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

ramram55

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After clean installing, how to move itunes music from iphone to macbook pro ?
 

mattDC5R

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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.
 
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Fried Chicken

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If you haven't done the above;
You'll have to get a 3rd party app to pull the music from your iPhone.
 

Shirasaki

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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.
 

ramram55

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