As I came across this query posted on a leading online forum, I realized that so many people out there can’t transfer their music from iTunes to iPhone. Ideally, if you also wish to copy your favorite songs from your computer to an iOS device, then you can use iTunes. Besides that, there are several other applications that can also help you do the same. In this post, I will let you know how to sync music from iTunes to iPhone and would also cover another solution to move music from an iTunes backup to iPhone.
Part 1: How to Add Music from iTunes to iPhone: The Standard Way
To make it easier for us to sync our data between our iPhone and computer, Apple has added dedicated features in iTunes. If you want, you can download it for free on your Windows while Mac users can just find it installed in their Applications. Using it, you can sync your songs, albums, playlists, videos, movies, etc. between your iTunes library and your iPhone. For this to work, you have to first add the songs to your iTunes library and can later directly sync it to your iOS device.
Here is a stepwise tutorial on how to transfer songs from iTunes to iPhone like a pro.
Step 1: Add music to your iTunes library (optional)
Before you learn how to get music from iTunes to iPhone, you need to ensure that your songs are present in your iTunes library. To do this, you have to launch iTunes on your computer and go to its File > Add File/Folder to Library option. This will let you browse and select the songs you want to add to your iTunes library.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to iTunes
Now, using a working lightning cable, just connect your iPhone to the system and launch iTunes on it. If you are connecting your iPhone to the computer for the first time, then you will get a security prompt like this. Just tap on the “Trust” button and let iTunes detect the connected iPhone.
Once your iPhone is detected by iTunes, you can go to the device's icon from its top panel and select the connected iPhone from here.
Step 3: Sync your iTunes music to iPhone
Great! Now all you need to do is go to the “Music” tab from the side panel of iTunes and select what you wish to sync. From here, you can choose to sync the entire iTunes library or select the albums, artists, playlists, etc. of your choice.
After selecting what you wish to transfer, just click on the “Sync” button from the bottom and wait as your iTunes music would be copied to your iPhone.
- • A bit complicated to implement
- • It won’t directly transfer your data, but would “sync” it instead
- • Compatibility issues with non-purchased music
Part 2: How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone without Syncing?
From the above guide on how to download music from iTunes to iPhone, you can see that the entire process can be a bit complicated. If you are looking for a smart, seamless, and quick solution, then you can try MobileTrans – Restore instead. A dedicated module of the MobileTrans application, it can help you restore your backup to an iOS device without any compatibility issues.
- • Using MobileTrans, you can select an existing iTunes backup and transfer music from it to your iPhone.
- • Apart from music, you can also restore other kinds of content from the iTunes backup to your iOS device as well.
- • You can also use it to restore an existing MobileTrans backup to your iPhone without any complications.
- • The application is extremely easy to use, does not need jailbreak access, and encounters zero compatibility issues.
To learn how to transfer songs from iTunes to iPhone using MobileTrans – Restore, just follow these basic instructions.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the system
To start with, just install the MobileTrans application on your system and launch it. From the provided options on the welcome screen of MobileTrans, click on “Restore” to continue.
Also, use a working lightning cable and connect your iPhone to the system. If you are connecting it to for the first time, then you need to trust the computer before.
Step 2: Select the iTunes backup to transfer
In no time, the application will detect the connected iPhone and would display its snapshot. Here, you can see that you can restore an existing iTunes or MobileTrans backup. Just select the “iTunes Backup File” and choose a relevant backup file you wish to extract.
Step 3: Restore iTunes backup to your iPhone
After selecting an iTunes backup file, its stored data types (like music, notes, photos, etc.) would be listed on the interface. You can select “Music” from here (or any other type of content) and click on the “Start” button to restore these files to your iPhone.
That’s it! Now you just have to wait for a few minutes as the application will transfer your music to iPhone. In the end, it will display a prompt after successfully transferring your data so that you can remove your iPhone safely.
Who knew it would be so easy to learn how to sync music from iTunes to iPhone, right? As you can see, I have listed a stepwise solution on how to copy music from iTunes to iPhone in this post. Besides that, if you want to know how to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone without syncing, then you can just use MobileTrans – Restore. A user-friendly and efficient application, it can help you transfer music your iTunes backup to your iPhone easily. Not just your music, MobileTrans can help you transfer your photos, videos, contacts, notes, and so much to your iPhone without any compatibility issue.