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How to Use iTransfer: Manage & Transfer Music

face Peter Rugg Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:52 PM

iTransfer (download link: for Mac, for PC) is a robust and full-featured utility that makes it easy to manage and transfer contents amongst your iOS devices, Android devices, iTunes and computer. It does everything from migration of media content between your mobile devices and computer all the way through to rebuilding your entire iTunes library, to creating, deleting, renaming playlists, fixing music ID3 tags and moving tracks from one playlist to another on your iPhone library, and even to rooting your Android phones and more.

Now, we will show you how to manage and transfer your different types of media files respectively. Click any article on the list below to get into the detailed instructions. Note that the process is exactly the same whether you own a Windows PC or a Mac.

Part 3: Transfer & Manage Music, Podcasts, iTunes U, Audiobooks

The artilce includes 3 parts. 1) Transfer tracks from iOS & Android devices to computer, iTunes library and other iOS & Android devices; 2) Add media files from iTunes & computer to your iOS & Android devices; 3) Manage music and playlists in media library of your device

1) Transfer tracks from iOS & Android to Mac/ PC, iTunes and other iOS & Android devices

  • Launch the software and plug your iOS & Android device into the computer. If you have more than one device connected, please select the one that you want to transfer music and other audio files from in the upper left-hand corner of the interface.
  • Click Music button on the navigation bar, this will bring up its music window, as image given below. You can see your tunes are sorted by several categories on the left sidebar: Music, iTunes U, Podcasts, Audiobooks, Playlists. Clicking on any of these categories will display its content on the right pane. By default, the selected category is Music.
  • Next, select the songs and other audio files you want to transfer to your computer, iTunes library or another device. You can choose to pick the entire media library (by checking the box under Add button on the top row), a specific playlist, or individual tunes (Ctrl+click on PC, Cmd+click on Mac).
  • Press Export button on the top row under navigation menu, then select where your want to save the songs to from its drop-down menu: Export to PC/Mac, or Export to iTunes, and Export to [your another device] are available.
  • Wait while the tool transfers your songs.

It should be noted that the Export to iTunes option included in Export drop-down menu is only available on the Windows version of iTransfer software, if you're using a Mac verison, you will have to back to the main interface and use Rebuild iTunes Library shortcut.

2) Add media files from iTunes & computer to your iOS & Android devices

To import media files from your Mac/ PC's and put onto your devices, follow:

  • Click Add button on the top row. From its drop-down menu, select Add File to add individual tracks, or Add folder to import an entire folder of music files from computer. Alternatively, use drag-n-drop feature to add files directly from your machine.
  • Next, in the opening dialog, browse your local folder on your computer and select songs to import. Keep in mind that the software will recognize the incompatible file(s) and automatically convert to a format that suitable for your device before adding.

To add music from your iTunes library, please back to the main interface and use the Transfer iTunes Media to Device feature.

3) Manage music in your device media library

Select one or more songs, then from right-click context menu, you can

  • Rename your song;
  • Delete it from your device (alternatively, use the Delete button on the top row)
  • Fix music info (album, artist, year, genre, etc.) automatically or manually;
  • Export to your Mac/ PC's/ iTunes/ device;
  • Add to a (or another) playlist,
  • Check music info.

Right click on a specific playlist on the left pane, then from right-click context menu, you can

  • Create a new playlist;
  • Rename the playlist;
  • Export the full playlist of tracks to your PC/ Mac
  • Export the full playlist of tracks to iTunes (this feature only works on PC only. You'll have to use Rebuild iTunes Library shortcut on the main interface of the software for Mac users)
  • Export the full playlist of tracks to your iOS & Android device;
  • Delete the playlist from your device, but the tracks will still existing on your media library.

There are two ways you can follow to fix the music ID3 tags including Name, Artist, Album, Genre, Year, Track No.

A. Fix ID3 tags in batch automatically.

  • Click Music button on the top menu, and check the song(s) you want to fix ID3 tags
  • Right click on them, select Fix Music Info from the right-click context menu.
  • Hit Yes to confirm the pop-up message, the process of fixing music ID3 tags begins.

B. Fix ID3 tags manually one-by-one.

  • Click Music button on the top menu, and select a tune you want to fix ID3 tags
  • Right click on it, select Fix Music Info from the right-click context menu; alternatively, you click the Pen icon that appears on the far right side of the selected song.
  • A ID3 tags editing window comes up on the right pane.
  • Simply press the identify button on the bottom, it will scan the Gracenote database automatically and return the complete ID3 info for the track. You can edit them manually or leave them at default.
  • Click Save to complete the process or hit the Undo to abandon the revise.

Additionally, the program gives you ability to remove duplicate music files automatically.

  • Click Music category on the left pane, then click De-Duplicate button on the top row
  • A window will pop up, with all the duplicate songs filtered by Name on there. You can tick the Artist and Album filters if required. Now, simply click Delete Duplicates.
  • That's it!

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