How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone (iPhone 12 Supported)

Switched to a new iPhone 12? Want to transfer music from an old iPhone to a new iPhone? Read on this post to see how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone directly, 7 useful methods will be offered here.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 02, 2021

The new iPhone 12 series are coming soon. iPhone fans are already for the new device. No matter you are buying a new iPhone or not, one thing iPhone users never avoid is how to transfer data between two iPhones when switching to a new iPhone. Here in this post, we will focus on how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone, and definitely, you can find the ways in case your music did not transfer to the new iPhone.

Easy Ways to Transfer Songs to New iPhone

Easy Ways to Transfer Songs to New iPhone

Actually, transferring music from iPhone to iPhone is not that hard. As for purchased songs, just log in to your Apple ID and download songs to your new iPhone. If you want to send non-purchased songs from iPhone to iPhone, there are also AirDrop, iTunes, and Home Sharing to rely on. In the following guide, we will not only share with you the most time-saving and labor-saving way to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone but also the common ways to do the task.

1. Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

If you only want to transfer purchased iPhone music to another iOS device, then iTunes on your computer would be the first choice. You just need to sync the music from the source iPhone to the iTunes library and then transfer the synced music from iTunes to your target iPhone. However, only purchased songs are supported and it might erase the existing content on your new iPhone. To transfer music from iTunes to iPhone:

  1. Connect your source iPhone to the computer via USB cable.
  2. Launch iTunes and go to File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from [your iPhone name] to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes.
  3. Connect the target iPhone to your computer and then open iTunes.
  4. Click Songs, choose the music you’d like to transfer to the target iPhone.
  5. Right-click and choose Add to Device, then click your device name to send the items to your iPhone.
How to Transfer Music from One iPhone to Another with iTunes

Transfer Music from One iPhone to Another with iTunes

2. Transfer Songs from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes

For many users, they do not only want to transfer purchased music but also need to transfer non-purchased music. But with Apple developed tools, there doesn’t seem to be many options to use. While there’re some third-party tools that can help you out. AnyTrans can be one of the most ideal choices.

It is an all-sided iOS data transfer tool, which can help you transfer songs from iPhone to new iPhone without iTunes, photos, contacts, messages, notes, etc. are supported. Besides, you can get music to your new iPhone from computer with ease. And below are its highlights on music transfer:

AnyTrans – iPhone Music Transfer

  • Transfers songs from iPhone/iPad/iPod to the iPhone at fast speed.
  • Copy music from computer to iPhone easily.
  • No data erase. Unlike iTunes, it will erase no data on the target iPhone.
  • Work well with all iPhone models as well as iOS systems.

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Now, Free Download AnyTrans and install it on your Mac/PC computer firstly, and then watch the video tutorial demonstrating how to transfer music from one iPhone to another directly.

You are encouraged to follow the simple steps below to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone in minutes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhones to Select Music Category.

Launch AnyTrans on the computer and plug in your two iPhones via USB cables. Once your iPhones are recognized, select your old iPhone, click Device Manager, and find the category management page on the right side.

Click on Device Manager

Click on Device Manager

Step 2. View All your Music and Transfer to iPhone.

Click Musi to get all songs loaded on your old iPhone. Select the songs you want to transfer and click the “To Device” button to transfer music from one iPhone to another now.

Also, you can click Add button to copy music from computer to iPhone.

Transfer Songs to Device

Transfer Songs to Device

[Video Tutorial] How to Transfer Music from One iPhone to Another Directly

Tips: How to Download Music Videos to New iPhone

Except for transferring music from iPhone/Computer to new iPhone, AnyTrans also allows you to download your favorite music videos to your iPhone. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Open AnyTrans and go to Media Downloader. Here you can paste the URL and search.

Choose Media Downloader Option

Choose Media Downloader Option

Step 2. Choose download video or audio and where you want to save. Then click the Download button.

Download MP4 Videos from YouTube with AnyTrans

Download MP4 Videos from YouTube with AnyTrans

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone Wirelessly

If there is no USB cable available or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, then you can try the AnyTrans app to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly.

Now connect your two iPhones with the same Wi-Fi and install the AnyTrans app on the two iPhones. You can download it by clicking the below button or directly search AnyTrans on App Store.

Step 1. Open AnyTrans on your old iPhone, tap on My QR code on the top-right corner of your old iPhone.

Step 2. Open AnyTrans on your new iPhone, and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your old iPhone.

Wirelessly Connect Two iPhones

Wirelessly Connect Two iPhones

Step 3. Choose the Music category on your old iPhone > Tap on the Select button at the top right corner to select music  > Select the music you want to transfer to your new iPhone > Tap on Send to iPhone button to transfer the selected songs.

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone Wirelessly

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone Wirelessly

Also Read: How to Get Music off iPhone onto Computer/iTunes/Another Phone >

3. Get Music on New iPhone with iTunes Store

To transfer iPhone music, the most recommended option is using the iTunes Store. But only the songs purchased from the iTunes Store are supported. Both of your two iPhones need to sign into the same Apple ID. To get music on new iPhone with iTunes store:

  1. Sign in to the target iPhone with the Apple ID you used to buy the music.
  2. Go to iTunes Store > More > Purchased on the iPhone.
  3. Choose Music, click the “Not on This iPhone” tab, and select All Songs.
  4. Click the download icon next to the songs or “Download All” in the top-right corner to get these songs to your iPhone.
Get Music on New iPhone with iTunes Store

Get Music on New iPhone with iTunes Store

4. Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone with PhoneTrans

With PhoneTrans, a Phone to Phone Transfer, you can easily transfer data to your new iPhone including music. It allows you to transfer music (bo purchased and non-purchased) from iPhone to iPhone directly. No data will be erased during the process. Here is how:

Step 1. Download PhoneTrans and run it.

Get PhoneTrans installed on your PC or Mac> Open it and connect with your two iPhones > Choose Phone to Phone > Quick Transfer.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Phone to Phone - Quick Transfer

Phone to Phone – Quick Transfer

Step 2. Confirm Your Both iPhones.

You can switch to confirm which iPhone you want to transfer music to or from.

Confirm Your iPhones

Confirm Your iPhones

Step 3. Transfer music from iPhone to iPhone.

Choose Music and click Transfer Now to get music from your iPhone to iPhone.

Choose Music and Click Transfer Now

Choose Music and Click Transfer Now

These two methods (Email and AirDrop) can only transfer music downloaded from Apple Music, and due to copyright protection, some transferred songs may NOT be able to play.

5. Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

AirDrop enables you to easily transfer content between two iOS devices. On your device, please press and hold on the wireless control box and then you will access the AirDrop. But we need to mention that AirDrop only allows you to share music one by one.

  1. Turn on AirDrop, Wi-Fi connections Bluetooth on both iPhones.
  2. Open the Music App on the source iPhone and choose the song you want to transfer.
  3. Tap the “More” button at the lower right corner. Then tap the “Share” icon.
  4. Choose AirDrop and choose the target iPhone to send the music > On your target iPhone, just tap Accept to receive.
How to Share Music on iPhone with AirDrop

How to Share Music on iPhone with AirDrop

6. Share Music to New iPhone via Email

Besides AirDrop, email is another way to share music between iPhones without a computer. But this method is not suitable for those users who have lots of music to share, as there is a limitation on the size of the email.

  1. Open the Mail app on your iPhone > Hit the compose button to open a new email creation window.
  2. Fill in your own email address on the recipient field > Tap the “Add Attachment” button.
  3. Upload the songs you want to transfer > Tap “Send”.
  4. Open the Mail app on your other iPhone to receive and download the songs.

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7. Send Music from Old iPhone to New iPhone with Home Sharing

Another possible choice for you to share music on the iPhone is Home Sharing. This way allows you to play the songs of one iPhone on another, namely, the music is not really copied from an iPhone to another. And please ensure your two iPhones are on the same Wi-Fi network.

  1. On the source iPhone, tap Settings > Music. Scroll down to find Home Sharing.
  2. Enter your Apple ID and Password and tap Done.
  3. Repeat the above process on your target iPhone.
  4. Open the Music app on the target iPhone.
  5. If you don’t use Apple Music, tap More > Shared and tap the Library you want to listen to. If you do use Apple Music, simply tap “My Music”, then tap “Songs” or “Albums” and select Home Sharing.
iPhone Music Sharing with Home Share

iPhone Music Sharing with Home Share

8. Share Music from iPhone to iPhone with Apple Music

If you have an Apple Music subscription, then you can sync music with the new iPhone using Apple Music since you can access your music library and download music on all devices. To share music with Apple Music:

Step 1: Just make sure you are signed with the same Apple ID on all your devices.

Step 2: Turn on Sync Library

  • On iPhone: Go to Settings > Music > Turn on Sync Library.
  • On Mac: Open Apple Music > Choose Music > Preferences > Tap on General and select Sync Library to turn it on.
  • On Windows PC: Open iTunes > choose Edit > Preferences > Tap on General and select Sync Library to turn it on.

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone. When getting a new iPhone 12, users will receive a pop-up message which offers an iOS data migration feature to set up the new iPhone. However, it is only available for the new iPhone or the factory reset one. So if you also want to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone after setup, you can use Home Sharing, Apple Music sharing, or free download AnyTrans and have a try.

AnyTrans – Transfer Music from One iPhone to Another

If you want an easy way to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone, then AnyTrans would be a nice choice. Free download AnyTrans to add music from iPhone to iPhone, or from a computer, iTunes Library to your new iPhone.

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.