Is it Possible to Back Up iTunes to iCloud

Proud owners of iOS devices have multiple abilities of backing up their precious files. They can choose to back up iTunes to iCloud.

Sep 09,2019 • Filed to: Manage iTunes • Proven solutions

Do you want to backup iTunes to iCloud ?

Proud owners of iOS devices have multiple abilities of backing up their precious files. They can choose to back up their files to iTunes or iCloud. There are certain differences between iTunes and iCloud and for the optimal protection of your files it is recommended to use them both at the same time. But, many users prefer using iCloud since the data is stored on a well cloud. And no matter what happens, the data will stay there. So many iOS users may ask how to backup itunes to icloud.

Part 1. Is it Possible to Back Up iTunes to iCloud?

As mentioned before, many iOS device owners are looking for a way to backup itunes to icloud, because the data is relatively safer when stored to iCloud. Unfortunately, it is impossible to backup itunes to icloud. First of all, iCloud does not support all the file types iTunes does. And the second of all, there is no option yet to transfer your iTunes backup to iCloud. So, virtually, backing up iTunes to iCloud is impossible.

Although, there is one thing you could do. If there is a certain backup on your iTunes that you want so bad, you can try doing the following. First of all, restore that backup from iTunes to your device. This may not be such a good idea, since you will lose all the data you have now. But, if you choose to do so, restore your device to the desired backup and then upload that backup to iCloud from your device directly. This way, you have bypassed the impossible in a way.

There are alternative options to backing up your iTunes below.

Part 2. Back Up iTunes to iTunes Match

Have you heard of iTunes Match? It is an application that allows you to back up all your music to iCloud. How does it work? It is very simple. iTunes determines which songs from your collection are available on the iTunes Store. Every song that matches is automatically added to iCloud, and you will be able to listen to it any time, on every device. Great thing about iTunes Match is that it can sometimes even increase the quality of your songs. Bad thing is that not all of your songs may be transferred.

backup itunes to icloud-iTunes Match

When it comes to backing up iTunes to iTunes Match, it may not be such a good idea. First of all, when it comes to backing up iTunes, you probably want to back up more than just songs, right? And, also iTunes Match is not impeccable. Sometimes, it mismatches the songs, replaces explicit songs with clean versions, and matches an album-length track with a shorter version. This happens rarely, but it may happen to your favorite song. And if it did, you would be more than frustrated.

backup itunes to icloud-backu up songs

Part 3. Back Up iTunes to External Hard Drive

The optimal solution for backing up your iTunes would be backing it up on an external drive. This way, your files will be safe even if your computer crashes. External drive can be anything from usb sticks to external hard drives.

Instead of backup itunes to icloud, backing up iTunes to your computer is a great idea. But, you never know when you hard disk may fail you. That is why one of the safest ways for backing up your iTunes would be backing it up on an external hard drive.

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External hard drives are one of the best options for preserving your files. The best thing about them is that you can back up more than just iTunes. But, here we will tell you how to back up iTunes library to an external hard drive.

Once you get your external hard drive start by plugging it into the computer that contains your iTunes library. Make sure that the external drive has enough space for storing your entire library. Once the hard drive is accepted by your computer, launch iTunes.

Then, you should make sure that your iTunes library will put all your files in the same folder. You can ensure so by choosing to Copy files to iTunes Media folder once you are in the advanced tab.

backup itunes to icloud-itunes media folder location

Sometimes, iTunes does not store all your files in one folder. To achieve this open the File menu -> Library -> Organize Library. Once you are in there, choose Consolidate Files. Consolidate Files will move all files used in your iTunes Library into a single location.

backup itunes to icloud-Organize Library

Consolidate Files actually makes copies of files, instead of moving them, so you may end up with duplicates of files that were stored outside the iTunes Media folder. You should delete those files to save space when the backup is complete.

In order to avoid all this fuss, and the steps mentioned above, you can simply try out iMusic.

Part 4. Back Up with iMusic

iMusic allows you to transfer your music from your iPhone, iPad or iPod back to your iTunes. It doesn’t matter if you lost your computer data or maybe you were given a device with preloaded music, iMusic will move your music from your iOS device back into your iTunes library on your computer. And the best thing about iMusic is that it also finally brings iTunes and Android together. Check out the simple guide for rebuilding your iTunes library using iMusic.

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Once you open iMusic, connect your device. And click the "TOOLBOX" on the top of the interface.You will see "clean up your library" which allows you to fix missing tags/missing covers and delete duplicates etc, and you will also see "Rebuild iTunes Library" and "Backup/Restore iTunes"

backup itunes to icloud-TunesGO toolbox

Methord 1: Backup/Restore iTunes

Let take "Backup/Restore iTunes" as an example. After you select it, click the option of “Backup” to start the process.

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Select files to back up. By default all items will be checked. From this list, you can select the ones that you want to backup. Select the backup path and then click “Backup” button to start the process.

backup itunes to icloud-Select files

Once Backup succeeds, "Congratulations" message will appear.

backup itunes to icloud-Backup succeeds

If you want to restore your itunes, you can also select the restore option.

There is another way to copy your files to iTunes Library with iMusic, using "Rebuild iTunes Library".

Methord 2: Rebuild iTunes Library

Connect your device and click "Rebuild iTunes Library".

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After the scan is done, choose the desired files and click on Copy to iTunes. This way, the files will be copied to your iTunes library and it will be rebuilt in just three simple steps.

backup itunes to icloud-rebuild itunes library-scan and select files

And, that is it! You’re done.

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Video Tutorial: iTunes Backup and Restore by iMusic

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