How can I freely transfer music from an iPhone to a computer for backup?

Vivien Lu September 25, 2012

What is a free app I can use to transfer videos, music, photos, etc from my iPhone or iPod to my PC for backup? I do not want to delete the files on my iOS devices, but they have no any spare space to add the new media contents?


  1. Sally
    April 7, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Note that when you install this app that looderharden posted, it will only let you transfer three songs unless you buy the full version... bait and switch, I'd say. If you have purchased music through the iTunes WiFi store and want to transfer it back to iTunes: right-click on the iPhone in the source column of iTunes and click on "sync back".

    If you have inadvertently deleted music in iTunes and want it to transfer back from the iPhone: it is possible, I've no idea how to do it, but I'm sure someone around here can help.

    Here is the article about:

  2. IPhone Data Recovery
    February 23, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Hello friend!
    There are number of tools available in the market to tansfer your music to the iTunes, however, you can also manually transfer your music from iPhone to the computer system using iTunes. You just need to connect your iPhone to the iTunes via PC. (
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  3. Kyle Zhou
    January 15, 2013 at 6:40 am

    You can use iFunbox to backup your music, as well as use your iPhone as a storage device for any files you want.

  4. evangary
    January 9, 2013 at 7:11 am

    First of all pls make sure that ur iTunes is set to manually manage music. Then do it as the following dteps:
    1.Connect iPod to computer, go to my computer n double click iPod drive, choose "tools" --> “Folder Options”--> “View” --> select “Show Hidden Files & Folders”and click “OK” right click “iPod Control” folder--> select “Properties”--> un-select “Hidden” and click “OK” --> select “Apply Changes To This Folder, Subfolder And Files” and click “OK” .
    3.Next, click “iPod Control” folder and open “Music” , did u see folders labeled F00, F01, F02, F03…? Now Place iTunes side by side w/ this window and make sure that “Music Library” is displayed.
    4.In iTunes select “Edit” --> Preferences-->Advanced, and put a check next to: “Keep iTunes Music Folder Organized” &”Copy Files To iTunes Music Folder When Adding To Library”, click “OK”.
    5.Last step, just drag and drop all of the “F” folders into “Music Library” of itunes.

  5. Anonymous
    December 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    thats why everyone is using PhoneStick from Softorino

  6. Lauren Birts
    November 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    you can use iTunes it will backup your iphone for you and keep and your stuff

  7. Bhavuk Jain
    November 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    The best app to transfer photos from iphone to PC or vice-versa is "dropbox". You need a wifi connection to transfer the photos.

  8. Shayne Selwonk
    September 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    that is what iTunes is for, use itunes to back up your data on your computer

  9. Buddy Great
    September 26, 2012 at 5:29 am

    There are lots of freewares can transfer files between iPhone and PC. You could try Syncios iPhone Transfer which can backup your iPhone music, video and other files to PC without erasing files or installing plugin.

  10. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 26, 2012 at 2:06 am

    The best software for it is iTunes. It is from APPLE themselves and it is totally free and it is meant meant for your purpose among one of the multiple things it can do.

  11. Grace
    September 26, 2012 at 1:32 am

    You can use Syncios Manager & Converter, it is a freeware. Syncios can transfer & backup apps and multimedia data like photos, music, videos, eBooks seamlessly between iPod/iPhone/iPad and your computer. Convert audios/videos to iPad/iPod/iPhone supported formats including M2TS, MTS, AVI, MPEG, WMV, DAT, TS, MPV, NSV, MOV, QT, H261, H264, WMA, AAC, AIF, AIFF, AC3, etc.
    If you are looking for a perfect iOS manager and converter, Syncios will be the best choice

  12. ha14
    September 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Free iTunes alternative? Try CopyTrans Manager

  13. DalSan Mack
    September 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    SharePod for PC will allow file transfers from iOS devices to your computer.

    • Ahmed Khalil
      September 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      what about i tune

      • DalSan Mack
        September 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm

        You can use iTunes to backup the device, but for easy drag and drop, SharePod would make it simple to do. It allows for file transfers on any computer, any user at any time with low risk of losing files. Transferring any video files from an iOS device to a computer isn't easy, if possible, to do with iTunes, but SharePod does so easily.

    • Grace
      September 26, 2012 at 1:34 am

      I use Syncios manager for a few weeeks, it performs well among all the freeware. It allows you to transfer and manage your apps, photos, music, ringtone, audiobooks, videos, TV shows, MV, playlist, eBooks and more between iPod/iPhone/iPad and PC freely and easily. It also supports converting audios and videos for iPod/iPhone/iPad freely.

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