iTunes Library Transfer

Jan 11, 2019
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Hi, I'm new to the forum, so please excuse what you might consider to be dumb questions.
I have an old iPhone 3 with 1500 songs. I wanted to transfer these to a MacBook Pro mid 2015. It is only possible to back up manually. I have selected "Manually manage music and videos" and then synced but my library has still not appeared on the MacBook and has also disappeared from the iPhone.
a. How can I restore the library on the iPhone? - I use it as a iPod when travelling.
b. How do I transfer to the MacBook?
c. How do I then get it onto a new iPad 6th. generation?

Thank you in advance for any help.

Nov 1, 2017
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I think this has been answered on another forum. When you Sync an iPhone to your Mac, it transfers music from your Mac to your iPhone, not the other way round. In doing so, it overwrites what ever is on there.

In doing what you did, you have wiped your iPhone of any music that was on there.

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