How to Fix Can’t Add Music to iPhone

iTunes won’t transfer music to iPhone? Don’t worry! Read this post to fix can’t add music to iPhone and also get one simple method to put music on iPhone.

Tom Boyer Last Updated: Apr. 22, 2020
AnyTrans for iOS – Best iPhone Music Transfer

Can’t add songs to iPhone? Download AnyTrans to quickly add music to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/SE/6/6s/5/5s/5c/4/4s from iTunes/computer in a few clicks.

Question: “When I connect my iPhone to my computer and try to add some songs to my iPhone, after sync completed, songs won’t transfer. So what can I do to get out of this issue? iPhone 6, iOS 9.2.”

If you drop into the problem just like the question descripted and can’t add music to your iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7 or older iPhone, such as 6/6s/SE/5s/5/5c/4/4s, by using iTunes, you can refer to our previous post how to fix “iPhone cannot be synced with iTunes”. And below are some basic tips in the post:

  • Restart or Force Restart your iPhone.
  • Check USB or Wi-Fi connection.
  • Update iTunes and iOS to latest version.
  • Turn off iCloud Music Library and Apple Music service on iTunes and iPhone.

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How to Add Music to iPhone without iTunes

Even if you tried all of the fixes above, probably you still couldn’t sync music to iPhone with iTunes. So we provide you with an iTunes alternative – AnyTrans for iOS to help you easily put songs from computer or iTunes to your iPhone. Let’s follow the simple steps below to transfer with AnyTrans.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS to your computer and install it.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Run AnyTrans and connect your iPhone to computer > Click Device Manager in the drop-down menu > Click .

Fix Can't Add Music to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6/6s/SE – Step 2

Fix Can’t Add Music to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6/6s/SE – Step 2

Step 3. Click Audio > Music.

Fix Can't Add Music to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6/6s/SE – Step 3

Fix Can’t Add Music to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6/6s/SE – Step 3

Step 4. Click Add button, browse music on the computer and then click Open to transfer songs to iPhone.

Fix Can't Add Music to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6/6s/SE – Step 4

Fix Can’t Add Music to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6/6s/SE – Step 4

By using the menu bar in the top-right corner, you can manage your iPhone music by deleting songs, transferring songs to iTunes, to computer and to another iOS device.

Or you can also directly transfer music from the iTunes library to iPhone. Click iTunes library in the pull-down menu > Choose Music or Playlists > Select the songs you need > Click to iDevice button to add music to iPhone from iTunes.

Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone with AnyTrans

Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone with AnyTrans

The Bottom Line

If you can’t add music to iPhone, then AnyTrans can help you put music on iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/SE/6/6s easily and quickly. Just go to have a 3-day free trial of AnyTrans! It can also help you transfer photos, videos, ringtones, and more.

Tom Boyer

A writer for iMobie, has been covering iOS, Mac and Android related How-to Articles / Apps Reviews for 3+ years. Like sharing something about data recovering knowledge and apps.