How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

Published on January 12 2016

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

Even though Apple has made it as easy as legally possible to sync your iPhone or iPad to your laptop via iTunes, there comes a time – say when you format your hard drive or get a brand new machine – when your old iTunes library is no longer available and you are forced to wipe all of your precious data from the phone in order to sync it again.

Naturally, you would want to transfer the data from the phone or tablet back to your PC before erasing everything. In this article we’ll take a look at two ways of solving the problem: one is free and the other is paid.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes – The Free Way

You will need:
  • A Windows computer with the latest iTunes installed.
  • iFunBox 2014 – Link
  • Optionally: Music Tag Finder – Link
  • An iPhone or iPad with music that needs to be saved
Let’s start
How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

1. Connect your device to your PC and choose Trust on your iPhone or iPad if connecting for the first time.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

2. If iTunes pops up, close it.

The iFunBox bit:
How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

3. Go to http://www.i-funbox.com and download the latest version of iFunBox.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

4. Install iFunBox 2014 on your PC.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

5. Open iFunBox.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

6. Dismiss the tutorial screen.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

7. Click on your device in the lower left corner of the window.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

8. Dismiss the tutorial screen.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

9. Click on your device’s name.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

10. In the Export Media section, click on Music.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

11. Choose a folder as a destination and press Save. We recommend creating a temporary folder to store your music.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

12. Wait for the exporting process to complete.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

13. Close iFunBox.

At this point you have your music in the temporary folder, however it doesn’t have any ID3 tags, so no song/album/artist information would be displayed in iTunes. If that’s not an issue for you, you can skip the next bit:

The Music Tag Finder bit:
How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

14. Go to http://www.mediaprolab.com/music-tag-finder/ and download Music Tag Finder.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

15. Install Music Tag Finder.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

16. Launch Music Tag Finder.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

17. Navigate to the folder containing your tracks and select them all by pressing Ctrl+A

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

18. Press the “Find ID3 Tags” button and wait for the process to continue.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

19. When you deselect your tracks you will notice that some have green backgrounds. Those are the tracks that the app has managed to locate and update the information of.

The rest unfortunately will not be automatically corrected, but at least you can identify each track by its filename.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

20. Close the app.

The iTunes bit:
How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

21. Open iTunes and minimize it.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

22. Open your temporary folder and cut all items inside by pressing Ctrl+A followed by Ctrl+X.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

23. Navigate to your home directory followed by Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Automatically add to iTunes and paste your clipboard inside the folder by pressing Ctrl+V.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

24. In a few moments items from the folder will start disappearing and appearing in your iTunes library. Restore the iTunes window.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

25. You may optionally try to retrieve some album artwork by selecting all albums by pressing Ctrl+A, right clicking on a selected item and choosing Get Album Artwork. Note that you’d have to be logged in with your iTunes account to use this function.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

26. When prompted, choose Get Album Artwork.

Tip: You can manually change the ID3 tags and add album artwork in iTunes. Just choose “Get Info” when right-clicking a song or an album.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes – The Paid Way

Tip: Even though the software discussed below is paid, its free trial may be able to handle your music collection.

You will need:
  • A Windows computer with the latest iTunes installed.
  • TouchCopy – Link
  • An iPhone or iPad with music that needs to be saved
Let’s start
How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

1. Connect your device to your PC and choose Trust on your iPhone or iPad if connecting for the first time.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

2. If iTunes pops up, close it.

The TouchCopy bit:
How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

3. To go http://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/ and download TouchCopy.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

4. Install TouchCopy and launch it.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

5. Wait for TouchCopy to detect your device.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

6. Make sure that the Music tab is active and also ensure that “All” is the active option in Genres, Artist and Albums.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

7. Click the Copy to PC toolbar button.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

8. Choose a destination folder and press Continue.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

9. Wait for the file extraction to complete.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

10. Press OK to dismiss the transfer completion window and close TouchCopy.

The iTunes bit:
How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

11. Navigate to your home directory followed by Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Automatically add to iTunes and drag or paste the folder with your music inside.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

12. Launch iTunes.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

13. You may optionally try to retrieve some album artwork by selecting all albums by pressing Ctrl+A, right clicking on a selected item and choosing Get Album Artwork. Note that you’d have to be logged in with your iTunes account to use this function.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to iTunes

14. When prompted, choose Get Album Artwork.

Tip: You can manually change the ID3 tags and add album artwork in iTunes. Just choose “Get Info” when right-clicking a song or an album.

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