How to Transfer Music from iPhone to MacOS Sierra/High Sierra

Getting confused about how to transfer music from iPhone to macOS Sierra or High Sierra? This article can show you how to transfer music from iPhone macOS Sierra/High Sierra with ease. Don’t miss it!

By iMobie | Posted on: Nov. 15, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 29, 2018
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Q: How do I transfer my music on my MacBook Pro (Sierra) to my phone. I have an iPhone XS. It doesn’t transfer all the songs. Any help out there?

— A User from Apple Community

As we all know, iPhone users can’t directly transfer the music files to the folder on your Mac computer like what Android users can do. The most common way for us to transfer music from iPhone to Mac is transferring music through iTunes. However, as we all know, iTunes can only allow us to transfer purchased media content from iPhone to your iTunes library, then download the songs to your macOS Sierra computer.

To help you get out of this kind of trouble, in this post, we render two possible ways on how to transfer music from iPhone to macOS Sierra. Keep reading to get the two efficient ways.

Method 1. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to MacOS Sierra via iTunes

As you can see, iTunes doesn’t allow you to transfer non-purchased music to your iTunes library. And it’ s possible for you to lose the music files on your iPhone since your iPhone could only sync with one iTunes library. Don’t want to miss those non-purchased songs on your iPhone? Try Method 2.

Step 1Launch your iTunes on your Mac computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer > Click File in the menu bar > Devices > Transfer Purchases from “My iPhone”.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS Sierra via iTunes

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS Sierra via iTunes

Step 2Wait for the process of syncing your purchased music > Click “Recently Added” on the library at the left sidebar.

Step 3Select the song, click the download button to save them to your computer.

Method 2. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to MacOS Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS

Since iTunes only allows you to transfer purchased music from iPhone to Mac computer, you can try an iTunes alternative which avoids all the troublesome problem – AnyTrans for iOS, a professional iOS data manager. It is designed for rendering a smart iOS data management. Check out its main features below:

  1. Transfer both purchased and non-purchased music from iPhone to MacOS Sierra.
  2. Provide you a speedy process of transferring music. Based on the statistics, AnyTrans for iOS is able to transfer 1000 songs in 20 minutes.
  3. Selectively or wholly transfer the music you need from iPhone to Mac computer.
  4. More than transferring music, AnyTrans for iOS is capable of managing and transferring almost all your iOS data like photos, contacts, messages, notes, tones between devices.
AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone Music Transfer

Want to transfer music from iPhone to macOS Sierra in a simpler way? Then you should give a try to AnyTrans for iOS, an efficient iOS data manager which can help you transfer music from iPhone to Mac and vice versa. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

Get it on your macOS Sierra computer or Windows PC and follow the detailed steps to know how to transfer music from iPhone to macOS Sierra.

Step 1Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your Mac > Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable > Under Device Manager, click Category Management.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2Click Audio folder > Choose Music.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3Select the songs you would like to transfer to your Mac > Click on “Send to Computer” button.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

You can also directly transfer all your music on iPhone to your Mac computer by following the steps:

Step 4Switch to 1-Click Management > Click Content to Computer.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS High Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 4

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS High Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 4

Step 5Select the category of iPhone data you would like to transfer > Select the export path on your computer > Click the arrow icon to initiate the transfer process.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS High Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 5

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to macOS High Sierra via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 5

The Bottom Line

That’s all the two methods on how to transfer music from iPhone to macOS Sierra/High Sierra. As you can see in this post, AnyTrans for iOS is a great helper for you when you are confronting annoyed or tedious iOS data transfer or management. It can also help you automatically back up data, make custom ringtone, back up and reinstall apps to your iPhone. Download it now and enjoy your free trial!

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.