How to Transfer Music from iPhone, iPad, or iPod to Computer with/without iTunes
Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Jack Robertson
To enjoy music on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod seems to be a pretty straight-forward issue since Apple Music provides countless songs and tunes that you’re never going to finish every single one of them.
Even if you don’t want to pay for Apple Music items, there’re multiple alternative music apps that allow you to enjoy songs on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
However, things get a bit complicated when you plan to enjoy the iPhone music on a Windows computer.
Also, if you record yourself singing a song or playing an instrument, transferring the demo to the computer for further optimization seems to be a perfect solution to handle your creation.
So, in this’s tutorial, you will find some practical methods to transfer music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a computer no matter what kind of music it will be, purchased Apple Music items, some non-Apple downloaded songs, or a self-made audio file.
Part 1 What you need to transfer music from iPhone to computer
To make a music transfer from an iOS device to a Windows computer, you need to get these things ready:
Part 2 How to move music from iPhone to computer
In this part, we’ll be seeing 3 methods that we can use to transfer songs from iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a computer. Pick up one that fits you most and start the music transfer right away.
Method 1 Use iTunes to move iPhone music to a computer
First, let’s focus on those music items that you’ve purchased from Apple Store.
To transfer the purchased music from your iPhone to a Windows computer, we may use iTunes to carry on the task.
Check this out:
Step 1 Sync your iPhone to iTunes
Take out a USB cable and connect the iPhone to the computer. iTunes will detect the iOS device and launch automatically.
Step 2 Transfer purchased music to iTunes
On iTunes, click File. And under the pull-down list, move your cursor to Devices and choose the Transfer Purchases from “iPhone” option.
Then, iTunes will start to sync your iPhone purchased music items to its Music Library.
Step 3 Download the iPhone music to PC
Next, go to the iTunes Music Library and locate the Recently Added folder. There, you will see all the purchased Apple music that you’ve just transferred to iTunes.
You can stop here and enjoy the music on your computer through iTunes Libary. Or, move the music to your computer. Select one or all of them and download them onto your computer hard drive.
In this way, your iPhone music can be easily copied to the computer hard drive.
Method 2 Transfer music from iPhone to a computer without iTunes
Besides iTunes, we can find multiple iOS file transfer tools like the iCareFone. Superior to iTunes, iCareFone can be the perfect connection between your iOS devices and computer.
With this iOS file transfer tool installed on your computer, you can easily transfer data and files like videos, audios (music, recordings, ringtones, podcasts), photos, contacts, messages, books from your iPhone to a PC, and vice verse.
Moreover, iCareFone will never overwrite your playlists, photo albums, and other categories while iTunes will.
Never mentioned that iCareFone has a very simple interface that you can easily locate every feature instead of searching for a while.
Simplicity, security, and efficiency are what you can find in iCareFone. Now, click the button below to download it on your computer for music transfer.
Step 1 Load up your iPhone to iCareFone
Launch iCareFone on your computer and then connect your iPhone to the computer. iCareFone will detect your iPhone and connect to it automatically.
Step 2 Transfer music and other audios from iPhone to PC
On iCareFone’s interface, click on Music.
Then, iCareFone will display all music and playlist on your iPhone. You may tick the target songs from the All Music list, click Export, choose Export to Computer, and decide the destination folder on your computer hard drive. Hit OK to complete.
Now, iCareFone will start to transfer the selected music from your iPhone to the computer hard drive. When the transfer is complete, open the folder you set up and check out the songs there.
Method 3 How to transfer music from iPhone to PC with Spotify and other similar music apps
If you’re using Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Google Play Music, or any other music apps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, there’s one easy way to transfer app music from your iOS device to a computer – download the PC version of the music app onto your computer.
We’re in the 2020s now. Every music app publisher knows their customers so well that they have foreseen your need of transferring the app music from your iPhone to the computer. Not to mention that some of these online music services as computer software.
As a result, you can get the PC version from the official website to your computer and download the music very easily.
What you should do is to google the music service you’re using on your iPhone and have access to the PC version of this app. Take Spotify as an example: