Sometimes, we delete songs from iTunes with the intention to get more space for our mac, iPhone or iPad, but later feel extremely regretful to do so. Or we just delete the wrong iTunes music accidentally, even there is possibility that iTunes music is lost for no reason. At this time, we need to recover the deleted songs from iTunes.
To recover deleted songs from iTunes on Mac, iPhone or iPad, here we offer 2 workarounds, one is the advanced recovery method to get problem solved easily and fast, while the other is some basic ways to recover deleted iTunes music that deserve a try.
According to my personal experience and feedbacks from other users, the best way and easiest way to recover deleted songs from iTunes with high success rate is getting yourself a powerful data recovery software. With a short time of scanning, all the deleted or lost iTunes music, photos, videos, etc, no matter you have a backup or not, such a program can be of great help.
Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac is the one we highly recommend to our users. Not confined to iTune music, this software also supports to recover photos, documents, videos, archives, etc, no matter your iTunes music is deleted or lost due to upgrading/improper operation. It even supports recovering iTunes music on mac without any backup.
Cisdem offers 5 recovery modes for users to find and recover deleted iTunes songs on mac: Basic Mac Data Recovery, Trash Recovery, Formatted Drive Recovery, External Devices Recovery and Advanced File Recovery. Users who have permanently deleted their iTunes music can start with the Trash Recovery, it processes the scanning very fast, and almost all the lost iTunes music files can be found out and listed for your recovery.
Reasons Why Users are Using Cisdem Data Recovery
The installation package file is small with a size of 5.8MB, download and then install on your mac.
You can try Trash Recovery Mode first, it scans fast. If the recovery results fall short of your expectations, try Advanced Recovery Mode or others according to your needs.
Find the drive where you place iTunes Music, basically, the path would be: Finder/ User Name/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music, or you can right click on a iTunes song within iTunes, choose “Show in Finder” to locate you iTunes music. Then, click “Scan” to find the deleted or lost songs from iTunes.
All the found files will be displayed in a tree list under different folders, preview the files and check the box before those items you want to recover.
If you have got the deleted iTunes songs back on mac, you can also recover deleted music from iTunes on iPhone or iPad by syncing iTunes on all you iDevice. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the Mac, run iTunes and find your device, then select “Music” and click Sync to start the sync.
iMobie offers a solution to directly scan your iPhone or iPad, then recover the deleted iTunes music for you, that is PhoneRescue for Mac, another mac program allowing users to get back deleted songs from iTunes on iPhone or iPad.
PhoneRescue is a secure and fast mac program to recover files from iOS devices, no matter your iPhone has a iTunes backup or not. It supports to get deleted or lost files due to mistake deletion, jailbreak, factory reset, system crash, failed upgrade, locked iDevice, damaged screen, etc., be it a song, a video, photo, messages, contacts, calendar, or other files.
If you feel like to do the recovery with software, do this on a Mac instead of iPhone or iPad.
First, a scanning process is required before the recovery, while the scanning takes time and space on your device, which may slow down your device.
Secondly, as you may have noticed, most of the iPhone Data Recovery are designed for mac users, you will have to run the program on a mac, then utilize such a software to recover files.
Both Mac Data Recovery and iPhone Data Recovery have their advantages and disadvantages, but if you want to recover iTunes songs, you are recommended to get the version designed to recover all kinds of files for mac.
Also, we got some basic ways to recover deleted songs from iTunes, if you haven’t decided to turn to above-mentioned commercial solutions. You can try following 3 methods, though cannot bring a high success rate recovery, they work under some situations.
When we delete a song from iTunes on mac, following message will appear navigating us to do the deletion:
If we click “Delete Song”, another prompt appear and we will be guided to delete iTunes songs by click “Move to Trash”, that means, the deleted iTunes music you choose to delete by following such a procedure is just to moved to your Trash bin, you can still get them back.
If you have emptied your Trash bin, you will have to turn to Cisdem Data Recovery.
Though you cannot recover deleted iTunes songs on iPhone or iPad via Trash bin, once you have recovered the files on your mac, you can sync iTunes on all your Apple Device with your mac.
You should be quite familiar with Time Machine if work on a mac very often. Time Machine is the utility to back up all your files to an external storage device and restore files when you accidentally deleted or lost them. If you have turned you Time Machine ON, recover now.
Steps to Recover Deleted Songs from iTunes with Mac Time Machine
Also, for iPhone or iPad users who cannot utilize Time Machine to restore, they can sync iTunes on all your Apple Device with a mac.
If you have backed up all the iTunes files to an external drive, you can restore the deleted iTunes music.
For iOS devices, users who have backed up files to iCloud are able to recover deleted songs from iTunes via iCloud backup.
Since nearly all the music in iTunes requires a purchase to be downloaded and listened, your purchase list will be kept in purchase list, which allows you to re-download these purchased songs even you have deleted or lost them.
As you may have notices, those basic methods to recover deleted songs from iTunes are mainly using backup, therefore, it is always to back up your files on mac or to an external device. Also, for those users who don't have any backup, they can utilize a professional Data Recovery on Mac to find the deleted iTunes music back, with which more and more users successfully find back their lost files easily and fast.
Connie has been writing for Mac productivity and utility apps since 2009. Each review and solution is based on her practical tests, she is aways energetic and trustworthy in this field.