How to Transfer Music from a Computer (Windows & Mac) to iPhone (With and Without iTunes)

NOTE: This doesn’t have how to transfer music from Windows to iPhone without iTunes as the third party app is not free. Rest all the three topics are there.

How to Transfer Music from Windows to iPhone with iTunes

Step 1. Using the USB cable connect the iPhone to the computer. Run the iTunes software on the computer.

Step 2. On the upper left corner of the iTunes window, there is an iPhone icon.

Step 3. Click the iPhone icon, it opens a window that shows the details and settings of the connected iPhone.

Step 4. To enable the music transfer, select the Music option on the left of the screen under the Settings.

Step 5. To enable the transfer of all the music files from computer to iPhone, select “Sync Music” checkbox.

Step 6. To transfer the entire library, select the radio button next to “Entire music library” and then select “Sync” button. Once the Sync is completed, press the “Done” button.

Step 7. If only a list of songs is to be transferred, then select the radio button next to “Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres”. Next select the playlists, artists, albums and genres from below part.

Step 8. Once selected the playlist, select the “Apply” button. The phone starts “Sync”. Then press Done.

Step 9. Once Sync is complete, open the Music app on iPhone and open the Playlist, the selected song appears on the iPhone Playlist.
The other way to check that the music has been transferred to the iPhone is by selecting the iPhone icon in iTunes.

Step 10. Next, select the “Music” under the iPhone option on the left side of the iTunes screen.

Step 11. The transferred song appears on the Music tab on the right side of the screen in iTunes.

How to Transfer Music from Macbook to iPhone with iTunes

Step 1. Connect the iPhone to your Macbook and open iTunes.

Step 2. Go to the “Library” tab on iTunes.

Step 3. Select the songs on your MacBook, click on “Open with” and then select “iTunes”.

Step 4. Then click on iPhone symbol in the iTunes as shown in the screenshot below

Step 5. Click on “Music” on the left panel.

Step 6. Now click on Sync Music

Step 7. You can either choose to transfer the entire music library or selected playlists, artists, albums and genres alone.

Step 8. Click on the sync button. The music on your mac iTunes will be transferred to your iPhone.

How to Transfer Music from Macbook to iPhone without iTunes

Step 1. Go to google and search iMazing for iPhone.

Step 2. Click on free download

Step 3. The app gets downloaded.

Step 4. Then go to finder on your MacBook and search for iMazing and double click on it.

Step 5. You will get a pop-up window in which you have to click on the Agree option.

Step 6. Once it is downloaded you will get the below screen. Click on iMazing

Step 7. Then the system will verify iMazing and opens it.

Step 8. Again you will get a pop-up to confirm to open iMazing as it is downloaded from an external source. Click on open.

Step 9. Now, you will get a pop up again to confirm the installation of iMazing. Click on install.

Step 10. Next, connect your iPhone to your mac.

Step 11. Now will ask you, if you want to back-up your details now or later. You can choose either of the options as per your choice.

Step 12. Select the music option on the iMazing app.

Step 13. Click on ‘Import from folder” option found at the bottom of your screen.

Step 14. Then click on the folder in which songs are saved in the MacBook.

Step 15. Select the songs you want to transfer and click on the choose option.

Step 16. Click on the continue option in the iMazing app

Step 17. The music will be successfully transferred.