How to Transfer Music from iPhone App to iTunes

Apple devices are great, but they can be full of restrictions sometimes. For example, did you know that Apple won’t let you transfer (unpaid) downloaded music from apps on your iOS device to iTunes? That’s right, you won’t be able to transfer them and in fact will sometimes end up losing your music files in the transfer process.

Part 1: How to Transfer Music from App to iTunes Library

The good news is that there are third party applications that give you control over your iOS devices and iTunes. After all, it’s your device and your files, so you should be able to do whatever you want with them. Using software like iMyFone TunesMate, this is possible and you can transfer even downloaded music from your iPhone app to iTunes.

Here is how you can do this:

Step 1: Download iMyFone TunesMate here and then install it. Plug your iPhone into your Mac / PC.
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Step 2: Launch TunesMate.
Step 3: Click on the tab that says “Music” from the top of interface and you will be in the “Music” window.
Step 4: Check the songs to transfer by clicking on the right panel.
Step 5: Click “Export” from the top bar, and then “Export to iTunes”.
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TunesMate has tons of features besides these for transferring music:

  • It is two-way transfer: transfer not just from your device to your PC, but also music from your PC to your device.
  • 1-click to recover iTunes library from unlimited iOS devices.
  • You can also pick and choose individual files to transfer in many different formats.
  • It will also automatically identify duplicate songs and only transfer the exclusive ones.
  • What’s more, when you add songs to iPhone, it will automatically convert to the music format supported by iPhone.

Part 2: Top 5 FREE Apps for iPhone to Download Music

1 TopMusic.fm

This is an extremely easy to use app that features a download manager as well as a file browser. It is simple and allows you to search the Internet for music files, and helps you download them in an organized fashion. It has a lot of other features as well. However users report that it’s a little bit buggy.

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2 Total Downloader Free

This is an extremely easy to use app that features a download manager as well as a file browser. It is simple and allows you to search the Internet for music files, and helps you download them in an organized fashion. It has a lot of other features as well. However users report that it’s a little bit buggy.

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3 Freegal Music

This is one of the most popular music downloading apps, and for good reason. It gives you access to millions of songs, and you can download music in several different formats. It will also help you rip music from videos. Overall, it’s one of the best apps out there for this purpose. One possible con, though, is that it uses the “freemium” model, so not everything is free. The basic version is free, however.

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4 Spotify Music

Usually Spotify is more of a streaming app, but you can download music from it, too, under certain circumstances. It has a huge library of music, at any rate. One of the cons with this app, though, is that you usually have to pay to download music, which might kind of defeat the purpose for you.

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5 iMusic Free

iMusic Free is a great music downloader that makes suggestions to you for new music to download. It also gives you a choice over millions of available songs. You can also look at what has been charting recently to decide. One negative point with this app though is that it can have trouble connecting to the Internet sometimes, and also there are bugs that can hinder playback.

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