How to Copy iTunes Music to Windows Phone

Copying your itunes music to your Windows Phone is quite a tricky affair, especially if you are going to use a computer running on Windows 7 and above. For users with computers running on Windows Vista or Windows XP, things might be a little bit easier, since they can always use Windows Explorer to copy their itunes music.

However, for those using Windows 7, 8, and 10, they have to download a program to facilitate this transfer. Windows Phone app for desktop is the program you have to install to help you transfer itunes music on Mac OS, Windows 7, and 8.

For Mac users, there's an update to the Windows Phone connector available in the Mac App store for OS/X, however, for Windows users, there’s an array of options. The Windows Phone app which can be downloaded online, interacts impeccably with iTunes to find all of your music and playlists, and you can use it to sync directly.

If you're running Windows 7, you will be prompted to download it the first time you plug in your phone. On the other hand, if you're running Windows 8, you can download it from this link. Though, you should note that the app will automatically exclude any music that has Apple DRM, so you won't accidentally transfer stuff that your Windows Phone can't play.

For users who want to manage the playlists by themselves, the Windows Phone is visible in Explorer and they can use drag and drop method to copy music. If you intend to access the playlist on Windows Explorer, here's the default path where iTunes stores music: My MusiciTunesiTunes MediaMusic

The easiest way to get to this path is through the Start button and selecting Devices and Printers. If this is difficult for you, you can always use Windows Media Player, which also has an option for copying stuff to a Windows 8 Phone. What's more, we will share top 4 ways to help you copy iTunes Music to Windows Phone step by step.

Copy music using Windows Phone app for desktop

Step 1. The first thing you need to do is to download and install the Windows Phone app for Desktop by clicking here, and then launch it.

Step 2. click on Settings in the top right hand corner of the app. The good thing about this program is that upon installation, the application will walk you through the complete process automatically at the first time. Lastly, under 'Sync music, videos, and more from', select the option of iTunes.

How to copy itunes music to Windows Phone-setting

Step 3. After making this selection, your music and other media will show up in the Windows Phone app for Desktop, allowing you to choose what to sync with your phone.

Step 4. Check in the Sync Music check box.

How to copy itunes music to Windows Phone-sync music

Step 5. Also check the boxes next to the genres, bands, and/or albums that you want to sync with your phone

Step 6. Click the Sync button and wait for all the music to be synced.

If you want to quit using iTunes or want to manage your music with another application, just as files in folders, then this process is the best for you. You just have to know where your music files are stored.

Most likely, you will see them in your Music Library. If all of your music was purchased from iTunes, you can also find it in C:Users"your name"My MusiciTunesiTunes Media. You just have to:

Step 1. First locate the place on your computer where your music is stored.

Step 2. Then open Windows Explorer (on Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8 or 10). Automatically, your Windows Phone shows up as a device in the left pane.

Step 3. Finally, click on your phone on the left, then on the hard drive icon.

Step 4. Inside the driver folder locate the Music folder.

Step 5. Copy & Paste the files from your music folder on your PC to the Music folder on your Windows Phone.

How to copy itunes music to Windows Phone-copy and paste

Part 2. Copy music to Windows Phone directly on computer

For this task, you can use another program. To some extent, Music Drop is the easiest way to send music files to your Windows Phone 8 device from your PC without the need for cables. Music Drop uses a network connection between your PC and Windows Phone 8 device, and has a simple interface that allows you to pick and choose which music files to send to your Windows Phone.

Step 1. After launching Music Drop program on your PC, a URL will be displayed and you will have to enter into your PC’s browser. The only requirement for this app to work on your browser is HTML5 support.

How to copy itunes music to Windows Phone-launch music drop

Step 2. Once you have entered the URL into the PC browser, your computer and Windows Phone will be connected automatically.

Step 3. All the songs that are already in your Windows Phone will be displayed on the browser page.

Step 4. Now, to drop a song on to your Windows Phone you will need to open Windows Explorer on another window and find the specific song file and drag it into the upload cloud circle.

How to copy itunes music to Windows Phone-open windows explorer

Step 5. Music Drop willsend the files off to your Windows Phone Music Library.

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Part 3. Manually copy Music to Windows Phone

Alternatively, you can opt to transfer music and other data manually using File Explorer. To transfer your itunes music, go to that directory and copy over what you want to the SD Card or the phone’s internal storage. But this process will take longer than using the previously discussed methods.

How to copy itunes music to Windows Phone-file explorer

If you are not sure where your itunes music collection is located, simply open iTunes and go to Edit > Preferences > Advanced Options. Once there, you’ll find the path to your iTunes Media folder. In the folder locate the Music and Video folders.

How to copy itunes music to Windows Phone-advanced options

Part 4. One Click to Restore iTunes Music to Windows Phone

With MobileTrans, you can restore music from iTunes to windows phone directly. First you need to download and launch MobileTrans. Then connect your Windows Phone and click Restore your Phone > iTunes.

How to copy itunes music to Windows Phone-advanced options

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