How to Transfer iTunes Library to New Computer

By Emily Watson, Thursday, Dec 25, 2014

With a new computer there comes a fresh and empty iTunes library and you wish to transfer songs, photos, playlist and other data on your iOS device to the new computer. However, how to move iTunes library to new computer?

You may be advised to finish this by using iTunes. However, it would be time – consuming and complicated. Furthermore, iTunes has another two obvious limitations: One is that when it comes to moving iTunes library, it can often be a bit of a challenge to figure out exactly what pieces you need to move and the other is that Apple only lets users get what they've bought from iTunes Store to new computer. Is there an alternative can do much better than iTunes?

FonePaw iOS Transfer is just the good alternative. This software enables you to transfer iTunes library accurately, selectively and directly without losing any data. The following guide will show you how to transfer iTunes library to new computer. You can download the trial version of the software on your new computer to have a try now.


Transfer iTunes Library from One Computer to Another

1. Sync iTunes Library with your Apple device

Before moving iTunes library, you need to sync your iTunes library with iPhone/iPad/iPod to ensure that you've transferred all music, videos, even playlists to your iOS device.

2. Download and install FonePaw Transfer Program

Download, install and launch the program in your new computer. Then, connect iPhone 6s/6/5s to computer with the USB cable. The software will automatically detect the libraries of the iPhone, and then shows the libraries in the left sidebar.

Download, Install FonePaw iOS Transfer

3. Transfer iTunes Library to new computer
There are two ways to transfer iTunes Library to new computer:

• Transfer entire iTunes Library to new computer

If you want to transfer the entire iTunes library to new computer, click "To Folder" and select the output folder location on your new computer. The program will scan your device automatically. After scanning, you can see categories such as Media, Photos, Contacts, Books, SMS, and Playlists on the main screen of the program. Click "Start" button to copy all of them to the computer.

Transfer Files to Folder of New Computer

• Selectively transfer iPhone/iPad/iPod data to new computer

If you want to selectively transfer iTunes Library data to new computer, you can click Media, Photos, Contacts etc. in the life sidebar. Then, select wanted photos, songs, playlists, videos, contacts and other data on the main interface and click "Export to" > "Export to PC" to export them to your new computer.

Here, take transfer music to new computer as an example:

Click "Media" in the left column, then click "Music" and check any songs you want to transfer to new computer. Finally, "Export to" > "Export to PC" to copy them to PC.

Export Music Files to New Computer

Tips: For both of these ways, the software will show users a progress bar which notices the percentage of the transfer process. When the transfer is ongoing, please don't disconnect the iPhone/iPod/iPad. After the transfer, you will get the files in the new iTunes library.

FonePaw iOS Transfer supports all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod. With it, you can share & transfer your device's info with iTunes, iOS Devices or any PC you choose. You can even add media files including Podcasts and iTunes U to your devices without using iTunes.


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