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Inside Guide: How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone X/8/7/6/6s

By Claire Wilson

September 30, 2018

As one of the most popular brands around the world, iPhone represents the best in both design and quality. Nowadays, a smartphone has already combined the basic communicative functions and entertainment together. While the pace of living becomes faster and faster, the majority would like to dive into music so as to get rid of stress and tiredness. But do you know how to how to transfer music from computer to iPhone? The most common way is transferring music through iTunes, a powerful transfer, a player and a store. And, we'll provide you with an alternative to carry your music from the computer to iPhone X/8/7/6/6s. To transfer music to iPhone, just check this post.


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

Most people may think that iTunes works the best while you transfer music from computer to iPhone. However, it seems not that true if the system of your computer is Windows. Due to the multifunction of iTunes, it will slow down the speed of your computer when you transfer a bunch of music from computer to iPhone. So, we'd better look for an alternative tool.

To transfer music without iTunes, the highly recommended tool is TuneFab WeTrans, which can help us deliver data between the iOS device and iOS device, and iOS device and PC. What's more, it can help us sync music from computer to iPhone with a much faster transferring speed than iTunes. Apart from music, photos, videos, contacts, and SMS are free to be transferred. Click the button below to download one and try to sync music from computer to iPhone X/8/7/6/6s.


TuneFab WeTrans requires the latest version of iTunes installed, if you don't have one, click the link to download one. If you already have an iTunes on your computer, please check whether it is the latest version, if not, just upgrade it.

Step 1. Install and Launch the Software

Follow the instruction of installation and then launch it, the main interface is like this:

Main Interface

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the Computer

Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable (Here we have iPhone 5s as an example.). And the basic information of your iPhone is shown on the screen.

Connect iPhone

Step 3. Select Music from your Computer

Click "Music" on the left side and you will see all music files of your iPhone which are listed in several categories, including iTunes U, Podcasts, Ringtones, Audiobooks, and Voice Memos. You can click to check these songs. But we are talking about adding songs from computers to iPhone now, so follow the steps below:

Click the add icon beside the categories to bring up a list, and then you can choose whether to "Add File(s)" or "Add Folder".

#1. If you choose "Add File(s)", then you should pick up the songs that you want to sync from computer to iPhone one by one.

#2. If you choose "Add Folder", then the whole folder containing music will be added to your iPhone. Please ensure that you have saved all the music that you want to this folder.

Add Songs from Computer

Step 4. Start Transferring

If you have picked up all the songs you want, simply click on "OK" to import the music from your computer to iPhone with one click. After transferring, you will see the interface as below. 

Start Transferring


#1. The songs you choose from your computer don't have to be the M4A format, which means that normal formats like MP3, MP4, MAV or other formats are available for you to transfer directly.

#2. Besides, "Toolbox" can help you transfer data with ease. You can transfer files between iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The number of files has no limitation, so you are able to copy as many as you like.

#3. "One-click Operation" enables you to transfer data with only one click, which will save your time and energy. By one click files will be transferred to anywhere that you decide. Aware that this function is only available in a registered version.

#4. Apart from transferring files, you can also sync contacts and SMS to your PC via this software.

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

As an official tool for transferring files between iOS devices and computers, iTunes has a lot of supporters. We will also provide the tutorials of using iTunes to sync your music. Now let's take a look at the process of transferring music from computers to iPhone with iTunes.

Step 1. Get the Latest Version of iTunes

Click here to download the latest version.

Step 2. Launch iTunes

Step 3. Add Songs to iTunes

Click "File" on the menu bar, then click "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library"—depends on what you want.

Add Songs to iTunes

Step 4. Connect iPhone to Computer

Connect your iPhone with the computer with a USB cable, and then you will see a cellphone icon at the top of the interface. Click the icon to bring up a new "Settings" list, and choose "Music".

Step 5. Sync your Music

Now tick "Sync Music" and you can choose the "Entire music library" option or just pick up the ones you are fond of.

Step 6. Start Transferring Songs to iPhone

After you finish the steps above, then click "Apply" to transfer your songs from the computer to your iPhone. And the songs you picked will appear on your cell phone now.

Although iTunes is an official tool to transfer files between the products of Apple, it is not that convenient especially when you have numerous files to transfer. Things even worse when your computer runs iTunes under Windows—from time to time, iTunes will get stuttered or crash down. So we need another tool to compromise the disadvantages of iTunes. Now I'll show you how to transfer music to iPhone without iTunes.

Editor's Note

If you have transferred Apple Music songs from iPhone to computer or vice versa, you will find that the transferred Apple Music songs are not playable because of the DRM protection. Although TuneFab WeTrans can easily transfer protected Apple Music from iOS device to PC, it is unable to remove DRM protection from Apple Music tracks. If you want to unlock the DRM protection, you will need to use TuneFab Apple Music Converter to convert protected M4P songs to plain M4A or MP3 files so that you can listen to them freely on your PC. Learn more:

Easy & Quick Guide: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3


Compare with iTunes, TuneFab WeTrans runs with a faster speed and holds a stable performance when it transfers music from computers to iPhone X/8/7/6/6s. And it allows you to do more options than iTunes. Have a try on this software will definitely give you an awesome experience in terms of the convenience and simplicity. To sync music from computers to iPhone X/8/7/6/6s, TuneFab WeTrans is worth trying.

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