How to Access iTunes Library from iPhone/iPad

Read this post to know 3 methods to access your iTunes library from iPhone/iPad/iPod so that you can enjoy your music everywhere.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 10, 2020

Computers, no matter Macbook or Windows PC, could be some nice device to store lots of good media files that you downloaded from iTunes. However, this big stuff, especially the desktop one, is not easy to be moved and get songs played everywhere. So some music lovers try to access computer iTunes library from iPhone, iPad, iPod so that they can enjoy songs/videos more conveniently.

In this post, we offer you 3 methods to easily access iTunes library from iPhone/iPad/iPod, no matter new released iPhone 11 or old iPhone 11/Xs/Xr/X/8/7/6s. Now, let’s check how these methods work.

Method 1. Access iTunes Library from iPhone iPad iPod with Home Sharing

Home Sharing is one good feature of iTunes. It is free and you can use it to share iTunes library to another computer, or stream songs to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on the same network. However, notice that before you try this method, you have to use the same Apple ID on your iOS device, and it doesn’t support some models of iPod, such as classic, Nano, and Shuffle.

Access iTunes Library by Using Home Sharing

Access iTunes Library by Using Home Sharing

Method 2. Access iTunes Library with iCloud Help – iTunes Match

If you want to access the iTunes library remotely out of the home network, obviously the Home Sharing is not suitable. In this situation, you can use iTunes Match. After paying $24.99/year for this iCloud service.

Method 3. Transfer iTunes Library to iPhone/iPad without Erasing – AnyTrans

Although iTunes Match and Home Sharing make some difference in sharing iTunes library, they require a network connection. If you want the music streaming to be stable, you can choose to directly transfer songs/playlists from iTunes to iPhone/iPad by using AnyTrans. In this way, you can never be worried about music-play freezing because of a bad network connection.

Access iTunes Library by Using AnyTrans

Access iTunes Library by Using AnyTrans

In addition, AnyTrans allows you easily transfer specific items to Apple mobile devices, which is useful if you don’t want to sync the whole iTunes library. Different from Home Sharing, it supports almost all models of iPod/iPad/iPhone, such as iPod classic. And it provides you free trial download.

Related Tutorial: How to Transfer Playlists from iTunes to iPhone>

The Bottom Line

You may get some good ideas about accessing the iTunes library from iPhone or other iOS devices. If you do have, please share it on the comment box below to help others.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.