How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 12/11/X/8
My new iPhone 12 Pro arrives. The thing is I have lots of music on my computer. How can I transfer music from computer to iPhone X?
Music is part of our life, whether when we are working or walking. Transferring music from computer to iPhone lets us enjoy the music everywhere. In this post, we are going to share two of the easiest ways to transfer music from computer to iPhone 12/11/XR/XS/X/8/7.
- Part 1. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 12/11/X/8/7/6 without iTunes
- Part 2. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 12/11/X with iTunes (Data Loss)
Part 1. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 12/11/X/8/7/6 without iTunes
As we know, transferring songs from computer to iPhone with iTunes will erase all the previously synced media files such as music, video. Moreover, it requires you to add music to library first. If you don’t want to bother so much, you can use iTunes alternative - iOS Data Manager to transfer music from PC to iPhone X without syncing/erasing. It enables mutual transferring between PC/Mac and iPhone/iPad/iPod without any data loss, including contacts, music, video etc.
Steps to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 12/X/XS/11/8 without iTunes
Step 1 Launch this iOS data manager to your PC/Mac, and connect your device to computer via USB cable. Select Manage tab from the top menu.
Step 2 In the manage section, click Music type. This program will load all current music files on your device. Click “Import”, it will jump to file locating interface. Select the songs you want to add and open them. (Hold Ctrl on Win or Command on Mac and select if you have multiple files to transfer)
- Step 3 After successfully adding music from computer to iPhone, you can go to Music app on your iPhone to enjoy your newly added music.
This is the easiest way to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes.
If you are also curious about transferring music from computer to iPhone using iTunes, read on.
Part 2. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone 12/11/X with iTunes (Data Loss)
If you still want to sync music to iPhone from computer via iTunes despite the fact that it will erase previous songs on your iPhone, please follow the detailed guide below.
- Step 1. Connect your iDevice to PC/Mac using a lighting cable. Run iTunes.
Step 2. Select Music in iTunes Library. Click “Files”>”Add File to Library”. Select the music files you want to add and open them. (Or you can simply drag them to the Library.) Then you can see your files in the iTunes Library.
Step 3. Click your iDevice in iTunes>select Music>check Sync Music>choose Entire music library or Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres >click Sync. After the syncing process is over, you can go Music app on iPhone to check if you succeed in music transferring.
If you use iTunes to add music from PC/Mac to iPhone/iPad, your previously synced music will be totally erased.
That’s all for transferring music from computer to iPhone 12/11/X/8/8 Plus or iPad/iPod with/without iTunes. If you don’t want to erase data, iOS Data Manager is recommended to transfer music to iPhone without losing data at lighting speed. If you have other questions, please leave us a message.