After clean install El-Capitan, how to copy music to itunes from Iphone

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by ramram55, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    After clean installing, how to move itunes music from iphone to macbook pro ?
  2. mattDC5R, Oct 7, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2015

    mattDC5R macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Perth, W.Aust now Austin, TX
    Did you have the music on your MBP prior to the clean install? If so do you have a backup of it? You can just copy the iTunes libraries over onto the new installation.

    You'd then be able to carry on syncing your iPhone to the MacBook as you were though it would likely do a full back up of the iPhone again at the first connection.

    That's how I've always dealt with a clean install anyway.
  3. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

    Fried Chicken

    Jun 11, 2011
    If you haven't done the above;
    You'll have to get a 3rd party app to pull the music from your iPhone.
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    The only possible solution is third party apps.

    Use them to pull back your iTunes library.

    At the very least, you need to access iPhone file system, copy iTunes folder to your MacBook Pro, and try to add them back to iTunes. I haven't done this yet, just my guess.
  5. ramram55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    Thanks guys for the tips, after doing research found the video helps.

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