iTunes: Transferring media from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iPod
Depending on the capabilities of your Apple device, iTunes can sync media such as music, movies, TV shows, photos, podcasts and books to your Apple device. iTunes is only able to transfer media you purchased through the iTunes Store back to your iTunes Library.
Depending on the media type, other methods of transferring content may be available. Consult the table below for more information:
|Media type||Transfer method
|Music purchased from the iTunes Store|
|Music imported from a CD or another source|
|Camera Roll photos and videos||
|Photos synced from a computer|
|iCloud Photo Stream3||
|Movies and TV shows purchased from the iTunes Store|
|Movies and TV shows imported from other sources||
|Books purchased from the iTunes Store|
|Books imported from other sources||
1 iTunes in the Cloud is supported on up to 10 devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, and iTunes for Mac or Windows 10.3 or later. If you have an iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle or earlier iPod model, use iTunes in the Cloud from within iTunes on your computer. Previously purchased content may be unavailable if it is no longer in the iTunes Store. Learn more about Downloading past purchases from the App Store, iBookstore, and iTunes Store, and learn more about which content types are supported for iTunes in the Cloud by country.
2 iTunes Match is supported on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with iOS 5.0.1 or later, and iTunes for Mac or Windows 10.5.1 or later. If you have an iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle or earlier iPod model, use iTunes Match within iTunes on your computer. iTunes Match is subject to subscription purchase and availability. For more details see iTunes Store: How to subscribe to iTunes Match.
3 Photo Stream is for photos only and is supported on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with iOS 5.0.1 or later, Macs with OS X Lion or later, and PCs with Windows Vista or Windows 7. Learn more about Photo Stream.
It's always a good idea to regularly back up your iTunes Library.