By Lena / Last Updated November 20, 2020

You have downloaded lots of songs on your iPhone, iPod or iPad so that you can enjoy the music wherever you are. Now for some reason, you want to move them to your computer. iTunes is the default program for music management and it indeed can help sync music to computer, however, the music supported is limited to the purchased items on your device.

Fortunately, there’s one third-party tool can help you transfer both purchased and non-purchased music from iPhone/iPod to computer. Let’s jump right in.

How to Transfer Non Purchased Music from iPhone to Computer?

Since iTunes has its limitations, only can help you transfer purchased songs to computer, you can take the assistance of one third-party tool named AOMEI MBackupper to better manage your music. It’s one professional iPhone transfer tool for Windows PCs.

★ Easy to use. Unlike iTunes complicated interface, it has a clear interface and user-friendly design, you can complete the transfer in only a few clicks.
★ Transfer selected songs. It lets you transfer all songs in one-click or only transfer the selected songs.
★ Fast transfer speed. Its transfer speed is higher than the average speed on the market: 1000 songs can be transferred in only 9 minutes and 13 seconds.
★ Widely compatible. It supports all iPhone, iPod, and iPad models and is fully compatible with the latest iOS 14.

Download the tool on your computer and follow the steps below to transfer non-purchased music from iPhone to computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable > Enter the passcode to give your computer access to your device > Click Transfer to Computer option.

Transfer to Computer

Step 2. Click "+" to choose the songs you want to transfer to computer.

Select Files

Step 3. Choose the songs you want to transfer to computer and click OK.

Choose Songs

Step 4. Select the storage path > Click the Transfer button to start.


→ Note: AOMEI MBackupper can also help you transfer purchased and non-purchased music from computer to iPhone. You can go to this Transfer Non-Purchased Music to iPhone guide to learn more.

Transfer Non Purchased Music from iPod to Computer

There’s a way that you can have a try to transfer non-purchased music from iPod to iTunes. This method is kind of complicated compared to the above method.

Step 1. Connect your iPod to computer via the USB cable > Open “My Computer” and your iPod will be shown up there.

Step 2. Click Tools in the menu bar of Windows explorer > Select Folder Options > View > Check Show hidden files and folders.

Show Hidden Files

▲ The process of showing your hidden files may leave your important system folder exposed, please be careful.

Step 3. Head back to “My Computer” and double-click your iPod > Find and open iPod_Control folder.

Step 4. Find Music folder and copy the whole folder to your computer.

iPod Music Folder

Step 5. Run iTunes > Click File > Add Folder to Library... to add the music folder to your iTunes library.

Step 6. Finally, click Edit > Preferences > Advanced, and check "Keep iTunes Media Folder Organized".

You can click Recently Added in the left panel of iTunes to check the newly imported songs. If you want to download the imported songs on your computer, you can click the Download button to download it on your computer.


That’s all for how to transfer non-purchased music from iPhone/iPod to computer.

  • The easiest way to achieve the goal is using AOMEI MBackupper, it can help you transfer both purchased and non-purchased music to computer.

  • Or if you own one iPod, you can try to first transfer music from iPod to iTunes and then download them on your computer.

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