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How To Transfer Music From iPhone/iPod Touch To Your PC

iPhone/iPod Touch users will know that while it is easy to sync music from iTunes to your iPod, it certainly does not work the other way round. It may be a great security feature by Apple, but it has definitely caused lot of inconvenience to its users. Luckily, there are lots of easy way to get this done.

For Mac Users

Senuti is a utility that copies music from your iPod to your computer. It is now in its beta release and supports the iPhone and iPod touch. To get started, Just install Senuti on your Mac.


Now plug in your iPod/iPhone or iPod touch, and the Senuti beta will list all the songs on the device and place a blue dot next to songs that already exist in your iTunes library. Select the songs you want and press the Transfer button to copy them to your Mac.


The touch-friendly Senuti version is a beta, but it works like a charm.  Senuti is a free download for Mac only, be sure to hit the beta link lower on the homepage for iPhone and iPod touch support.

For Windows Users

Unfortunately, there are no free graphical applications for Windows like Senuti for Mac but windows users can use the Winamp’s iPod plugin to achieve the same effect.


Alternatively you can use another software YamiPod which is a standalone app that you can run off your iPod that lets you manage your iPod’s music without iTunes.


If you’ve ever wanted to manage your iPod from any computer without the need for iTunes, YamiPod looks is an awesome solution.

Without Any Software

If you want to copy the content of the iPod or iPod touch ,simply enable disk use on the ipod, then navigate to the iPod that can be seen as a seperate drive. In the iPod folder, go to ToolsFolder Option | go to the view tab | and check view hidden files and folders|. Open the iPod_Control folder that is now visible and move all those folders to your hard drive.

For Linux Users

For Linux users, it’s not that easy to transfer digital media as it is for windows and mac users but there is an application gtkpod that is a platform independent Graphical User Interface for Apple’s iPod using GTK2. It supports the first to fifth Generation including the iPod mini, iPod Photo, iPod Shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod Video. It grabs play counts and playlists, ratings and cover art, and can replicate the iPod’s entire database on your hard drive


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  • thank you for sharing ! it is very good !

    may be i can have a try !
    I only hear about iphone to computer before

  • If you move Apple’s stuff,you need software.
    iPod transfer has another name,ipod copy or copy ipod,same meaning:
    Get your ipod stuff out.

  • good ipod transfer software !
    and how to use on my iphone?

  • as a beta test , it is still not very stable , i used it several times , some times it just does not work.

  • discuse

    it wont let me enable disc use on my itouch… there is no option

  • Annetree

    It’s really a good news for users that don’t like to use itunes to manage content drm removal software

  • Mrrs Taylor

    It is a good article about how to transfer music from iPhone iPod touch to your PC. Can the recommended tools support Apple iPad. Many iPad users have the problem of how to transfer videos from iPad to PC.

    I heard iPhone 5 Transfer can not only transfer iPhone 5 to PC, but also support Apple iPad and iPod.

  • Nwhbca

    simply enable disk use on the ipod????  If it is that SIMPLE…then how about showing HOW

  • Dsa

    There is no “disk mode” on the ipod _TOUCH_

  • Senorguapo123

    This is insane, I just bought a new computer and I have no way to transfer music from my Ipod to my new computer. I will never buy another apple product again.

  • bob

    “manually manage music and disk mode” is equivalent to “enable disk mode”

  • Ritchie

    Content you’ve purchased or installed for
    free from the App Store and iTunes on your iPhone might not be transferred
    automatically to the iTunes library on your computer. To make sure all of your
    media and apps are properly backed up, you can transfer purchases manually
    before backing up and syncing your iPhone.

  • Karen

    Have you been use the iPubsoft iPad iPhone iPod to Computer Transfer program?
    I have been use this program, it can quickly transfer anything like videos,
    music, photos, etc. on your iPad iPhone or iPod to computer for backup.

  • hugowright

    To transfer music to your computer from your iPhone, you can try out FonePaw iOS Transfer program, which can read all of them. Even support you to transfer selective items of medias to PC or Mac local.
    Search it for a free trial.