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How to Transfer MP3 to iPhone in 4 Ways

Duke updated on Sep 27, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Here we present you with four ways to add music to your iPhone. Whether you want to transfer MP3 to iPhone without iTunes or AirDrop MP3 to iPhone, you will know how to do it after reading this guide.

Applies To: iPhone 11/iPhone XS/iPhone XR/iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 7...

One of the things you do most frequently with your iPhone is probably listening to music with the device. But how do to get your favorite songs onto your iPhone? You may subscribe to Apple Music, buy songs or albums from iTunes Store, or, as introduced here, transfer music to iPhone from a computer.

Then how to put MP3 on iPhone? Using iTunes to sync music to your iPhone is considered as the default way to add MP3 files to your iOS device. However, it's not the only solution, neither the best one. Read on to learn all the possible ways to easily copy MP3 files to iPhone, be it with or without iTunes.

Transfer MP3 to iPhone Without iTunes
Add MP3 to iPhone with iTunes
Other Tips to Add Music to iPhone

How to Transfer MP3 to iPhone Without iTunes

You may prefer to transfer music to iPhone without iTunes. That's probably because iTunes will cause data loss on your iPhone or iPad by replacing the existing media files on your iDevice with the synced ones. Given that, we'd like to first introduce how to transfer MP3 to iPhone without iTunes in three ways.

Method 1. How to Add MP3 to iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover

Also applied to: Audio files in M4A, M4B, M4P, M4R, RM, WAV, WMA, MDI, AAC format

To transfer MP3 to your iPhone without using iTunes, the easiest way for you is to use the iOS data transfer tool - EaseUS MobiMover. EaseUS MobiMover can do many more things for you than enriching your iPhone music library. With it, you are able to:

  • Transfer files to iPhone/iPad from a computer (Mac/PC/laptop)
  • Copy files from iPhone/iPad to computer
  • Transfer data from one iPhone/iPad to another
  • Download online videos from YouTube and other sites to a computer or iPhone/iPad directly

Thus, whether you want to add music to your iPhone or back up MP3 files on your iPhone to a computer, it will help.

To transfer MP3 to iPhone without iTunes:

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

Tap "Trust" on the iDevice screen and click "Allow" on EaseUS MobiMover to allow this program to access your iPhone or iPad.

Then click "PC to Phone" on the main screen of EaseUS MobiMover, click "Select Files" to continue.

how to transfer MP3 from computer to iPhone or iPad - step 1

Step 2. Select the music files saved on your PC, like MP3, and click "Open" to continue.

how to transfer MP3 from computer to iPhone or iPad - step 2

Step 3. Check the selected items and click "Transfer" to start moving MP3 files from your computer to your iPhone or iPad.

When the process is done, open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad to check the transferred items.

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If you need to, you can transfer other files like photos, videos, books, contacts, and more to your iPhone together with the music files. Use this tool to add MP3 to your iPhone within minutes and enjoy the music to your heart's content.

Method 2. How to Transfer MP3 to iPhone Wirelessly with AirDrop

"How do I transfer MP3 to iPhone wirelessly?", many users asked. If you are one of them, why not try AirDrop. AirDrop is a file sharing service on Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac. With AirDrop on, you can send files like photos, videos, music, contacts, and more between two AirDrop-supported devices. That also means you can only AirDrop MP3 to your iPhone from a Mac or another iDevice. If you attempt to add music to your iPhone from a PC, use other available ways instead.

To put music on iPhone wirelessly from a Mac:

Step 1. Make sure your two devices are within the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range, then turn on AirDrop on your iPhone and the Mac.

Step 2. Find and right-click the MP3 file you want to transfer and choose "Share" > "AirDrop". In the pop-up, select the device name of your iPhone to send the file to.

Step 3. Then you will see a prompt on your iPhone. Click "Accept" in the Window to receive the MP3 file.

By doing so, you can transfer MP3 to your iPhone wirelessly without any software.

How to transfer MP3 to iPhone with AirDrop

You can also choose to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop.

To AirDrop MP3 from one iPhone to another:

Step 1. Turn on Airdrop on both of your devices.

Step 2. Go to the "Music" app, and find the mp3 you want to send.

Step 3. Tap it to play, then you can see the "Airdrop" button in the middle at the bottom.

Step 4. Tap the "Airdrop" icon and choose the name of the target iPhone.

Step 5. Tap "Accept" on the other iPhone to start transferring music to your iPhone.

How to add MP3 to iPhone without iTunes

Using AirDrop to put music on iPhone is convenient but you may encounter issues like AirDrop not working. If you can't use AirDrop to transfer MP3 to your iOS device successfully, use other workable tips to get things done.

Method 3. How to Put MP3 on iPhone with Dropbox/Amazon Music/Google Play Music

It's undeniable that cloud storage services are more and more popular. Such services not only allow you to enjoy music without downloading the files to save your device space by providing music streaming services but also enable you to share files across your devices. Thus, using cloud-based services like Dropbox, Amazon Music, Google Play Music could also help you transfer MP3 or other files to your iPhone from another device, be it a computer or mobile device. Let's take using Dropbox as an example:

To add music to iPhone with Dropbox:

Step 1. Download and install Dropbox on both of your devices and sign in with the same account.

Step 2. Upload the MP3 files to Dropbox from the source device.

Step 3. Open Dropbox on your iPhone and you will see the items you uploaded. You can access and download them to your iPhone according to your needs.

How to transfer MP3 to iPhone wirelessly

How to Add Music to iPhone with iTunes

If the music you want to transfer is stored in your iTunes Library, you may prefer to add music to your iPhone using iTunes. Even if the items are not in the iTunes Library, you can add the content to it and then copy MP3 to iPhone with the help of iTunes.

To sync music to iPhone with iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the PC/Mac. If iTunes doesn't launch automatically, double-click it to run the program.

Step 2. Click the device icon and click the "Music" option.

Step 3. Choose "Sync Music". In the popup, click "Remove and Sync" to continue.

Step 4. Select to sync the "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres". If you choose the latter, you need to manually select the playlists, artists, and albums.

Step 5. Click the "Apply" > "Sync" to start adding iTunes music to iPhone.

Step 6. When it has done, go to "Music" > "Library" > "Songs" on your iOS device to check the music.

How to add MP3 to iPhong using iTunes

Other Solutions to Put MP3 on iPhone

In addition to transferring MP3 to iPhone from another device like a computer, an iPhone, an Android phone, and more, you can also add MP3 to your iPhone directly on the device by downloading music on iPhone.

To download mp3 on iPhone, you can either buy an Apple Music subscription or purchase music from the iTunes Store. Both methods are helpful to enlarge your iPhone music library.

The Bottom Line

Now you basically know all the workable ways to add music to an iPhone. You can apply these methods to put audio files in other formats on your iPhone or put music on an iPad/iPod Touch. Carry out one of the tips above to transfer music to your iPhone with ease.