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How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone XR/XS/XS Max

Myra updated on Jul 28, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Whether you are looking to transfer music from computer to iPhone or download music to iPhone from the Internet, you will know how to do it from this guide.

Listening to music is one of the things that you do most frequently with your iPhone. 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.

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 put music on iPhone, either from a computer or from music sites.

Method 1. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone XR/XS/XS Max with EaseUS MobiMover

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

If you have the same question like the one shown above, you will like the free iPhone data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover. This tool will help you to:

  • Transfer files between an iPhone, iPad, or iPod and a computer (Mac/PC/laptop)
  • Share files from one iDevice to another
  • Access and manage iDevice content from the computer

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

To transfer music from Mac or PC to iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max:

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

As you can see, there are other types of content that EaseUS MobiMover also supports, including photos, videos, contacts, books, ringtones, and more.

Method 2. How to Put Music on iPhone XR/XS/XS Max 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 XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone 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
  • There are stable and reliable network connections on your devices

Let me take Dropbox as an example to copy music to iPhone from computer.

To transfer music from PC to iPhone XR/XS/XS Max using Dropbox:

Step 1. Upload music from your computer to Dropbox.

  • Download and install the Dropbox program on your computer, sign in, and upload the music files to Dropbox.
  • Or go to Dropbox.com, sign in, and then upload the files.

Step 2. Download and install the Dropbox app on your mobile device 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.

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

Method 3. How to Transfer Songs from Computer to iPhone XR/XS/XS Max 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 "Apply" > "Sync" to start transferring music from computer to your iPhone.

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

Bonus Tips: How to Download Music to iPhone XR/XS/XS Max

Apart from transferring music from computer to your iPhone to enlarge 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 music online. If you want to make them offline and available on your iPhone, 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 can also serve the function of a free video & audio downloader that enables you to download videos from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or download music from SoundCloud, MySpace, and more to your computer or iPhone/iPad.

To download music to your iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max using the audio downloader, you can refer to the guide 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. 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, go to the Music app and find the song you want to download.

Step 3. Click the "Add" button to add the song to your music library.

Step 4. Click the "Download" icon to save the song to your iPhone.

How to download music on iPhone XR via Apple Music

The Bottom Line

After you transfer music from computer to your iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Mac or download music to your device, you can play and enjoy the songs you like freely. Of course, the ways above are also applicable to put music on other iPhones, be it iPhone 11, iPhone 8/8 Plus, or earlier iPhones.