How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac or PC in 2024

If there is a music playlist saved on your iPhone, and you now want to transfer the playlist to your Mac or Windows PC, you may want to know how to transfer Music from your iPhone to your Mac or PC. 

Actually, there are different ways to move Music to your Mac or PC, like using Apple ID, AirDrop, and iTunes. And some of the iOS software works well for you and is even more convenient and handy. In this post, we will show you three different ways to successfully transfer or sync Music from iPhone to Mac or PC.

Way #1. Syncing Music from iPhone to Mac using Apple ID (Mac)

Use the Sync library to enjoy the Music across various Apple devices with the same Apple ID. However, for this, you’ll need to reach out to some of the requirements. 

To use the sync library, you’ll need a subscription to Apple Music 

To sync your Apple Music library, you must have a subscription to Apple Music. Besides this, you can use iTunes Match to sync your Music Library. If you don’t find an option to enable Sync Library, it could be due to the following reasons.

  • You haven’t subscribed to Apple Music or iTunes Match.
  • Your Apple device isn’t signed in to the Apple Music app with the same Apple ID that you used with your subscription. 

How to enable Sync Library on your Mac & iPhone

Step 1: Press Command + Space to access Spotlight search. Enter Apple Music and click on it to open.

Command + space music app on mac

Step 2: Click on Music in the Mac menu bar. From the menu, choose Settings…

Click menu bar open music select settings on mac

Step 3: Go to the General Tab.
Step 4: Check the box next to Sync Library
Step 5: For confirmation, click the OK button from the bottom right corner. Ensure that you enable Sync Music on your iPhone as well.

Click general tab check sync library select ok button on mac

Enable Sync Library on your iPhone

Step 1: Open the Music App on your iPhone, running the latest iOS version. Tap on the Profile Icon at the top right corner. 

Launch the music app tap profile on iPhone

Step 2: In the next screen, tap on Account Settings and ensure you’re signed with the same Apple ID you used during your Apple Music subscription.

Click account settings ensure you’re signed with the same apple ID on iPhone

Step 3: Now, Open the Settings App on your iPhone. Scroll down and tap on Music.

Launch the settings app tap music app on iPhone

Step 4: On the next screen, enable toggle next to the Sync Library.  

Enable toggle on sync library on iPhone

Step 5: That’s it.

Once you’ve enabled the sync library on your iPhone & Mac, you can stream your music library on any device that has Apple Music App. Ensure you are signed with the same Apple ID on your Apple peripherals.

Way #2. Using Airdrop (Mac)

If you’ve downloaded it on your iPhone using a browser and further willing to do so, then follow the steps below. 

Note: To transfer Music from iPhone to Mac using AirDrop, ensure that both peripherals are placed close to each other. 

Step 1: If you have downloaded the Music on your iPhone, then Open the Files app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on Browse from the bottom menu.
Step 3: In the Locations menu, tap On My iPhone.

Launch the files app tap browse click on my iPhone on iPhone

Step 4: Tap on a downloaded folder; for instance, you download Music from Chrome as mentioned in the image below. Tap on it. Next, press and hold the Music, and from the contextual menu, hit on Share.

Click downloads tap download song then share on iPhone

Step 5: From different options to share, tap on AirDrop. Now, let your iPhone load AirDrop devices. Tap on your Mac AirDrop Name.

Select airdrop tap on mac airdrop name for mac

Step 6: On your Mac, click the Accept button from AirDrop notifications.

Click the Accept from AirDrop notifications on mac

That’s It!

Way #3. Sync music from iPhone to Windows using iTunes

There is no identical way to transfer Music from iPhone to Windows. Thus, in the below procedure, we are going to use third-party software like Xender for iPhone and Mac. Follow the below steps to transfer music from iPhone to PC using Xender.

Note: Before performing the procedure, ensure your iPhone, Mac, or PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: Open Xender on your iPhone > Tap on your Profile Icon in the bottom right corner. 

Open Xender Select Profile icon on iPhone

Step 2: Click on Connect to PC > Mentioned Web Address on your iPhone Screen.

Tap on Connect to PC Web Address mentioned on iPhone

Step 3: Now, On your Mac, Launch the Safari Browser > Search the Web address mentioned on your iPhone screen.

Open Safari Search Web Address mentioned in iPhone on your Mac

Step 4: On your iPhone, you’ll receive a Permission pop-up; Tap on Accept.

Tap on Accept from the Prompted Menu on iPhone

Step 5: Click on the Music Tab from the left pane on your Mac or Windows PC.

Click on Music Tab on Mac

Step 6: Now, Select Music > Tap on the download icon to transfer from your iPhone to your Mac. 

Select Music Tap on Download on Mac

Step 7: Tap on Allow For the Downloads Confirmation.

Tap on Allow for Confirmation on Mac

Final Verdict!

Now that you are familiar with the procedure to transfer, which method did you find convenient? You can use Apple Music, Apple, and third-party software to transfer the Music from iPhone to Mac or PC. To share downloaded Music, you can use AirDrop.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood, a Wellington-based journalist, excels in covering Apple and tech trends. With a diverse background in public safety, government, and education reporting, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, offering readers a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. Contact Her Team:- [OR]

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