Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer Without iTunes: 3 Ways

Want to know how to transfer music from iPhone to computer without iTunes? Read this guide to get 3 methods to help you transfer purchased or non-purchased music.

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By Lena / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Why Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer without iTunes?

You have downloaded quite a few songs on your iPhone so that you can enjoy the music anywhere. And now you want to copy music files from iPhone to computer to back up, edit them or share them with your friends.

As a long iPhone user, you know that iTunes only enables you to transfer purchased music from iPhone to computer. Besides, iTunes will not allow you to transfer music from your iPhone to his or her computer because you can only pair your iPhone with one computer. So you may need to transfer music from iPhone to computer without iTunes.

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Fortunately, there are 3 ways that can help you transfer non-purchased music from iPhone to computer with or without USB cables. Just keep on reading to find answers!

1. Move Music from iPhone to Computer via FoneTool

If you need a non-iTunes way, then you can take the assistance of one third-party tool named FoneTool to better manage your music. It’s one professional iPhone transfer and backup tool for Windows PCs. You can let this tool help you transfer songs between iPhone and computer, between iPhone and another iPhone/iPad. Here are its outstanding features:

Highlights:
yes Unlike iTunes complicated interface, FoneTool's easy-to-use interface helps you complete the transfer in a few clicks.
yes Its super-fast transfer speed allows you to move 1000 songs within 10 minutes.
yes It supports all iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad models and is fully compatible with the latest iOS 17, iPad OS 17.
yes FoneTool helps you transfer various music formats including MP3, m4a, m4b, m4p, etc. from iPhone to computer and vice versa.

Download the tool on your computer and follow the steps below to transfer music from iPhone to computer.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable > Enter the passcode on iPhone so that the software can access your device.

Step 2. Launch FoneTool > Go to Phone Transfer > Click the iPhone to PC option and tap on Get Started to continue.

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Step 3. Click the "+" to choose the songs you want to transfer to computer > Choose the songs and click OK.

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Step 4. Select the storage path from Transfer Settings > Click the Start Transfer button to copy music from iPhone to computer.

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2. Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer without iTunes but via Dropbox

Cloud storage services allow us to access files on different devices as long as you have logged in with the same account. To copy music from iPhone to Mac/Windows PC, you can first upload songs to the cloud storage on iPhone and then download songs on your computer. Here we take Dropbox as an example.

On your iPhone: Download Dropbox app from App Store > Sign in with your account > Upload needed songs.

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On your Computer: Open a browser and go to Dropbox.com > Sign in with your account > Find songs you uploaded before and download them to computer.

3. Transfer Music from iPhone to PC without iTunes but via Streaming

There’s another tool called Apowersoft Phone Manager that can help you get music from iPhone to computer via streaming. And you should connect your computer and iPhone to the same Wifi network.

Step 1. Download the tool on your computer and launch it.

Step 2. Go to Control Center on iPhone and enable AirPlay.

Step 3. Select your computer and turn on Mirroring.

Step 4. You can play any song on your iPhone and it will automatically be played on your computer as well.

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Conclusion

That’s all for how to transfer music from iPhone to computer without iTunes. When you don't want to send songs from iPhone to PC without iTunes, you can use FoneTool, Apowersoft Phone Manager, Dropbox to perform that, But by contrast, FoneTool is the best way. It is the fastest and easiest way. 

Besides, it tegrates with various features allowing you to manage your iPhone data, so you can easily add MP3 to Apple Music on iPhone.

Lena
Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.