How to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone

Want to download some music from your laptop to iPhone? Get two ways to do that after reading this quick guide.

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By Joy Taylor | Posted: Jan. 31, 2018, Last Updated: Feb. 02, 2018
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iTunes is widely used by iPhone users to sync music from laptop to iPhone, but instead of merging with the previous songs on iPhone, iTunes will wipe the existing music during the syncing process. Besides the typical iTunes way, in this guide, we will show you an iTunes alternative to get music from laptop to iPhone without data-loss.

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Solution 1. How to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone without iTunes

Step 1. Download AnyTrans Free Trial to laptop, install and run it. Connect iPhone to laptop via cable.

Step 2. Click “Audio” > “Music” to manage iPhone songs.

How to Transfer Songs from Laptop to iPhone – Step 2

How to Transfer Songs from Laptop to iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Click “+” at top-right corner menu bar, select songs you want and import them to iPhone by clicking “Open”. After this, all selected songs will be transferred from laptop to iPhone Music app.

How to Copy Music from Laptop to iPhone – Step 3

How to Copy Music from Laptop to iPhone – Step 3

After transferring successfully, you’ll find these songs in your Music list now and you can enjoy them on your iPhone at any time.

Check Transferred Songs in iPhone

Check Transferred Songs in iPhone

By using the top-right menu bar on the screenshot we showed above, you can delete iPhone songs, extract iPhone music to laptop and even directly transfer songs to another iOS device, such as iPod/iPad or another iPhone.

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Solution 2. Sync Music from Laptop to iPhone with iTunes

Using iTunes will wipe all the media files on the device, such as music, iBook, ringtones, etc. So, if you don’t want to lose any data on your iPhone, suggest you adopting the Solution 1.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your laptop and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click the phone icon.

Step 3. In “Summary” section, scroll down and under “Options”, uncheck “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected”, and click “Apply”.

Step 4. If you need to add music to iTunes library, click File in the menu bar, and select “Add to Library”, choose the song on computer click Open.

How to Sync Music from Laptop to iPhone with iTunes

How to Sync Music from Laptop to iPhone with iTunes

Step 5. Choose Music, and click Sync Music. You can sync the entire music library or the selected songs from laptop to your iPhone. Click Apply.

Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone with iTunes

Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone with iTunes

The Bottom Line

Now without iTunes, you can use AnyTrans to easily copy music from laptop to iPhone without erasing. In addition, this tool is also helpful for transferring pictures, videos, contacts and more from/to your deivce. If you would like, you can even use it to backup text messages, notes to computer. And good news is that AnyTrans now provides you free trial version download. Thanks for your viewing, and welcome any comments on this topic how to transfer songs from laptop to iPhone. Of course, if there are some iTunes sync problems you meet, you can also post it here to discuss.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.

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