Switched to a new iPhone 15? 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, 8 useful methods will be offered here.
When you get a new iPhone, one of the questions is “How do I transfer music from my old phone to my new one?”. Actually, transferring music from iPhone to iPhone is not that hard. In the following guide, we will share with you 8 solutions to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone without a computer, without iTunes, etc.
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.
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First, you can transfer music to your iPhone without iTunes easily. If you have an Apple Music subscription, then you can sync music with the new iPhone with the same Apple ID. After that, you can access your music library and download music on all devices.
Steps to turn on Sync Library on your iPhone:
If you also want to sync music with Mac or Windows free:
Another way to sync music without iTunes is AnyTrans, which also allows you to transfer both purchased music and non-purchased ones. You don’t need to use iTunes, AnyTrans will show you all the music on your old iPhone. All you need to do is select the music you want to transfer and click To Device.
Besides, to make changing phones easier, AnyTrans provides the Phone Switcher that allows you to transfer music and videos, photos, contacts, messages without iCloud, etc. with one click. What’s more, you can get music to your new iPhone from a computer with AnyTrans. Below are its highlights on music transfer:
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Now, free download AnyTrans and install it on your Mac/PC computer first, and then follow the simple steps below to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone in minutes. In the demo version, you can transfer 30 songs between iPhones completely free.
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 Music to get all the 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. Also, you can click the Add button to copy music from computer to iPhone.
If you do not need to preview the music list and move all the music or all iPhone data with one click, you can use Phone Switcher as the below picture shows:
You can also watch the video tutorial demonstrating how to transfer music from one iPhone to another as below.
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.
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.
Can you AirDrop music to iPhone? The answer is YES. AirDrop enables you to easily transfer content between two iOS devices. On your device, please press and hold on to the wireless control box, and then you will access AirDrop. But we need to mention that AirDrop only allows you to share music one by one.
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 one iPhone to another. And please ensure your two iPhones are on the same Wi-Fi network.
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:
Get PhoneTrans installed on your PC or Mac> Open it and connect with your two iPhones > Choose Phone to Phone > Quick Transfer.
You can switch to confirm which iPhone you want to transfer music to or from.
Choose Music and click Transfer Now to get music from your iPhone to iPhone.
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.
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.
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If you only want to transfer purchased iPhone music to another iOS device, then iTunes on your computer would be the first choice. You 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:
To transfer iPhone music, the most recommended option is to use 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:
When you are meeting music did not transfer to your new iPhone, you may check the below aspects to fix the music not transferring:
That’s all about how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone. When getting a new iPhone 15, users will receive a pop-up message that 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.
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