How to Transfer YouTube Music to iTunes Library?

YouTube is a modern video sharing site that is popular all over the world. You may often download some fantastic music from YouTube in order to enjoy them on mobile devices anytime you want. Add the downloaded YouTube music to iTunes library, then you can enjoy them across all your iOS devices freely.

Transfer YouTube Music to iTunes

Part 1. Add YouTube music from iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes

If the downloaded YouTube music is in your mobile devices, you can use an iOS data manager to transfer them to your iTunes easily. Apeaksoft iPhone Transfer is a good alternative to iTunes which is able to transfer iOS data quickly and safely for iPhone/iPad/iPod. You are able to backup iPhone without iTunes with this iOS data manager.

Check what it can do for you:

  • Transfer data from iPhone/iPad/iPod quickly and safely without any data loss.
  • Manage (add, de-duplicate and delete) files on iOS device easily to make your device clean and organizable.
  • Sync files to iTunes/computer/another iOS device in one click.

How to transfer YouTube music from iOS device to iTunes with iPhone Transfer

Step 1. Download and install this iOS data manager on your computer.

Step 2. Launch software and connect your device to computer via USB cable.


Step 3. After the program detects your device successfully, it will scan your device and display all the data in your device in categories at the left sidebar.

It will take minutes if the there is a large amount of data in your device. Please just wait patiently.


Step 4. You will find all the music in your device in the Media and Playlist category. To export the downloaded YouTube music to iTunes, you just need to check the music you want to transfer then click Export to > Export to iTunes Library option.


If the music format is not compatible with iTunes, Apeaksoft iPhone Transfer will automatically convert it to a compatible format for you. I have to say this is a very friendly feature.


After the conversion is finished, you will find the newly-added music in your iTunes library.

Check Exported Music

Of course you can also choose to add the YouTube music to iTunes manually by connecting your iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes via a USB cable, but things would be difficult if the YouTube music format is not acceptable for iTunes.

Part 2. Transfer YouTube Music from Computer to iTunes

If you have downloaded the YouTube music to your computer, it would be much easier to add it to iTunes library. You just need to find the folder location where the downloaded music is saved, then choose the exact song and drag it to your iTunes library. Or you can click the File button at the upper-left corner of iTunes and choose Add File to Library. Then you just need to browse the folder that saves the downloaded YouTube music and double-click the correct music to add it to iTunes library. You can also save all downloaded YouTube music to a folder, then add the whole folder to iTunes library one time.

Transfer YouTube Music

After the YouTube music is imported to iTunes, you can check them in iTunes Library > Songs.

Moreover, you can add the local YouTube music to Apple Music via iTunes and share it on other synced devices.

Please note that if the music format is not compatible with iTunes, you cannot import it to iTunes successfully. For example, if the downloaded YouTube music is in FLAC format, iTunes will not accept it. In this case you need to firstly convert the music from FLAC format to MP3 or other iTunes compatible format, then you can put it to iTunes successfully. Which means you need an audio conversion tool to help you convert the YouTube music to an iTunes compatible format. If you have no idea about what tool to choose, you can give a try to Apeaksoft Video Converter Ultimate, which is a powerful video/audio conversion program that enables you to convert any popular video or audio format to any other format. Therefore, if you want to get the background music from a downloaded YouTube video, you can also use this conversion tool to convert the video an iTunes compatible audio format, then add it to your iTunes library.

How to use Video Converter Ultimate to convert audio format?

Step 1. Download and install this audio converter in your computer. Both Windows and Mac version are available.

Step 2. Launch the software and click Add File button to load the audio file to this audio converter. Here we take a song in .flac format for example.

If you want to import the YouTube videos into iMovie, you should convert the videos into iMovie accepted MOV, MP4, etc., files with this software.


Step 3. Set output format and file destination

Click the Profile button to set the output format you want. You can search for the desired audio format in the search bar or scroll down to find the exact format you want. Here we set the output format as .m4a. You also need to set the folder destination to save the converted .m4a audio file.

Set  Output Format

Step 4. Start conversion

After you finished all the necessary settings, click the Convert button to start converting FLAC audio file to M4A format.


After the FLAC music has been successfully converted to iTunes compatible format, you can find it in the destination you have set and easily drag it to your iTunes library with the method mentioned above.

If your downloaded YouTube music is in a format not compatible with iTunes, it would be more complicated to add it to iTunes. So it would be better that you download music or videos from YouTube to your iPhone, then Apeaksoft iPhone Transfer can help you export them to iTunes with one click, whether the format is compatible with iTunes or not.

Should you have other good tools to recommend, it’d be appreciated that if you could share with us in the comment below.

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