How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone

Want to learn how to transfer playlist from iPhone to iPhone? Read the guide below and explore five different ways to transfer the playlist from one iOS device to another.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 06, 2020

Got a new iPhone 11? Well, congratulations! And of course, you would probably now want to transfer all the tracks from your old iPhone to a new one. Whether you want to learn how to transfer purchased or non-purchased tracks from iPhone to iPhone, you’re in the right place. Fortunately, there are now several ways out there to help you share playlist from iPhone to iPhone. We come up with a guide to introduce all possible ways you can try to migrate playlist from one iPhone to another.

Also Read: How to Transfer Playlist from iTunes to iPhone >

Method 1: How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

No doubt, iTunes comes to the mind of many people when it comes to transferring content from iPhone to iPhone. Well, the thing you should know that iTunes by Apple has been redesigned, and also relying on the new user interface can be a little bit challenging. Most importantly, transferring playlist from iPhone to iPhone vary from version to version.

If you’re using iTunes 12, follow the below steps:

  1. To start with, connect your new iPhone to your computer with the help of a digital cable and open iTunes.
  2. Click on your device icon and go to the “Music” tab.
  3. Check the “Sync Music” box. In the “Playlists” section, select the target playlists you would like to transfer to your new iPhone.
  4. Hit on the “Sync/Apply” button and that’s it.
How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes

How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes

If you’re using iTunes 11, follow the below steps:

  1. Connect your new iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and open iTunes.
  2. Select your device icon and then select “Add To….” And in a while, you’ll see a content menu on the right side.
  3. Choose “Playlists” and drag the target playlist (you want to transfer) to the right side from the left side.
  4. Tap “Done” and hit the “Sync” button.

Method 2: Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

Looking for an iTunes alternative to copy playlist from iPhone to iPhone? Look no further from AnyTrans for iOS. With the assistance of this all-in-one iOS manager tool, you’ll be able to get your job done with ease and quick. On top of all, it will help you transfer playlists from one iPhone to another in just one click and without easing existing data on your brand-new iPhone. What’s more? You can utilize the tool to manage and transfer other file types as well – photos, videos, contacts, messages, etc.

Below are key advantages of using AnyTrans:

  • Super-friendly user interface.
  • Support for any iPhone, iPad, and iPod and all iOS versions.
  • Works on Windows PC as well as Mac.
  • Selectively transfer playlists from iPhone to iPhone.
  • Able to transfer both purchased and non-purchased files to your new iPhone.

Are you ready to give AnyTrans for iOS a try? Get the software on your computer and then follow the below steps to learn how to use it to do your transfer job:

Step 1: Run AnyTrans for iOS and connect both your old and new iPhone to the computer with the help of a digital cable.

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Step 2: Once the software detects both the devices, select your old iPhone, and click “iTunes Library”. Then, select the “Playlists” as shown in the below figure.

Sync Playlist from iPhone to iPhone with Anytrans for iOS - Step 2

Sync Playlist from iPhone to iPhone with Anytrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3: Now, select the target playlists you want to transfer to your new iPhone. Finally, hit “Send to Device” button. The selected playlists would be synced easily.

Sync Playlist from iPhone to iPhone with Anytrans for iOS - Step 3

Sync Playlist from iPhone to iPhone with Anytrans for iOS – Step 3

Method 3: How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone Using Mail

Transferring playlist from iPhone to iPhone using mail comes into the picture when you want to get the job done without using the computer. So, follow the below steps to learn how to do so:

  1. On your old iPhone, open your Mail app.
  2. Compose a new email and then click on the “Add Attachment” button.
  3. Browse the playlist you would like to transfer to your new iPhone. After uploading the desired playlist, enter your email as the recipient and then click the “Send” button.
  4. On your new iPhone, sign in to your Mail app using the same email address you used on your old iPhone and access the playlist on your new device.
How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone via Mail

Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone via Mail

Method 4: How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop

AirDrop comes in handy to transfer playlist from one iPhone to another iPhone wirelessly. So, below are the steps on how to share playlist from iPhone to iPhone using AirDrop:

  1. Enable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop on both your old iPhone and new iPhone.
  2. Now, locate the playlist (the one you want to share) on your old iPhone.
  3. Click the “More” button, click on the “Share”, then wait for your new iPhone’s AirDrop icon to appear and then click on it.
  4. Let the transfer complete.

    How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop - Step 3

    Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

Method 5: Share Playlist with Messages/Facebook/Twitter

If it’s about sharing playlist to a friend, then you can take advantage of the social media platforms like Facebook/Twitter or Messages. But, you must have an Apple Music subscription, and your friend receiving your playlist must have the subscription as well.

Below is to share playlist using Messages/Facebook/Twitter:

Step 1: On your iPhone, locate the playlist you would like to share.

Step 2: Then, click on the “More’ button and then, click the “Share” icon.

How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone via Messages - Step 2

Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone via Messages – Step 2

Step 3: Now, new windows will pop-up and you can then share the selected playlist via Messages, Facebook, or Twitter.

How to Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone via Messages - Step 3

Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iPhone via Messages – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s how to transfer playlist from iPhone to iPhone in five ways. Now, you can pick the method that you find the easiest one to share playlist from one iPhone to another. However, relying on AnyTrans for iOS can help you transfer not only playlist but other file types as well from iPhone to iPhone with one tap. So, use AnyTrans for iOS and share any playlist from iPhone to iPhone without any limitation.

Joy Taylor

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