You suddenly lost your iTunes library after an iTunes update or maybe the iTunes library on your new PC is empty? No problem. If you already have the songs and playlists loaded on an iPod or iPhone, you’ve come to the right place.
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Recover your iTunes library to its previous glory with these easy iPod transfer steps. The method is compatible with iPhone 7s and with Windows 10.
On the PC with the empty iTunes library, download CopyTrans:
Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans, please refer to this article.
Run CopyTrans but before that ensure that iTunes is closed.
Plug in the iPhone to the PC. CopyTrans lists the iPhone songs, videos and playlists.
To begin the backup, click “Start backup”. Even if your iTunes library is not totally empty, CopyTrans matches up the contents of iTunes with the contents of your iPhone or iPod. This way, only the needed tracks and playlists are copied to iTunes without creating duplicates
The backup of iPhone tracks and playlists to iTunes is in progress
Once the backup is complete, your iTunes library is restored back to its former glory; songs, playlists, album art, star ratings and playcounts included.
This is how to fill up an empty iTunes library from any iPhone or iPod.