How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone, iPad, or iPod to iTunes

By Andre Cooper on October 5, 2015 14:15:00 PM.

"I accidentally deleted my iTunes playlists but they are still on my iPhone. How can I copy music playlist on my iPhone to iTunes on my iMac?"

it's not so easy to copy playlist from iPhone to iTunes unless you know the right tool or the trick. The following tutorial outlines the simple steps required to rebuild or transfer a playlist from an iPhone, iPad or iPod to iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC. You can use iTunes, or iPhone to iTunes Transfer to copy iPhone playlist to itunes Library. Furthermore, you can rebuild playlists without having to worry about duplicate files whether all, none or some of the tracks are already in iTunes.

How to Transfer Playlists from iPhone to iTunes

iPhone to iTunes Transfer works with all models of iPod, iPhone and iPad and it is a free trial download available for both Mac and Windows PC.

Step 1Connect iPhone to PC to Export iPhone Playlist to iTunes

After downloading, install the iPhone to iTunes playlist transfer tool on the computer. Use your iPhone USB cable to connect your iPhone with your computer.

Connect iPhone to Export iPhone Playlist to iTunes

Step 2Import Playlist from iPhone to iTunes

click Music on the left side. And then control click the playlist on the right side. Select Export to iTunes to transfer your iPhone playlist to iTunes. If you're using Windows version of iPhone to iTunes Transfer, click Playlists on the left side of window. Select wanted playlists and click the triangle below Export to button. Click Export to iTunes Library to begin the transferring process.

Transfer iPhone Playlist to iTunes Library

Don't worry about any quality lose during the process of tranferring playlists from iPhone to iTunes. All ratings and artwork will be copied as well.

How to Import Playlists from iPhone to iTunes via iTunes

iTunes actually offers the option for you to transfer playlist from iPhone to iTunes. And it’s very simple. Once you can connect your iPhone with your computer, you can do it.

Step 1Connect iPhone to PC to Export iPhone Playlist

Connect your iPhone, iPod, or iPad to your computer. From iTunes on your computer, select the icon for your device at the upper-left portion of the window. Select the playlist you want to export under the “On My Device” section.

Connect iPhone to Export iPhone Playlist to iTunes

Step 2Export Playlist from iPhone to Computer

Select “File” > “Library” > “Export Playlist…” to export the playlist to a text file or xml file. Give the export playlist a name, then select “Save“.

Export iPhone Playlist to Computer

Step 3Import iPhone Playlist to iTunes Library

Select the Music icon located at the upper-left portion of the screen to switch back to the computer’s library view. Select “File” > “Library” > “Import Playlist…”, then select the text file or xml file created in step 2.

Import iPhone Playlist to iTunes

There you have it. You have successfully added a playlist from your Apple iOS device to iTunes on your computer. If you would like to import iPhone playlist to iTunes via iTunes, please make sure all the songs in the playlists also exist in your iTunes Library. Otherwise, it will erase content on my iPhone if you sync your iPhone with a new computer. In this case, just simply try the iPhone to iTunes Transfer Tool.

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