Ring ring ring! Your common sense is calling! Isn’t it about time you backed up your iPhone music? You’ve been downloading the best new songs from those great music download apps, you’ve got your playlists just how you want them (Work and Hustle, Run like a Cheetah!, DANCE, Chill Music, and so on), you’ve even kept up with your song ratings as you go. If your iPhone were to crash, and you were to lose it all, you know you’d be devastated.
The disappointment is that iTunes on the iPhone is not intuitively built to handle backups of single-device setups. You can back up your full iTunes library with a few of their products (subscription-based, mind you) you can backup your music to a Hard Drive by dragging/dropping the iTunes folder into it (but you won’t get your ratings, play counts, or playlists), but using iTunes there is no way to encapsulate your iPhone experience onto an HD or USB. If it sounds appealing to you to keep your iPhone music backed up in its own place with ALL the relevant information stored, for free, then third party backup software might be the right choice.
The world’s only completely free full-featured music transfer and backup software is KiwiG PhonTunes. PhonTunes allows you to move all your songs, playlists, and their details between devices—including external storage devices like a USB. All you need is your PC, connecting cord for your iPhone, and any USB you have lying around with enough space to carry your music. Below, I’ll show you the step-by-step to back up your music in just a few minutes.
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