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[Solved] How to Transfer Music from CD to iPhone

By Claire Wilson

October 21, 2018

Since some songs are not available in Apple Music, CD music is a wise choice serving as an alternative. However, CD Walkman and CD drive are already outdated and not that easy to carry while you are out. Therefore, the best way is to transfer music from CD to iPhone. In this way, you are able to play tracks freely and conveniently. If you've got a CD that contains all your favorite songs, and just want to listen to it on your iPhone 5s/6/6s/7/7P/8/8P/X, how can you do that? The following contents will provide you with two methods to put CD music to iPhone 5s/6/6s/7/7P/8/8P/X. Just choose the one you love and follow the steps!

Transfer Music from CD to iPhone


Part 1. How to Transfer Music from CD to iPhone without iTunes

Frankly, the songs on CD can't be moved directly to iPhone. The only way is to copy the songs on CD to computer, after which transfer music from computer to iPhone 6/6s/7/7P/8/8P/X with ease. Since syncing music with iTunes will erase all the previous songs on iPhone, then it is not useful when you just want to add some songs to iPhone 5s/6/6s/7/7P/8/8P/X without any loss of the old playlists.

To compromise the shortage, TuneFab WeTrans enables you to add whatever you want while do no harm to the old files. It is a professional transferring software that can import music from computer to iPhone with a fast speed. In this way, after you rip CD to computer, TuneFab WeTrans will help you do the remaining tasks. Now, let's see how to transfer music from CD to computer step by step!

Step 1. Activate CD on Computer

Open Windows Media Player on your computer and then insert the CD that you want to transfer. To make the tray eject, you need to press the button in front or side of your PC disc drive.

Step 2. Rip CD Music

Click the "Rip" button on the main interface. Then the Windows Media Player will connect to the internet and identify your CD.

Step 3. Select Output Settings

Click "Options" > "Rip Music", then you can customize some output options.

#1. Click "Change…" and you are able to change the output folder to save the music.

#2. In the Format section, there are several output formats for you to choose from, here we pick up MP3 as an example. After selecting the format, don't forget clicking on the "OK" button.

Rip CD Settings

Now you have ripped CD to computer, the next thing to do is transferring music from computer to iPhone 5s/6/6s/7/7P/8/8P/X. Follow the steps to make it without iTunes, let's go on!

Step 4. Download and Launch TuneFab WeTrans

Click the button below to download TuneFab WeTrans for a free trial. Follow the instruction of installation and then open the software. The main interface will pop up on the screen.

Main Interface


#1. Please make sure that you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer. TuneFab WeTrans will performance perfect with the cooperation of iTunes. But WeTrans will not activate iTunes while you launch it, so you don't have to worry it. If you have already installed, please check whether it is the latest version.

#2. There are seven major options on the left column, including Home, Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts, Messages, and Toolbox. You can tell the function of each option by their names. Particularly, Toolbox is designed to save your time by providing you with shortcuts of popular functions.


Step 5. Connect iPhone to Computer

Now connect your iPhone 5s/6/6s/7/7P/8/8P/X to computer with a USB cable. The basic information of iPhone will be on the main interface. You are allowed to edit the name of your iPhone by clicking the pencil icon.

Connect iPhone to Computer

Step 6. Select Music from Computer

Click the "Music" option on the left column and you will see all the files on iPhone, which are listed in categories, such as Music, iTunes U, Podcasts, Ringtones, Audiobooks, Video Memos, and Playlists.

#1. Click the add button besides the categories to bring up a drop-down list. If you want to add single songs, then select "Add File(s)". If you want to add the whole folder, just click "Add Folder" and select the folder that saves the songs from CD.

#2. By clicking the pencil icon at the end of each songs, you are able to edit some tags of the song.

Select Songs from Computer

Step 7. Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone

Finally, click the import button with an inward arrow pointing to the phone. And wait a minute to have the process done.

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from CD to iPhone with iTunes

If your iPhone is completely new with no music in it, or you want to refresh your music playlists, then this method meets your need precisely. Similarly, you need to import CD to iTunes first and then transfer the songs to iPhone.

Step 1. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM on your computer and then launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click the CD symbol on the upper-left part of the screen.

Step 3. Tap the "Yes" button from the pop-up interface.

Windows CD Insert

Step 4. Check the items that you want to transfer, and then press "Import CD".

Import CD iTunes

Step 5. Select your import settings such as MP3, AAC Encoder, etc. after which press "OK".

Step 6. Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable.

Step 7. Select the songs that you want to transfer again, and then look in the left sidebar for iPhone. The last step is to drag the songs to your iPhone 5s/6/6s/7/7P/8/8P/X.


In summary, you have learned how to transfer music from CD to iPhone with/without iTunes. Both of the methods are formed by two sections: import CD music to computer/iTunes, and then transfer them from computer/iTunes to iPhone 5s/6/6s/7/7P/8/8P/X. To protect the previous music file on iPhone, you'd better transfer them with TuneFab WeTrans, with which you can put CD music to iPhone 5s/6/6s/7/7P/8/8P/X as many as you want.

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