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How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone

By Claire Wilson

November 09, 2018

"I bought a new iPhone X recently, it's really nice. But I have no idea about the files - I mean, I don't know how to transfer music from old iPhone 6s to new iPhone. It's really annoying."

Does it sound familiar to you? Have you ever wondered how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone? What if you really want to send the songs to your friend's iPhone but don't know what to do? Except for iTunes, there are more tools that will help us transfer music between iPhones. Why not try to handle more cool and convenient methods to realize the goal! We have listed 3 popular and handy ways for you, every one of which will be shown in detailed so that you can follow the tutorials step by step.


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

If you have a great number of music to transfer from iPhone to iPhone, then TuneFab WeTrans is highly recommended. It is a time-saving software that presents as a bridge connecting two iPhones. It can help you move music from iPhone to iPhone conveniently. All kinds of audio files are free to be moved between iOS devices and even between iOS devices and computers. Furthermore, other data like photos, videos, contacts, and messages are allowed to be saved to your computer. So powerful is it and now you can download and install it to have a try.


TuneFab WeTrans supports almost all iPhone models including iPhone XS/XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, etc.

Step 1. Launch TuneFab WeTrans

After the installation, double click to launch the software. Here is what you will see. On the left side, seven options are waiting for you to choose from: Home, Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts, Messages, and Toolbox.

Main Interface


TuneFab WeTrans could not work perfectly without the latest version of iTunes . If you don't have an installed one, just download it; if you already have one on your PC, just check whether it is the latest.

Step 2. Connect your iPhones to Computer

Connect the two iPhones to the computer with USB cables. And then you can see the icon of the iPhone appear at the top center of the interface. Click the downward arrow, you can see all the iOS devices lying in the list. Next, click to choose the iPhone that you export music from.

Connect iPhones to PC

Step 3. Select Music to Transfer

Click "Music" on the left sidebar, you can see all audio files in your source iPhone are listed in categories, including "iTunes U", "Podcasts", "Ringtones", "Audiobooks", "Voice Memos", and "Playlists". Besides the categories you can see the basic information of the songs, such as the name, artist, album, type, etc. You can tick the songs you want one by one, or select all at a time.

Select Music


Click the pencil-like icon you can also edit the basic information of the songs mentioned above.

Edit iPhone Music

Step 4. Start Transferring Music from iPhone to iPhone

After the selection, simply click the iPhone-like icon on the upper center, and you can get your music copied and moved to another iPhone.

Edit iPhone Music

Editor's Note

TuneFab Apple Music Converter is a software that can convert and download Apple Music to other common formats, and can remove DRM as well. To get a better experience of transferring music from iPhone to iPhone, you can convert the music to MP3 first with the help of TuneFab Apple Music Converter, and then transfer the MP3 files to the target iPhone. The tutorials below may offer some help:

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

iTunes is welcomed by many users as well and it is the official tool for transferring data between iOS devices and PC. To transfer music from one iPhone to another, you need to install the latest version of iTunes first as well. In many cases, iTunes can work well in synchronizing files, especially the files purchasing from its store. Now let's take a look at how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes.

Step 1. Activate iTunes

Step 2. Authorize the Computer

Click "Account" > "Authorizations", after which choose "Authorize This Computer" so as to get your computer accessed your Apple ID. Next, log in your Apple account.

Step 3. Connect your Source iPhone to the Computer

Connect the source iPhone to the computer with a USB cable and your iPhone's icon will be on under to Apple icon.

Step 4. Transfer your Music to iTunes

Click "File" > "Devices" > " Transfer Purchases from iPhone". Now your music in the source iPhone has been synchronized to iTunes. And then disconnect your iPhone.


Only purchased music can be transferred from iPhone to iTunes.

Step 5. Connect the Other iPhone to your PC

Similarly, connect your target iPhone to the computer and then open iTunes.

Step 6. Click the iPhone Icon

The iPhone icon is under the Apple icon, after you click it, select "Music" on the left of the interface. Next, tick "Sync Music" to choose the entire library or just the ones you want to transfer.

Step 7. Synchronize the Music

When you finish selecting, click "Apply" at the lower part on the interface to transfer the songs to the target iPhone.

Transfer Music to iPhone

Part 3. How to Transfer Songs from iPhone to iPhone using Airdrop

If you don't have a PC right now, then you can try this way—using AirDrop to move songs from iPhone to iPhone. The following part will show you how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop.


Please keep Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on before you start to share music.

Step 1. Enable AirDrop

AirDrop can be accessed by either tapping on "Settings" > "General" > "AirDrop", or swiping up the home screen through Control Center. It will automatically activate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when it is switch on. Swipe up the Home button to bring up the control center, and then tap the AirDrop icon on both iPhones. Choose "Contacts Only" or "Everyone".

Enable Airdrop on iPhone

Step 2. Launch the Music App

Launch Apple Music on the source iPhone and choose the song you want to share, tap it. If you find the share icon, which is with an upward arrow in a square, just tap it.

Step 3. Choose Contact

In this step, tap on the more icon with three dots, and then you can choose the one you want to share the songs with.

Step 4. Choose AirDrop

An alert will pop up on the target iPhone after you choose the contact. The message will be "'AirDrop' iPhone would like to share an iTunes Radio Station." and just tap "Accept".

Share Music to iPhone via Airdrop


To sum up, among all the three methods, TuneFab WeTrans is the most convenient one because you can decide which songs to be transferred and other files are also available for sharing. AirDrop serves like a shortcut but only works well while there are only a few files to be shared. Last but not least, iTunes has its own advantages on its store, however, when it comes to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone, iTunes is not the best choice yet.

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