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How to Transfer Music from PC/Mac to iPhone X?

December. 07, 2017 12:11 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Alternatives
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“My new iPhone X arrives. The thing is I have lots of music on my computer. How can I transfer music from computer to iPhone X?

-Apple Discussion

Part 1. Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone X without iTunes

Part 2. Add Music from Computer to iPhone X Using iTunes (Data Loss)

Part 1. Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone X without iTunes

As we know, moving 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 Tenorshare iCareFone to transfer music from computer to iPhone without syncing/erasing. It enables mutual transferring between PC/Mac and iPhone/iPad/iPod without any data loss, including contacts, music, video etc.

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Step 1. Launch Tenorshare iCareFone after installation. Connect iPhone to your PC/Mac.

Step 2. Once it detects your device, click “File Manager”. Select “Music”

select music

Step 3. 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)

put music to iPhone from computer

Step 4. After successfully importing music on iPhone X from PC/Mac, you can go Music app on iDevice to enjoy your newly added music.

Part 2. Add Music from Computer to iPhone X Using 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.

add music to 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.

sync music to iPhone with iTunes

Note: If you use iTunes to add music from PC/Mac to iPhone/iPad, your previously synced music will be totally erased.

Bottom Line

That’s all for putting music from computer to iPhone X/8/8 Plus or iPad/iPod with/without iTunes. If you don’t want to erase data, Tenorshare iCareFone is recommended to transfer music between PC/Mac and iPhone without losing data at lighting speed. If you have other questions, please leave us a message.

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