How to Export Music from iTunes to USB or Flash Drive

How to export songs from iTunes to USB or flash drive? This guide will show you two efficient methods to transfer music from iTunes to USB or an external hard drive.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Oct. 20, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 07, 2018
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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 some hardware failure. Therefore, it is recommended to transfer songs from iTunes library to an external storage like flash drive or USB to make copies.

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

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

It is very easy and quick to transfer music from iTunes to USB or a flash drive with AnyTrans for iOS, which is an iTunes alternative that manages your iPhone music on computer with ease.

Firstly, download and install AnyTrans for iOS (Windows or Mac) on your computer and plug in your flash drive or USB on the computer then follow below steps to transfer music from iTunes to flash drive or USB.

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Step 1Open AnyTrans for iOS, and connect your iPhone to computer. It will extract your iTunes library and load your iPhone data. Click “iTunes Library” 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 2Choose the songs you want to transfer to flash drive > Click the “Send To PC/Mac” button, the songs will be transferred to your computer.

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

Step 3Go find the transferred songs in your computer, and copy it to your flash drive.

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

1) Plug your USB or flash drive to computer.

2) Open the iTunes on 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 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

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The Bottom Line

Except music, AnyTrans for iOS also supports transferring many other iOS contents from iTunes to USB or flash drive, like photos, videos, TV shows, etc. Besides 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 about this tutorial will be warmly welcome; don’t be hesitate to contact us by Email.

Joy Taylor

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