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Transfer Music Playlist from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to iTunes

"I accidentally deleted my iTunes playlists but they are still on my iPhone. How can I copy them to iTunes on my computer?" -- MelissaLynD, an iPhone user.

Everyone knows how easy it is to get music onto an iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the help of iTunes, but have you ever tried to get music off an iPod or iPhone and onto a new computer? As it turns out, iTunes doesn’t let you copy a playlist from your iPhone to your local computer. Nor will it allow you to drag individual songs to from an iPhone to a computer playlist.

Transfer Music Playlist from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to iTunes

How to Transfer Music Playlist from iPhone 8/X to iTunes

Solution 1. How to Export Playlist from Your iPhone to iTunes Directly

 Export Playlists from your iPhone

Step 1 : Connect your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to your computer.

Step 2 : From the "Devices" section, expand the selections under your device.

Step 3 : Select the playlist you wish to export.

Step 4 : Select "File" > "Library" > "Export Playlist…" to export the playlist to a text file. Give the export a name, then select "Save".

Step 5 : Select "File" > "Library" > "Import Playlist…", then select the text file created in step 5.


 Playlists not imported

Q: Why do I get an error that says "Some of the songs in the file were not imported because they could not be found".

A: This tutorial assumes that the actual music files exist on your PC as well as the device. If they don’t, you will need to transfer the music files to the PC you’re working with. If they only exist on your device, you will need to research how to extract music files from your device.

Solution 2. Export Music Files from Your iPhone to iTunes/Computer

If you see the above error message, that means you still need a easy tool to help you transfer the music files from your iPhone 8/X to your computer. Hence we recommend a professional iOS manager - Syncios Mobile Manager , which hepls you transfer music, videos, photos, contacts, messages, apps, etc between iPhone/iPad/iPod and computer easily. With this utility mobile assistant, you are able to backup & restore everything on your iPhone with only one click, manage iTunes library, playlist, make ringtone, download Youtube video to iOS devices freely.

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Step 1 : Connect the iPhone to the computer and launch Syncios iPhone to PC Transfer.

Plug your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to your computer with the USB cable. Then launch the smart iPhone transfer tool. Keep your device unlocked and lick "Trust this computer". If you still have some detection problem, you can follow this tutorial.

 export music via Syncios

Step 2 : Copy iPhone Music Files to Computer.

Once Syncios iPhone Manager recognizes your iPhone, your iPhone files will be shown on the left panel. Simply hit Media and Playlists on the right panel. Choose the playlists on the middle panel, choose the music files you want to sync to iTunes and then tap on Export to copy the songs to computer.

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Step 3 : Add the Music Files to iTunes.

Open iTunes, click on File at the top of the window and from the drop down pane select "Add File to Library" if you want to add just one song or "Add Folder to Library" to add a number of songs contained in a folder.

From the "Add to Library" window (that just popped up) select the file or folder that you wish to place in the iTunes music library by highlighting it and clicking on the 'Open/Select Folder' button at the bottom of the window. You finally successfully transfer music in your iPhone back to iTunes.

Why Do We choose Syncios iTunes Alternative?

  • Benefit 1 : Syncios Manager is a powerful iTunes alternative and iOS manager, trusted by millions Apple users. If budget is always your first consideration, why don't you give this a shot?
  • Benefit 2 : As an iPhone/iPad/iPod synchronizer, Syncios transfer more than 12 data between iOS device and computer or Mac efficiently, including : music, video, photo, Ebook, apps, contacts, notes , messages, voice memos, bookmarks and more. You can do regularly backup freely and don't have to worry about data loss.
  • Benefit 3 : Want to download a YouTube video to your iPad, so you can watch it offline? This iPhone Manager provides an easy solution to download videos from YouTube and 100+ sites without involving iTunes and watch on your iPad/iPhone/iPod.
  • Benefit 4 : As an multifunctional iPhone Manager, it also includes handy audio & video converter and ringtone maker that allows you to enjoy music, video in unsupported format on iPhone/iPod/iPad conveniently and make your own free ringtones with several clicks.
  • Benefit 5 : As an powerful iTunes alternavie tool, it supports to extract data from iTunes backup and manage iTunes backup files as you want, transfer files from iTunes Library to PC or iOS devices selectively or in batches.

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