How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac

“My old MacBook Air died last week suddenly and I didn’t backup the music on it. But I have all the music in my iPhone. I purchased a brand new MacBook yesterday. Now I want to know how to transfer music from iPhone to Mac.”
Asked by Kim

Many of you may have the same question with Kim. You have music on your iPhone and just want to transfer them to Mac for backup or other usages. The first thing comes into your mind will be iTunes. However, it can only transfer purchased music from iPhone. Apparently, it is not enough. You also have songs ripped from CDs and download from internet. How to transfer all the music from iPhone to Mac? Read this article, I will show you the easiest way to import any song from iPhone to Mac computer. You just need to use iPhone Transfer software.

iPhone Transfer can load all the files in your iPhone and transfer music, photos, videos, contacts, messages, playlist, voice memos, ringtones, TV shows, movies and other files from iPhone to Mac for you. Just a few clicks, you can get music from iPhone to Mac with it. You can even transfer music from iPhone to iPhone and transfer music from iPhone to iTunes easily.

In this article, we have two parts:

Part 1. How to Transfer Any Music from iPhone to Mac

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Mac

Run this transfer software on your Mac and connect your iPhone to Mac via USB cable. The software will easily recognize your iPhone and load your iPhone to its interface. If your iTunes runs automatically, please close it. You will see the basic information of your iPhone on the interface.

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Step 2. Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac

On the left side of the interface, you will see a data menu. Here lists all the data you can transfer from/to your iPhone. Go to the “Media” section, the software will show you all the media files, such as music, videos, movies, TV shows, voice memos, ringtones, etc. on your iPhone. Select “Music” section on the top menu, all your music on iPhone is here. You can select all of them or the songs you want to download to your Mac easily.

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To make it easier to find the music you want, you can search the artiest, album name with the search function or just sort the list according to music name, time, size, artiest, genre and so on. Once you find all the music you want to transfer from iPhone to Mac, click “Export to” option and select “Export to Mac” in the drop-down list. The software will begin to copy music from iPhone to Mac for you. Once the software finishes the transferring, you will find all the music on your Mac easily. You can even directly copy the music from iPhone to iTunes library on your Mac by selecting “Export to iTunes Library”.

Part 2. How to Transfer Purchase Music from iPhone to Mac

Step 1. Authorize Mac for your iPhone

Run iTunes on your Mac and connect your iPhone to your Mac via USB cable. iTunes will load your iPhone to it easily. Go to “Store” > “Authroize this computer”. You need to log in your Apple account here.

authorize computer

Step 2. Transfer Purchase Music from iPhone to iTunes on Mac

Go to the “Files” > “Devices” > “Transfer Purchased from iPhone”. All the purchase files on your iPhone will be transferred to your iTunes easily, including music, movies, TV shows, ringtones and so on.

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That’s all for transferring music from iPhone to Mac. I hope you can follow my article and copy all your music from iPhone to Mac easily. iPhone Transfer can also transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac and movies, videos, playlist, TV shows, voice memos, ringtones, etc. from iPhone to Mac for you.

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