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How to Transfer Music from PC to iPhone 11/XR/X/8/7 With/Without iTunes

Katrin updated on Jun 05, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Three easy ways for you to transfer music from PC to iPhone and two methods to directly download music to iPhone from websites.

The most popular way to add music to iPhone is to transfer music from computer to the device. In our previous guide, we have detailed how to transfer music from Mac to iPhone. Thus, here I'd like to show you how to transfer music from PC to iPhone. If you are a Windows user, read on to learn how to move music from your computer to iPhone.

No matter which Windows version or iOS version you are using, you will put music on your iPhone from computer successfully.

Method 1. How to Transfer Music from PC to iPhone Without iTunes

iTunes, indeed, will help you transfer music from Windows to iPhone. However, it also will cause data loss on your device by syncing. That's the main reason why I recommend you try the way to copy music to iPhone without iTunes first.

To transfer music from computer to iPhone safely and quickly, the free iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover works well to get your needs met. In addition, it also allows you to :

To transfer songs from PC to iPhone:

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

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

Select "PC to Phone" and click "Select Files" to continue.

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Step 2. Select the Music folder or songs that are saved on your PC and click "Open" to confirm.

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Step 3. Check the songs that you've selected in the Audio category and click "Transfer" to finish the process.

When the process accomplishes, open the "Music" app on your iPhone to check the transferred songs.

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Method 2. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with Cloud Services

Another popular way to transfer music from Windows to iPhone is to use a cloud service like Dropbox. With a cloud storage service, you can store your files, including music, in the cloud storage, and access the items on all your devices that use the service with the same account.

To make Dropbox work smoothly to put music on iPhone from a computer, you need to make sure:

  • You are using the same account on the PC and iPhone.
  • There are stable and reliable network connections on your devices.
  • The music files don't exceed the storage limit of your account.

Ready? Let's see how to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes.

To transfer songs from PC to iPhone via Dropbox:

Step 1. Download and install Dropbox on both your Windows PC and iPhone (at least on the iOS device).

Step 2. Sign in to Dropbox with the same account on your devices.

Step 3. Since you need to transfer music from computer to iPhone, go to upload the music files to the cloud storage from your PC:

  • If you have installed Dropbox, open the program and click "Upload files" to select the songs you want to transfer to upload.
  • If you don't install Dropbox on your computer, go to Dropbox.com and upload the items to Dropbox.

Step 4. Wait for Dropbox to sync music across your devices.

Step 5. When it has done, go to the Dropbox app on your iOS device and you will see the items synced from your Windows computer.

Step 6. Choose the songs and download them to the internal storage on your device.

How to transfer music from PC to iPhone with Dropbox

Method 3. How to Transfer Music from PC to iPhone with iTunes

If the songs you want to put on your iPhone are stored in the iTunes library, you can move songs from iTunes to iPhone directly. Even if the music is not existing in the iTunes library yet, it's also practicable to put music from computer to iPhone with iTunes.

To transfer music from Windows to iPhone using iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your mobile device to the computer and wait for iTunes to run automatically.

Step 2. If the songs are in the music library in iTunes, jump to the next step. If not, click "File" > "Add File to Library" to add music to iTunes.

Step 3. Click the device icon and choose the "Music" option.

Step 4. Select "Sync Music" and choose "Remove and Sync" in the popup window that telling you the existing files on your iPhone will be replaced.

Step 5. Choose the songs you want to transfer and click "Apply" > "Sync".

Step 6. After you sync music to your iPhone via iTunes, go to "Music" > "Library" > "Songs" on your device to check the items.

How to move music from iTunes to iPhone

How to download music from iPhone back to computer? If you need to, you can use one of the first two ways to transfer music from iPhone to computer to make a backup or for file sharing.

Bonus Tip: How to Download Music to an iPhone/iPad

Other than copying the existing music on your computer to an iPhone/iPad, you can also choose to download music to your iPhone/iPad directly, either from a music site or from Apple Music/iTunes Store.

Tip 1. Download Music to an iPhone/iPad from Websites for Free

There are many music sites that have a huge connection of songs for you to enjoy. Sometimes, you may want to download the music you like to your iPhone or iPad so you can enjoy the songs whenever you go. To download music from websites to your iPhone/iPad for free, EaseUS MobiMover introduced in Method 1 will help.

Apart from being an iPhone transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover also serves the function of a free video & audio downloader that allows you to download videos or audio from websites to your computer or mobile device. You can refer to the guide on how to download music from SoundCloud for more details. 

Tip 2. Download Music to iPhone from Apple Music/iTunes Store

Instead of moving music to iPhone from computer, you can buy and download songs from Apple Music or the iTunes Store directly. Besides, if you subscribe to Apple Music, it will sync music across your devices automatically. That means it's unnecessary for you to manually import music to your other devices.

Learn how to download music to iPhone here.

The Bottom Line

Conclusively, this guide shows you how to enrich your iPhone music library in three directions:

  • Transfer music from PC to iPhone
  • Download music from website to iPhone
  • Purchase and download songs on iPhone directly

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