How to transfer music from iPhone to brand new iMac?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by WiscoNole, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. WiscoNole
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    I just got a new computer and want to copy the music from my iPhone to my iMac. The iMac has no music on it. When I try to sync it, it says that the playlist on the phone will be replaced by the playlist on the computer, which is empty. So I think I'll lose all the music on my phone. How do I just transfer it from my phone to the computer?
     
  2. Sheeds
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    If you still have your old iTunes from the computer you were using before, you can back up from that iTunes, and then import into your new computer. You can back up to disk, that's what I've used a few times, it's easy to do, but it takes awhile.

    You could also opt for the very easy but costly method of buying a program such as Senuti. I bought it awhile back when my computer crashed but I still had all my music, playlists, ratings etc. on my iPod.

    If you don't care about your playlists, ratings, playcount, album art, etc. if you follow this tutorial you'll get all your music back.
     
  3. gnasher729
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    If you mean "free" like this one http://www.blockmrecords.org/bach/kibbie.htm with Bach's complete organ works (not "free" but paid for by a generous donation), please post some links.
     
  4. Consultant
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    There's no need to use a shady piece of software to transfer iTunes library between computers.

    To extract music, try senuti (last updated 2011 though)
    It has free trial with 30 day, 1000 song limit
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14982/senuti
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@
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    This thread is from 2009!
    Also, Sheeds is my roommate :O
     
  6. pear21
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    So is there a way to transfer the songs to your new computer and keep the playlists, ratings, and the playcount? That would be very beneficial and something that I would like when I get a new computer.
     
  7. Assares
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    1. Connect your Iphone

    2. Open itunes

    3.Click the square that is in the top to the right that says "Iphone"

    4. Make sure you created a New Playlist on your Iphone



    >>>How to make a Mew Playlist<<<

    a. go to music

    b. click playlist

    c. + New Playlist

    >>>>

    5. You are gonna see a list of the music you already have on your Iphone

    6. below that list it should say "Autofill from"

    7. Click "Autofill from"

    8. Your New Playlist should be on the list

    9. Click you New List

    10. Next to "Autofill from" there is gonna be "Settings" and "Autofill"

    11. Click "Autofill"

    12. It will select automatically the music you want...and leave out the ones you already have ( don't worry it won't delete your purchased ones on ur phone)

    13. Make sure to go check you Iphone, go to the music icon and click the "New List" u already created and find the music you wanted to download

    14. ENJOY
     
  8. PCsmooth
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    If you still have your old iTunes from the computer you were using before, you can back up from that iTunes, and then import into your new computer. You can back up to disk, that's what I've used a few times, it's easy to do, but it takes awhile.

    You could also opt for the very easy but costly method of buying a program such as Senuti. I bought it awhile back when my computer crashed but I still had all my music, playlists, ratings etc. on my iPod.

    If you don't care about your playlists, ratings, playcount, album art, etc. if you follow this tutorial you'll get all your music back.
     
  9. LuisaMoritz, Sep 22, 2015
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    Trust me, Senuti is not working on iPhone 5 and above.
    Also, it's a commercial tool, you should try iTunes first!
    It would be better to transfer music from iPhone to Mac with some other tool.
     

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