How to Transfer Music from Phone to Computer

Summary

This post tells you methods to quickly transfer your songs from your Android/iPhone to your computer, no matter to a Mac or to a PC.

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Jan. 26, 2016

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"Is there a way to transfer music that I have downloaded on my phone over to my computer? I have a lot of good songs on there and I would like to move them to my computer so I can make a CD or put on my IPOD. Is there a way I can do this?"

- Question from Droidforum

You may need some simple tools to quickly transfer songs from your phone to your computer. Actually, it depends on what kind of smartphone you are using. And normally, getting music off an Android phone could be much easier than getting from an iPhone to a computer. Below, we show you some details about how to transfer music from phone to computer.

Part 1. How to Get Music from Android to Computer

Part 2. How to Transfer Songs from iPhone to PC/Mac

Part 1. How to Get Music from Android to Computer

When you have huge music collection in default music app on your Android phone, you are suggested to use USB cable or third-part music transfer tool to transfer them, which is more stable than wireless transferring. And below are the steps to transfer songs from Android to computer by using USB cable.

Step 1. Unlock your smartphone, and connect your phone to computer by using USB cable.

Step 2. If you see a bubble pop up telling you it is installing driver for your smartphone, just wait for the installation to finish.

Step 3. Enter USB storage mode by tapping “USB connected” > “Mount”.

Step 4. Find removable storage drive on your computer and transfer songs from your Android smartphone to your computer.

Note: If you are using Windows computer, you can use our AnyTrans for Android to transfer music between your phone and your computer, which would be quicker and easier.

Part 2. How to Transfer Songs from iPhone to PC/Mac

For iPhone users, getting music off iPhone could be a little difficult. Because, iTunes supports getting only purchased items from your iOS device to your iTunes, and it doesn’t allow you to transfer only music or non-purchased from iPhone to computer. Therefore, you have to use third part software to transfer iPhone songs. Below we show you how to use our AnyTrans to transfer music from an iPhone to a computer.

Don’t Miss: How to Get Non-Purchased Music off iPhone

Step 1. Download AnyTrans to computer, install and run it.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to computer and click Audio > Music.

Transfer Music from Phone to Computer for iPhone Users – Step 2

Transfer Music from Phone to Computer for iPhone Users – Step 2

Step 3. Select songs and transfer them to your computer.

Transfer Music from Phone to Computer for iPhone Users – Step 3

Transfer Music from Phone to Computer for iPhone Users – Step 3

By using the top-right corner menu bar, you can transfer songs from computer to iPhone, delete unwanted songs, get songs to iTunes and transfer music to another iOS device.

The Bottom Line

This tutorial is for transferring the songs in your default Music app on your smartphone. If you have some good ideas about how to transfer songs from phone to computer, you can share them by posting on the comment section.

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