How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone

If you have downloaded music on your computer and you wish to add it to your iPhone, the following guide should teach you how to add downloaded music to iPhone using the most simplest ways available. Read on to learn how.

By iMobie | Posted on: Dec. 07, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 07, 2018
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There was a time when people had to download music on their computers before they could play it. Nowadays there are a number of music streaming apps available that let you easily stream your favorite music track on any of your devices with a subscription fee. If you still happen to download music to your computer and you wish to listen to it on your iPhone, you will need to transfer your music from your computer to your iPhone.

The following guide is all about how you can add downloaded music to iPhone so that the entire music collection you have on your computer gets transferred over to your iPhone for you to listen to it. You will learn about two different methods of doing the job in the below guide. Let’s check out how to transfer downloaded music to iPhone from a computer:

How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone with iTunes

Whenever there’s something to be done on an iPhone, most users run to the iTunes app as it lets you perform dozens of tasks on your iPhone right from your computer. It helps with the music transfer task as well and you can use it to get your computer music tracks on your iPhone.

In order to use iTunes to transfer music from your computer to iPhone, your computer music tracks should be in the iTunes music library already. If that is not the case, our first part below will show you how you can add your music to the iTunes app first.

Step 1Launch the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or PC > Click on the File menu > Select the option that says Add to Library.

How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone with iTunes

How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone with iTunes

Step 2Navigate to the folder where your music files are downloaded > Select all the songs you want to transfer > Click on the Open button. Your chosen songs will be added to your iTunes music library.

Step 3Connect your iPhone to your computer using a compatible cable > Click on the Device icon > Click on the button that says Sync to start syncing your computer music with your iPhone. Once the transfer is complete, you will have added all of your downloaded music to your iPhone.

While using iTunes to transfer your music seems like an easy and good process, there’s a major drawback of the procedure. When you use iTunes to sync your content, all the existing music-related content on your iPhone will be erased.

If you don’t wish to keep any of your existing music tracks on your iPhone, iTunes is a good method. However, if you do not wish to lose any of your songs on your iPhone, you will need to use an alternate method as shown below.

How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone without iTunes

Using a third-party app to add your downloaded music to your iPhone removes the major drawback that iTunes comes with. You do not lose any of your existing music files when you do not use iTunes to transfer your music.

AnyTrans for iOS is a data transfer application that allows you to transfer content including music from your computer to your iPhone and vice versa. Unlike iTunes, the app does not delete the songs on your iPhone when you transfer content from your computer.

AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone Music Transfer

Want to add downloaded music to iPhone without using iTunes. You can simply achieve it with the help of AnyTrans for iOS, a professional iOS data manager that allows you to transfer music from computer to iPhone without hassle.

The app provides users with an easy-to-follow procedure to transfer all the music files or selective music files from your computer to your iPhone. Download it to your PC or Mac and the following shows how to add downloaded music to iPhone without iTunes.

Step 1Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your PC/Mac > Connect your iPhone to your computer using a compatible cable > Under Device Manager, click on the categories option to view all the transfer categories.

How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone without iTunes - Step 1

How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone without iTunes – Step 1

Step 2Click Audio > Then click on Music. It will let you transfer music files from your computer to your iPhone.

How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone without iTunes - Step 2

How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3Click on the “+” button > Navigate to the folder where your songs are located, select the songs you want to add to your iPhone > Click on Open. All the music tracks that you chose will be transferred over to your iPhone.

How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone without iTunes - Step 3

How to Add Downloaded Music to iPhone without iTunes – Step 3

Conclusion

If you are a user who prefers downloading music on your computer, the above guide will teach you how to transfer downloaded music to iPhone so you can listen to your high-quality music tracks on your iPhone as well. And as you can see, AnyTrans for iOS is the one that can meet all your needs on music transfer between computer and iPhone or between iDevices. Download it now and have a free try!

iMobie

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