[iOS 12] 2 Ways to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR Directly

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Applied to: iPhone 4/5/6/7/8/X/XS/XS Max/XR running iOS 8 or later

The newly released iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR improve the music player on the handy phone to a new level. It becomes more and more intelligent and makes you immerse in the world of music perfectly. Then, the question comes next for users switched to the new iPhone is how to transfer music from old iPhone to the new device.

Talking about this issue, you may think of iTunes store that can help you move purchased songs. But how about that none-purchase music? Compared to the complex-to-use iTunes, which can back up and restore your iPhone data (will wipe the existing music), you must need other simple workarounds to move music between two iPhones easily and directly. Then, the AirDrop (Method 1 )and EaseUS MobiMover (Method 2) here can definitely help you.

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Method 1: How to send music from iPhone to iPhone XS/XS Max with AirDrop

AirDrop enables you to instantly share your photos, videos, document, and more wither other Apple devices nearby. This is a wireless and straightforward way to send files.

You need to know:

When you use AirDrop to share music, you can do it individually, namely one by one. So, this works well for a few songs. If you have batches of files to be sent and want to do it quickly and efficiently, move to Method 2 and MobiMover will help with ease.

Features of this way

Free, wireless, direct, but time-consuming

How-to tutorials in depth

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center. On iPhone X, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Press deeply or touch and hold the network settings card in the upper-left corner, then tap AirDrop. If you're using iOS 10.3.3 or earlier, tap AirDrop. Set your iPhone to be discovered by Everyone.

Step 3: Go to the Music app on your old iPhone. Open the song you want to send to your new iPhone, tap the AirDrop below the pause button, and choose your new device.  

Step 4: Switch to your new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, and tap Accept on the screen to receive the music.

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Method 2: How to transfer all the music from old iPhone to new iPhone at once with MobiMover

Different from AirDrop, EaseUS MobiMover is a free third-party iPhone manager that enables you to transfer the whole iOS data, including photos, music, videos, contacts, messages, books, and more at a time in 1-click without any limits.

Features of MobiMover

Data Transfer: Sync data from one iOS device to anothertransfer files from computer to iPhone/iPad, and back up iDevice content to the computer. 

File Management: Manage your iOS files by deleting/editing/adding items from the computer. 

Video Download: Download any video from any website using the URL. For instance, download YouTube videos to iPad directly, or save videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Break, Metacafe, Dailymotion, and more, to your computer or iPhone. 

Features of this method

Free, easy, quick, direct, and efficient

Now, download and install MobiMover by clicking the button below. And follow the step-by-step guides to move music from one iPhone to another with several clicks. This is a green and clean software with no add-on, feel free to use.

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Step 1: Connect your old and new iPhone to the computer with two USB cables. Tap Trust This Computer on your devices to continue. Start EaseUS MobiMover Free for PC and choose iDevice to iDevice to transfer music from one iPhone to another in one click.

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Step 2: keep the Music selected in the Audio box. Except for the 1-click transfer mode shown here, another data migration feature provided by MobiMover is the custom transfer (click your iPhone device on the main screen > Audio > Music), which enables you to send specific music files instead of the whole music library every time.

how to transfer music from old iPhone to new iPhone - step 2 

Step 3: Now, click the Transfer button to transfer music from old iPhone to the new one quickly. When the process is done, go to open the Music app on your device to view the synced content.

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