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Copying your iTunes music to your phone

Feeling attached to your iTunes collection? Don't worry – you can bring it with you to your Windows Phone. If you have a PC running Windows 8 or Windows 7, or you have a Mac, you can copy your iTunes music to your phone using the Windows Phone app for desktop. If you're using Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can copy your music using Windows Explorer.

Note

Whether you use the Windows Phone app for desktop or Windows Explorer, you'll only be able to copy music files that aren't protected with digital rights management (DRM).

If you have a PC running Windows 8 or Windows 7

The Windows Phone app for desktop can look for and sync music in either your Windows Libraries or your iTunes library. All you need to do is change one setting to start synchronising your iTunes music with your phone.

To use your iTunes library in Windows Phone app for desktop

  1. In the Windows Phone app for desktop, click Settings.

  2. Under Sync music, videos and more from, select iTunes.

You can now copy your iTunes library to your Windows Phone in the Windows Phone app for desktop.

If you have a PC running Windows Vista or Windows XP

Windows Explorer (called File Explorer in some versions of Windows) allows you to copy and paste or drag and drop files between the Music folder on your phone and the iTunes library folder on your PC.

For more information about using Windows Explorer to move files, see Synchronising music, ringtones and podcasts using your computer.

If you have a Mac

On your Mac, open the App Store and search for Windows Phone. Then download the Windows Phone app for Mac and start synchronising your music.

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