What folder is itunes music stored in on iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dubs83, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. dubs83 macrumors regular

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    When I add music files from itunes to my iphone, what folder are they stored in on my iphone?

    Right now when I go to 'internal storage' all I see is a folder called 'DCIM' and inside that folder are two folder called '100Apple' and 101Apple' both folders show only the pics I have taken using my iphone.

    I figured there would be a 'music' folder somewhere...

    I ask because along with itunes I use another music manager called Musicbee, and to transfer files from MB to my iphone, it is giving me the error message ' iPhone\internal storage\Music no longer exists'....so I assume there is supposed to be a 'Music' folder on the iphone somewhere...
     
  2. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    Unless your device is jailbroken, you can't access music files. I could give you the file path, but it will not help you to access the files.
     
  3. dubs83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for info!
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    The music stored in iPhone is placed inside a folder named "iTunes_Control", and inside there is a "music" folder.
    You do not need to jailbreak to see this folder. I use iExplorer to see the content of that folder and solve music app crash issue.
    But yeah, the full path is only meaningful when you jailbreak. Just in your case, jailbreak is not necessarily required.
     
  5. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    Good info..... It's been awhile since I've looked into what these new App Store file explorers can access. Apple used to protect the music files so they couldn't be accessed. Guess things have changed.
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I would like to assume those guys have hacked iOS and enabled this limited file browser feature for non-jailbroken devices.

    Anyway, this is always good for semi-geeks like me. ;) At least I don't need to start over and restore from backup when just music app crash.
     

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