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I'd like to transfer the (non-DRM) music I have on my iPhone to my computer.

Which application can I use to do that? I found several shareware applications but they didn't really work.

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What? You mean you can't just copy the music from it as from an external usb disk, once it's connected to your PC? – fretje Aug 19 '09 at 9:32
Nope, the iPhone doesn't work in disk mode. You can only transfer music TO your iPhone via iTunes... – Igal Tabachnik Aug 19 '09 at 9:35
@hmemcpy - if that's the case then you should have a copy of the music under iTunes. Why can't you copy that file? – ChrisF Aug 19 '09 at 9:52
Wow. Just found another reason why I won't buy anything from Apple to play music, thanks :) – fretje Aug 19 '09 at 9:53
@ChrisF I'm on another computer, the iTunes library isn't here with me. – Igal Tabachnik Aug 19 '09 at 9:55
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Recent versions of MediaMonkey allow you to copy music from your iPhone to your computer. I've just tested it myself and sure enough it can transfer music from the phone to my PC.,1

You need to scroll down the left hand tree in MediaMonkey and expand your iPhone to see the music.

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Thanks, but while I got it to recognize the iPhone (it wouldn't without iTunes installed), I don't see my music in the application, so I can't copy it. I'll keep looking... – Igal Tabachnik Aug 19 '09 at 10:07
Are you sure you looked in the right place ? It won't be under the Library section, you need to scroll down to your iPhone and expand that. – andynormancx Aug 19 '09 at 12:08
Yeah, I found that, but my iPhone appears there as just 'iPhone', and the library is empty. Perhaps this has to do with v3 of the iPhone OS? – Igal Tabachnik Aug 19 '09 at 12:21
I am using v3, so it can't be that. – andynormancx Aug 19 '09 at 12:25
Copytrans worked! Thanks :) – Igal Tabachnik Aug 19 '09 at 14:10

10 Alternatives to iTunes for managing your iPod:

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is an iPhone an iPod ? – Pacerier Nov 15 '11 at 15:59

Senuti, if you need an OS X solution.

It's simple but works well.

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You can use the iPhone App Song Exporter Pro. With it you can access the songs via a web browser, as long as the PC and the iPhone are in the same LAN.

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