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

Summary

We use iTunes to sync music to an iPhone, iPad or iPod. If iTunes won't let you add music to your iPhone, you can get some potential fixes in this quick post.

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May 24, 2016

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Question: “Whenever I try to add songs to my iTunes it won't work. Nothing happens, the song doesn't appear in it anywhere. I've tried the File > Add files to library and I've tried dragging it. I'm just adding simple mp3's to it and it won't work.”

If you rely on iTunes to sync music between computer and iPhone, you may probably run into this problem: iTunes won't allow you to add music to iPhone especially after you performing an iOS update. Here we will offer you some potential solutions to fix this issue.

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

Potential Fixes to iTunes Won't Allow Me to Add Music to iPhone

  • Download the latest iTunes or try reinstalling iTunes on your computer.
  • Quit iTunes and try re-launching it.
  • Go to Settings on iPhone > Music > uncheck iCloud Music Library.
  • Make sure the folder that you are dragging music from is NOT a "read-only" folder.
  • Disable iTunes Match in Settings > Music.
  • Restart your iPhone or iPad, and restart your computer.

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  • It allows you to add songs to iPhone without iTunes, and the existing data will not be wiped.
  • It lets you transfer music from iPhone to iTunes, to computer and to a flash drive.
  • It helps copy songs from one iPhone to another iPhone, iPad or iPod touch directly.
  • It manages to rebuild iTunes library in one click by transferring music, videos, ringtones, audiobooks, and voice memos back from iPhone back to iTunes.
Fix iTunes Will Not Let Me Add Music with AnyTrans

Fix iTunes Will Not Let Me Add Music with AnyTrans

The Bottom Line

The above are potential fixes to iTunes not letting you add music to iPhone. Don't forget to download AnyTrans for free trial, and you can contact our support team to get free technical support via email.

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