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How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 13/12/11

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Listening to music with iPhone is one thing you frequently do to relax in your free time. To enrich your music library, you can put music on your iPhone from computer, download music to iPhone directly, or subscribe to music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify. When you get a new iPhone, one thing you will do is to transfer music from computer to iPhone or download music to iPhone from the Internet.

But how can you transfer music from computer to your iPhone? Use iTunes? It's workable but not the optimal way to get things done. Read this guide and learn all the practical ways to add music to iPhone, either from a computer or from music sites.

Method 1. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 13/12/11 with EaseUS MobiMover

"How do I transfer music from my computer to my iPhone XR without iTunes?"

This is one question you may encounter when you bought a new iPhone, you will like the free iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover, which can help you transfer music from computer to iPhone all at once.  Check below for what the tool can be used for: 

  • Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer (Windows and Mac)
  • Share files from one iPhone/iPad/iPod to another
  • View and manage iOS content from computer
  • Back up, transfer, and restore WhatsApp messages
  • Download videos from sites like YouTube, Instagram, and Dailymotion for offline watch

Thus, with EaseUS MobiMover, you can not only add music to iPhone from computer but also transfer music from iPhone to computer as well.

To transfer music from Mac or PC to your new iPhone, follow the step-by-step tutorial below.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover. Then click "PC to Phone" > "Select Files".

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

Step 2. Select the music files you want to transfer from computer to your iPhone and then click "Open".

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

Step 3. Check the songs and click "Transfer" to start transferring music from PC to iPhone. When it has done, go to the Music app on the iOS device to enjoy music.

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

Tips: as you can see from the software interface, EaseUS MobiMover can transfer more files than music from computer to your iPhone. You can copy photos, videos, contacts, books, ringtones, and more file to your iPhone from PC as well.

Method 2. How to Add Music to iPhone 13/12/11 from Computer Using Cloud Storage

Cloud storage services are also helpful when it comes to transferring music from computer to iPhone. Unlike desktop software that needs a USB cable to work, cloud storage services share media files across your devices over network connections.

Generally, if you want to add music to your iPhone 13/12/11/XR/XS/XS Max using a cloud-based service successfully, you need to make sure:

  • You have enough cloud storage to save the music files you want to transfer
  • You are using the same account on both your computer and the iOS device
  • You have a stable and fast network for your PC and Wi-Fi or plenty of mobile data for your iPhone

Let's take Dropbox as an example to show how to copy music to iPhone from computer.

To transfer music from PC to iPhone using Dropbox:

Step 1. Upload music from your computer to Dropbox.

  • Download and install the Dropbox program on your computer, sign in or sign up for a new account if you don't have one, and upload the music files to Dropbox.
  • Or go to, sign in, and then upload the files.

How to transfer music from computer to iPhone XR/XS/XS Mac with Dropbox

Step 2. Get the Dropbox app on your iPhone from the App Store.

Step 3. Sign in with the account you use on your computer.

Step 4. Download the music files from computer to your iPhone.

Method 3. How to Transfer Songs from Computer to iPhone 13/12/11 Using iTunes

iTunes is the official way to sync music from computer to iPhone. Workable as it is, an annoying drawback of using iTunes syncing to add music from iTunes to iPhone is that it will replace the media files (music, movies, TV shows, and books) with the synced items. That means there is a potential data loss on your iPhone.

However, if you are looking to transfer music from computer to a new iPhone, using iTunes is a good choice.

To import music to iPhone using iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and wait for iTunes to launch automatically.

Step 2. In the iTunes window, click "File" > "Add File to Library" to add the songs you want to transfer to the iTunes music library.

Step 3.  After you import the songs to the iTunes library, go to click the "Device" button in iTunes and choose the "Music" option.

Step 4. Check the option "Sync Music" > "Remove and Sync."

Step 5. Choose to sync the "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres."

Step 6. Click "Sync" > "Done" to start to add music to iPhone to computer.

How to transfer music from computer to iPhone XR/XS/XS Mac using iTunes

Bonus Tips: How to Download Music to iPhone 13/12/11

Apart from transferring music from computer to iPhone to expand your iPhone music library, you can also choose to download music to your iPhone directly. 

Tip 1. Download Music to iPhone with Free Audio Downloader

There are many websites on which you can enjoy listening to music online. If you want to download these songs to your iPhone and listen to them offline, you can use a free audio downloader to save music from the website to your iOS devices.

You don't need to find other tools, the iOS data transfer tool EaseUS MobiMover introduced above serves the function of a free video & audio downloader. It enables you to download videos from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and download music from SoundCloud, MySpace, and more to your computer or to iPhone/iPad.

To download music to your iPhone using the audio downloader, you can refer to the guide here on how to download music from SoundCloud

Tip 2. Download Music on iPhone via Apple Music

If you prefer to download music to your iPhone directly on your device, you can use Apple Music if you have subscribed to it. As long as you subscribe to the Apple Music service, you can download the songs you like from Apple Music to your device for offline listening. 

To add music to your iPhone from Apple Music:

Step 1. Subscribe to Apple Music on your iPhone.

Step 2. On your iOS device, find the song/album/playlist you like and want to download.

Step 3. Press and hold the song/album/playlist, then choose the "Add to library" button to add the song/album/playlist to your music library.

Step 4. After the songs are added to your library, touch and press to tap the "Download" icon to save the song to your iPhone.

How to download music on iPhone XR via Apple Music

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The Bottom Line

After you transfer music from computer to your iPhone 13/12/11, or download music to your iPhone, you can listen to songs you like whenever you want. Of course, the ways above are also applicable to put music on other iOS devices like iPad and iPod. With this article, you will never struggle with the problem of how to add music to iPhone after you get a new iDevice.

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