How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone

author Emily Watson
date Wednesday, February 06, 2019

This post is definately a full guide to transfer music from computer to iPhone X/8/7/6s/6. You can choose to do this job using iTunes or without iTunes. Now, let's see how to put music on iPhone effectively.

Just downloaded some wonderful songs on your computer and want to add it to your iPhone for listening on-the-go? When trying to transfer music from computer to iPhone 6, for example, many people turn to iTunes for help. But some people have mentioned that when they transfer music from iTunes to iPhone (opens new window), a warning comes up stating that all existing music will be erased on your iPhone.

iTunes Erase Music

This isn't a big deal if your library also contains your old music, because these files will sync back to the iPhone. However, if you have deleted your old music from your library or are attempting to add music from another computer, you'll lose the old files. Therefore, many users ask if there is a safe way to transfer music to iPhone without iTunes.

Extra Tips for Music User:

How to Sync Music from iPhone to iTunes (opens new window)

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer (opens new window)

In this tutorial, you will learn how to transfer music or songs from computer or iTunes to iPhone with or without iTunes. Just check on the guide and maybe you will find out the one which fit your case most!

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Solution 1:Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone Without iTunes

FonePaw iOS Transfer (opens new window) is the good iTunes alternative. This software can help you transfer music from PC to iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s/ without erasing the existing songs. You can also use the program to view the detailed music info, and edit all ID3 tags for music. Moreover, you are allowed to create new playlists to add music. If you want a quick reminder, then follow the tutorial in this page to see how to copy music to iPhone.

Download the trial version below on your computer and begin with iPhone transfer music from PC.

1.Launch iOS Transfer and connect iPhone to computer

Launch the program after installing. Then, connect your iPhone to the computer via an USB cable. A moment later, you can see your iPhone appear in the main window.

Connect iPhone to Computer and Run iOS Transfer

Tips: When click "More Info", this program show you iPhone info like model, capacity, version, format and serial number, etc.

Show iPhone Information

2.Transfer Music to iPhone

Click "Music" in the left sidebar. Then, click Add Files Icon and select Add File or Add Folder. Select the songs from your computer and click Open. iOS Transfer will transfer songs to your iPhone. The progress will last a few seconds. After you download music from computer to iPhone, you can listen to the new added songs on your iPhone.

Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone

Solution 2: Sync Music from Computer to iPhone via iTunes

If you do want to sync music to iPhone with iTunes, of course you can try! Now just follow the step-by-step guide below to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone X/8/7/6s/6.

Step 1: Add songs to iTunes from computer

Open iTunes on your computer and click the "File" button on the top left corner of the interface, then you can choose "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library". The former allows you to add music files to iTunes one by one while the latter will add all song files in a folder to iTunes at one time.

Add Songs to iTunes

Step 2: Transfer songs from computer to your iPhone from iTunes

After connecting your iPhone to computer with its USB cable, you'll find a cell phone icon besides content menu on the top. Click the cell phone icon and choose "Music" in the "Settings" menu.

Then tick "Sync Music" so that you can choose either "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres". If choosing "Entire music library", click "Apply" in the bottom right corner, then all songs in iTunes music library will be transferred to your iPhone.

If you prefer to sync some of songs in iTunes music library to iPhone, choose "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres" and all songs in the music library will be listed, from which you select songs that you would like to have in your iPhone. After you have chosen the right songs, click "Apply" and wait a few seconds for the synchronization to complete. This is how to transfer music from PC to iPhone using iTunes so you can enjoy songs now.

Sync Music to iPhone

Note: If you are using a new computer to sync music from iTunes library to iPhone, you will see the warining below. Therefore, to avoid any data loss, we recommned you apply the first solution.

iTunes Erase Music

It is time to throw away iTunes with so many restrictions and inconveniences. FonePaw iOS Transfer (opens new window) can be your best music manager. Whether you want to transfer music from PC to iPhone or from iPhone to PC and even iPhone to iTunes, with this tool, you can handle them quickly and easily. Furthermore, this software can backup iPhone Contact, Music, Playlist, Movie, Photo, EPUB, PDF, Audiobooks, Voice Memo, Ringtone, Podcast, TV Show, SMS, etc, which leaves you no worry when losing data.

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