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, no matter it is iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6/6s/SE or iPhone 5/5s/5c/4/4s.

By Tom Boyer | Posted on: Sep. 18, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 13, 2019
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:

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

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2Run 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 3Click 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 4Click Add button, browse music on 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 iTunes library to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/SE/6/6s/5/5s/5c/4/4s. 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 7-day free try 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.