How to Put Music on iPhone (2021 Effective Ways)

Boey WongPosted by Boey Wong / July 19, 2021 09:00

In daily life, we are always faced with situations when we have large amounts of love songs, yet we need to put these songs on iPhone, so we can play with iPhone whenever we want.

How to Put Music on iPhone

In this post, we will tell you three major ways to put music on iPhone. You can put music on iPhone with iTunes, transfer purchased songs, or with FoneTrans for iOS.

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Method 1: Put Music on Your iPhone with iTunes

If you have used iTunes to back up and restore iPhone data, you should try it to transfer iPhone music within clicks.

Transfer music and add songs to your iTunes

Below are the detailed steps.

Step 1Launch iTunes on your computer

On the left top corner, click Files > Add File to Library. Then select songs you want and click Open to put music on iTunes. (Note: You'd better have a specialized folder to store you favourite songs. So you do not have to cost time to find the wanted music in your computer and put music on your iPhone.)

add file to library

Step 2Plug in your iPhone to computer

Use a USB cable to connect the computer.

Step 3Find iPhone icon in iTunes

When the iPhone has been connected to your computer, you will find an iPhone icon pop up at the left top corner. Click it to access settings of you iPhone. In the left listed menu, find music and click it.

Step 4Sync music

Have Sync Music checked. Then you can choose to check Entire Music Library, which moves the entire library music to your iPhone. Or you can choose to check Selected Playlists, Artists, Albums, and Genres. Then you can add selected songs to your iPhone.

Tips: you should bear in mind that syncing music with iTunes will have the original songs in your iPhone deleted.

Purchase music and add songs to your iTunes

And below is a demonstration about how to purchase music on iTunes.

Step 1Open iTunes app on your iPhone.

Step 2Get the songs to purchase.

Search for the songs or visit iTunes to find songs you like.

Step 3Purchase your songs.

When you decide to purchase the songs, tap on the songs, you will then see the price of songs on the right side. Tap it and confirm purchase.

Tips: you can also purchase the entire albums by searching album name and add songs to your iTunes.

If you have access to the internet, the downloading will begin immediately. If not, open your iTunes when you get access to the internet, at the bottom, find More and tap on it. There will be a list of options, go to Purchased > Music and then select All Songs or an artist and then you can put music on iPhone.

Method 2: How to Add Music to iPhone via Finder on Mac

If you have questions about How can I put music on my iPhone without using iTunes, here is the one of the best answer for you.

Step 1Connect iPhone to Mac and open Finder.

Step 2Select your device from the Locations list and click Music on the bottom line.

sync music mac finder

Step 3Check Sync music onto your iPhone. And you can also choose Selected artists, albums, genres, and playlists if you prefer to choose some of them.

Method 3: How to Add Music to iPhone via Apple Music Playlist

If you subcribe to Apple music, you should know it is more than a music player for you. With your Apple ID, you can listen music on playlist wherever with the same Apple ID, like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android devices or Mac.

So you want to add these music to iPhone, you can follow below tutorial.

Step 1Open Music app on Mac or others to add the music to playlist.

Step 2Open Music app and log in the same ID. Then tap the Download button.

download playlist music to iphone

Method 4: Put Music on Your iPhone with FoneTrans for iOS

Not many users are willing to spend money on plenty of songs on iTunes. So transferring music from computer to iPhone becomes the first choice for many people. However, adding music on iPhone with iTunes has some limitations. For example, you have all your original music deleted in the process of syncing. Also iTunes are widely criticized of being inconvenient and unfriendly to new users. So we recommend music transfer software for you to directly put the music on iPhone. As third party software, FoneTrans for iOS enables you to add music to iPhone without iTunes.

Step 1Free download FoneTrans for iOS and connect your iPhone to computer.

FoneTrans for iOS
FoneTrans for iOS

With FoneTrans for iOS, you will enjoy freedom to transfer your data from iPhone to computer. You can not only transfer iPhone text messages to computer, but also photos, videos and contacts can be moved to PC easily.

  • Transfer photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before transferring.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.

Use USB cable to connect you iPhone to computer. (If you run the software at first time, click Trust to make the software detect your iPhone).

Mac FoneTrans for iOS

Step 2 music

Find Music and click it, you will see all the music information from your iPhone.

View Contacts

Step 3Add music on your iPhone

Find Add button on the top menu. Click it, and then you can choose to add your favourite songs to your iPhone by Add File(s). (If you have put all your favourite songs in one folder, then you can click Add Folder.)

The above methods enable you to put music on iPhone. However, adding purchased music only works when you have purchased all you music. Putting music on iPhone with iTunes is criticized of being a very complex method, besides it will delete your original music during transferring process. FoneTrans is a much easier, quicker and safer way for you to put music on iPhone.

FoneTrans for iOS
FoneTrans for iOS

With FoneTrans for iOS, you will enjoy freedom to transfer your data from iPhone to computer. You can not only transfer iPhone text messages to computer, but also photos, videos and contacts can be moved to PC easily.

  • Transfer photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before transferring.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.

FAQs About How to Add Music to iPhone

1. How to Add Music to iMovie on iPhone?

Open project on iMovie timeline, and tap the + button. Choose Audio > Music, then choose your music. Tap the + button next to a song.

2. How to manage storage space of music on iPhone?

Remove music from iPhone: Go to Settings > Music > Optimize Storage.

Remove all songs or certain artists from iPhone: Go to Settings > Music > Downloaded Music > Edit, tap the red remove button.

There are many ways to transfer music to iPhone, you can get a suitable one and have try now!

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