Why iTunes Won’t Let Me Add Music to iPhone and How to Fix It

Why iTunes won’t let me add music to iPhone? How to fix issues of can’t add music to iPhone? This post answers the two questions.

Roger Smith Last Updated: Mar. 23, 2020
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iTunes won’t let me add music to iPhone! Whenever I try to use iTunes to add music to device, nothing happens. Why won’t Apple Music let me add songs and how to fix it?

– An Email from One Apple Music User

We hear many complaints from Apple Music users and the most frequent one has to be “iTunes won’t let me add music to iPhone”. If you find Apple Music won’t let you add songs, don’t worry, here in this post, we will show you why won’t Apple Music let you add songs and how to fix it. Follow us and get more details.

How to Fix iTunes Won't Let Me Add Songs to My iPhone

How to Fix iTunes Won’t Let Me Add Songs to My iPhone

Why Won’t Apple Music Let Me Add Songs

Knowing the reasons why you can’t add music to iPhone is the first step to solve this issue. Here we listed the most common reasons.

  1. iCloud Music Library is on,
  2. iTunes Match is on,
  3. You are not using the latest version of iTunes.

How to Fix iTunes Won’t Let Me Add Music to iPhone

From the previous part, you might have known why Apple Music won’t let you add songs. Before trying all solutions above, we strongly suggest reboot your iPhone and computer.

Method 1. Disable the iCloud Music Library

While iCloud Music Library is on, it is for sure that you can’t add music to iPhone. Go to Settings on iPhone > Music > iCloud Music Library. Toggle the switch until it appears to be green.

Method 2. Disable iTunes Match

As many people noticed, there is no iTunes Match option under Music on iPhone. You can still disable iTunes Match on iPhone, but extra work is needed.

Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store. Tap your Apple ID (you might need to sign in your Apple ID), and then tap Subscriptions. There you can see the option of iTunes Match. Tap Cancel Subscription and iTunes Match is now disabled. The subscription will stop at the end of the current billing cycle.

Method 3. Download the Latest Version of iTunes Or Reinstall iTunes

The latest version of iTunes may contain fixes for bugs causing issues of can’t add music to iPhone. This is probably the easiest thing you can do to fix Apple Music won’t let you add songs issues.

To check whether you are using the latest version of iTunes, you can: (On PC) go to Help > Check for Update, (On Mac) go to Apple Store > Update. If you are not using the latest version of iTunes, follow the prompts and you can soon have the latest version of iTunes.

Method 4. Ultimate Way to Fix Apple Music Won’t Let Me Add Songs 

If you tried all methods above but none of them are working to fix Apple Music won’t let me add songs issues or find iTunes too complicated to operate, an excellent iTunes alternative tool – AnyTrans for iOS can do you a favor to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone. Here are reasons why you should have AnyTrans as a music manager. 

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  • Transfer music from iTunes to iPhone without erasing data.
  • Support add music to iPhone from computer and another iPhone.
  • Fast transferring speed. Both labour and time saving tool.
  • Air Backup feature helps users to backup their iPhones with Wi-Fi.

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Free Download100% Clean & Safe

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Here we will show you how to use AnyTrans to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone.

Step 1. Free download AnyTrans on your computer and launch it. AnyTrans is developed by an Apple trusted developer and it is Norton and McAfee secured. You have our guarantee that AnyTrans does no harm to your devices and incidents like data loss or information leakage would never occur.

Step 2. Plug in your iPhone and tap the iTunes Library button in the left-side menu, there you can preview all contents in iTunes library. Click the Music icon.

Click Music Icon in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

Click Music Icon in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3. Select the music you want to transfer to iPhone and click the To Device tab. Selected music in iTunes library would soon be transferred to your iPhone.

Transfer Music to Device in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

Transfer Music to Device in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

The Bottom Line

hat is all for fixes to iTunes not letting you add music to iPhone. If you have any questions about this post, please do leave comments below, we will reply as soon as possible. By the way, as you can see, AnyTrans is such a powerful tool, why not download AnyTrans now and have a free trial now?

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.