Adding music from iTunes to iPhone 7/7 Plus is one of the many ways to enrich your iPhone music library. Thus, some of you may want to know how to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone to put music on your iOS device.

However, if you use iTunes to transfer music from computer to your iOS device, it is inevitable that the existing media files like music, TV shows, movies, and books will be replaced by the newly synced content. Thus, you may be not willing to use iTunes in order to avoid data syncing. 

Given that, I will show you both how to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone and how to put music on iPhone without iTunes.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Part 1. Transfer Music with iTunes Connect your iPhone 7/7 Plus to your computer and wait for...Full steps
Part 2. Transfer Music Without iTunes (No Data Loss) Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch...Full steps

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

With iTunes, you can either sync music to your iPhone automatically or manually copy items to your device. Thus, there are two tips for you to add music from iTunes to iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Before you sync iTunes music to your iPhone, I'd like to stress that iTunes transfers songs to your device by syncing. That means if you transfer music from iTunes to your iPhone, you will lose the existing music, movies, TV shows, books, and tones on your iPhone. If that's undesirable for you, follow the next part to learn how to put music on the iPhone without iTunes.

To sync iTunes music to iPhone automatically:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 7/7 Plus to the computer with a USB cable. 

Step 2. Unlock your device and trust the computer. If asked, enter your iPhone password as required.

Step 3. Click the device icon and choose "Music". (Check what to do if iPhone is not showing up on PC.)

Step 4. Check the option "Sync Music" and choose "Remove and Sync" in the new iTunes window.

Step 5. Select to sync the "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres" from iTunes to your iPhone.

Step 6. After the selection, click "Apply" > "Sync" to start transferring music from iTunes to your iPhone.

Step 7. When the syncing is over, you can check the songs on your iPhone by going to "Music" > "Library" > "Songs".

How to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone 7

To manually transfer songs to iPhone using iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 7/7 Plus to your computer and make sure iTunes is running.

Step 2. Unlock your iOS device and trust the computer.

Step 3. In the iTunes window, click your iPhone icon and choose "Summary" from the left panel.

Step 4. Check "Manually manage music and videos" in the "Options" section and click "Apply" to save the settings.

Step 5. Go to "Devices" > "Music". Open the folder that contains the songs, select the items you want to sync, then drag and drop them to the left panel or to the center of the window. (You can also drag and drop songs from iTunes library to your device.)

How to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone manually

Part 2. How to Put Music on iPhone 7/7 Plus Without iTunes

As mentioned, if you don't want to lose the existing files on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you should use iPhone transfer software like EaseUS MobiMover instead of iTunes.

Unlike iTunes, such a tool won't remove the files currently on your device. Whether you want to transfer music from computer to iPhone or transfer photos to iPad, it won't cause data loss. Besides, there are more things you can do with EaseUS MobiMover. For example:

  • Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer
  • Transfer data from one iPhone/iPad/iPod to another
  • Access and manage iDevice content from a computer
  • Download online video & audio files to computer or iPhone/iPad/iPod using URL

To put music on iPhone 7/7 Plus:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Allow EaseUS MobiMover to access your iPhone by clicking "Trust" on the phone and "Allow" on the program.

Select the transfer mode - "PC to Phone", click "Select Files" to continue and move to the next step.

If you are a Mac user, you need to install and use EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac and put music to iPhone X/8/7 with the same steps.

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone - step 1

Step 2. Browse saved music files on your PC and click "Open" to confirm.

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone - step 2

Step 3. Check the Audio box, all selected music files will be classified there, and click "Transfer" to start the transferring.

If you need to add items to transfer, drag and drop them on this window before clicking the Transfer button.

When the process finishes, open the Music app on your iPhone X, 8 or 7, you'll be able to check and play all the transferred music files.

how to transfer music from computer to iPhone - step 3

In addition to transferring music from computer to iPhone, you can also download music to iPhone directly from the device.

The Bottom Line

Honestly, although iTunes is the official way to sync data from computer to iPhone/iPad/iPod, a tool like EaseUS MobiMover is necessary if you need to transfer files like photos, videos, music, ringtones, contacts, and books to or from your iDevice often. Most importantly, it won't cause data loss on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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