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How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

"How do I transfer music from iTunes to iPhone7? I was able to sync purchased from my iPhone to iTunes, but can't move my music to my phone. Can anyone explain the finer points?"

In your iTunes library, there may be a lot of songs you imported from CDs, purchased from iTunes Store and other items you added to iTunes. Many users want to transfer some of these great songs to their iPhone but can't find an easy way. When use iTunes to sync music to iPhone, some users even receive a messages state that all media files on iPhone will be erased.

Fortunately, here is a professional iPhone transfer tool to change the situation. FonePaw DoTrans lets you transfer music from iTunes Library to any iPhone without erasing any data on your iPhone. It converts music files to iPhone/iPod/iPad compatible formats automatically. With this software, you are also allowed to edit the ID3 info (name, artist, year, album and others) of the songs.

Free download the trial version of FonePaw DoTrans. Here both Windows and Mac version are available. Just choose the right one as you need:


Since many users don't know where to find iTunes songs on their computer, this page will first explain the quick way to access iTunes songs and then introduce how to use FonePaw DoTrans to directly transfer music from iTunes to iPhone.

Part 1: How to Quickly Find iTunes Songs

To access all of your iTunes music and songs from the file system you will need to know the appropriate paths. Follow the paths listed below and find all music, songs, and media stored in iTunes library either on your Mac OS X or Windows computer.

Mac: In the Finder, choose Go > Home > Music > iTunes.


  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\

  • Windows Vista: C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes\

  • Windows 7: C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\

  • Windows 10/8: C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\

Find iTunes Music on PC

Note: These directories contain your locally stored media, music, and movies, but they are not where iTunes backups of iOS devices are stored.

Part 2: How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone

1. Connect iPhone to computer

Download, install and launch FonePaw DoTrans on your computer. Then, connect your iPhone to the computer via the USB cable. This program will detect your iPhone at once. Below is the screenshot when your iPhone is detected.

DoTrans Mainpage

2. Copy songs from iTunes to iPhone

Click "Music" button in the left pane. Click the plus icon to select "Add File" or "Add Folder".

Next, follow the instructions in part 1 to find the songs you want to add to iPhone in your iTunes library. Choose the songs you need and click "Open" to transfer music to your iPhone.

Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone

FonePaw DoTrans can also:

• Transfer music from iPhone to computer easily;
• Transfer music from iPhone to iPhone, iPad to iPhone, iPad to iPod etc. directly;
• Transfer iTunes library to new computer;
• Restore iTunes library effortlessly.


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