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

iTunes only lets you sync your iPhone with a single iTunes Music Library. This process allows you to add music to your iPhone, but never to extract or recover music from your iPhone to your iTunes Music Library.

With iMazing, you can easily export music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to your iTunes Library, including playlists, and all metadata (e.g. artworks, ratings, play counts,…)

Who is this guide for?

Anyone who wants to:

  • easily copy music from any iPhone, iPad, or iPod to their iTunes Library.
  • rebuild an entire iTunes Library with music from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Before you begin

Download and install iMazing.

  

Instructions

To export music from your iPod to iTunes:

  1. Launch iMazing and connect your device.
  2. In the left sidebar, select Music. How to transfer music from my iPhone to iTunes

  3. In the main window, select the tracks you want to export. If you want to export all your music, skip this step.

  4. In the bottom toolbar, select Export to iTunes. This will open the Music Export Wizard.

  5. In the wizard, choose what you would like to copy:

    My Selection – to export the tracks you selected in step 2.

    Library – to export all your music.

    How to transfer music from my iPhone to iTunes

  6. Click Next.

  7. Select which library data you want to export to iTunes.

    How to transfer music from my iPhone to iTunes

  8. Click Next. This will start the export.

    How to transfer music from my iPhone to iTunes

  9. When the export is finished, you will see a short summary of the operation. Click Done to close the Wizard.

    How to transfer music from my iPhone to iTunes

Keep in mind

  • Tracks with an iTunes icon are already in your iTunes Library

    How to transfer music from my iPhone to iTunes

  • 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

  • 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.

  • To prevent empty or partial playlists, iMazing will only create a playlist in your iTunes Library if all of its tracks have been exported.





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Updated 15 Mar, 2016
by iMazing Team

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