How to Add Music to iPhone 8(Plus)/X with/without iTunes

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How to add music to iPhone 8 (plus)/X? If you are curious about this question, please read this post showing you ways of how to put music on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with and without iTunes.

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Sep. 25, 2017

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Brand new iPhone 8(Plus)/X joining hands with iOS 11 would certainly bring more features and much fun to us, that is why many people say upgrading to new iPhone 8(Plus)/X is a smart choice. If you just made a purchase of a new iPhone, no matter iPhone 8(Plus) or iPhone X, you would certainly want to add music to it so that you can have better music listening experience.

However, adding music to new iPhone 8 is not as easy as many people thought. The old school way of adding music from computer/iTunes library - iTunes really confuses many fresh hands. If you have already had some music, ringtones, podcast on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, that's worse, iTunes would even erase them! Here in this post, we will talk about how to put music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iTunes, but just in case someone find iTunes way too troublesome or data loss would occur, we will also show you the non-iTunes way.

How to Put Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X

How to Put Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X

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Method 1. How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X without iTunes (Easy & No Data Loss)Method 2. How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus) with iTunes (Complicated & Data Loss)

Method 1. How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X without iTunes

To avoid any data loss, you will certainly need an excellent iTunes alternative. Here we recommend AnyTrans. Developed by iMobie team, it works as one of best iOS data manager and has helped many people add music from computer/old iPhone/Android phone to new iPhone. Here are some fantastic features of AnyTrans that could help you better add music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

1. No data loss. AnyTrans always put the safety of your data into priority. While adding music to new iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, data on iPhone 8 (Plus) will never be erased.

2. High Transferring Speed. AnyTrans saves you lots of time for its high transferring speed. Within 5 minutes, you can transfer about 400 songs from computer to iPhone.

3. Easy-to-Operate. Many people might have problems with iTunes and iCloud. However, AnyTrans confuses nobody and you can always get transfer work done within a few clicks.

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Part 1. How to Put Music on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from Computer

Below are detailed steps of how to put music on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from computer. Let's go through these steps one by one.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 8 (Plus) to PC/Mac with an USB cable, launch AnyTrans. Once your iOS device is recognized, the interface below would be displayed, select Add Content.

How to Put Music from Computer on iPhone 8 (Plus) without iTunes - Step 1

How to Put Music from Computer on iPhone 8 (Plus) without iTunes - Step 1

Step 2. Select Music from your computer, click Open. Selected music would be transferred to iPhone, please do not disconnect your iPhone before the transferring process is finished.

How to Put Music from Computer on iPhone 8 (Plus) without iTunes - Step 2

How to Put Music from Computer on iPhone 8 (Plus) without iTunes - Step 2

Step 3. Now, you can enjoy music on your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

How to Put Music from Computer on iPhone 8 (Plus) without iTunes - Step 3

How to Put Music from Computer on iPhone 8 (Plus) without iTunes - Step 3

Part 2. How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iTunes Library

Adding music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iTunes Library is also really simple. Follow us and get to know how to add music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iTunes Library.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X and click the iTunes Library tab. AnyTrans will show you all contents in your iTunes Library.

How to Put Music from Old iPhone on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X - Step 1

How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iTunes Library without Data Loss- Step 1

Step 2. Click Music, music in iTunes Library is shown below. Select the Music you want to add to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, click the To Device tab.

How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iTunes Library without Data Loss- Step 2

How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iTunes Library without Data Loss- Step 2

Note: Some of you might need to add music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from Android phone or old Android phone. Please refer to the two guides below.

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Method 2. How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iTunes (Data Loss)

As mentioned above, if you have already had some music, ringtones or TV shows on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, while adding music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, they would be erased and replaced by the data on iTunes. If you find iTunes is too troublesome or don't want to lose any data, please refer to Part 1.

Part 1. How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from Computer with iTunes

Before start, please install the latest version and iTunes and make sure the USB cable works well.

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to computer with an USB cable, launch iTunes if it doesn't pop out automatically.

Step 2. Click the iPhone tab on the upper left corner. Click on Music and then select Sync Music.

Step 3. The message reminding you that all music, movies, TV shows and books on iPhone will be removed and replaced by the music on computer would pop out, select Remove and Sync. Then you will be able to choose music to add to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. Don't forget to click Apply.

How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from Computer with iTunes

How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from Computer with iTunes

Part 2. How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iTunes Library with iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to computer, launch iTunes if it doesn't pop out automatically.

Step 2. Drag the content in iTunes Library to your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. Please be aware that you can only add music from iTunes library from a single iTunes Library and this would also erase existing data on your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iTunes Library with iTunes

How to Add Music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iTunes Library with iTunes

The Bottom Line

Above are how to add music to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. In fact, AnyTrans could help you transfer not only music from computer/old iPhone/Android phone to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, but also ringtones, movies, videos to your new iPhone. Why not download it and have a free trial? If you have any questions about this guide or AnyTrans, please leave comments below.

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