"does icloud back up my entire music library on my phone? I am thinking about backing up my iphone 4 now because I am going to buy the Iphone 5. I have my entire music library on a back up hard drive that i can connect to my computer. However, this takes forever. Can I use Icloud to back up my entire music library on my phone so when I get the Iphone 5, I can just put the music on it very easily, or does it only back up "purchased" songs?" A question from Apple Support Communities.
If you want to backup music from iPhne to iCloud, you will be failed since iCloud backup includes no music file. However, you could backup iPhone music to PC with multiple iPhone backup music apps. This post would show you how to backup iPhone music to PC with 2 different iPhone music backup apps.
Part 1: Backup Music from iPhone to PC with iTunes - Purchased Music Only
You could backup music from iPhone to PC via iTunes, but only purchased music files from iTunes music store. The below steps would show you how to backup iPhone music to iTunes in detail:
1. Open iTunes and log in with your Apple ID and password that are used on your iPhone.
2. Connect your iPhone with computer via the USB cable and "Trust" the computer if asked.
3. Your iPhone would appear on iTunes until you see the iPhone icon.
4. Open "File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from 'iPhone'" successively.
5. All your purchased items including music will be transferred to iTunes. You've made the iPhone music backup on iTunes.
Part 2: Backup Music from iPhone to PC with Leawo iTransfer - All Music
If you have other music files stored on your iPhone like music files ripped from CD, iTunes would help you backup iPhone music to PC. You then need to make use of some 3rd-party iPhone music backup software tools to help you back up iPhone music to PC. Leawo iTransfer is the best iPhone music backup tool that could easily backup iPhone music to PC in clicks. It is actually an all-inclusive iOS data transfer software app that could transfer data and files between iOS devices, iTunes and PC easily as backup.
☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, etc.
☉ Up to date iOS is supported for data and file backup and transfer.
Download and install this iTransfer on your computer. Then follow the below steps to learn how to transfer and backup iPhone music to PC in clicks.
Step 1: Connect iPhone with computer
Use the iPhone USB cable provided by Apple to connect your iPhone to computer. And launch Leawo iTransfer, then you could see your iPhone appear on this program.
Step 2. Open Music tab
Under the iPhone device tab, open "Library > Music" tab successively. Select the music files you want to back up to PC. You could choose multiple music files by checking before them.
Step 3. Backup iPhone music to PC
Right click the selected music files and then choose "Trasnfer To > My Computer" option. If you want to backup iPhone music to iTunes, just select "Transfer to > iTunes" option and then this iPhone music backup tool would start to back up music from iPhone to iTunes immediately.
Step 4. Set output directory and start backup
Then there will appear a box to let you set the output directory to save the iPhone music backup file. You could still choose to backup iPhone music to iTunes as well here. After setting output directory, click the "Transfer Now" button to start the iPhone music backup.
With Leawo iTransfer, you could transfer multiple data and files like music, video, photos, etc. between iOS devices, iTunes and computer. Also, as a dual-way iOS data transfer app, you could transfer music file and other data/files from iPod and other iOS devices to computer as well. If you're using a Mac computer, you could make use of Leawo iTransfer for Mac.