How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone with/without iTunes

How can I transfer music from Mac to my new iPhone? This quick guide is prepared for those who don’t know how to download music from MacBook, iMac or Mac mini to iPhone.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Aug. 30, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 30, 2018
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The iPhone is a portable music player for you to enjoy the most popular songs, from a cup of coffee in a shop to a long trip to Egypt, it would be a pleasant experience to listen to your favorite songs with your iPhone.

If you just want to add some of your favorite songs to your brand-new iPhone X/8 or iPhone 7/6s/SE and don’t want running the confusing iTunes 12 on your computer, you can get a non-iTunes method here. In this guide, we will show you an alternative way to transfer music from your Mac to your new iPhone without losing the existing data (no iTunes sync needed) as well as the way to transfer music from Mac to iPhone with iTunes. Just follow the rest part to get the answer.

Also Read: How to Transfer Music from iPhone 7/7 (Plus) to Mac >

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone without Using iTunes

The Tool You Will Need

AnyTrans for iOS is said to be the best alternative to Apple iTunes on data transferring & managing. It allows you to import or export music from/to Windows and Mac computer freely. Unlike iTunes syncing, when putting songs from Mac to your iPhone with AnyTrans, no data will be replaced. You can put your loved songs on anywhere you like. Additionally, it supports transferring media files among iDevice, computer, and iTunes. Besides music, photos, videos, apps, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, ringtones are all supported files by AnyTrans.

First of all, free download and install AnyTrans on your computer, and there are two versions of AnyTrans for you: Windows and Mac. Follow the steps below to get music from Mac to iPhone.

Step 1. Run AnyTrans on your computer, and connect your iPhone to Mac via a USB cable. After your iPhone is recognized, click .

How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone 6 with AnyTrans - Step 1

How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone 6 with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Click “Audio” > Select “Music” to get all music info.

How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone 6 with AnyTrans - Step 2

How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone 6 with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Click the “+” button on the top-right of this window > Browse the songs on your Mac > Choose the song you need and click the “Open” button.

How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone 6 with AnyTrans - Step 3

How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone 6 with AnyTrans – Step 3

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Part 2. How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone with iTunes Sync

iTunes is also an option to go when you want to transfer music from Mac to iPhone, but you need to know that iTunes will erase all your existing media data on iPhone while syncing music from Mac to iPhone. To transfer music from Mac to iPhone without wiping existing data, please go to Part 1.

Step 1: Open iTunes and update to the latest version on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone 6s/7/8/X to the Mac via a USB cable, and click the Device icon.

Step 3: Choose Music under the Summary category and click Sync Music.

Step 4: Check either Entire music library or Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres. And choose the detailed items you want to sync to iPhone.

(If the music you want to add to your iPhone is not in your iTunes library, then just go to File > Add File to Library first before Step 2.)

Step 5: Click Sync to start copying music from Mac to iPhone with iTunes.

How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

The Bottom Line

AnyTrans breaks the limitations of iTunes and allows you to transfer music from Mac to iPhone and vice versa. Any problems on this guide or AnyTrans is warmly welcomed, at the same time, don’t hesitate to share this guide with your friends. Download the free trial to give a shot on AnyTrans now >

Joy Taylor

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

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