2 Tips to Merge iTunes Libraries

Want to know how to consolidate two iTunes libraries? Read the post to get two possible methods to merge iTunes libraries.

By iMobie | Posted on: Dec. 03, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 29, 2019

How do I merge two iTunes libraries?

Can you merge iTunes accounts?

How to merge 2 iTunes libraries?

I need to merge 2 iTunes libraries into 1 computer: I want my iMac’s library to be merged on my MBP’s library on my MBP. Is there a simple way?

If you have such doubt in mind as well, you are on the right page. Possible ways to merge iTunes libraries are offered in the post. Read to know the details.

Method 1: Merge iTunes Libraries Automatically

  1. On computer, open iTunes. Choose Files > Organize Library.
Merge iTunes Libraries

Merge iTunes Libraries

  1. Check Consolidate files option.
Merge iTunes Libraries

Merge iTunes Libraries

Method 2: Merge iTunes Libraries Manually

  1. Option + Click iTunes > Choose Library.. > Choose the source iTunes library.
  2. File > Library > Export. Rename the exported file(s) so you know which is which if you’re merging multiple libraries. Save it to desktop.
How to Merge iTunes Libraries

How to Merge iTunes Libraries

  1. Close iTunes > Option + Click iTunes > Choose Library… In this step, choose the target iTunes library.
  2. File > Library > Import Playlist. Navigated to desktop to pick the .xml you created in Step 2. iTunes imported all the music, movies, shows, books, etc. and kept the meta data intact.
How to Merge iTunes Libraries

How to Merge iTunes Libraries

The Bottom Line

That’s all for the tips to merge iTunes libraries. Hope they will work for you. If you have any better suggestion, welcome to share with us in the comment section below.


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