How to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone

Transferring music from laptop to iPhone is easy, either iTunes and EaseUS MobiMover can make this happen. If you want to know how each way works, don't miss this post.

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Sofia Albert

Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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When it comes to transferring music from laptop to iPhone, iTunes might be your primary choice. Not only because it is free, but because it is good to maintain Apple's ecosystem. Over the past few years, however, things got changed. More and more users turn to third-party tools to transfer data between an iPhone and a laptop or computer. This is partly because iTunes's poor performance has disappointed users. Another reason is that Apple has decided to kill iTunes.

Given that, using some iTunes alternatives to transfer music is advisable. Whether you decide to use iTunes to transfer music or not, you can learn how to transfer songs from laptop to iPhone with or without iTunes.

Part 1. Transfer music from laptop to iPhone without iTunes
Part 2. Transfer music from laptop to iPhone with iTunes

Part 1. How to transfer music from laptop to iPhone without iTunes

One of the well-known iTunes alternatives you can choose is EaseUS MobiMover. As a handy tool to manage and transfer your iOS files, you can transfer music from laptop to iPhone easily and quickly using EaseUS MobiMover within a few clicks. Apart from music, more types of iOS data like photos, contacts, videos, messages, are also supported. If you want to transfer your downloaded songs from PC to iPhone or add music to iPhone without syncing, EaseUS MobiMover will definitely be your best choice. 

Now let's show you how easily it can be to transfer music from laptop to iPhone without iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to the laptop and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Click on "PC to Phone" transfer mode, then click "Select Files" and move to the next step.

how to transfer music from laptop to iPhone/iPad - step 1

Step 2. Browse to select the Music files saved on your laptop and click "Open" to confirm that you want to transfer them to your iDevice.

how to transfer music from laptop to iPhone/iPad - step 2

Step 3. The selected music files will be classified in Audio, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

If you want to add more items, drap and drop them on the window before clicking the transfer button.

When the process finishes, you can open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad to check the transferred items. 

how to transfer music from laptop to iPhone/iPad - step 3

As an iPhone user, you will need a tool like EaseUS MobiMover in many situations. When you get a new iPhone, you may need to get your Contacts on the new iPhone,  transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, sync text messages from your previous iPhone, or add ringtones to your new iPhone. All these can be easily done with EaseUS MobiMover. 

Part 2. How to transfer music from laptop to iPhone with iTunes

Though it is heavy to load iTunes, you can't deny that iTunes meet most of the demands when handling your iOS data. An annoying part of iTunes is it is complicated to use and you may wipe your existing data like songs, videos, or podcasts. Thus you need to be careful and be assured of what you are doing with iTunes. 

Now let's show you how to transfer music from computer to iPhone with iTunes. 

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your PC. Make sure that you've installed the latest version. 

Step 2. Then add the music from your PC to iTunes Library. Click the "File" option and select "Add File to Library..." Then select music or songs you want to transfer and click "Open" to add them to iTunes.

Step 3. Now connect your iPhone to the laptop with a USB cable. Click on your iPhone icon and select the "Music" tab under "Settings." After that, choose the "Sync Music" option. Here you can choose "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres" to sync all or some music to your iPhone. 

Step 4. Click "Apply" and "Done," then iTunes will start to transfer songs from laptop to iPhone via syncing. 

Transfer music from laptop to iPhone via iTunes

The Bottom Line

As you can see, it is straightforward to transfer music from laptop to iPhone. With EaseUS MobiMover installed on your computer, you can easily get all iOS data covering music, photos, messages, videos, contacts, messages, and PDFs moved from laptop/computer to iPhone. In addition to that, it is also an ideal solution to back up your iPhone data, manage WhatsApp messages, and download videos from video streaming websites.

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Updated by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery.

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