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Therm0856 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do you copy music from iphone to itunes on another computer?


iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1
  • 1. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,780 points)

    The iphone is not a storage/backup device.

     

    The sync is one way - computer to iphone.  The exception is itunes purchases:  File>Transfer Purchases

     

     

    Copy everything from your old computer or your backup copy of your old computer to your new one.

  • 2. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    Therm0856 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thats the problem, old computer might be dead someone poured soda pop on it and if my clean up attempt doesnt work I will have no access to those files and this happened before I could back everything up unfortunately.

  • 3. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    ED3K Level 4 Level 4 (1,760 points)
  • 4. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    ericerjames Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Livelyoiz wrote:

     

    I use iRip 2, but it is not free.

     

    It is very good, though.

     

    --K

     

    Make sure you reset your computer back to original defaults then plug in your iPhone into another computer when iTunes pops up hit the tab store at the top of the page authorize computer and then go to iTunes tab and choose it will bring options up the one you want is to copy songs from iPhone to iTunes.

    That will work well.

     

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  • 5. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    NicolasYolanda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can get a long list by reading this thread from Apple discussions first

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2452022

     

    Or you may follow the following guide:

    Pop into iTunes and choose File –> New Playlist. Now rename it to something logical: I use "iPhone Sync":

     

    Now you can just drag and drop music from your iTunes library (in iTunes, needless to say) into this new playlist. When you're ready, you'll see a bunch of music happily ensconced in the playlist.

     

    Cool. Now click on the "Music" tab and you'll see that you can select "sync playlist". Do that, then select the new iPhone sync playlist you've created.

     

    Set things up just as I have shown and that's all there is to it. Now click "Sync" in iTunes and it'll synchronize your music from iPhone to iTunes music library and next time you click on that ole' "iPod" button on the iPhone, your selections from you music library will be present.

  • 6. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    DavidOdin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ericerjames wrote:

     

    Make sure you reset your computer back to original defaults then plug in your iPhone into another computer when iTunes pops up hit the tab store at the top of the page authorize computer and then go to iTunes tab and choose it will bring options up the one you want is to transfer songs from iPhone to iTunes.

    That will work well.

     

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    You don't have to reset your computer. If you want to move the library, use iTunes. If you want to move some specific songs, you can try iCloud.

  • 7. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    Reginaliya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    DavidOdin wrote:

     

    ericerjames wrote:

     

    Make sure you reset your computer back to original defaults then plug in your iPhone into another computer when iTunes pops up hit the tab store at the top of the page authorize computer and then go to iTunes tab and choose it will bring options up the one you want is to transfer songs from iPhone to iTunes.

    That will work well.

     

    <Link Edited By Host>

    You don't have to reset your computer. If you want to move the library, use iTunes. If you want to move some specific songs, you can try iCloud.

    The iphone is not a backup device.

     

    Copy everything from your old computer, or your backup copy of your old computer to your new one.

  • 8. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    Poojaarna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I posted this before and it got removed.... probably for "advertising" or some crap.... I'm not trying to sell anything, I'm just trying to help. So I'm posting it again in hopes that it makes someone's day

     

    The first thing you need to do (FOR MAC ONLY) is to go here and download this free program (trust me, I'm usually hesitant on downloading stuff, but this program is a life saver!). The download took a total of maybe 10 seconds... user friendly and extremely simple program, as you'll soon find out.

     

    Once you've successfully installed DeTune, run the program! Once you connect your device, it will automatically show what device is connected. You're ready...

     

    Step One: Connect your iPhone to your laptop (USB) - ignore iTunes if it opens, but CANCEL any sync that may occur (if it doesn't; even better!)

    Step Two: In DeTune, it should automatically recognize your device (iPhone) and show all of the data in an iTunes-style display. On the left-hand side, you'll see tabs for Music, Podcasts, etc. (JUST LIKE iTUNES) Step Three: THIS STEP IS NOT NECESSARY, but I highly recommend it to keep all of your stuff organized: Create a new folder on your desktop (title it whatever, I used "iPhone Transfers")

    Step Four: In DeTune, select everything you want to transfer. DRAG AND DROP it into the folder you made on your desktop... wait for the copying to complete.

    Step Five: Stare at the screen in complete awe and amazement as all of your music is now comfortably sitting on your desktop waiting to be imported into your iTunes music library!

    My files were in m4a format, so you may not be able to simply drag and drop. Import them into iTunes via FILE ---> ADD TO LIBRARY, then select the files.... Don't know why you can't just drag and drop, but that works just the same.

     

    I hope this helped! I know I was in the same boat for quite a while, and am VERY pleased with this program. I bet my post disappears within a week

     

    Good luck and Happy New Year!!!

  • 9. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    JosephBaker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Poojaarna wrote:

     

    I posted this before and it got removed.... probably for "advertising" or some crap.... I'm not trying to sell anything, I'm just trying to help. So I'm posting it again in hopes that it makes someone's day

     

    The first thing you need to do (FOR MAC ONLY) is to go here and download this free program (trust me, I'm usually hesitant on downloading stuff, but this program is a life saver!). The download took a total of maybe 10 seconds... user friendly and extremely simple program, as you'll soon find out.

     

    Once you've successfully installed DeTune, run the program! Once you connect your device, it will automatically show what device is connected. You're ready...

     

    Step One: Connect your iPhone to your laptop (USB) - ignore iTunes if it opens, but CANCEL any sync that may occur (if it doesn't; even better!)

    Step Two: In DeTune, it should automatically recognize your device (iPhone) and show all of the data in an iTunes-style display. On the left-hand side, you'll see tabs for Music, Podcasts, etc. (JUST LIKE iTUNES) Step Three: THIS STEP IS NOT NECESSARY, but I highly recommend it to keep all of your stuff organized: Create a new folder on your desktop (title it whatever, I used "iPhone Transfers")

    Step Four: In DeTune, select everything you want to transfer. DRAG AND DROP it into the folder you made on your desktop... wait for the copying to complete.

    Step Five: Stare at the screen in complete awe and amazement as all of your music is now comfortably sitting on your desktop waiting to be imported into your iTunes music library!

    My files were in m4a format, so you may not be able to simply drag and drop. Import them into iTunes via FILE ---> ADD TO LIBRARY, then select the files.... Don't know why you can't just drag and drop, but that works just the same.

     

    I hope this helped! I know I was in the same boat for quite a while, and am VERY pleased with this program. I bet my post disappears within a week

     

    Good luck and Happy New Year!!!

    When I drag and drop, it doesn't work a bit. But lately I try to with iTunes installed, it worked.

    I think the core of this tool still using iTunes, not isolated.

  • 10. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    Tina485 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Usually, an iPhone can authorize up to 5 computers. If you have authorized 5 other computers, you may go to cancel one or two.

     

    It is super easy to extract music from iPhone to computer with the free online iPhone/iPod/iPad transfer, then

     

    If you just want to transfer purchased contents via iTunes from iPhone to another computer, just try iTunes.

  • 11. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    thefergstergolf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No wonder they take some of these comments off- nice one Tina or whover you are-  that link takes you to a PAY software site (like many of these places they do not advertise anywhere that it costs you- you have to downlaod and go thru everything first before they hit you wih a bill.)

  • 12. Re: how to copy songs from iphone to itunes
    lydiasracket Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found this thread after I lost 4 TB of music, movies and TV shows .  In a round about way I found DeTune by HeadLightSoft.

     

    DeTune reads your iDevice then allows you to copy all of the music to your local hard drive.  From there you drag those files into iTunes.  One thing that I have found that is nice is you still retain all of the MetaData on your music.  DeTune seems to allow you to select songs by playlist, so you can essentially pick and choose which set of songs you wish to recover from your iDevice.

     

    Good luck all.