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How to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone

By Claire Wilson

November 05, 2018

With the accelerating pace of life and work pressure, people tend to relax themselves in music. And nowadays the music player is integrated into cellphone which serves both for communication and entertainment. Therefore, many may wonder how to transfer music from laptop to iPhone 6/6s/7/7P/8/8P/X. Traditionally, iTunes is the most popular tool that people would choose because it is official. However, if you sync music from laptop to iPhone with iTunes, then the previous music on iPhone will be erased and replaced with the newly transferred ones. Don't worry, this post will provide you with two methods to transfer music from laptop to iPhone with/without iTunes.


Part 1. How to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone Without iTunes

At the very beginning, a perfect alternative of iTunes in terms of transferring files like photos, music, videos, and backups should be introduced. It is TuneFab WeTrans, a powerful transferring tool which will help you quickly and conveniently sync music from laptop to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Unlike the cumbersome iTunes, TuneFab WeTrans will not do any harm to the previous data on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. So why don't you download the program and have a try?

Step 1. Install and Launch TuneFab WeTrans

After you download the program, follow the instruction of installation, and then launch it. From the main interface, you can see seven major options listing on the left side, which are Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts, Messages, and Toolbox.

Main Interface


Before you launch TuneFab WeTrans, the latest version of iTunes should be installed on the computer, so that the program will work smoothly with the cooperation of iTunes.

Step 2. Connect iPhone to Computer

Connect iPhone to computer with a USB cable, during which a window will pop up on iPhone, asking you whether to "Trust This Computer". Tap on "Trust" as the picture shows.

Trust Computer

After that, the iPhone will connect to the computer successfully. Then you can see the basic information of iPhone appears on the main interface. by clicking the pencil-shaped icon, you can edit the name of your iPhone.

Connect iPhone to Computer

Step 3. Select Music from Laptop

Click "Music" from the left side and all the music files on your iPhone are available for you to check. They are listed in categories like Music, iTunes U, Podcasts, Ringtones, Audiobooks, Voice Memos, and the playlists. Now what you should do is to click the add button "+" at the upper part of the interface to navigate folders and choose music from your computer.

Select Songs from Computer

Tip: It would be better if you put all songs that you want to transfer from computer to iPhone into one folder in advance. In this way you can prevent the waste of time from navigating songs.

Step 4. Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone

Now click the phone-shaped icon to transfer music from laptop to iPhone. The only thing you need to do is waiting for a minute if you transfer a batch of songs at a time.

Transfer Music to iPhone


If you want to download music from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer without the cumbersome iTunes, then you can try TuneFab Apple Music Converter, the best DRM removal which will convert Apple Music to DRM-free formats like MP3, AC3, M4A, M4R, etc. so that you are free to listen to music on iPod or computer offline.

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

In this part, we are going to show you how to transfer music form laptop to iPhone with iTunes if you totally rely on iTunes while transferring files. On the other hand, if you want to renew your playlists on iPhone, this way is suitable for you, because Syncing music from iTunes to iPhone will erase the previous music files on iPhone. Now let's take a look at the steps!

Step 1. Upgrade iTunes to the latest version to ensure that the syncing process will go smoothly.

Step 2. Connect iPhone to laptop with a USB cable and then launch iTunes, after which the cellphone-like icon will appear on upper side of the interface.

Step 3. Click "File" > "Add File to Library", and then you are able to put songs from laptop to the iTunes Library.

Add Music to Library

Step 4. Now click the phone-shaped icon, and then choose "Music". Tick "Sync Music", there are two options for you, to sync the entire music library or just pick up some selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres. After that, click "Sync" to start the process.

Sync Music to


No matter what method you want to use, after reading this post you will know how to transfer music form laptop to iPhone with/without iTunes. If you don't want to do any harm to the previous songs on iPhone, then using TuneFab WeTrans is the most convenient way. Otherwise, iTunes is also a good choice especially when you want to cover the old music library in the whole.

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