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2 Best Ways to Restore iTunes Library from iPhone/iPad/iPod

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Aaron Donald

March 24, 2017 (Updated: June 23, 2020锛

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There are lots of reasons why you might be wondering how to restore iTunes library from your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Maybe you accidentally messed up your playlist and want to bring it back to how it was. Maybe you accidentally deleted it and you want to have your music restored to your PC. You might have also suffered some kind of computer failure that caused you to lose all of your music. This happens to everyone at some point. The question is: What can you do?

How to Restore iTunes Library from Unlimited iPod/iPad/iPhone

Did you know that it鈥檚 actually relatively east to restore your iTunes library from your iPod, iPad, or iPhone?

1 1-Click to Restore iTunes Library from iPod/iPad/iPhone

A perfect way to restore iTunes library from your your iPhone is to use a third-party application called iMyFone TunesMate. This great piece of software is good at restoring your iTunes library from one and more iOS devices. Best of all, it can restore your iTunes library with just a single click and minimal hassle. If you鈥檝e been struggling with iTunes, then consider a file manager like TunesMate.

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A vast array of different files are supported to restore iTunes library with TunesMate. These include music files, movies, podcasts, iTunes U, TV shows, music videos, audio books, home videos, and playslists.

Here is a simply guide on how to go about restoring iTunes library from your iPod/iPad/iPhone in 1-click process on TunesMate:

Step 1: Connect your iPod/iPad/iPhone to computer and launch TunesMate.
Step 2: Select 鈥淭ransfer iDevice Media to iTunes鈥 from the TunesMate home interface. Then click on 鈥淪tart鈥 button to scan for the files.
Step 3: Make sure that the media types you want to restore are checked, and click 鈥淪tart鈥 again for the files to copy, then click 鈥淥K鈥 and you are done.

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In this way, you are not able to restore the specific files selectively. If you need that, you can refer to the second method as below.

2 Restore iTunes Library Selectively from iPod/iPad/iPhone

The above method restores your files all at once, but what if you want to be selective about which playlists or media files you鈥檙e going to send over? This is no problem, either. TunesMate allows you to transfer all your files or even just one.

It鈥檚 equally easy. Here we take restoring playlists in iTunes library for example to show you how to do it:

Step 1: As before, plug in your iOS device to computer and run iMyFone TunesMate.
Step 2: Select the 鈥淢usic鈥 tab from the top menu. Look under 鈥淧laylists鈥 on the left sidebar and choose the playlist that you want to transfer. Right click it and choose 鈥淓xport to iTunes鈥, and the playlist with all music in it will be restored in iTunes library.

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You can also choose specific songs in one playlist to transfer by clicking on the playlist, selecting the songs that you want from the main part of the window, and then clicking 鈥淓xport > Export to iTunes鈥 near the top. The playlist with the selected songs will be transferred to iTunes library.


What Else Can TunesMate Do?
Besides restoring your iTunes library, TunesMate can do a lot of things. For one, it makes transferring files in general extremely easy. You can transfer from your PC to your iPod, iPhone, or iPad, and vice versa. You can also share your files among an unlimited amount of devices, without Apple鈥檚 usual restrictions. Unlike iTunes, you can transfer your files safely and sync your device with your iTunes library without having to worry that you鈥檒l lose music or other media that you didn鈥檛 officially purchase.

In addition you can browse and manage files on your device from the comfort of your PC. The software will identify and help you delete duplicate files so you can make room, and it will also let you preview many files before you move them or delete them.

If you鈥檙e sick of having to deal with Apple鈥檚 restrictions when it comes to your files, then TunesMate is a great alternative to iTunes that you might want to try out.

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