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CopyTrans “Smart Backup” automatically transfers all tracks, track information, artworks and playlists from your Apple device to iTunes. CopyTrans knows and decides what needs to be transferred and never creates duplicates.

This article explains what exactly Smart Backup does and what is included in the transfer. If you want to use it right away, follow transfer music from iPhone to iTunes guide.

YouTube: CopyTrans Smart backup tutorial

3 easy steps to transfer iPhone music to iTunes

  1. Download and start CopyTrans
  2. Connect your iPod/iPhone to the PC
  3. Click ‘iTunes’: Transfer music to iTunes with CopyTrans

Note: If your iPod or iPhone is not detected please follow these troubleshooting tips. If more than one device is connected, please select the correct iPhone from the drop down menu.

All tracks that need to be transferred or updated in iTunes are automatically selected. If you want to take full control and customize every step of the backup process, choose the “Manual Backup” mode. For this switch to the ‘Classic mode’: Classic mode button CopyTrans

If “Smart Backup” is not possible, please follow these troubleshooting tips.

Everything’s back in iTunes!

After the transfer, all your contents are in iTunes, exactly as on your iPhone:

  • music,
  • videos,
  • TV-Shows,
  • podcasts,
  • audio-books,
  • voice memos,
  • ringtones,
  • playlists, smart playlists
  • tag information: ratings, play counts, album artwork, date added and so forth

iTunes track status

To show the detailed status of a track, simply hover your mouse over it.

  • ipod to pcThis track is not in iTunes. Track should be transferred.
  • update itunes from iphoneThis track is in iTunes but not up-to-date. Track should be updated.
  • recover itunes libraryThis track is in iTunes and up-to-date. Track should be skipped.


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Explore iPhone content


  1. Use the Categories, Genres, Artists and Albums menus to easily browse your iPhone.
  2. You can search for specific tracks by using the search box.
  3. Click on an iPhone playlist to display its tracks.
  4. Sort tracks in the main list view by clicking on any column name.

  5. Note: Right click a column name to hide or show additional track details.

ipod touch backup

You now know all about the “Smart Backup” feature.

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