How to Backup iTunes to an SD Card

Written by mary mcnally
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Apple's iTunes media player allows you to play media such as music, movies and TV shows on your computer, TV or portable media player. Back up your iTunes library to an SD card so you can use it in a mobile phone or smartphone, or any other device with an SD card reader.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Place your SD card into your computer's SD card slot.

  2. 2

    Wait until your computer recognises the SD card (a pop-up box will come up, indicating that it does). Double-click on the SD card desktop icon to show any files it has stored on it.

  3. 3

    Open iTunes. Click and drag any music, movies or TV show files you want to transfer, into the SD card window.

  4. 4

    Wait for the files to transfer completely, and then close the SD card window.

  5. 5

    Right-click on the SD card icon and choose "Eject." Remove the SD card when its icon disappears from the desktop.

Tips and warnings

  • You may have to upgrade individual songs that you purchased from iTunes before they abandoned Digital Rights Management (DRM) on their music files through iTunes Plus. Highlight a specific song in your music library and click on "iTunes Plus" to upgrade that song to a DRM-free file.

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