How to Transfer Music from One Apple ID to Another

Looking for a way to transfer songs between two different Apple IDs on Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod? This guide will show you how to transfer music from one Apple ID to another, or from one iTunes account to another in 1 click. Just read this tutorial to get a simple solution.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Feb. 09, 2022

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After getting a new Apple device, whether a new iPhone or a brand-new MacBook Pro, you may wonder: Can I transfer Apple music to another Apple ID? Actually, every song purchased from the iTunes Store is linked to a particular Apple ID. So, it’s hard to move music from one Apple ID to another. Apple officially doesn’t allow you to transfer music between two iOS or Mac devices in different Apple accounts.

Nevertheless, there’s no need to worry. In the following guide, we will share an effective method to transfer Apple music to a new Apple ID account, which also applies to music transferring from one iTunes account to another. Now, read the following post to learn about the details.

How to Transfer Music from One Apple ID to Another

How to Transfer Music from One Apple ID to Another

How to Transfer Music From One Apple ID to Another

Since there’s no official way, the only available way is to ask for help from some professional iOS music transfer tool like AnyTrans – iPhone Data Manager. It can help you transfer Apple music to another Apple ID, transfer old songs to a new iPhone, rebuild the iTunes library, make custom ringtones, etc.

Besides, as its name suggested, AnyTrans can transfer any data on your phone to other devices. For instance, you can transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone, transfer photos between iDevices, transfer WhatsApp data between two iPhones, etc. And below are its highlights on transferring music between two Apple IDs.

AnyTrans – Transfer Music to Another Apple ID

  • Transfer from iPhone to other iOS devices/computer/iTunes.
  • Transfer music of one Apple ID to your device with another Apple ID.
  • The music pieces will be kept in original quality.
  • Both your purchased and non-purchased music will be transferred.

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Now, follow the simple steps below to transfer music from one Apple ID to another in minutes.

Step 1. Free download AnyTrans and launch it > Connect both your iPhones to a computer > Choose the device that you want to transfer music from > Choose Device Manager > click Music.

Select Music Tab in AnyTrans

Select Music Tab in AnyTrans

Step 2. Select your wanted songs, and click the To Device button to move selected songs to another iPhone with a different Apple ID.

Click the To Device Button

Click the To Device Button

Bonus Part. How to Transfer Music from One Apple ID to Another Wirelessly

If there is no USB cable available or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, then you can try the AnyTrans app to transfer music between two different Apple IDs wirelessly.

Now connect your two devices with the same Wi-Fi and install the AnyTrans app on the two devices (here we will take two iPhones for an example). You can download it by clicking the below button or directly search AnyTrans on App Store.

Step 1. Open AnyTrans on the iPhone that keeps the old Apple ID, tap on My QR code on the top-right corner.

Step 2. Open AnyTrans on the iPhone that keeps the new Apple ID, and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your another iPhone.

Transfer Music from One Apple ID to Another Wirelessly - Connect Devices

Transfer Music from One Apple ID to Another Wirelessly – Connect Devices

Step 3. Choose Music category on your iPhone that keeps the old Apple ID > Tap on Select button at the top right corner to select music > Select the music you want to transfer to your target iPhone > Tap on Send to iPhone button to transfer the selected songs.

Select Music Files to Send to iPhone

Select Music Files to Send to iPhone

How to Transfer Music From One iTunes to Another via iTunes

This way is not recommended, as it will merge the iTunes libraries of both your accounts. It means there will be lots of duplicates after the process completes. With this method, some of your favorite songs could potentially be deleted. Also, it won’t transfer the purchased music.

Step 1. Back up the data of your old iTunes account to an external hard drive.

  1. On your computer, find the location of your iTunes media folder.
  2. Launch iTunes on your computer.
  3. Click “Edit” (PC) or “iTunes”(Mac) on the menu bar.
  4. Click on “Preferences”, and then choose “Advanced”.
  5. Here you will see the “iTunes Media folder location”.
  6. Now click “File”, and “Library”, then choose “Organize Library”.
  7. Check the box named “Consolidate files”.
  8. Click “OK”, and then quit iTunes.
  9. Connect your external hard drive or USB drive to the computer.
  10. Open the iTunes media folder from the location.
  11. Drag the folder to an external hard drive.
Transfer Music from One iTunes Account to Another via iTunes

Transfer Music from One iTunes Account to Another via iTunes

Step 2. Copy the data from the external hard drive to your new iTunes account.

  1. Open iTunes and click “Choose Library” when a window pops up.
  2. Select the iTunes library folder in your external hard drive.
  3. On your other computer, connect your external drive to that computer.
  4. Click Finder (Mac) and choose the Music folder.
  5. Drag the iTunes library folder in the external drive to the Music folder.
  6. Launch iTunes on your other computer.
  7. Hold down the Option key while opening iTunes.
  8. Click “Choose Library” when a window pops up.
  9. Select the music folder on your local hard drive.
  10. Choose the iTunes library folder and click “Open”.

The Bottom Line

Just as you can see, AnyTrans makes it quite easy to transfer music from one Apple ID to another. If you want to transfer music from an old Mac to your newly bought MacBook in a different Apple ID, just sync all songs to your iOS device, and then put them to your new MacBook using AnyTrans. Why not Download AnyTransand have a free trial now?

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

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