iPhone is a great music player, but the storage of iPhone is limited, you need to transfer music from iPhone to a computer for backup. Migrating or rebuilding the music library on a Mac computer couldn’t be a breeze if you don’t have a few techniques. Many people choose to re-rip stocks of CD to get the music back to iTunes on Mac, or regretfully repurchase the contents they already own.
But as the matter of fact, you don’t have to repopulate your Mac computer from scratch. Read on this tutorial and you’ll learn how to transfer the music from your iPhone back to Mac.
Method 1. Transfer music from iPhone to Mac with iTunes
If your music files on iPhone are purchased from iTunes Store, this method is very suitable.
Step 1. Open iTunes on Mac.
Step 2. Make sure your iPhone is well-connected to Mac via lighting cable.
Step 3. Go to File > Devices and click “Transfer Purchases from [your device]”.
Then, the music will be transferred from iPhone to Mac.
Method 2. Transfer music from iPhone to Mac with Airdrop
Step 1. Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on iPhone and Mac at the same time. This will turn on Airdrop automatically.
Step 2. Find the file you want to transfer from iPhone to Mac in the Music app. Please make sure that this file is not in editing.
Step 3. Tap the button “Share” and then tap the Mac which name is yours.
Step 4. If you can’t find the Mac with your name, you could enable the option “Allow me to be discovered by”.
Step 5. There will be an alert window with the button Accept when the files are on the way of transferring, tap “Accept”.
Step 6. After the transferring, locate the file and open it with the appropriate app.
Method 3. Transfer music from iPhone to Mac with iCloud Music Library
Besides iCloud Backup and iCloud Drive, there is one more iCloud function here.
Step 1. Go to Settings > Music.
Step 2. Find iCloud Music Library and turn it on.
Step 3. Open the iTunes on your Mac.
Step 4. Click “iTunes” on the menu bar and select the option “Preference”.
Step 5. Enable the option “iCloud Music Library“.
Step 6. Finish this process by clicking “OK”.
Method 4: Export music from iPhone to Mac with MobiMover
Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your Mac with a USB cable. Tap Trust This Computer on your iPhone screen to continue if necessary. Open EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac and choose the iDevice to Mac on the main screen.
Step 2. MobiMover will automatically load and select all the transferable items on your iPhone/iPad. To transfer music from iPhone/iPad to Mac, you can either use the 1-Click Transfer feature as shown you here or use the custom transfer feature by clicking your device name in the main interface and choosing Audio > Music.
Step 3. Then, go to the upper-right corner on the screen, and click the Folder icon to set the storage path for iPhone music to be exported. You are free to save the files anywhere on your computer as you like.
Step 4. Now, click the Transfer button to begin transferring iPhone music to your Mac. When the shifting finishes, click View to check the music files.
After learning about how to transfer music from iPhone to Mac, you can do it with ease.