Using my dad’s music on my iPhone?

When my dad passed away last year we put his iphone in a drawer for safe keeping, because his music was very important to him and obviously we didn’t want to lose.

The phone is getting difficult to hold a charge now and I am wondering if there is a way to put its music in my iPhone? I bought a 64GB iPhone to have enough space to fit it, but now I understand it’s not as easy as I thought before.

  • Alternative to iTunes?
  • Can I copy files between two different iTunes libraries within iTunes?
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  • Completely delete all cloud music from iPhone
  • Change the sound level when using iPhone docked earphones

Is there a way to do this or do I just have to hope that the battery is never completely empty on his phone?

There is no “official” way to recall music from any iDevice to a computer, but there are many unofficial applications that can do that.

The basic idea is to download the music from the iDevice & into iTunes, from where you can then keep it or re-sync it to your device.

I don’t know to do it directly from phone to phone, you must have a computer as an intermediary.

Googling “copy music from iPhone to computer” will give you more variations on applications than you would know what to do – and even I don’t know what computer platform you have, so you’re linking to a LifeHacker article explaining how to do it on Windows, Mac and Linux.

How to copy music from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer for free

  • Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact
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  • songs on OS X or iOS?
  • Plug the headset into the iPhone’s iPod player
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