How to Pull Music Off an IPhone

By Dan Taylor

An iPhone is a convenient device for loading music to enjoy anywhere and anytime, but getting the music off of it can be a hassle. Unlike other devices, the iPhone doesn't have a typical hard drive where you can just plug it in and download files to your computer. There are a few steps you can take, though, to pull the music off your iPhone, whether you are using a PC or a Mac.

On the PC

Step 1

Plug the iPhone into your computer.

Step 2

Go to your Desktop and open "My Computer," then find your iPhone drive and open it.

Step 3

Go to "Tools," and then click "Folder Options" and the tab "View." Click on "Show Hidden Files and Folders," and click on "OK."

Step 4

Go back to the iPhone drive and locate the new folder "iPod_Control" and open it.

Step 5

Look through the folders for your songs, or use the Windows "Search" utility to find a file.

Step 6

Use the mouse to click, hold and drag the file you want to your desktop or to another folder on your computer. You can also right-click on the file, select "Copy," navigate to the folder on your computer where you want the file, and then right-click anywhere in the folder and click "Paste."

On the Mac

Step 1

Download Senuti, a free application that facilitates copying music from your iPhone or iPod to your computer.

Step 2

Install the program and then open it, and choose what folder you want to use as your default copy location.

Step 3

Plug in your iPhone, and all your music will show up in Senuti.

Step 4

Select all the files and click the green "Transfer" icon and wait until the transfer is complete.