How to Backup Music on Your Iphone

If you’re looking for a way to backup your music on your iPhone, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to do it in just a few simple steps.

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Introduction

Backing up your music is important because it allows you to restore your music library if you ever lose or delete your iPhone, or if you get a new iPhone and want to transfer your music to it. There are two ways to backup your music: using iCloud or using iTunes.

Why you should backup your music

Your iPhone is more than just a phone. It’s also a music player, and as such, you probably have a lot of tunes stored on it. This means that if you ever lose your phone, or it gets damaged, you could lose all of your music.

That’s why it’s important to backup your music regularly. That way, even if something happens to your phone, you’ll still have all of your tunes.

There are a few different ways you can backup your music. One is to use iTunes:

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
2. Open iTunes and select your device.
3. Click on the “Summary” tab and then click “Back Up Now.”
4. Wait for the backup process to finish.

Another way to backup your music is to use iCloud:

1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup.
2. Turn on iCloud Backup if it’s not already on.
3. Tap “Back Up Now.”
4. Wait for the backup process to finish.
If you ever need to restore your music from a backup, you can do so by connecting your iPhone to iTunes (or setting up iCloud) and following the prompts

How to backup your music

It’s always a good idea to have a backup of your important files, and your music library is no exception. If you’ve got a sizable collection of tunes on your iPhone, you’ll want to make sure they’re backed up in case you ever need to restore your device. Here’s how to do it.

There are two ways to go about backing up your music: using iCloud or using iTunes. We’ll cover both methods here.

Backing up with iCloud
The first method is to use iCloud. This is probably the easiest way to go about it, as it’s completely automated and doesn’t require you to sync with iTunes. Just make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi, and follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Tap on your Apple ID banner at the top of the screen.
3. Tap on “iCloud.”
4. Make sure the “iCloud Backup” switch is turned on.
5. Tap on “Back Up Now” to start the process.
It’s that easy! Your music will be backed up automatically whenever you’re connected to Wi-Fi and your device is locked and plugged in (to prevent draining the battery). Keep in mind that this will only back up music that’s stored locally on your device; if you’ve got tunes streaming from Apple Music or another service, they won’t be backed up since they’re not actually stored on your device. For that, you’ll need to use iTunes (more on that below).

Backing up with iTunes
If you prefer to use iTunes for backing up your music (or if you want to make sure everything is backed up, including streaming music), just connect your device to your computer and follow these steps:

1. Open iTunes and make sure it’s updated to the latest version.
2. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a Lightning cable (the cable that came with your iPhone).
3.. Click on the little icon that represents your device in the upper-left corner of iTunes.
4.. In the sidebar that appears, click on “Music.” If you don’t see a sidebar, click on the button in the upper-left corner that looks like three lines stacked on top of each other (this will show/hide the sidebar).
5.. Make sure the box next to “Sync Music” is checked, then click on “Apply” in the bottom-right corner of the window

What to do if you lose your music

If you lose your music or it gets deleted, there are a few things you can do to try and recover it. If you have a backup, you can restore your music from that. If you don’t have a backup, you can try using a data recovery tool to scan your iPhone for any remaining music files.

How to restore your music

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you can download songs, albums, playlists, and Apple Music videos to your device. You can also access your iCloud Music Library on all of your devices. If you have music files that aren’t in the Apple Music catalog or purchased from the iTunes Store, they can be downloaded with iTunes Match.

Summary

Backing up your music is important to do regularly in case you lose any data or your phone is damaged. You can backup music from your iPhone to your computer or to iCloud. To backup to your computer, you’ll need to use iTunes. To backup to iCloud, you’ll need to have an iCloud account and turn on iCloud Music Library on your device.

Tips and tricks

Your music collection is an important part of your life and you want to make sure that it is properly backed up in case anything happens to your iPhone. iTunes is the easiest way to backup your music, but there are other ways to do it as well. Here are some tips and tricks on how to backup music on your iPhone.

iTunes
The easiest way to backup your music is through iTunes. You can either use iCloud or manually sync your music to iTunes on your computer. If you have a large music collection, you may want to consider using iCloud because you can store up to 25,000 songs for free. To manually sync your music, connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes. Select the Music tab and then click on the Sync Music button. You can choose to sync all of your music or only selected playlists, artists, or genres.

iCloud
If you don’t want to use iTunes or you have a lot of music, you can use iCloud to backup your music collection. iCloud will automatically backup your music every day as long as your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and plugged into a power source. To turn on iCloud Music Library, go to Settings > Music > Toggle iCloud Music Library ON. Once it is turned on, all of the songs in your library will be uploaded to iCloud. If you have a lot of songs, it may take some time for them all to upload. You can check the progress by going to Settings > Global Storage > Manage Storage > Music > select Upload Progress.

Manually Backup Your Songs
If you only have a few songs that you want to backup, you can do so by creating an archive of them using iTunes Match or Apple Music. To create an archive, open iTunes and go to File > Library > Export Library. Choose where you want to save the file and then click Save. This will create an XML file that contains all of the information about your songs including the playlists that they are in. You can then use this file to import your library into another program like mediaMonkey or winamp

FAQ

Q: How do I backup my music on my iPhone?

A: There are several ways to backup your music on your iPhone. One way is to use iTunes. To do this, connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes. Select your iPhone from the list of devices, and then click the “Summary” tab. Check the “Manually manage music and videos” box, and then click the “Apply” button. Now you can add, remove, or modify the music on your iPhone directly in iTunes.

Another way to backup your music is to use an app like iMazing (formerly DiskAid). iMazing allows you to transfer files between your computer and iOS device, including music, photos, videos, contacts, and more. To use iMazing, download and install the app on your computer, and then connect your iPhone to your computer via USB. Once iMazing detects your device, you can browse through its contents and add or remove files as desired.

Resources

There are a number of ways to backup music on your iPhone. You can use iCloud, iTunes, or a third-party service.

iCloud:
If you have an Apple Music subscription, you can use iCloud to keep a copy of your music library in the cloud. To do this, simply turn on iCloud Music Library in Settings > Music.

iTunes:
You can also use iTunes to backup your music library. To do this, connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes. Then, select the Summary tab and check the box next to “Manually manage music and videos.” Next, click the “Apply” button. After that, you can simply drag and drop files from your computer into iTunes.

Third-party service:
There are also a number of third-party services that will allow you to backup your music library. One option is Dropbox. To use this service, simply download the app on your iPhone and sign in with your Dropbox account. Once you’ve done that, you can simply upload files from your computer into Dropbox.

About the author

My name is Melanie Pinola, and I’m a freelance technology writer. I’ve written for Lifehacker for over six years, where I specialize in explainers, features, and how-tos.

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