If you’re an audiophile like me, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of music! And if you’re also an iPhone user like me, running out of storage will be something that keeps you up at night. So, today, I will show you how you can transfer music from iPhone to the computer!
Now what we will do is basically copy music from iPhone to the computer but there are a few caveats involved! Apple restricts how you can use their devices and on what platforms so if you want to connect an iPhone with a computer you will need to have iTunes in that PC.
So to transfer songs from iPhone to the computer, the first thing we need is to have iTunes installed. If you’re on a Mac, it should be dead simple, in fact, most Macs come with iTunes pre-installed. For Windows users, however, things can be a bit complicated but fret not, we have a handy guide that shows you how to install iTunes on Windows PC.
Today we will show you two methods to move music from iPhone to the computer, one using trusty ol’ iTunes and another using software called iExplorer! If you ever thought to yourself, “How do I transfer music from iPhone to computer?”, then these two methods should satiate your curiosity! If you wanted to delete old songs from iPhone, see this to delete songs from iPhone.
#1. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer Using iTunes
This is the easiest way. However, it does have a few limitations. We will discuss them when we compare both the services at the end of this article! For now, let’s begin with the process!
For the first step, we open up the iTunes app on our computer. It is important that we have the latest version.
Using a Micro USB cable, connect your device to your computer. Use the included USB cable to connect your device to your computer.
Now click on your device. After clicking on the icon, tabs should appear on the left side of the iTunes window under Settings.
You should see Music appear in here if you have some music in your iPhone.
Now for this step, we turn on syncing on the iPhone so that all the Music in the phone can be successfully synced on the PC hard drive!
And for the final step, click on the Apply button in the bottom right corner, followed by the sync button. Wait for a few minutes and tada! You have successfully moved all your music!
#2. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to a Computer Using iExplorer
While using iTunes is simple and efficient, the fact that it doesn’t allow simple things like a drag and drop interface can irritate many users. Hence for all those users, we have another easy to use and feature rich program on display here. So without further ado, let’s get right into the mix!
Whether it be a Mac or a PC, you first need to install the iExplorer software. Click on this link to download the software! Once download and installation have been completed, proceed to the next step.
In this step we first open up the iExplorer software on our PC. Like before we then connect the device to the PC using the MicroUSB cable. As you might have iTunes installed, once the device is connected, a prompt will come up asking if you want to sync the device with iTunes. Click on No or Cancel.
Once you open up the Device Overview screen, you will see the music icon! To get started with the Music Transfer, click on te icon. You can also access your stored Music from the Media Libray.
Now you can access the entire media library from here. You can transfer all the tracks by selecting all of them or you can select individual tracks by clicking on the ones you want while holding the command key (for Mac users) or control key (Ctrl for PC users).
Once you’re done selecting, click the Transfer from button and a menu will pop open. From here you can export a playlist or just the selected tracks to a folder of your choice.
And there you have it! Before modifying any data from your iPhone, it is always suggested to create a backup of your iPhone. If you have deleted something by mistake, make sure you read How to restore iPhone from Backup.
Two ways to move your songs from your iPhone to your computer. Use whichever suits you the best! In fact, although we mentioned iPhones, this method will work just as well for iPods and iPads! So if you found this article useful, give us a like and share it with your social circles!
If you have comments or queries leave a line in the comment box below! Tell us which one of these two softwares did you use? We love to hear back from our readers! If you’re craving for some more iPhone-y goodness, check out this article!