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How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro /Air Included)

Just got a span-new MacBook and want to transfer some songs from iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac? Read on this easy-to-understand post to transfer music from iPhone to Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro /Air) 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 almost helpless on this for the single-way transferring feature for it only allows you to sync music from the computer to your iPhone and transfer purchased items from iPhone to iTunes Library. 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. Let’s read through this article and get two quick methods to transfer music from iPhone to Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro /Air) within steps.

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

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac via iTunes

For most users, iTunes is the first option to go when they need to transfer music and other media files. But you need to know that iTunes only supports transferring purchased items from iPhone to iTunes Library. Let’s check the detailed steps below to

Step 1: Run iTunes on your Mac computer and connect your iPhone via a USB cable.

Step 2: Click on File > Device > Transfer Purchased from “My iPhone”. (My iPhone is the name of your device)

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac via iTunes

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac via iTunes

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac via AnyTrans

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. Check some main features below:

1. Super fast transfer speed. It enables to transfer 1000+ songs from iPhone to Mac computer within several minutes.

2. You can transfer music from iPhone to a computer file foler or to Mac iTunes Library directly, which makes it flexible to manage music on iPhone.

3. It supports managing your music easily: delete music in batches, backup music from iPhone to computer and transfer music from iPhone to iPhone.

4. Supports all versions of Mac computer including iMac,MacBook Pro/Air, and Mac mini. It’s also compatible with all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Now just free download AnyTrans for iOS to your computer and then follow the steps below to transfer music from iPhone to Mac with ease.

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

Important Note:

If you want to transfer music from iPhone to Windows computer, then you can read on this article to know how to transfer music from iPhone to 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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