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How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Android [Complete Guide]

sofia albert
Sofia Albert updated on Apr 22, 2023 | Home > Mobile Transfer

"I recently got a new Android phone and I'm struggling to figure out how to transfer all of my music from my old iPhone. Can anyone offer any advice or tips on how to successfully transfer my music? Thanks in advance!"  - from a user on Reddit.

If you are experiencing the same problem and need to know how to transfer data from iPhone to Android, especially music, then this article is right for you. You will find 6 effective methods that can help you transfer your favorite songs from an iPhone to an Android phone. 

Without further ado, let's get started. 

Transfer Music from iPhone to Android Without iTunes

MobileTrans is an all-in-one iPhone to Android transfer app that allows you to transfer, manage, and back up data between iOS, Android, and computers. MobileTrans makes it simple to transfer to a new device without losing any of your data because it supports a wide variety of file formats, including music files, videos, photos, contacts, messages, call logs, and more.

However, a PC or a Mac is required to connect both cellphones in order to transfer music from an iPhone to an Android phone without using iTunes. 

Send Music from iPhone to Android Wirelessly

A cloud storage service can be used to wirelessly transfer music from iPhone to Android if you choose to do so without using any form of connection. The music files on your iPhone must be uploaded to the cloud before being accessed on your Android phone. Only audio files that are stored on the iPhone can be played using this technique. Verify that Android is compatible with the file types.

Steps to Transfer songs from iPhone to Android phone via Google Drive

Step 1. Download and install Google Drive for iOS on your iPhone and open it. 

Step 2. Sign in with your Google account and tap the Add (+) icon in the bottom-right corner.

Step 3. Choose Upload and Browse.

Step 4. Tap the music files you want to send from iPhone to Android to upload. 

Step 5. On your Android device, open Google Drive and log in with the same account. 

Step 6. Access the uploaded songs on Android. 

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Move Music from iPhone to Android with iTunes

With this method, you can add music from iTunes to iPhone to complete the transfer. iTunes only supports transferring music purchased with your Apple ID. For tracks downloaded from other resources, iTunes is not available. Also, keep in mind that DRM-protected music files may not be transferable.

Step 1. Go to iTunes on your Mac and update it to the latest version. 

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and wait until it is detected by iTunes. 

Step 3. Click Store > Authorize This Computer at the top menu bar and enter your Apple ID if you don't authorize this computer before. 

Step 4. Click File > Devices > Transfer Purchase from [iPhone Name] to export music from iTunes to the Mac.

Step 5. Connect your Android device to the Mac and let the computer recognize it.

Step 6. Go to the Music\iTunes\iTunes Media folder and copy and paste songs to the Android device. 

move music via itunes

Share Music from iPhone to Android on Mac

There is another way to transfer music from an iPhone to an Android device if you are using a Mac. YouTube Music, which replaced Google Play Music in 2020, can be used to share music from iPhone to Android instead of manually copying and pasting music files from a Mac to an Android device.

Step 1. Follow the steps in part 3 to export your purchased music to your Mac from iTunes. 

Step 2. Open a browser on your Mac and visit

Step 3. Sign in with your Google account information that is linked to your Android device.

Step 4. Click the profile icon in the upper-right corner.

Step 5. Select Upload music in the menu. 

Step 6. Select the songs in the iTunes Media folder you want to transfer.

Step 7. On your Android device, open the YouTube Music app. You can then play the songs or download them to your Android device.

upload youtube music

Transfer Apple Music from iPhone to Android

The Apple Music folder in the iTunes Media folder is the default location for the music that has been downloaded for offline listening from the Apple Music app. Hence, use YouTube Music or copy and paste music from a Mac to an Android device in the same process as described above to send Apple Music from iPhone to Android.

Moreover, you may download Apple Music from the Google Play Store to your Android device. Then sign in using the Apple ID associated with your Apple Music subscription. The songs in Apple Music will be available to you on Android.

apple music

Send Music from iPhone to Android without Computer

Transferring music from iPhone to Android is not easy and most methods require a computer. If you want to move music from iPhone to Android without computer, you need to install SHAREit on both your iPhone and Android device. The transfer can be slow because it relies on an internet connection. 

Step 1. Download and install SHAREit from App Store on iPhone and from Google Play on Android and connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi. 

Step 2. Open SHAREit on your iPhone and tap Send.

Step 3. Select the Music tab in the Select Files screen and select downloaded music files on your iPhone.

Step 4. Click the Send button at the bottom of your iPhone screen.

Step  5. Open SHAREit on your Android phone and tap on Receive.

Step 6. Tap on the iPhone name appearing on Android and the music transfer will begin.

Note: Note: Alternatively, if the two devices can't connect to the same Wi-Fi, hit the Connect to iOS/WP button on your Android device and tap Continue to connect the two devices.

use shareit to transfer music


This article describes several methods on how to transfer music from iPhone to Android. Depending on your preferences and the tools available, you can use third-party file transfer apps, cloud storage services, iTunes, YouTube Music, or a combination of any two methods. With these methods, you can enjoy your favorite music on both your iPhone and Android devices.

The simplest way to transfer songs from iPhone to Android is to use MoblileTrans. It doesn't ask for any account login information or subscription. It can move music from iPhone to Android with one single click. 

FAQs on How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Android

1. Can I transfer music from iPhone to Android?

Yes, there are various ways to transfer music from an iPhone to an Android smartphone. Utilizing iTunes, music streaming services, and third-party applications are some of the most popular ways to do this.

2. Can I put Apple Music on Android?

You can download the Apple Music app for free from the Google Play Store and use it on an Android device. After logging in, you can access the songs, albums, and playlists on Apple Music.

3. How to transfer music from iPhone to Android via Bluetooth?

Although both iPhone and Android devices have Bluetooth capabilities, it is not feasible to transfer music from an iPhone to an Android directly using Bluetooth. This is because the file transfer protocol that Apple devices use is not compatible with Android devices.



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