3 Top Ways to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer

“How to transfer music from iPhone to computer? I want to listen to my favorite songs on my PC, but can’t find a way to transfer music from iPhone to computer.”

A while back, a friend of mine came up to me with this question as he wanted to know how to transfer music from iPhone to computer. At first, you might also find it hard to transfer music from iPhone to PC or vice versa. Though, by taking the assistance of the right tools you can easily manage and transfer music on iPhone without hassle. In this guide, we will teach you how to transfer music from iPhone to computer in 3 different ways.

Part 1: Transfer music from iPhone to computer using iTunes

Since iTunes is also developed by Apple, a lot of users take its assistance to transfer music from iPhone to computer. As you know, iTunes is a freely available tool. Therefore, you can transfer music from iPhone to computer for free using iTunes. Though, you would only be able to transfer purchased songs from iPhone to computer. Nevertheless, you can learn how to transfer music from iPhone to PC by following these steps:

1. To start with, connect your iPhone to the system and launch an updated version of iTunes.

2. Most of the times, iTunes automatically recognizes the presence of new content on the device. Chances are that you might get the following prompt as well, asking to transfer music from iPhone to PC. Simply click on the “Transfer” button to copy the newly purchased items.

connect iphone to itunes

3. If you don’t get the prompt, then wait for your device to be detected by iTunes. Afterward, go to its File menu and click on the option of Transfer purchases from iPhone.

transfer purchased music from iphone to itunes

4. Since the purchased files are encrypted, sometimes iTunes might ask you to authorize your computer to play them. To do this, go to the Accounts > Authorization and choose to Authorize the computer.

By following this solution, you would be able to transfer songs from iPhone to computer that are already purchased on your device.

Part 2: Transfer music from iPhone to computer using dr.fone

As you can see, iTunes comes with lots of complications and is not an ideal way to seamlessly copy music from iPhone to computer or vice versa. In order to have a hassle-free experience and freely transfer your data between computer and iPhone, simply use dr.fone – Transfer (iOS). A part of the dr.fone toolkit, it provides a 100% safe and reliable solution to move your data between your computer and iOS device. Not only to transfer music from iPhone to computer, dr.fone – Transfer (iOS) can also be used to move other kinds of data files like photos, videos, audiobooks, contacts, messages, and so much more.

It is a complete device management software that will let you add, delete, and manage your data pretty easily. You can directly transfer music from iPhone to PC using dr.fone – Transfer (iOS) or rebuild your iTunes library as well. We have discussed both of these solutions here.

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Transfer Music from iPhone/iPad/iPod to Computer without iTunes

  • Transfer, manage, export/import your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, Apps etc.
  • Backup your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, Apps etc. to computer and restore them easily.
  • Transfer music, photos, videos, contacts, messages, etc from one smartphone to another.
  • Transfer media files between iOS devices and iTunes.
  • Fully compatible with all iOS versions that run on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Available on: Windows Mac
3981454 people have downloaded it

1. Transfer music from iPhone to computer

In order to learn how to transfer music from iPhone to computer directly, you can follow these steps:

1. To start with, download dr.fone – Transfer (iOS) on your Windows or Mac from its official website. After launching the toolkit, go to its “Transfer” service.

transfer iphone music to computer using dr.fone

2. Connect your iOS device to the system and wait for it to be detected by the application automatically. Once detected, you can view its snapshot.

connect iphone to computer

3. In order to copy music from iPhone to computer, go to its “Music” tab.

manage iphone music on dr.fone

4. Here, you can view all the music files that are stored on your iOS device. For your convenience, the data will be segregated into different categories. You can switch between them from the left panel.

5. Select the music files that you wish to transfer and click on the Export icon. From here, you can choose to export the selected files directly to PC or iTunes.

export iphone music to pc

6. Click on “Export to PC” and browse the location where you wish to store the files. This will automatically start the transfer process.

2. Rebuild iTunes Library

Besides learning how to transfer music from iPhone to PC, you can also use dr.fone – Transfer (iOS) to rebuild iTunes library in one go. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Connect your iPhone to the system and launch the application. Under its “Transfer” module, you will get the following interface. Click on “Transfer device media to iTunes”.

transfer iphone media to itunes

2. This will automatically scan your device and let you know the kind of data that can be transferred. Simply make your selection and click on the “Start” button.

select iphone media files

3. The selected files will be copied from your iPhone to iTunes in no time.

sync iphone music to itunes library

In this way, you can easily transfer music from iPhone to computer free, without purchasing them multiple times on different devices.

Part 3: Transfer music from iPhone to computer by streaming

This is an unconventional way to transfer songs from iPhone to computer. There are tons of apps out there that can help you stream data from your phone to a PC. One of these tools is Apowersoft Phone Manager that can help you transfer music from iPhone to computer via streaming.

1. To implement this method, firstly download and launch the Apowersoft tool on your PC.

2. Now, connect your computer and iPhone to the same Wifi network.

3. Go to the Control Center on your phone and enable Airplay.

4. Select your computer and turn on the mirroring option.

transfer iphone music to computer by streaming

5. After that, you can play any song on your iPhone. It will automatically be played on your computer as well.

play iphone songs on computer

Now when you know three different ways to transfer music from iPhone to PC, you can easily meet your requirements. As you can see, dr.fone – Transfer (iOS) provides the best solution to transfer songs from iPhone to computer and vice versa. It would be a one-stop tool to manage your device without using any other application. Give it a try and be sure to have a hassle-free smartphone experience.

They're downloading

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Transfer contacts, SMS, photos, music, video, and more between your iOS devices and computers.

dr.fone - Transfer (Android)

dr.fone - Transfer (Android)

Transfer contacts, SMS, photos, music, video, and more between your Android devices and computers.

Wondershare Editor

Sep 11,2018 18:01 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to iPhone Transfer

Hot Articles

6 Proven Solutions to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac

6 Proven Solutions to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac Would you like to transfer your long cherished photo memories to your Mac? In this article we will tell you the best ways to copy photos from iPhone to Mac.

How to Transfer Pictures from Phone to Computer

How to Transfer Pictures from Phone to Computer Learn how to transfer pictures from phone to computer in three different ways. We have provided three stepwise solutions to manage your photos in this post.

4 Ways to Transfer iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) Camera Roll to Computer

4 Ways to Transfer iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) Camera Roll to Computer Any idea about how to transfer iPhone Camera Roll to computer or Mac? This article mainly tells you a pretty easy way to transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC.

How to Transfer Files from PC to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus)/5S/5

How to Transfer Files from PC to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus)/5S/5 This article tells you how to transfer files from PC to iPhone easily and accurately without itunes with free iPhone Transfer tool to transfer iPhone files.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with/without iTunes?

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with/without iTunes? If you would like to take all songs you like with you, here's the right place for you. This guide shows you different ways to transfer music from computer to iPhone with or without iTunes.

How to Setup iPhone as Hotspot and Find Disappeared Hotspot on iPhone

How to Setup iPhone as Hotspot and Find Disappeared Hotspot on iPhone This guide shows you how to setup iPhone as hotspot step by step, so you can share cellular data with other devices around.

Proven Solution to Export Text Messages from iPhone to PDF

Proven Solution to Export Text Messages from iPhone to PDF Want to store text messages permanently? PDF format is undoubtedly the best choice. This article describes how to export text messages from iPhone to PDF.

2 Ways to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone/iPad/iPod

2 Ways to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone/iPad/iPod Learn how to transfer music from laptop to iPhone with and without iTunes. Two simple solutions are provided on how to transfer songs from laptop to iPhone.

How to Upload iPhone/iPod/iPad Music to Google Music

How to Upload iPhone/iPod/iPad Music to Google Music Do you Want to upload music from iPhone, iPad, or iPod to Google Music with Music Manager? Here is an easy way to do it.

How to Transfer Purchased and Non-Purchased Podcasts from iPhone to Computer

How to Transfer Purchased and Non-Purchased Podcasts from iPhone to Computer Do not know how to transfer your favorite Podcasts from iPhone to computer for backup? Follow the steps in this article.
Home > How-to > iPhone Transfer > 3 Top Ways to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer