How to Transfer iTunes Library to Another Computer

Looking for possible methods to move iTunes library to new computer? Read the guide below to know how to make it.

Joy Taylor Posted on: Nov. 21, 2019, Last Updated: Nov. 21, 2019

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As you can see, there are a lot of users asking for tips to move iTunes library to new computer. That’s why the article is posted here. Possible ways are introduced to show how to transfer iTunes library to another computer. Let’s check together.

Way 1: Transfer iTunes Library to Another Computer via Migration Assistant

Migration Assistant enables you to move content on old Mac/PC to a new Mac. iTunes library, all documents, apps, user accounts and settings are included. Here take Mac to Mac transfer as an example.

1. On new Mac, open Migration Assistant in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder. When asked how you want to transfer your information, select the option to transfer from a Mac, Time Machine backup, or startup disk.

Image Credit: support.apple.com

Image Credit: support.apple.com

2. On old Mac, open Migration Assistant. When asked how you want to transfer your information, select the option to transfer to another Mac.

3. Select the information to transfer.

4. On new Mac, click Continue to start the transfer. If you have a lot of content, the transfer might take several hours to finish.

Image Credit: support.apple.com

Image Credit: support.apple.com

Way 2: Move iTunes Library to New Computer with Home Sharing

iTunes Home Sharing allows you to move iTunes library to new computer. Your two computers need to sign into the same iTunes account.

  1. Open iTunes on the old computer and select “Home Sharing” on the left side of iTunes under “Shared”. Or you can click File > Home Sharing to turn on this feature.
Move iTunes Library to New Computer with Home Sharing

Move iTunes Library to New Computer with Home Sharing

  1. Enter Apple account, and then click “Create Home Share”. You need to enable home sharing in both of your computers.
  2. After enabling sharing on the second PC, all your music, Podcasts, Videos, Playlists, Apps in iTunes library will be shared from the old computer.

Way 3: Transfer iTunes Library to Another Computer with AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans for iOS is an iOS content manager, available to help you transfer iTunes library to another computer. It can help you quickly transfer files stored on iTunes to computer or iOS device without erasing any data.

  1. Download and install AnyTrans for iOS on computer. Connect your iPhone with the tool. Choose iTunes Library option to enter iTunes page and wait for the data loading process.
Transfer iTunes Library to Another Computer with AnyTrans for iOS

Transfer iTunes Library to Another Computer with AnyTrans for iOS

  1. Select all files and click “To Device” button. Then wait for the transferring process.
Transfer iTunes Library to Another Computer with AnyTrans for iOS

Transfer iTunes Library to Another Computer with AnyTrans for iOS

  1. Open AnyTrans for iOS on new computer and launch it. Connect the iPhone with the new computer. Choose “Content to iTunes” option and click “>” button transfer iTunes library to another computer.
Transfer iTunes Library to Another Computer with AnyTrans for iOS

Transfer iTunes Library to Another Computer with AnyTrans for iOS

The Bottom Line

The three methods offered in our article would take times to help you transfer move iTunes library to new computer. If you have any better suggestion, welcome to share with us in the comment section below.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.