How to Transfer Music from iTunes to USB or Flash Drive

How to transfer music from iTunes to flash drive or USB? This guide will show you two efficient methods to transfer music from iTunes to USB or an external hard drive without effort.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Oct. 20, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 18, 2019

iTunes keeps your media files like songs, playlists, movies, and ringtones, and it is the default program to manage your music on iPhone/iPad/iPod. Since every iDevice can be synced with only one iTunes library, you will need to rebuild the entire music library when your computer meets hardware failure. Therefore, it is recommended to transfer songs from iTunes library to external storage like a flash drive or USB to make copies.

This guide will offer you some simple ways to transfer iTunes songs/playlist to USB or flash drive easily. Keep reading to get the step-by-step instructions.

Method 1. How to Export Music from iTunes to USB/Flash Drive with AnyTrans

If you prefer a simpler and quicker method to transfer music from iTunes to USB or flash drive, then the iTunes content manager – AnyTrans for iOS is just the exact tool. Here are its excellent features on transferring iTunes music to USB or flash drive.

Firstly, Free Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer, and then follow the below steps to transfer music from iTunes to USB/flash drive effortlessly.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Open AnyTrans >Plug in your flash drive or USB on the computer > Click “Device Manager” option > Choose iTunes Library option to enter the iTunes Library management page.

How to Export Music from iTunes to USB or Flash Drive – Step 1

How to Export Music from iTunes to USB or Flash Drive – Step 1

Step 2. Choose the songs you want to transfer to flash drive > Click the “Send To PC/Mac” button > Find the transferred songs in your computer, copy and paste it to your flash drive.

How to Export Music from iTunes to USB or Flash Drive – Step 2

How to Export Music from iTunes to USB or Flash Drive – Step 2

Scroll down the homepage of AnyTrans for iOS, and you will see the window shown below. Now you can transfer & manage your other iOS data on the computer with AnyTrans for iOS easily.

AnyTrans for iOS Overview

AnyTrans for iOS Overview

Method 2. How to Export Music from iTunes to USB or Flash Drive Directly

Besides the help of the third-party tool, users could definitely use iTunes to transfer music to USB or flash drive. This method works for both Mac and Windows PC, please follow the steps below to transfer music to flash drive with iTunes.

1) Plug your USB or flash drive to a computer.

2) Open the iTunes on the computer and find the music playlists.

Export Music from iTunes to USB or Flash Drive

Export Music from iTunes to USB or Flash Drive

3) Open the USB or flash drive on your computer.

4) Select the music on iTunes you want to transfer to flash drive or USB and then drag them to USB.

Transfer Music from iTunes to Flash Drive or USB

Transfer Music from iTunes to Flash Drive or USB

The Bottom Line

Besides music, AnyTrans for iOS also supports transferring many other iOS contents from iTunes to USB or flash drive, like photos, videos, TV shows, etc. It also supports transferring data from iDevice to iTunes easily and all-around managing your data of iDevice. And at the same time, AnyTrans for iOS guarantees you 100% Safe & Security with your data and personal information. Now download AnyTrans for iOS. Any question or suggestion will be warmly welcomed.

Joy Taylor

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