MBackupper is by far the best software that offers you fast transfer speed.

It can help you transfer music files, photos, videos, etc. selectively between iPhone and computer, listen to music without restoration first. Besides, it is also an excellent iPhone backup tool that can help you keep data safe all the time. Go for it now and discover more!

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