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How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer without iTunes

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Transferring music from iPhone to computer with both purchased and non-purchased songs isn’t always as easy as it seems. If you have music on your iPhone which you hadn’t purchased through iTunes and you attempt to transfer music between computer and iPhone, iTunes will simply remove it from your device and you’ll have to manually download it once more. With this in mind, today we are going to be taking a look at some of the methods which are specific to certain transfer music from iPhone to computer.

Additionally, it is worth noting that all of the methods that we are going to be discussing today are compatible with both Windows and Mac computers as dr.fone is available for both of these platforms.

Before we hop into the methods about How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer, each of them starts off with the same couple of steps. These steps are:

Step #1 – Download and install the dr.fone – Transfer(iOS) on your computer. Once installed, launch the program.

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Step #2 – If your iPhone isn’t already connected to your computer then go ahead and connect it using a USB cable now.

Method 1. Copying Non-Purchased Songs from iPhone to computer

The first method that we’re going to look at allows you to transfer music from iPhone to computer, which you haven’t purchased.

Step #3 – First of all, it’s important to make sure that the iTunes “auto-sync” feature is disabled before going on.

Step #4 – To disable auto-sync, open up the iTunes program, click on the “Preferences…” option, and select the “Devices” option. From here, select the “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”, followed by clicking on the “OK” button.

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Step #5 – On the dr.fone program, click on the “Music” tab located on the top panel.

Step #6 – From here you will be able to view all of the music, as well as your podcasts and other audio files, which are stored on your iPhone.

Step #7 – Take a few minutes to go through your audio files and select all of the music which you’d like to transfer between your iPhone and computer. After selecting all of the songs that you’d like transferred, click on the “Export” button.

Step #8 – A display will appear allowing you to select the folder where you want these songs to be stored. Simply select where you want them to be stored and you will have successfully been able to transfer music between computer and iPhone.

This is just one aspect of transferring music from iPhone to computer for you. Interested in some of the other methods available for transferring music? If so, read on.


Method 2. Transferring Purchased Songs from iPhone to computer

The next method that we’re going to look into allows you to easily transfer music which you had purchased from the iTunes store, without running into any issues.

Note: unlike the other two methods which we are looking at today, this method does not require you to use dr.fone. However, it is useful to have dr.fone installed at all times.

Step #3 – Start by disabling the iTunes “auto-sync feature”. To do so, simply follow the path “Preferences…”, “Devices”, and enable the “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically” option.

Step #4 – Next, launch iTunes and head over to the iTunes store. At the top of the iTunes program, click on the “Store” tab and select “Authorize This Computer”.

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Step #5 – You will then be prompted to sign in with your Apple ID. It’s important that you sign in with the same Apple ID which you had purchased music from the iTunes store with.

Step #6 – Once you’re signed in, right click on your device on the left panel of the program, and click on the “Transfer Purchases” option.

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Your iTunes account purchases will then be synced with iTunes and you will now be able to access all of your purchased music on your computer.


Method 3. How to Transfer Music Between Computer and iPhone Without iTunes

The last method that we’re going to be taking a look at uses dr.fone – Transfer in order to transfer music from your computer, onto your iPhone, without having to use iTunes.

Step #3 – Again, start off by disabling the “auto-sync” feature on iTunes. In order to do this, click on the “Preferences” option, followed by clicking on the “Devices” option, and lastly ticking the box “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”. Click “OK”.

Step #4 – Next, on dr.fone, select the “Music” tab located on the top panel of the program. This will display all of the music which is currently stored on your device.

Step #5 – Once you’ve done that, click on the “Add” option. This will prompt you to direct yourself to your computer files and select the music that you’d like to be added to your device.


Step #6 – After selecting the music, click on the “Open” button and the transfer will begin.

By following each of these steps, with dr.fone – Transfer you are able to easily transfer music from iPhone to computer in a matter of minutes. No matter how much music you are looking to transfer, or if you’re looking to transfer podcasts as well, dr.fone can help you out.

What dr.fone Has to Offer

Today we took a look at how you can use dr.fone optimally in order to transfer music from iPhone to computer or from computer to your iOS device, although I think it is worth looking at some of the other features that dr.fone has to offer.

File Explorer.

With dr.fone, you are able to freely take a look around all of the files that are stored on your computer without having to worry about any of the limitations which are placed on your files by iTunes.

File Control.

If you’ve ever been trying to make some space on your iPhone by deleting pictures, then you will understand the hassle that it can be to manually select each picture. Luckily, with the help of dr.foneyou are able to select multiple pictures at once and delete several of them at once, making the process as easy as ever.

dr.fone – Root: Root Android Devices.

Although we have focused primarily on iOS, there are some features for Android devices included in dr.fone. Similar to how iOS users can jailbreak their device to gain more access over their device, Android users are able to root their device. In the past, this has been difficult, although thanks to dr.fone you are able to root your device with just one click.

dr.fone – Switch: Phone to Phone Transfer.

One of the biggest struggles when getting yourself a new phone is the realization that you will have to manually transfer the data from your old phone, over to your new phone. dr.fone allows you to connect both your old and new phones, and transfer the data directly over to your new phone.

iOS Errors.

iOS devices are prone to errors which prevent iTunes from detecting their connection. With dr.fone, you are able to fix these errors and use iTunes as you please.

So as you can see, dr.fone – Transfer(iOS) undoubtedly has some of the best and most useful features that a program could have and on top of that, it goes much further than simply being able to transfer music from iPhone to computer. If you don’t already have your hands on a copy of this program, then go get one now.

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