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How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone Without Syncing

Myra updated on Oct 23, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

If you transfer music from iTunes to your iPhone, you will see a window saying "Are you sure you want to remove existing music, movies, TV shows, books, and tones from this iPhone and sync with this iTunes library?" after you click the "Sync" option. That means all the existing media files on your iPhone will be replaced by the items synced from iTunes, which, of course, means data loss.

Then, "How to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone without syncing?", many users ask. Sadly, data syncing is inevitable if you use iTunes to transfer music from computer to your iPhone. If you want to add music to iPhone without syncing or data loss, there are two solutions for you.

Method 1.  How to Add Music to iPhone Without Syncing

To transfer music to iPhone without syncing, the optimal choice is to copy music to iPhone from a computer using iPhone transfer software, like EaseUS MobiMover. Unlike iTunes, such a tool transfers songs to your iPhone without removing the existing files on your device. Therefore, if you want to put music on iPhone without syncing, just use EaseUS MobiMover to add songs to your iPhone, without installing or using iTunes.

What's more, since this tool is an iOS data transfer tool as well as a video downloader, you can do more with it installed on your PC or Mac. For example:

Other than music, you can also transfer photos, videos, ringtones, contacts, books, and more.

To add music to iPhone without syncing:

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

Allow this program to access your iPhone, click "Allow" on the program and tap "Trust" on your device to confirm.

On the PC to Phone section, click "Select Files" and move to the next step.

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone - step 1

Step 2. Browse the storage location on your computer to select saved Music files, and click "Open" to continue.

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone - step 2

Step 3. Selected music files will be classified in Audios, check the box and click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

If you want to add more files, drag and drop new items at this window, and click "Transfer" to confirm.

When the process finishes, you can open the Music app on your iPhone to check these transferred files. 

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone - step 3

Method 2. How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone Without Syncing

If the songs you want to add to your iPhone are in iTunes not on your computer, you will need to sync music from the iTunes library using iTunes. Luckily, there is a solution to avoid data loss, which is to:

  • Transfer the existing music, TV shows, movies, and more from your iPhone to computer first
  • Sync music to your iPhone
  •  And then transfer the files back to your iPhone

To copy music, videos, and books from your iPhone to computer, the iPhone transfer software introduced above can also help. Refer to the guide on how to transfer files from iPhone to PC for detailed steps.

To sync music from iTunes to iPhone:

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

Step 2. Unlock your iPhone and trust the computer.

Step 3. In iTunes, click the "Device" button and choose "Music".

Step 4. Select to transfer the "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres".

Step 5. After selecting items you want to transfer, click "Apply" > "Sync" to start adding music to iPhone.

How to sync music from iTunes to iPhone

Now, you can transfer the original music, videos, and books from the computer back to your iPhone referring to steps in method 1.

The Bottom Line

The only solution to put music on iPhone without syncing is to download music files to your iPhone without iTunes. While if you have to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone and want to avoid data loss, you will need to back up the existing files on your iOS device first and then copy them back to your device after the syncing.