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How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Computer without iTunes?

As an owner of an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you should be well aware that Apple has provided an easy way for users to add music and videos into your iOS devices. But sadly, the road doesn't exactly go both ways. If you have tried copying files from your iOS device into the computer, you should know that it is not easy. The only way to do it is to use a third-party tool. But finding a tool that doesn't charge you a premium is also a challenge by itself. Well you need not to look any further, just read this post and you will be transferring your music files in no time. Here's a tutorial on how to transfer music from iPhone to computer without using iTunes.

Transfer Music From iPhone to Computer without iTunes

Steps on How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Computer without iTunes in Windows:

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into the computer via USB
  2. Download SharePod into your computer
  3. Extract the downloaded file and launch SharePod.exe
  4. Launch Sharepod

  5. Sharepod should have detected your device at this point and will be displaying your playlists
  6. SharePod Displaying Playlist

  7. To copy a specific song, simply select a song (you can select multiple items as well) and click on Copy to Computer on the top left of the program
  8. SharePod Select Songs to Copy

  9. A window will pop-up that will ask you where to copy the selected music and how you want it to be organized. Once you have made up your mind, click OK
  10. Sharepod Save to Directory

  11. Wait while the program copies the files from your iDevice into your computer
  12. Sharepod Copying Items

NOTE: Initially, Sharepod needs iTunes in order to work (you only need to have it installed). But afterwards, you can uninstall iTunes if you want. Tested on iPod touch 4G running iOS 5.0.1.

Steps on How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Computer without iTunes in Mac:

  1. Download the DeTune disk image into your Mac. Double-click on the mounted image and drag it into your Applications directory
  2. Install Detune

  3. Connect your iDevice and launch DeTune. Once your device is properly detected, your library will be displayed
  4. DeTune Display Library

  5. To start copying songs from the iDevice to your Mac, simply select the songs that you want and drag them into a Finder window or perhaps your desktop
  6. DeTune Copying Items

That's pretty much it, you are done! All of these solutions are totally free, so you do not have to worry about trial periods and the like. These are the easiest solutions that one can find. If you have other methods to transfer music from iPhone to computer, feel free to share them in the comments section.

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    TJ7 years ago

    NOTE: Initially, Sharepod needs iTunes in order to work (you only need to have it installed).

    that’s not “without iTunes.” #liesAllLIES

    Famous Beagle8 years, 10 months ago

    Doesn’t work properly for me. Don’t know why. Sharepod won’t recognize my photos, voice memos, or purchased music. It only recognizes the music that I’d transferred to my iPhone from my computer.

      logan8 years, 6 months ago

      same here i cant seem to find a fix for that if you ever do please let me know

    Josh8 years, 10 months ago

    wow this blew my mind… thanks sooo much!! im subscribing, your the best

      Tyler (Jaxov Team)8 years, 10 months ago

      Thanks for the support!

    Lowell Earl Sharrah9 years, 2 months ago

    very sexy tool

    dick9 years, 2 months ago


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    Chlac9 years, 5 months ago

    You saved my life D8

    Janeldonovan9 years, 5 months ago

    awesome, thank you so much. Have been trying to solve this confusing problem with 2 iphones, 4 ipods, 1 ipad and 4 laptops. I been overhwelmed by itunes and love this program. Bless you!

    Christian J9 years, 6 months ago

    Hi there.  Thanks for this solution.  Can you confirm that Sharepod will also work to transfer music from an iPad to a computer?

      Pesmerga9 years, 6 months ago


      I’m not too sure if this works on the iPad, never got around to testing it. I did some digging and apparently there are issues with the iPad when using the iPad.

      And their official site mentions no iPad support. :(

    Vanessacd9 years, 6 months ago

    this worked great!! easy and simple!!! thank you soo much!

    Noway9 years, 7 months ago

    When I bring up Sharepod it’s in Read Only mode.  Any ideas what would cause that?

    Fiona9 years, 8 months ago

    Where’s how to transfer from computer to iPhone without iTunes????