How to Transfer Music from External Hard Drive to iPhone X/8 and iPad

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Q: "I have some favorite music stored on my external hard drive, a few days ago, I have changed my old iPhone 5S to iPhone 8 Plus and I have been wondering how can I put the music on an external hard drive to my new iPhone. I know I can add them to iTunes, and use iTunes syncing to reach my needs. However, here, I want to find a straight way to transfer music from external hard drive to my iPhone 8 Plus without iTunes. Any possible way?"

On our previous page, we have talked about how to use EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer photos from iPhone to external hard drive for data backup and iPhone storage cleaning. In this article, we are going to focus on data transfer between iOS device and external hard drive, specifically how to transfer music from external hard drive to iPhone and iPad with EaseUS MobiMover Free. And the tips can be applied to the latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and iPad Pro running iOS 11, 11.1 & 11.2.

How to transfer music from external hard drive to iPhone/iPad with MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free offers you an iTunes-free way to transfer music from external hard drive to iPhone or iPad without overwriting any existing media files. Except for external hard drive, you can still use MobiMover Free to transfer variable files from PC to iPhone or iPad, including music here, photos, videos, TV shows, movies, music, playlists, audiobooks, contacts, notes, and Safari bookmarks. To be specific, you can use MobiMover Free to add ringtones to iPhone 8/8 Plus, download movies to iPhone X or sync PDF documents to iPad.

Now, check following guides to transfer music from external hard drive to iPhone/iPad with this easy-to-use free iPhone data transfer and management program.

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Step 1. Connect your external hard drive and iPhone to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Allow the iPhone to trust EaseUS MobiMover and let it access your phone.

On the "PC to Phone" section, click "Select Files" to bring up the external hard drive from which you want to transfer music files to your iPhone.

how to transfer music from external hard drive to iPhone - step 1

Step 2. Browse to open your external hard drive and select the saved music files, then click "Open" to confirm.

how to transfer music from external hard drive to iPhone - step 2

Step 3. The selected music files will be classified in the Audio column, check the Audio box and click "Transfer" to start the transferring.

If you need to add more items to your iPhone, drag and drop them on this window in advance.

When the transferring process finishes, you can open the Music app on your phone to check the transferred files there.

how to transfer music from external hard drive to iPhone - step 3