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How to Back Up iTunes Music to External Hard Drive or USB?

author 2014-05-09 posted by Gabriel Rutberg in Melbourne

We all know we should be backing up our precious music libraries. The world is unpredictable, and so are our computers—most of us have experienced a computer crash, hard drive damage, and general data loss. All the hours you put into uploading your songs, copying CDs, downloading, making your library clean and up-to-date could be swept away in a flash and may not be recoverable if you don’t have your back up plan. Luckily, it’s easy to create a backup of your music on any external storage device.

External hard drives are becoming more affordable and boasting larger drive space in recent years. It’s not uncommon for computer savvy people to own one or two TB or larger HDs, on which they can store their data and media and, of course, make backups of their important files. If you have a USB flash drive or an external hard drive large enough to hold your music files, there is a free software that makes it easy for you to move all your files from your computer in minutes.

KiwiG PhonTunes is a revolutionary tool that allows you to transfer music virtually anywhere with no barriers. Users are enabled to transfer between PCs, iOS devices, Android devices, and external storage drives, with no limit and no fees. With PhonTunes, it’s easier than ever to backup all your music files--from iTunes and local directories, both—and relieves the fear of losing your music in the future.

In this article, we’ll discuss specifically how to back up your iTunes library with PhonTunes in three simple steps.

How to back up your iTunes music library to an external storage device (HD or USB thumb drive):

Step 1.Connect your storage device to the computer and launch KiwiG PhonTunes. Click on the storage device tab on the far right to open it as the destination.

Step 2.On the left-hand side, your iTunes library is displayed. Select all the music you want to back up. Then, click the To Device button between the iTunes library panel and the storage device panel.

Transfer Music from iTunes to External Hard Drive

Step 3.After clicking To Device, a window will appear asking if you want to complete the transfer. Click Start, and you’re done!

Transferred Music from iTunes to External Hard Drive

What a weight off your shoulders! In addition to the backup capabilities, PhonTunes can also help you keep your playlists organized across all your mobile devices, so you may want to give that a try as well. We hope this tutorial has been helpful for you.

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