By AOMEI / Last Updated January 21, 2020

Why transfer music from iPhone to iTunes?

Music is one of the most important aspects of our lives. You may spend thousands of dollars and hours building an awesome music library on your iPhone. However, music on your iPhone might be in danger as millions of smartphones are lost, stolen or damaged every day. In this case, it’s quite necessary to backup your iPhone music.

iTunes is an application to organize and enjoy the music, movies and TV shows on your computer, So, you may choose to backup your iPhone music to iTunes. If you are seeking a way to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes for free, you can keep reading to know how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes on Windows computer.

How to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes directly?

1. Make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer, and launch iTunes.

2. Go to the Account > Authorizations and choose to Authorize This Computer in order to get the computer permitted to access and use your Apple ID.

3. Next, log in with your Apple ID and password, then click on the Authorize button to ensure the computer is authorized to play iTunes Store purchases.

4. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable, select File > Devices, and choose Transfer Purchases from [your iPhone name] to finish the process.

Transfer Purchased Music to PC

5. When the process has finished, click Recently Added in the left panel of iTunes to check the newly imported songs. If you need to save these items to your computer, choose the music and tap Download.

This is how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes directly. Needless to say, it is quite a complicated process to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes. In addition, you can only transfer your purchased content and can’t move your audio files between different sources.

Actually, if you want to transfer music from iPhone to computer to keep a backup, you can transfer your music from iPhone to computer directly via a third-party software like AOMEI MBackupper.

Another way to keep a copy of your music in iPhone

AOMEI MBackupper is a free and professional iPhone backup software, which can help you easily transfer not only music, but also messages, photos, videos and contacts to your PC with Windows system on a simple pane. And it has following advantages:

  • It has clear interface, user-friendly design, and no advertisings.

  • The transfer speed is so fast, saving much time.

  • It allows you to select the files or folders you want to backup.

  • It is fully compatible with almost all types of iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and latest iOS 13 (also compatible with older iOS versions)

Now, download AOMEI MBackupper, install and launch it. Then, follow the steps below to transfer music from iPhone to Windows 10/8/7 with AOMEI MBackupper:

1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable. Once connected, tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen. Open AOMEI MBackupper.

2. On the home screen, choose "Custom Backup".

Backup All

3. Click on the music icon to select the files you want to back up. After selection, click “OK”.

Click Music

4. Click the orange button Start Backup to execute the backup task.

Note: After the music transfer is completed successfully, you can see all backup tasks in the Backup Management.


  • Positioning: once click this option, the folder where the backup is stored will be opened.

  • Browse: you can preview photos from backup files.

  • Delete: you can only delete the backup task in the list or delete the backup task and files together.


You can learn how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes above. However, sometimes you could not use iTunes due to problems with updating the App. In addition, the procedures and interface of iTunes are quite complicated that using iTunes would really take a long time for you to transfer music.

Therefore, AOMEI MBackupper may be more suitable for iPhone backup on Windows 10/8/7. It is totally free and gives you more flexible selections with simple operations. So, if you want to backup music from your iPhone to Windows computer, you can try AOMEI MBackupper.