How to Restore iTunes Library from iPhone

 "How do I restore my iTunes library from my iPhone? I can't restore iTunes Library because I lost my backup files. All my music is stuck into iPhone. Is it possible to restore iTunes Library from iPhone? I don't want to risk to lose everything, especially songs. Please help!!!"

Sometimes when facing unfortunate situation, computer has been stolen or damaged, you might like the user above, lost the backup files as well. In this situation, if you haven't synced your iPhone with your new empty iTunes Library and have everything there, you can restore your iTunes Library from iPhone. Below we will tell how to restore iTunes from iPhone.

Restore Media files that not purchased on iTunes Store. If your iPhone contains songs you've ripped from CD or grabbed from other sources, you should try a third-party app to restore them from iPhone first. Here I recommend you TunesGo Retro, a professional app to transfer music, videos, photos, etc. from iPhone to iTunes Library.

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Note: Both TunesGo Retro (Windows) and TunesGo Retro (Mac) are available. Now the Windows version helps directly restore iTunes Library music, videos, and playlists from iPhone. And you can even export iPhone contacts, text message, and photos to computer. Mac version right now supports restoring music directly from iPhone and transferring videos and photos from iPhone to computer.

Just install TunesGo Retro > Connect iPhone with computer > directly transfer media files from iPhone to iTunes Library/computer.

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Restore iTunes purchases. Music, TV shows, Movies, apps, audiobooks, etc. you've purchased from iTunes can be restore to iTunes Library. To restore iTunes Library purchases from iPhone, launch iTunes > connect iPhone with iTunes > right-click your iPhone under Devices to choose "Transfer Purchases". If you iPhone doesn't contain all your iTunes purchased items, you can restore these purchases from your account by going to iTune Edit Menu > Preferences…> check Download pre-orders when available.

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To prevent your iPhone settings be erased by iTunes in the future, when restoring iTunes Library from iPhone, you should make a backup. Connect your iPhone with iTunes > right-click your iPhone and choose Back Up under Devices.

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