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Do you wish to back up your music because you are running out of memory on your iPhone? Is your PC almost out of free space too? You can back up all your songs to an external hard drive using CopyTrans hassle-free! This guide explains how to put music on a flash drive from iPhone in a few easy steps.

Let’s back up your music to an external hard drive:

How to put music on a USB

All tracks from iPhone

You can download music to flash drive from iPhone in a few effortless steps with CopyTrans.

  1. Connect the flash drive or external hard disk to the PC.

  2. Download CopyTrans from the page below: Download CopyTrans now

  3. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans, please refer to the installation guide.

  4. Run CopyTrans and connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
  5. To transfer all songs from iPhone to a USB drive, choose Manual Backup.Transfer music to folder with CopyTrans
  6. Navigate to your external hard drive and click “OK” to start the transfer.popup to select backup destination
  7. Wait until the process is completed and enjoy your music backed up to an external drive!
Advantages of CopyTrans:

Transfers all or selected songs from iPhone to USB and keeps the structure intact;
✅ Manages songs, videos, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts;
✅ Saves track data, artworks, and playlists;
✅ Lets you change the library structure before downloading.

How to download music to flash drive

Selected tracks from iPhone

CopyTrans also lets you partially transfer songs to the destination of your choice

  1. Start CopyTrans and connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod to the PC. Click on the “Classic mode” option at the bottom-left corner.

    Classic mode button CopyTrans

    Classic mode displays all the device tracks and playlists. backup iphone to flash drive with copytrans

  2. Choose “Manual backup” from the top of the window: manual backup option in copytrans

  3. Next, select the songs you wish to back up by clicking on the box next to each track. To select all tracks, including voice memos* and videos, click the box next to your iPhone name under the “Playlists” pane. If you want to only backup music, choose Music under the “Categories” pane, then select the songs:

    ios 15 restrictions logo icon

    *Starting from iOS 15, Apple has introduced restrictions that block access to local voice memos. It is no longer possible to transfer voice memos to PC via iTunes.

    It also impacts some features of CopyTrans programs.

    We have worked out a few great solutions for you to transfer voice memos to PC depending on the iOS version of your device.

    select music in copytrans main window

  4. After this, select the backup to Folder: how to download music to usb flash drive

  5. Choose the USB drive by clicking on the Blue pencil symbol: blue pencil button in copytrans prompt

  6. Select the external drive (in our case, this was flash drive G:). Click OK: download music to usb from iphone

  7. You can customize the order of folders in your backup by your preferences. Customize your folder tree structure

  8. If you prefer keeping all the tracks from a single list in one folder without creating new subfolders, leave the relevant fields empty. customize iphone music usb flash drive

  9. After you have adjusted your backup settings, click OK and start the backup.Start backup of the selected playlists to iTunes or to pc

  10. Let the backup finish. window indicating copytrans backup progress

How to download music to a USB

YouTube video guide

That’s all. Now you know how to put music on a flash drive quickly from your iPhone using CopyTrans!
The iPhone music is copied to the selected external USB drive. iphone music in windows explorer window

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