How to Transfer Music From Computer to iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to transfer music from your computer to your iPhone. Whether you have a vast music library or just a few favorite songs, it’s always great to have them on your iPhone so you can listen to them whenever and wherever you want.

Method 1: Using iTunes

If you prefer using Apple’s official software, iTunes, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer. If not, download and install it from the Apple website.

  2. Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

  3. Step 3: Open iTunes and select your device icon that appears on the top left corner of the window.

  4. Step 4: Click on the “Music” tab in the left sidebar under your device’s summary.

  5. Step 5: Check the box next to “Sync Music” and choose whether you want to sync your entire library or selected playlists, artists, albums, or genres.

  6. Step 6: Click on the “Apply” button at the bottom right corner of the window to start syncing.

This method allows you to sync music between your computer and iPhone. However, please note that syncing will erase any existing music on your iPhone that is not in your iTunes library.

Method 2: Using iCloud Music Library

If you are subscribed to Apple Music or have enabled iCloud Music Library, you can follow these steps to transfer music:

  1. Step 1: Ensure that iCloud Music Library is enabled on both your computer and iPhone. To do this, go to “Settings” > “Music” on your iPhone and toggle on “iCloud Music Library”.

  2. Step 2: On your computer, open iTunes and sign in with the same Apple ID used on your iPhone.

  3. Step 3: Go to “File” > “Library” > “Update iCloud Music Library”.

    Wait for the process to complete.

  4. Step 4: On your iPhone, open the Apple Music app and tap on the “Library” tab at the bottom.

  5. Step 5: You should now see all your music available for streaming or download. Tap on any song or album to start playing.

This method allows you to access your entire music library from any device with an internet connection. However, it requires an active Apple Music subscription or iCloud account.

Method 3: Using Third-Party Apps

If you prefer using third-party apps for managing your music, there are several options available on the App Store. Here are a few popular ones:

  • iMazing: iMazing is a comprehensive iOS device manager that allows you to transfer music, videos, photos, and more between your computer and iPhone.
  • Waltr: Waltr simplifies the process of transferring music by automatically converting and transferring any audio file format to an iPhone-compatible format.
  • Documents by Readdle: Documents is a versatile file manager that supports various cloud storage services and allows you to transfer music to your iPhone wirelessly.

These apps offer additional features and flexibility compared to iTunes or iCloud Music Library. However, they may require a one-time purchase or subscription.


Transferring music from your computer to your iPhone can be done in multiple ways. Whether you choose iTunes, iCloud Music Library, or third-party apps, you now have the knowledge to enjoy your favorite songs on the go. Choose the method that suits your needs and preferences, and enjoy your music collection wherever you are!

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