How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR

How to add music to iPhone 8/X? This guide will tell you how to transfer music from computer to iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with/without iTunes.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Oct. 20, 2018, Last Updated: Mar. 25, 2019
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Now you get the new iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR and can’t wait to add music to it, so that you can enjoy the music on the way home. Since all your favorite songs are stored on computer hard drive, then how to transfer music from computer to iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR?

When it comes to adding music to iPhone, the traditional way is using iTunes. However, for iPhone newbies, it is kind of complicated and also time-consuming. So here in this guide, besides the traditional iTunes way, we will also show you another easy and quick way to transfer music from Mac/PC computer to iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8 without iTunes

AnyTrans for iOS, an easy-to-use iOS data transfer and management tool can help you add songs to iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR without effort.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS on Mac/PC computer and install it > Open it and connect your new iPhone to computer via USB cable > Choose Device Manager > Go to category management page.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8/X – Step 1

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR– Step 1

Step 2. Click Audio > Choose Music.

How to Transfer Music from Mac/PC to iPhone 8/X – Step 2

How to Transfer Music from Mac/PC to iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR – Step 2

Step 3. Click “+” button > Select the songs you need > Click Open to start transferring songs to your iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR.

How to Add Music to iPhone 8/X– Step 3

How to Add Music to iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR– Step 3

Besides transferring music between iPhone and computer, AnyTrans for iOS also allows you to transfer music between iPhone and iTunes. Also can help you delete multiple songs from iPhone directly. In a word, it is said to be the most comprehend iPhone music management tool.

Bonus Tip: Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8/X Wirelessly

If you don’t have available USB cable, or your computer cannot detect your iPhone, you might need to find a way to transfer music from computer to iPhone 8/X wirelessly. Here we recommend AnyTrans app, please keep reading and check more details.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

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

Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8/X Wirelessly - Step 2

Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8/X Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. Open AnyTrans app on your iPhone, tap the scan icon on the upper right corner to scan the QR code on your computer.

Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8/X Wirelessly - Step 3

Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8/X Wirelessly – Step 3

Step 4. When your iPhone has connected your computer, you could select Music, and choose the music you want to transfer and click “Download”.

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8/X with iTunes

iTunes can help you transfer music to iPhone 8/X, but it will erase the previous songs on your iPhone. If you don’t want to lose anything and prefer an easier way, please go to Part 1 to get the solution.

iTunes Sync Will Erase Existing Songs

iTunes Sync Will Erase Existing Songs

Step 1. Open iTunes > Connect your iPhone 8 or iPhone X to computer via USB cable.

Step 2. Click the Device icon > Choose Music > Sync Music > Choose Entire music library or Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres.

Step 3. Click Apply to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR.

How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone 8/X

How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR

The Bottom Line

As you can see, AnyTrans for iOS can help you transfer music from computer to iPhone 8/X in an easy and quick way. Besides music, it also supports managing photos, videos, ringtones, contacts and more. So why not give it a try?

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.