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How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 8/8 Plus with/Without iTunes

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"I want to transfer the songs stored on my computer to my iPhone without deleting songs on my phone."

"I have many CDs purchased over these years on my computer, and I want to add them to my iPhone 8."

"How do I transfer my music from my computer to my iPhone because I want to listen to it whenever I want."

--From Apple Community

Are you one of the above-mentioned groups who want to transfer music from the computer to an iPhone? If you are, this guide will present you with some easy and flexible methods to get the job done. While if your case is not included in that list, but your purpose is to transfer music from a computer to an iPhone, this guide is also for you because it covers almost all scenarios where you may need to transfer music from a computer to an iPhone, whether you have iTunes or not.

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

If you've ever used iTunes to handle data transfer jobs, you must know how complex and frustrating it is to use iTunes. The process is complicated and confusing, and extremely slow if you sync a large number of files. Even worse, the synced data will get your current data repaced with what is in your iTunes. In addition to that, you may also receive some different errors like the iTunes error 4013. Learn how to fix iTunes error 4013 if you encounter this error.

Taking all these factors into consideration, we do not recommend you using iTunes. Instead, you can use some non-iTunes approaches, as shown below, to transfer music from computer to iPhone without iTunes. 

1. Use an iPhone Data Transfer Tool - EaseUS MobiMover

One of the easiest and quickest ways to transfer music should be using this iPhone data transfer tool - EaseUS MobiMover. With it installed on your Mac or PC, you can flexibly copy one or multiple songs, contacts, messages, videos, photos, and more data from your computer to your iPhone. No matter how large your files are, this program can help you transfer them in minutes. 

Besides, if you have no idea where to download wanted music, you can use EaseUS MobiMover to download one from SoundCloud.

To transfer music from computer to iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover:

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

2. Use Cloud Services - Dropbox

If installing third-party software is not what you want, you can try using some cloud-based services like Dropbox, with which you can share music, photos, videos, and many other files across different devices. Now you can have your Dropbox account prepared and follow these steps to transfer music from the computer to your iPhone.

Note: If you have many songs to transfer, make sure there is enough cloud storage for your Dropbox account. 

Step 1. Download the Dropbox app on your iPhone and computer.

Step 2. Sign in with your Dropbox account.

Step 3. Click on "Upload files" from the right panel to upload music.

Step 4. Open Dropbox on your iPhone and sign in with your Dropbox account.

Step 5. Then, you'll see the songs from your computer.

Step 6. You can download the MP3 files to your phone.

Transfer music to iPhone via Dropbox

3. Use Email

The final way to transfer music without iTunes is to use Email. You can attach your songs to the email from your computer, send them to yourself, and download the received items to your iPhone. Here are the processes.

Step 1. On your computer, create an email and attach the songs to the email.

Step 2. Send the email to yourself.

Step 3. Go to check your email. Tap the song to load it.

Step 4. When it finishes loading, you can tap the "Share" button to open it with another app.

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with iTunes

If you don't want to use third-party software and don't mind data syncing, you can use iTunes to transfer songs from a computer to your iPhone. Now you can update iTunes to its latest version on your computer and then follow the steps below to transfer music from computer to iPhone using iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click the Device tab in iTunes and choose "Music."

Step 3. Click the checkbox next to "Sync Music" and choose the items you'd like to copy from the computer to your iPhone.

Step 4. Tap on "Apply" to start to transfer process.

In Conclusion

In this guide, we've shown you how to transfer music from a computer to an iPhone with or without iTunes. As we introduced above, using iTunes may cause some issues and errors, so we don't recommend this way. If you want to avoid problems and errors, it's best to use EaseUS MobiMover.

That's all about our guide. We hope you've learned everything you want from it. 

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