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7 Ways to Transfer Music to iPhone Without iTunes

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After reading this guide, you will know how to transfer music from computer to iPhone without iTunes, sync music to iPhone using cloud services, and add music to iPhone using iOS apps.

Applies To: iPhone, iPad or iPad running iOS 8 and later

It's no doubt that you can put music on your iPhone using iTunes. The problem is that iTunes adds music to the iPhone by syncing, which means you will lose the existing ones on the iPhone. Given that, many users, including you probably, prefer to transfer music to iPhone without iTunes to avoid data syncing. Luckily, there are many alternative ways to copy music to iPhone without using iTunes. Choose and apply the one best suited to your needs.

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone Without iTunes

iTunes is the official program developed by Apple that can transfer music from Windows PC or Mac to iPhone, iPad or iPad. Is there any way to copy music to iPhone without iTunes that will syncing the whole iTunes library? 

Of course, there is. 

Method 1. Copy Music to iPhone Using EaseUS MobiMover

With the versatile iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover, you can easily put music on your iPhone without the installation of iTunes and edit them with an audio editor on Windows 10. Whether you want to add music to your iPhone from a computer (PC to Mac) or another iOS device, this iPhone data transfer tool will help. (Check how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone if you need to.)

Now, let's start transferring music from PC to iPhone without iTunes:

Step 1. Connect the iPhone to your PC and launch EaseUS MobiMover.

Enable EaseUS MobiMover to access your phone by tapping "Trust" on the device and clicking "Allow" on the program.

Click "Content Management" as the transfer mode, then click "Audio" and select "Music" to continue.

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

Step 2. Click the Music section and click "Add Contents" to open up the location on your PC where you saved music files.

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

Step 3. Select the music files that you want to transfer from PC to your iPhone and click "Open" to start the transferring. 

Wait for the process to finish, then you can open the Music app on your iPhone to check the newly added music.

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

As an iOS data transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover can do more for you. For example:

  • Transfer files between iPhone and Mac or between two iOS devices.
  • Except for music, it also supports photos, videos, contacts, messages, and other iPhone files.
  • What's more, the tool can serve the function of an iOS content manager, which means you can view, access, edit your iDevice content easily from the computer.
  • Besides, EaseUS MobiMover can also work as a video downloader, you can download Twitch clips, YouTube videos, or other videos from other sites.

If these features are what you like, don't hesitate to get the software right now.

Method 2. Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone Using Media Monkey

EaseUS MobiMover is not the only program that can help you copy music to iPhone. Other tools like the music manager - MediaMonkey. MediaMonkey generally works as a music player and can manage your music, videos, podcasts, and other audio files. It also allows you to transfer music from computer to iPhone without using iTunes. 

To transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes:

Step 1. Download and install MediaMonkey on your computer.

Step 2. Launch the program and go to "File" > "Add/Rescan files to the library".

Step 3. Select the folder that contains the songs you want to copy to your iPhone and click "OK".

Step 4. Connect the iPhone to the computer and click the iPhone name in MediaMonkey.

Step 5. Go to the "Auto-Sync list" tab and select the items from the playlist.

Step 6. Switch to the "Options" tab and choose "Auto sync". (Uncheck "Delete files and playlists..." if you want to avoid the loss of existing songs on your device.)

Step 7. Click "Apply" to start putting music on the iPhone.

How to transfer music from computer to iPhone without iTunes

MediaMonkey is only compatible with Windows. Thus, if you are a Mac user, you should use another way around.

Method 3. Put Music on iPhone Using CopyTrans

The app - CopyTrans Manager also enables you to transfer music from computer to your iPhone without iTunes. CopyTrans Manager is an iTunes alternative that will help you download music from computer to iPhone and supports Windows only. CopyTrans Manager also supports files like photos, videos, and more.

Follow to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes:

Step 1. Install CopyTrans Manager on your Windows PC.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to your PC and launch the app.

Step 3. Drag and drop the songs that you want to copy the iOS device to CopyTrans Manager.

Step 4. Click "Update" to confirm the operation and then the music will be added to your iPhone automatically.

How to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes

Part 2. How to Sync Music to iPhone Using Cloud Services

Cloud services like Google Play Music, Amazon Cloud Player, and Dropbox can sync your music library across your devices. By uploading music from your computer to the cloud and then install the service on your iPhone, you can enjoy and play the music from your computer on your iOS device without iTunes.

Method 1. Copy Music to iPhone via Google Play Music

Google Play Music is one of the free and big-name cloud service Apps that allows uploading up to 50,000 songs for free. Once you have uploaded your favorite music to the cloud, you can enjoy them on an iPhone when you are either online or offline.

Step 1. Download and install the Google Music Manager on your computer at And sign in with a Gmail or YouTube account.

Step 2. Choose "Upload songs to Google Play" and locate the music folder to upload songs. Wait for the process finishes. If the files are too large, it will take too much time.

Step 3. Install and open the Google Play Music app on your iPhone from the App Store. Sign in with your Google account.

Step 4. Once the music has been loaded, you can start playing music. What’s more, you can download music to your iPhone for offline listening. 

google music player

Method 2. Transfer music to iPhone via Amazon Cloud Player

Amazon Could Player is another cloud player service that lets you put music to iPhone without iTunes. Each user can only upload 250 songs to the cloud for free, and you need to pay for extra cloud space.

Step 1. Download and use desktop Cloud Player to upload songs to the cloud.

Step 2. Install Amazon Cloud Player on your iPhone to enjoy the added music. 

Amazon cloud player

Method 3. Add music to iPhone with Dropbox

Another tool for transferring music to iPhone without iTunes is Dropbox, which is a completely free way to transfer, manage and play music on your iDevice within 2GB.

Step 1. Download and install Dropbox on both your computer and iPhone. And log in the app with the same Dropbox account.

Step 2. Upload all of the music you want to add to your iPhone into the Dropbox folder. Dropbox supports music in .mp3, .aiff, .m4a, and .wav formats.

Step 3. Go to the Dropbox app on your iPhone and listen to the songs. You can mark songs as Favorites to make them always available when your iPhone is off from the internet connection.

Dropbox music player

You can use these services for free but there are some limitations on how many items you can upload or how much space you can use. Depending on the items you intend to copy, you may need to upgrade to the paid version.

Part 3. How to Add Music to iPhone without iTunes via Steaming Service

Other than transferring music from computer to your iPhone and syncing music from cloud service to your device, you can also add music files to iPhone directly using streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, and more.

If you have subscribed Apple Music service, you can enrich the music library on the iPhone directly on the device. For more details, refer to the article that contains how to put music on iPhone with Apple Music.

The streaming music player Spotify also enables you to enlarge your music library. There are other similar apps available, too. Just get them from iTunes Store than then enjoy the streaming songs immediately.

The Bottom Line

It's easy to transfer music to iPhone without iTunes. With iPhone data transfer software like EaseUS MobiMover, you can easily transfer music from PC (or Mac) to iPhone without the installation of iTunes and loss of the existing songs. You can also try cloud services or streaming services to add music to iPhone, iPad or iPod. Carry out the method best suited to your needs.

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