How to Sync Selected Songs to iPhone 6/6s

Summary

How to sync checked songs to iPhone? In this detailed tutorial, we will offer you two ways to sync only selected songs to your iPhone (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s included).

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Sep. 26, 2016

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Question: "My iTunes doesn't give me an option to sync only selected songs, it automatically syncs all songs to my iPhone. It only gives me the option to sync entire library OR selected playlists, artists, albums and genres?"

-- A User from Apple Support Communities

We most often don’t want to transfer all songs from the computer to our iPhone, and only want just a few playlists or songs to be synced. That’s because we don’t have that much storage on iPhone to keep all the tracks. While iTunes sync all songs from the library to your iPhone by default. If you are an Apple newbie who are searching for a way to sync only checked songs to your iPhone, you can keep reading to find two workarounds to achieve that.

Part 1. How to Sync Selected Songs to iPhone 6/6s via iTunes

Actually, iTunes is capable of syncing only selected songs to your iPhone without syncing the entire library, and it is not that difficult.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer and open iTunes.

Step 2. Click on the iPhone shaped button. Under Summary, scroll down and you should see Options. Check the "Sync only checked songs and videos", and click Apply.

Sync Selected Songs to iPhone via iTunes

Sync Selected Songs to iPhone via iTunes

Step 3. Go to Music, and you should see the option "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres" is checked. Syncing by Playlists, Artists, Genres or Album is a great way to only selected songs to your iPhone. Click Apply to start syncing checked songs to your iPhone.

Sync Selected Songs to iPhone via iTunes

Sync Selected Songs to iPhone via iTunes

You should know that every time you sync music to your iPhone with iTunes, it might wipe the existing songs on your phone and replaced with the newly synced items. If you want an easy & no-data-loss way, just keep reading.

Part 2. How to Sync Checked Songs to iPhone with an iTunes Alternative

To give you a more pleasant & smart music management experience, we highly recommend AnyTrans for you. It is regarded as the best alternative to Apple’s iTunes program on iOS content managing. It extracts your iTunes library and allows you to sync music and more from iTunes library to iPhone without wiping existing tracks. AnyTrans also makes it simple to add music to iPhone from computer hard drive. What’s better, you can sync music between two iPhones directly with no limitations.

Download AnyTrans (Windows or Mac) and install it on your computer. Run it, and connect with your iPhone. AnyTrans will load your iPhone data and also extract your iTunes library. Click on iTunes Library option > Select Music you need > Click the Send to Device button to transfer selected music to your iPhone.

Sync Checked Songs to iPhone without Erasing via AnyTrans

Sync Checked Songs to iPhone without Erasing via AnyTrans

Or you can:

1. Go to the main page of AnyTrans and scroll down when you see the below page. Click Audio and select Music.

Sync Checked Songs to iPhone with AnyTrans

Sync Checked Songs to iPhone with AnyTrans

2. Click the "+" button, and select the songs on your computer, click Open to transfer to your iPhone.

Sync Checked Songs to iPhone with AnyTrans

Sync Checked Songs to iPhone with AnyTrans

The Bottom Line

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