EaseUS MobiMover

All-in-One iOS Content Manager & Free Video/Audio Downloader

  • An iOS data transfer tool to transfer files to or from iPhone/iPad
  • An iPhone manager to manage files on iPhone/iPad from a computer
  • A free video downloader to download online videos to a computer or iPhone/iPad

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone 12/11/XR/X

Four proven ways for you to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone.

You will need to transfer music from one iPhone to another when you switch to a new iPhone or want to share songs between two iOS devices. However, unlike photo transfer, music transfer is more difficult since there are not as many tools available for use. Luckily, with the help of reliable third-party tools and built-in Apple services, you can also move music from iPhone to iPhone successfully. 

Method 1. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone Directly

Also supports: Photos, videos, contacts, ringtones, books, and more

The optimal way to transfer both purchased music and downloaded songs from one iPhone to another is to use iPhone transfer software like EaseUS MobiMover. With this tool installed on your PC or Mac, you will be able to transfer photos, videos, music, ringtones, contacts, books, messages, and more to or from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. To be more specific, it allows you to:

  • Transfer files from one iPhone/iPad/iPod to another
  • Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad/iPad and a computer
  • Access and manage iDevice content from a computer

Audio formats including .mp3, .m4a, .m4p, .m4r, .wav, .wma, .aac, and .ape are all supported. What's more, since it also serves the function of a video downloader, you can apply it to download YouTube videos to iPhone or save Facebook videos to computer.

The 3-step guide to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone:

Step 1.  Connect your old and new iPhone to the computer and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Tap "Trust" on both phones and click "Allow" on EaseUS MobiMover to allow this software to access your iDevices.

Click "Phone to Phone" and set the transfer direction - from old iPhone to your new iPhone, such as Transfer from "iPhone" to "EaseUS". Click "Next" to continue.

how to transfer music from old iPhone to new iPhone - step 1

Step 2. Expand "Audio" and select "Music" on the source iPhone.

It enables you to send specific music files instead of the whole music library.

how to transfer music from old iPhone to new iPhone - step 2

Step 3. Click "Transfer" to start transferring music from old iPhone to the new one immediately. 

When the process finishes, go to open the Music app on your new iPhone to view the transferred content.

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Method 2. How to Transfer Music from One iPhone to Another via Dropbox

If you don't have a computer available or prefer to share music between iPhone wirelessly, it's advisable to use cloud-based services like Dropbox. Such a file-sharing service enables you to transfer songs from iPhone to iPhone over Wi-Fi.

Make sure you have enough space in the cloud storage, then follow the steps below to move music from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly without a computer.

To copy music from one iPhone to another:

Step 1. Download and install Dropbox on both the source iPhone and the target iPhone.

Step 2. Open Dropbox on the source iPhone, tap "Add Files", and select the songs you want to transfer. Then tap on "Upload".

Step 3. Open Dropbox on another iPhone, and wait until the songs show up in the Dropbox folder. Then you can listen to music online or download songs to your iPhone for offline listening.

How to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone without computer

If you don't want to download the app, you can visit Dropbox via a browser to upload and download music or other supported file types.

Method 3. How to Share Music Between iPhones via Apple Music

Do you subscribe to Apple Music? If you do, you don't need to copy music from one iPhone to another manually. Instead, turn on "Sync Library" and your purchased music, the content you add from Apple Music, and more will all be synced to your devices that use the same Apple ID.

Thus, if you need to transfer music from old iPhone to new iPhone, apply this method.

To share music between iPhones:

Step 1. Make sure you have subscribed to Apple Music on the source iPhone.

Step 2. On the target iPhone, sign in to the device with the Apple ID you use on the source iPhone.

Step 3. On both of the iPhones, go to "Settings" > "Music" and toggle on "iCloud Music Library" or "Sync Library", depending on the iOS version of the devices.

How to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone via Apple Music

Method 4. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes Store

Are the songs you want to move downloaded from the iTunes Store? Another good choice to transfer music from old iPhone to new iPhone is to use the iTunes Store. However, to use the app, you need to make sure you sign in to the iPhones with the same Apple ID and make sure the songs you are looking to transfer are purchased from the iTunes Store.

To transfer music from one iPhone to another:

Step 1. On the target iPhone, go to the Settings app, tap "Sign in to your [device]", and enter the Apple ID you use on the source iPhone.

Step 2. Open the iTunes Store and tap "More" > "Purchased".

Step 3. Click "Music" > "Not on This iPhone".

Step 4. Tap "All Songs" and click "Download All" to download all music to your iPhone. Afterward, you can open the Music app and check the songs.

How to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes Store

Other Tips to Transfer Music to iPhone 

In addition to transferring music from iPhone to iPhone, there are other tips to get music on iPhone. For example, you can put music on iPhone from a computer, download online music from websites to iPhone, or download music to iPhone directly using music apps.

By the way, some users may attempt to share music on iPhones using AirDrop. Actually, AirDrop only shares the information about the item, not the music file itself. Thus, if you need to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone, using AirDrop is not workable.

The Bottom Line

Now you know how to send music from iPhone to iPhone in various ways. You can also use these tips to transfer music from iPad to iPhone, iPhone to iPad, iPad to iPad, and more. For you to make a better choice:

  • EaseUS MobiMover allows you to transfer music, photos, videos, contacts, books, and more between two iOS devices or between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer.
  • Dropbox helps to transfer data across your devices wirelessly.
  • Apple Music and the iTunes Store enable you to sync music across your devices that use the same Apple ID.

Carry out the way best suited to your needs to transfer songs from iPhone to iPhone within minutes.