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iPhone Music Transfer: How to Transfer Music from iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR to Computer Freely?

Music on your iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR always can take lots of pleasures or memories when you're alone. So people like to download or purchase their favorite songs from iTunes store to the portable iPhone devices directly. But for some certain reasons, such as make a backup, you may want to transfer music from iPhone to computer, right? Thus, this article is going to show you how to do it in different ways.

How to Transfer Songs from iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR to PC Free?

MobiKin Assistant for iOS Free (Windows/Mac) is a professional yet reliable freeware on the market, which empowers users to copy up to 14 types of files from iPad, iPhone and iPod devices to desktop computer within few clicks. And MobiKin guarantees here no quality losing during the process.

Let's have a brief look on its main features:

- Transfer music from iPhone to PC selectively or in a batch, here is no limit on the number of your selected songs;

- Backup other data like contacts, SMS, notes, photos, movies, etc. to desktop computer as you like;

- Import data from computer to iPhone easily. (At present, only support import contacts, calendars and bookmarks to iPhone.)

- Uninstall apps on iPhone without limitations;

- Compatible with all kinds of iDevices, including the latest iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 8, etc.

Note: For using this program for free, you need to get a free license code for registration from here.


- Time-saving and efficient. No limit on the number of selected files;

- Continued feature updates and lifetime upgrade service is available.


- Free license can only be used for 1 year.


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Below are the detailed steps on transferring music from iPhone to computer or Mac:

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable and then launch this iPhone Music Transfer program. When your device is detected, turn to your device and click "Trust" button on the pop up window. Then click "Continue" in the program to finish the connection.

Note: iTunes is required to be installed on your Windows or Mac computer, but it is no need for you to run it manually.

trust this computer on your iphone 

Step 2. You're enabled to preview detailed files before transferring. So once your iPhone data is scanned by the program, you can click the button like "Music" to open up the options, and select the right category to view the whole song list on iPhone.

preview files and select songs for exporting 

Step 3. Find and mark one or many target files or the whole music folder on the program as you like, then you can click "Export" button to save them on your Windows or Mac computer at one time.

Here is a video tutorial for your reference:

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How to Transfer Music from iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR to Computer via iTunes?

To transfer songs from iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR to computer, you can turn to an official tool called iTunes as well. This program is provided to help users sync or backup their iPhone, iPad or iPod data easily.


- The tool is 100% safe;

- The operation is easy.


- It only allows you to download the purchased songs to computer.


The following is the tutorial about how to transfer songs from iPhone to PC via iTunes:

Step 1. Launch the latest iTunes on your computer and then connect your iPhone devices to computer or Mac via its USB cable.

Step 2. Tap on the "File" option at the upper left corner of iTunes and continue to choose "Devices". Next, you need to select the option "Transfer Purchases" from your iPhone name.

transfer purchased songs to pc

Step 3. Now you need to wait till the transferring process ends. Then you can click "Recently Added" at the left side of iTunes and elect the purchased music that you want to save. Finally, you should click "Download" to start downloading the selected songs to your computer.

Other Ways to Transfer Songs from iPhone to PC

Using iPhone transfer software and iTunes are two common ways to transfer iPhone music to computer. But except for that, you are able to user other ways to sync the data as well. For instance, you can make use of cloud storage service or email to complete the transfer easily.

- Cloud storage service: Users just need to install the application like Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. on your iPhone and then sync the wanted files to the service. After that, you can login to the cloud on your computer and then download them to the desktop with ease.

- Email: You can send the wanted songs to an email by using the application Song2Email and then download the received folder to your computer.

Notice: The application Song2Email is not free. You need to pay for the service if you want to email the music with the app.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR

After backing up music to local disk by following the steps above, you'll find transferring music from computer to iPhone is quite simple here. If you haven't done these steps before, it also doesn't matter. Just go with the below steps to reach your goal with iTunes. Or you can read the page of how to transfer music to iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR to find the complete guide of importing music.

Step 1. Please be sure all your needed music have been saved on the Windows or Mac computer. If the file is saved in your iPhone or iPod device, you can follow the steps in Part 1 or Part 2 to export them to computer easily.

Step 2. Next, you need to sync all your beloved songs to iTunes and then connect your iPhone device to the computer and make sure it is recognized by the iTunes.

Step 3. Finally, click the device under that tab of "DEVICES" in the left panel. And then you can select "Music" option in the right window. Here, you can see a category of "Sync Music". Just check it and select "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists and genres" according to your own needs. After that, you can click "Apply" button to save all the settings.

sync songs from pc to iphone

Final Thought

That's all for how to transfer music from iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR to computer. Just choose one software to transfer the wanted songs for backup so that you can get them back while accidentally losing them. Although there are other tools available for you to retrieve the iPhone music without backup, you are unable to recover all kinds of data with these tools. So to better protect your phone data, you'd better make a backup beforehand.

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