Tutorial | How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with/without iTunes

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Duke Updated on Aug 15, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus or other iPhones running iOS 8 and later

When it comes to transferring music from computer to iPhone, there are generally two choices for you. If you don't mind the data loss that will be caused by using iTunes, you can use this Apple software to sync music from your computer to your iOS device. However, if you think data syncing is unacceptable, you will need a tool for iOS data transfer, like EaseUS MobiMover Free, to copy songs from PC/Mac to your iPhone.

Carry out the method best suited to your needs.

Part 1: How to copy music from computer to iPhone with iTunes

As a multifunctional application developed by Apple, iTunes can serve to manage the content on all iOS devices. It's no doubt that you can use it to transfer songs from computer to iPhone. (If your iPhone is not connecting to iTunes, learn how to fix it first.)

Things you should know before you use iTunes:
The newly synced items will replace the existing ones on your iPhone. (Go to Part 2 to copy music safely.)
Although you can select the playlists, artists, albums, and genres to transfer, you can't choose the specific songs if you need to.
If you intend to sync the purchased songs from iTunes to your iPhone, you should go to Account > Authorizations > Authorize This Computer and enter your Apple ID and password first.

Here are the steps to transfer music from computer to iPhone X/8/7/6 using iTunes.

Step 1: Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Run iTunes, go to File > Add File to Library, and choose the songs you'd like to copy from computer to your iPhone.

Step 3: Click the device icon and choose Music.

Step 4: Keep the checkbox next to Sync Music selected and choose to transfer the entire music library or selected categories to your device.

Step 5: After the selection, tap Sync to start transferring music from computer to your iPhone.

How to transfer music from computer to iPhone

If you prefer to copy all the music from computer to your iPhone directly without using iTunes or want to selectively transfer the songs to your device, the next part is for you.

Part 2: How to transfer music from computer to iPhone without iTunes

With EaseUS MobiMover Free, the freeware for iOS data transfer, file management, and video download, you can transfer music from computer to your iPhone all at once or selectively without any cost or limitations.

Why should you choose EaseUS MobiMover?

As an iOS data transfer tool, MobiMover helps to:

  • Add content to your iPhone/iPad from computer
  • Back up iDevice data to computer
  • Sync files from one iOS device to another
  • Important Note:

Music is not the only file type MobiMover supports. In addition to it, photos, videos, ringtones, voice memos, contacts, messages, and more are also transferrable using MobiMover. Thus, whether you want to export text messages from iPhone to computer or transfer contacts from one iPhone to another, you can easily get it done with this tool.

As an iDevice content manager, MobiMover works to:

  • Delete unwanted files
  • Create new items
  • Edit the existing content

As a video downloader, MobiMover serves to:

  • Download videos from websites to your computer or iPhone/iPad. Sites including YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, MySpace, Break, Metacafe, Dailymotion, and more are also supported.

Such a versatile tool, right?

Now, safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free (plug-in/virus free) on your PC or Mac by clicking the button below, then follow the detailed guide to transfer music from computer to your iPhone within minutes.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Tap "Trust" on your phone and click "Allow" on EaseUS MobiMover to let it access your device.

On the PC to Phone section, click "Select Files" and move to the next step.

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone without iTunes - step 1

Step 2. Browse to select saved Music files on your PC and click "Open" to continue.

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone without iTunes - step 2

Step 3. Select music files will be classified in Audio, check it and click "Transfer" to start the transferring process. 

When the process finishes, open the Music app on your iPhone and you'll be able to see these transferred music files.

 how to transfer music from computer to iPhone without iTunes - step 3

The Final Words

Both methods will help you move music from computer to your iPhone successfully. But as mentioned above, there are differences between these two methods on what will happen to the existing media files on your mobile device. With iTunes, the transferred items will REPLACE them, while with EaseUS MobiMover, the copied songs will MERGE with them, which is always a preferable option. Don't hesitate to give it a try.