How to Put Music on iPhone

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

Music can be added to iPhone by purchasing songs directly from iTunes or by syncing iPhone with iTunes. However, many iPhone users may have suffered enough by using iTunes to put music on iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s (Plus). iPhone 6 (Plus), iPhone 5s/5c/5. Why? Firstly, any music files that haven't been added to iTunes library cannot be accessed by an iPhone. Therefore, it could sometimes become a pain if most of your songs are not purchased from iTunes Store itself. Secondly, iTunes limits an iPhone to paring only one computer and if you syncing your iPhone with a new computer, iTunes will attempt to erase all the music on the iPhone. Last but not the least, many users failed when syncing with iTunes for unknown reason.

Fortunately, FonePaw iOS Transfer can clean up the troubles mentioned above. This software can effectively let you put music on iPhone without the need of iTunes synching. The most important point is that this program will never erase any file on iPhone. Utilizing this program not only makes the process easier, but a whole lot faster than transferring music to the iPhone with iTunes. Download the trial version below and have a try right now.

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Solution 1: Put Music on iPhone Directly

Solution 2: Put Music on iPhone with Dropbox

Solution 3: Add Music on iPhone Via iTunes

Solution 1: Put Music on iPhone Directly

1. Run FonePaw iOS Transfer and connect iPhone to PC

Install the program on your computer. Then launch it and connect iPhone to PC with a USB cable. All iPhone models are fully supported, including iPhone 6s and iPhone 6. Then, this program quickly detects your device and you will get the primary window, as the screenshot below shows.

Connect iPhone to PC via Cable

2. Add music to iPhone
Find "Media" and "Playlist" from the left column. To add music to iPhone, there are two ways:

Click "Media" and then click "Music". All songs on your iPhone show up in the music window. By clicking "Add", you get two options: "Add File" or "Add Folder". Browse your computer and choose music files or folders to put on iPhone.

Tips: If the format of the songs you want to add is not compatible with iPhone, FonePaw iOS Transfer will convert it to iPhone supported format automatically.

Scan and Add Music to iPhone

Instead of adding music files, you are allowed to put playlist from iTunes or computer to iPhone. Click "Playlist" and "Add" one by one. Then, two options show up in the pull-down list: "Add iTunes Playlist" or "Add playlist from computer". Choose the way you want to put playlist to iPhone.

Solution 2: Put Music on iPhone with Dropbox

iPhone users can also take advantage of Dropbox to put music to iPhone from computer.

1. Install Dropbox app

Download and Install Dropbox app on both of your computer and iPhone. Create a Dropbox account and then you will get 2GB for free.

2. Copy Music to Dropbox app on computer

Run Dropbox on your computer, and move music into the folder of this app.

3. Start Sync Music to Dropbox app

Run Dropbox app on your iPhone and then you'll get the videos and music in this app.

Solution 3: Add Music on iPhone Via iTunes

Step 1. Start iTunes on computer and connect your iPhone with computer by USB cable. After two devices are connected, you can find your iPhone under "Devices" button on the left column.

iTunes Music

Step 2. Find songs that you like to put on your iPhone in iTunes Library, then choose the songs and right click on them. After the right-click, put mouse cursor at "Add to Device" in the drop-down list. You will find different devices names if there is more than one device connected to the computer. Choose your iPhone and click it, the songs you have selected will be copied to your iPhone.

Add Music to iPhone

With FonePaw iOS Transfer, you can put music on iPhone directly and easily. Install this music transfer tool to put music onto iPhone.

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