How to Transfer Music from PC/Mac to iPhone

Want to transfer songs from computer to iPhone? Read the guide to know how to put music on iPhone from computer, with or without iTunes.

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By Vicky Carter | Posted: Apr. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 12, 2018
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For music lovers, songs and earphone are the ship of the desert especially when you are on the road. Besides, the iPhone with plenty of songs of course is an inseparable part of your journey. If some of your favorite tracks are stored on the hard disc of computer, you must want to know how to put music on iPhone from computer. In the post here, 2 methods are introduced to transfer music from computer to iPhone, with or without iTunes.

Method 1. How to Transfer Music from PC/Mac to iPhone with iTunes

Using iTunes to transfer songs from computer to iPhone X/8/7/6s/6 is pretty simple. There are just four steps.

Step 1 Connect your device to your computer.

Step 2 Open the latest iTunes. Make sure that your iPhone is recognized.

Step 3 Choose the songs that you want to sync to your iPhone from the iTunes library.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with iTunes - Step 3

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with iTunes – Step 3

Step 4 Look at the left sidebar for your device, then drag the content to your iPhone, and you just made it.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with iTunes - Step 4

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with iTunes – Step 4

With this iTunes way, you need to know these things firstly:
1.If you’re using an iPhone, you can add music or videos only from a single iTunes Library, If you’re using an iPad or iPod, you can add music from multiple iTunes Libraries, but videos from only one iTunes Library.
2.iTunes only enables you to transfer purchased songs at iTunes store, while items downloaded from other resources, or copied from CDs. are not in the list, because they will not be recognized by iTunes library at all.
3.If you sync a couple of songs or the whole iTunes library to iPhone, you will lose the existing media files on your iPhone like music, ringtones, and playlist, etc. Because iTunes syncing will erase data.

iTunes Sync Erases Existing Songs

iTunes Sync Erases Existing Songs

Therefore, is there any way to transfer songs from computer to iPhone without erasing previous songs even if some songs you keep on iDevice that are not listed on iTunes? Absolutely YES. Move to Method 2 below to transfer songs from computer to iPhone X/8/7/6s/6 without iTunes.

Method 2. How to Put Music to iPhone from Computer without iTunes

To transfer music from PC/Mac to iPhone without any data loss to iPhone, all you need is an iPhone data transfer tool like iMobie AnyTrans for iOS, which allows you to manage your iOS contents on PC or Mac computer with ease. Check the details that you can do with AnyTrans for iOS.

Now download and install AnyTrans for iOS on your PC or Mac computer and do as the following steps.

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Step 1 Launch it and connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. After loading iPhone data, scroll down to the category page.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone – Step 1

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone – Step 1

Step 2 Click Audio > Select Music.

How to Add Music to iPhone from Computer

How to Add Music to iPhone from Computer

Step 3 Click Plus button to put music on iPhone from computer > Select the music you want to transfer on your computer > Click Open to start transferring.

How to Put Music to iPhone from Computer

How to Put Music to iPhone from Computer

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to put music on iPhone from computer with/without iTunes. Get AnyTrans for iOS to make it. If you have any feedback on this tutorial, please feel free to comment. If you have any further questions about this how to transfer music from computer to iPhone tutorial, please don’t hesitate to check other related guides or draw a line to us.

Vicky Carter

Member of iMobie Inc., is also a more than 3-year user of iPhone, iPad and iMac, like to fix all kinds of iOS and Mac OS problems.

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