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How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac

Just got a span-new MacBook and want to transfer some songs from iPhone to the Mac? Read on this easy-to-understand post to transfer music from iPhone to Mac in minutes.

AnyTrans® for iOS – Powerful iPhone Music Transfer

AnyTrans for iOS is the best iTunes alternative to transfer and manage your iPhone music and it allows you to transfer music from iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR to MacBook. Download it to have a try now >

Tip: We received a lot of requests asking about how to transfer music from Mac to iPhone. If you also are stuck on this problem and want to know how to sync music from iMac/MacBook to iPhone iPad, please move to this guide: How to Put Music on iPhone iPad from Computer without data loss >

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Question: "Just bought a MacBook Pro as a birthday gift for my husband and he is thrilled with it. He hasn't used an OS X Mac before, but since he has an iPod, iPad and iPhone, he decided to give this MacBook Pro a try. Now he is extremely happy with his new Mac. Only one question: How can we transfer the music from our iPhone to the MacBook Pro?"

Answer: iTunes is helpless on this for the single-way transferring feature of it only allows you to sync music from the computer to your iPhone. When it comes to the opposite way: transferring music from iPhone to MacBook Pro/Air, you will need the help of an iTunes alternative that lets you transfer songs from iPhone to any Mac and vice versa. AnyTrans for iOS is the tool you need.

Also Read: How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac >

A Brief Intro to AnyTrans for iOS

As a full-way iOS content management tool, AnyTrans for iOS is equipped with many incomparable features that help you transfer music from iPhone to Mac with great ease.

  • Transfer both purchased and non-purchased music, as well as playlists, ratings and play counts from iPhone to Mac.
  • Only takes you 5 minutes to transfer over 3000 songs from iPhone to Mac. 3 clicks are needed to complete the entire job. Time-saving yet labor-saving.
  • Besides music, it also supports transferring ringtones, voice memos, voicemails, videos, photos, messages, contacts and more from iPhone to Mac in few steps.
  • Transfer songs from Mac to iPhone, from iPhone to iPhone, from iPhone to iTunes, and vice versa. Wherever you want to transfer, it helps you make it without effort.
  • Supports for all the models of iPhone, Including iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR. And works well with all computer systems: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, macOS sierra and Mac OS X 10.13/10/9/8.
  • Offers you lifetime FREE updates and virus-free guarantee.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac

Step 1: Run AnyTrans for iOS on your Mac > Connect your iPhone to computer > Choose Device Manager > Scroll down to go to the category management screen.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to MacBook Pro/Air – Step 1

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to MacBook Pro/Air – Step 1

Step 2. Click Audio > Choose Music.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to MacBook Pro/Air – Step 2

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to MacBook Pro/Air – Step 2

Step 3. Select the songs you want to transfer to Mac from iPhone > Click To Computer button to transfer music from iPhone to MacBook.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to MacBook Pro/Air – Step 3

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to MacBook Pro/Air – Step 3

Step 4. After the process is completed, you can go to Music > AnyTrans-Export folder to check the songs you just transferred from iPhone.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac – Step 4

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac – Step 4

Important Note:

This tutorial also can be used to transfer music from iPad or iPod touch to Mac computer.

The Bottom Line

Transferring & managing your iPhone data on Mac would be much easier with the help of AnyTrans for iOS. It also helps you transfer music and more among iDevices, iTunes and Mac/PC computer.

Stephen Wilson Member of @iMobie_Inc, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on Apple related problems.

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