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Check out these quick tips to transfer music from an iPhone to a Mac, including your purchased songs from Music app and non-purchased ones.
Depending on the macOS version your Mac has, this article gathers several different ways to transfer your music from iPhone and save it onto Mac desktop.
With a large collection of music trapped in the iPhone, owners are at no loss to play and control the music at any time. But sometimes you'll want to keep a same copy of songs onto the Mac for backup, editing and sharing - say you got a new MacBook, so transferring music can be a good option.
Syncing music from iPhone to Mac can be also helpful if you're about to share your favorite tracks between Apple products without download anything form online source. Once the music content is transferred, you can organize the tacks you have on the iPhone into one folder on your Mac.
Here's how to set up the transfer on any Mac and enjoy the music on the desktop. Check the version of macOS your Mac is running and pick the most suitable method.
If you pay for the subscription and become a membership of Apple Music, your music is transferred automatically between iPhone and Mac that are signed with the same Apple ID.
This sounds cool, and to make the sync take effect, you need to turn on Sync Library (or iCloud Music Library) on both your iPhone and you Mac machine.
Step 1: Make sure you have a paid subscription for Apple Music
Navigate to Settings > Music on your device, then tap Join Apple Music. On the pop-up screen, choose a subscription plan and sign in your Apple ID to confirm.
You can also make the purchase right from Apple Music app by tapping Listen Now tab, then tapping your profile picture in the upper right to see your subscription in the account page.
Step 2: Enable Sync Library on your iPhone
On your iPhone, tap Settings > Music, then turn on the toggle for Sync Library. If you're using an older iPhone, it should be iCloud Music Library.
Step 3: Enable Sync Library on Mac
The last step is to switch on the feature on your Mac so the Apple Music on iPhone are able to being synced.
This works regardless of the Mac and iPhone you're using, and works for transferring the songs that are not downloaded from Apple Music and iTunes Store.
The simpler and easier transfer option you might consider is using iPhone Data Transfer for Mac tool. It's a comprehensive tool that makes transferring music from an iPhone to a Mac, between two iOS devices, or between iPhone and PC a cinch.
The software offers more insight and control on your music library. You can sync all or a selection of your music on iPhone to your Mac.
Designed with ease of use in mind, simply install the software on your Mac, click multiple songs you really want to sync from iPhone, and your music will transfer across in a matter of seconds or minutes.
1. Launch iPhone Data Transfer utility on your Mac. Close iTunes if it's running.
2. Connect your iPhone to your Mac for the music transfer affair. You should see the device information on the screen once the tool detects your phone.
3. Click "Music" tab from the sidebar on the left. That will take you to access your music library and music that's on your iPhone.
4. To import music to Mac, click on the songs individually ready for transfer.
5. When you're satisfy with your selections, click Export icon at the toolbar at the top, and choose Export to Mac option to instantly save your music onto desktop.
If you have music purchased from iTunes Store, try to open iTunes to move those songs to your Mac from iPhone. It's pretty easy to do.
Know that Apple killed up iTunes app starting with macOS Catalina, so the process for transfer purchased music has switched to Apple Music through Sync Library feature.
So open your Mac that is running with macOS Mojave 10.14 or older version, then do the following:
Any songs from iPhone will be added to iTunes library on your Mac. If you have a large library, the transfer should take for a while.