How to Add Music to iPhone with/without iTunes

Don’t know how to download music to iPhone? Read on this guide to get some efficient methods to add music to iPhone with ease, apply to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Sep. 19, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 20, 2019

When it comes to downloading music to iPhone, iTunes is a nice tool. However, sometimes iTunes is not so user-friendly. Syncing music from iTunes Library to iPhone, a warning comes up stating that all existing music will be erased on your iPhone. If your iTunes Library does not contain all music on your iPhone, you will find syncing music from iTunes is a way too troublesome.

To avoid data loss of any kind, we will first show you one way that is easier and safer than iTunes to download music on iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4. If you still prefer using iTunes, we will also tell you how to use iTunes to add music to iPhone.

Part 1. How to Add Music to iPhone without iTunes

To download music to iPhone without erasing anything, you will surely need the help of a professional music transfer tool like AnyTrans for iOS, an iPhone music manager as well as an alternative to iTunes. With AnyTrans, you can easily add music, playlists and more to iPhone. Here are its outstanding features on downloading music to iPhone.

Now, Free Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer firstly, and then follow the simple steps below to add music to your iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4 effortlessly.

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Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Option 1. How to Add Music to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4 from Computer

Step 1Open AnyTrans and connect your iPhone to the computer > Click the Add Content mode.

How to Put Music on iPhone – Step 1

How to Put Music on iPhone – Step 1

Step 2 Open the folder contains the music you want to add to iPhone and select the music > Click on Open button to starting downloading music to your iPhone.

How to Put Music on iPhone – Step 2

How to Put Music on iPhone – Step 2

Option 2. How to Download Music to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4 from iTunes Library

AnyTrans also makes it quite easy to add to iPhone from iTunes Library. Follow us and get to know how to add music to iPhone from iTunes Library.

Step 1 Free Download AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable > Click on the icon that says iTunes Library.

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Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

How to Put Music on iPhone from iTunes Library - Step 1

How to Put Music on iPhone from iTunes Library – Step 1

Step 2 Select the music in your iTunes Library that you want to download > Click on To iPhone button on the upper-right corner to start the process.

How to Put Music on iPhone from iTunes Library - Step 2

How to Put Music on iPhone from iTunes Library – Step 2

Bonus Tip: How to Download Music to iPhone Wirelessly

If you find connected your iPhone to computer is tedious, there is another way which would enable you to add music to iPhone wirelessly. Keep reading and check more details.

Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Enter anytrans.io on your computer browser, then you could see a QR code.

How to Download Music to iPhone Wirelessly - Step 2

How to Download Music to iPhone Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. Open AnyTrans app on your iPhone and scan the QR code on your computer to connect these two devices.

How to Download Music to iPhone Wirelessly - Step 3

How to Download Music to iPhone Wirelessly – Step 3

Step 4. After your computer has detected your iPhone. Find “Music” on your computer, choose the music you want to add to iPhone and click “Download” button.

During the transferring process, please make sure your iPhone and computer are under the same Wi-Fi, and don’t shut down your iPhone.

Part 2. How to Download Music to from iTunes to iPhone

  1. While iCloud music is on, the sync session will fail to start. Please turn off iCloud music.
  2. Syncing music with iTunes will erase existing music on iPhone. Please be careful with this method. If you don’t want to lose any data, we suggest you try the method in Part 1.

Step 1Open iTunes and connect with your iPhone. Click the device option.

How to Download Music from iTunes to iPhone - Step 1

How to Download Music from iTunes to iPhone – Step 1

Step 2Click on Music > Sync Music > Choose the Entire music library or only selected songs you want > Sync.

How to Download Music from iTunes to iPhone - Step 2

How to Download Music from iTunes to iPhone – Step 2

Also Read: How to Add Ringtone to iPhone without iTunes >

Part 3. How to Download Music to iPhone from Internet

The above three methods are about downloading music to iPhone from a computer. In case some of you don’t have any music on computer, we are here to show you how to download music to iPhone from the Internet. Frankly, there are many websites like Jamendo in which you can download music on iPhone for free. You can download songs to a computer and then transfer them to iPhone as Part 1 shows, which would be quite easy and simple.

Step 1 On your computer, go to the download pageSelect a track you like and hit the download button.

How to Download Music on iPhone for Free - Step 1

How to Download Music on iPhone for Free – Step 1

Step 2 Click “FREE DOWNLOAD FOR PERSONAL USE MP3 QUALITY” button > Click on “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” option. Then you can download the songs you like for free.

How to Download Music on iPhone for Free - Step 2

How to Download Music on iPhone for Free – Step 2

Step 3 Now, you need to transfer the downloaded music to your iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4, refer to Part 1 to complete the job.

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to add music to iPhone. Actually, AnyTrans for iOS also enables you to transfer music from old iPhone to new iPhone. For any questions you have on this guide or AnyTrans for iOS, please leave a comment below.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.