How to Get Back Songs Deleted from iTunes Library

Accidentally erased songs from your iTunes library and wonder how to get them back without barriers? This tutorial will guide you how to get back songs deleted from iTunes library step-by-step.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 14, 2020

iTunes is a multi-media manager that enables Apple users to save their favorites (videos, songs, podcasts, tones, audiobooks, etc.), sync media content with their devices or make backups of their devices. With these features of iTunes, you have the ability to manage your music on the go. However, chances are, you’ve deleted songs from iTunes library accidentally under the following different situations:

  • While trying to delete unwanted songs from iTunes, you carelessly deleted the needed ones.
  • Intending to update iTunes to the latest version and accidentally wiped the songs in iTunes library.
  • While copying hundreds of selected songs from your iTunes to an external disk drive or other location, deletion of those songs due to unknown iTunes traffic.

How to Get Back Deleted Songs from iTunes on Mac

Get Back Deleted Songs from iTunes on Mac

Get Back Deleted Songs from iTunes on Mac

Apple has made a change of iTunes on Mac after iOS 13, it divided iTunes into three parts – Music, TV, and Podcast. So this method only works for Mac running operating system before iOS 13.

  1. To help you get back songs deleted from iTunes library:
  2. force iTunes > on the homepage of Mac, click Go on the top menu bar
  3. Select Home > Music > iTunes > preview and check iTunes Music Library.xml
  4. Drag the file to Desktop for convenience > Delete iTunes Library.itl and re-launch iTunes
  5. Open File menu > Click Add to Library and select iTunes Music Library.xml.

If this cannot succeed in getting back songs deleted from iTunes library, at this time all you need is a professional data recovery program – PhoneRescue for iOS, as a professional data recovery tool, it provides 3 recovery modes. You can restore any data you want from iTunes backup, iCloud backup or from iPhone directly.

A Brief Introduction of PhoneRescue for iOS

Working as comprehensive iOS data recovery software, PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery enables you to get back songs deleted from iTunes library without tedious steps instructions. On top of that, it also enables to:

  1. Recover up to 31+ types of files from iOS devices: photos, contacts, messages, notes, Safari history, videos, and more.
  2. It supports three modes to recover music from iTunes: Recover from an iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup, and Recover from iCloud.

How to Get Back Songs Deleted from iTunes Backup by PhoneRescue for iOS

Step 1. Run PhoneRescue for iOS and connect your iPhone to compuer

Download PhoneRescue for iOS and launch it on a computer, then connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

Get Back Songs Deleted from iTunes Library with PhoneRescue– Step 1

Get Back Songs Deleted from iTunes Library with PhoneRescue for iOS– Step 1

Step 2. Scan your backup

Undo the Select All, and choose the Music or Playlists, and then click on the OK button to scan the backup you choose.

Get Back Songs Deleted from iTunes Library with PhoneRescue– Step 2

Get Back Songs Deleted from iTunes Library with PhoneRescue for iOS– Step 2

Step 3. Recover the deleted one you want

Here, you can preview all the songs the backup owns, you can select your wanted songs. And then click Recover to get them to the named folder on your computer.

Recover the Deleted Songs to PC via PhoneRescue for iOS

Recover the Deleted Songs to PC via PhoneRescue for iOS

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The Bottom Line

With the help of PhoneRescue for iOS, you can also preview all backups from iTunes or iCloud and freely select data you need to recover. In addition, it is fully available on all modes of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Why not download it and take a free trial now?

Joy Taylor

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