By Dylan / Last Updated March 11, 2021

How to transfer music from iPhone to computer free?

I just want to enjoy my purchased music on my computer, but I don’t know what I should do. Is there a free way to export iPhone music? Any kindly advice will be appreciated.

- Question from Apple Community

Speaking of transferring music from iPhone to computer, many users may think about iTunes-it’s the official tool. With this software, you can only choose to backup all your library of iPhone (including music) or transfer purchased music from iPhone to computer. Actually there are more easier or faster way to perform it.

Here, we would like to introduce 3 common ways of how to transfer music from iPhone to computer for free.

Method 1. Transfer purchased music from iPhone to computer using iTunes

If you have purchased the songs, you can easily transfer music from iPhone to computer for free with iTunes. You just need to use “Transfer Purchases from iPhone” feature. It could also be used to transfer photos from iPhone to PC.

Specific steps to move purchased music:

Step 1. Download and install the iTunes for Windows, connect your iPhone with your computer.

Step 2. Open iTunes, and click “File” at the upper left corner, and choose “Devices” > “Transfer Purchaseds from xxx iPhone” and wait till the transferring process ends.

Transfer Purchased Music Itunes

Step 3. Click “Recently Added” at the left side, select the purchased music and click “Download” button at the lower right corner.

It is worth mentioning that the purchased music are encrypted, so iTunes might ask you to authorize the computer. Just click "Account" > "Authorization". and authorize this computer.

Method 2. Transfer from iPhone to computer without iTunes

iTunes can be a good choice for move purchased music to a Windows PC. If you want to transfer non-purchsed music to computer, I would like to introduce you a professional transfer too- AOMEI MBackupper. It helps you to import your iPhone music to computer sucessfully. And with its intuitive interface, the whole operation can be finished in a few click. And here are features you may want to know:

Music files selectively. Unlike iTunes, you can move music files whether purchased or non-purchased as you like. What’s more, you don’t need to move the songs from your iPhone to computer.

Widely compatible. Support Windows-based operating system, including Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and all iOS system, even compatible with the latest IOS 14/13. That’s to say, you can transfer music from iPhone 6, 8, X, XR, 11, 12, iPad 8/Air 4 to Windows 10, 8, 7 computer.

Now you can follow the steps below to see how to use this tool.

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Select Transfer to Computer at the bottom.

Transfer to Computer

Step 3. Click the plus icon to add music from computer.

Select Music

Step 4. Click Transfer to start export iPhone music immediately.

Transfer Music

Now, you can go to the backup path and listen to your music with the installed player. If you still want to use iTunes for backup, you can continue to see below.

Note: AOMEI MBackuper is also an excellent iPhone backup software. It is very important to backup iPhone in case data loss.

Method 3. Back up music from iPhone to computer via iTunes backup

To transfer all music and other data from iPhone to computer with iTunes, you need to make use of the backup feature in Summary. But I have to say that the backup is not accessed and you can only listen to music after restoring the image to another iPhone. Even worse, it will wipe the current data on your iPhone.

Detailed steps to backup music using iTunes:

Step 1. Install and launch the latest iTunes version on your computer, connect your iPhone to computer, then click iPhone device icon > ”Summary” > “This computer” >”Back up Now” and wait for the final result. After that, you still need to restore all your library data including music with “Restore Backup” feature.

Backup Using Itunes

In the end

Many users want to transfer music from iPhone to computer with the best software. But which one is the best one? By comparison, AOMEI MBackupper is by far the best software.

It not only can download music from iPhone to computer, but also offer you very fast transfer speed, allows you export music files selectively, listen to music without restoration first. Besides, this software is user friendly and users can use it smoothly.

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