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Transfer music from iTunes to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch?

iTunes only lets you sync your iPhone with a single iTunes Music Library. This process allows you to sync music from a single iTunes Library to your iPhone, potentially wiping your iPhone's library in the process:

How to transfer music from iTunes to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

With iMazing, you can safely and easily transfer music from any computer's iTunes Library to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, and preserve all metadata (e.g. artworks, ratings, play counts,…)

Who is this guide for?

Anyone who wants to safely and simply copy music from any PC or Mac iTunes Library to an iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Before you begin

Download and install iMazing.

  

Instructions

To transfer music from iTunes to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch:

  1. Launch iMazing and connect your device.

  2. In the left sidebar, select Music.

    How to transfer music from iTunes to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  3. In the bottom toolbar, select Import from iTunes. This will open the Music Import Wizard.

  4. In the wizard, select the tracks that you would like to copy.

    Tick the 'Music' checkbox under 'Library' if you would like to import your entire Music Library.

    How to transfer music from iTunes to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  5. Click Copy to Device. This will start the import. When your files are transferred, they will appear with an iTunes icon.

    How to transfer music from iTunes to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

What to keep in mind

  • Some music in your iTunes Library is considered non-transferable, and cannot be copied to your device. There are two reasons why a track is considered non-transferable:

    1. Apple Music – these tracks are part of Apple's streaming music service, and cannot be copied to your computer, or to another device.
    2. iCloud Music not downloaded – Tracks which are not physically on your device cannot be copied. These tracks can be iTunes Store Purchases, iCloud Music Library tracks, or iTunes Matched music.Make sure you first download cloud tracks to your device before you try to export them.
  • Check the Only show transferable media checkbox to only display tracks which iMazing can extract from your device.

    Non transferable media appear in light grey.

    How to transfer music from my iPhone to iTunes

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Updated 4 May, 2016
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