How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with/without iTunes

“I have more than 1000 songs on my PC. I would like to transfer them to my iPhone 6s plus. So I can listen to them whenever I want with my iPhone. I know I can use iTunes, but do you know any other way to do transfer music from computer to iPhone directly without iTunes? Thanks a lot!”
Asked by Barly

People use iTunes to add and manage music and other media files on their iPhone. It can be your media collection tool on your computer. However, many iPhone users think it is too difficult to use and once you make a mistake, you will lose important data on your iPhone. To avoid losing music and other files on iPhone, People use iPhone Transfer software to manage their iPhone instead of iTunes. You can transfer music from computer to iPhone easily and also transfer photos, contacts, videos, messages, playlists, movies, voice memos, ringtones, Podcasts, TV shows and other files between iPhone and computer.

In this article, I will show you both of the ways step by step. You can learn how to transfer music from computer to iPhone with iTunes and how to copy songs from PC to iPhone without iTunes easily.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone with iPhone Transfer

iPhone Transfer is designed for iPhone users to manage their iPhone without iTunes. It can transfer music from PC to iPhone and vice versa. It can also transfer photos, videos, movies, Podcasts, TV shows, ringtones, contacts, playlists, messages and other files between iPhone and computer. It can even transfer files from iPhone directly to another iPhone or between other iOS devices.

Step 1. Connect iPhone

Run iPhone Transfer software on your computer and connect iPhone to your PC via USB cable. This software can easily detect your iPhone and load your iPhone to its interface.

connect iphone

Step 2. Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone

On the left side of the interface, select “Media” section in the data list. You will see all the media files in your iPhone on the right side of the interface. Choose “Music” on the top menu. It will only show you the songs on your iPhone. Click “Add” button, you are allowed to select the music on your computer that you would like to send to your iPhone.

transfer music to iphone

The transfer process will last few seconds and you will get music from computer to iPhone easily. You can do the same operation with photos, videos, movies, TV shows and other files you want to transfer to your iPhone. You can also use this software to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone directly and transfer music from iPod to iPhone.

How to Transfer Songs from PC to iPhone with iTunes

If you would like to use iTunes to transfer music from computer to iPhone, first you need to add the music to iTunes library. You need also make sure that your iTunes library has all the music and other media files on your iPhone. If not, it will erase the data you don’t have in your iTunes library after syncing new songs to your iPhone.

Step 1. Add Music to iTunes Library

Open your iTunes on your computer and go to “File” > “Add File to Library” or “Add Folder to Library”. You can add songs from computer to iTunes library easily.

itunes files – add file to library

Step 2. Sync Music to iPhone with iTunes

Now plug your iPhone to your computer. Your iTunes will recognize your iPhone and load your iPhone to it. Click “Music” under the settings menu. You can now transfer music from computer to iPhone with iTunes. Here you have many options. You can copy all the music to your iPhone or the selected songs to iPhone. According to your need, you can easily send music to iPhone easily. Click “Apply” button, iTunes will transfer music from computer to iPhone for you.

This is how to transfer music from computer to iPhone with iTunes. In this article, I have showed you two ways of transferring music to iPhone from PC. You can try both of the ways and select the way you like to manage your iPhone. iPhone Transfer is more flexible and easy to use while iTunes is from official and it has many resources. If you don’t want to waste time on transferring music to iPhone, I recommend you iPhone Transfer. It can transfer music and other files from computer to iPhone and from iPhone to computer easily. Just few clicks you can finish the job.

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