Sooner or later it happens to almost every iPhone and iPod owner. Some or all of your music gets stuck on your device and iTunes won't help you copy it from your device back to your computer. That's where iExplorer comes in. The following tutorial gives you step-by-step directions explaining how to easily move your music from any iPhone, iPad or iPod to iTunes.
What you will need
- An iPhone, iPad, or iPod
- A Mac or PC with iTunes installed
- USB cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
Before you begin
If you don't already have iExplorer installed, click here for more information, or download it using the link below.Download for Mac
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Follow these steps to transfer songs from an iPhone or iPad to your computer:
- Connect your iPhone, iPod or iPad & open iExplorer.
- Click the Music button on the Device Overview screen (or Media Library in the left panel).
- Once your media loads, choose from the following:
- SELECTED TRACKS - Select any in the main window (hold Control (PC) or Command (Mac) to select more than one) and use the Transfer from Device menu.
- DRAG & DROP - Select any tracks in the main window (hold Control (PC) or Command (Mac) to select more than one) and then simply drag & drop them to your computer.
- AUTO TRANSFER - Click the Auto Transfer Button > Auto-Recover All Items to iTunes > Start Auto Transfer.
To transfer songs to your iTunes music library from your iPhone, iPod or iPad, first open iExplorer on your Mac or PC. Then, go ahead and connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod with its USB cable to your computer. Once the device is connected, iTunes may prompt you to sync your device - click "No" or "Cancel." Until all of your music have been transferred back to into iTunes we recommend that you avoid syncing the device to iTunes as, in some cases, doing this may result in the permanent loss of data from your device.
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