Last Updated on February 8, 2021 by Jack Robertson
iTunes is always a good iPhone manager tool to transfer media files to iPhone, back up, and restore iPhone. However, when it comes to transferring music from your computer to your iPhone, iTunes seems to have one significant flaw that we must reckon with – it will overwrite the music library on your iPhone.
So, today we’ll be seeing a few optional ways that we can use to transfer music from computer to iPhone. Then, you can pick up one from the following methods to add music to your iPhone without using iTunes.
In cyberspace, we can easily find some iPhone manager software that is very similar to iTunes but far more considerate than it. Here, I will introduce the best 2 iTunes alternatives for you to transfer music to iPhone. One is the Tenorshare iCareFone and the other goes to Dr. Fone Phone Manager.
Now, download it on your computer for free, and let’s start to transfer music from PC/Mac to iPhone with iCareFone.
Sync your iPhone to iCareFone
On your computer, launch iCareFone and connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. iCareFone will detect your iPhone and sync to it automatically.
Add music from computer to iPhone
Click the Music icon under the Manage Your iOS Device slogan. The program will show you all the songs and playlists on your iPhone.
Then, locate a playlist you want to add music to or hit New Playlist to create a new one to hold songs.
Under the selected playlist, hit the Import button and choose to add music files or a folder that contains audio files.
Browse and locate the music on your computer’s hard drive. Hit OK to start adding the music to your iPhone.
Wait for a second or two, iCareFone will finish transferring the selected music files from the hard drive to your iPhone.
Turn on your handset and launch the Apple Music app. Locate the playlist you choose to add songs and you can find the newly added music there. Enjoy your music now.
To find out more, you may download it on your PC/Mac and have a go.
This is how Dr. Fone Phone Manager helps transfer music from a computer to your iPhone.
Load your iPhone to Dr. Fone Manager
Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. Launch Dr. Fone and choose Phone Manager (the tiffany blue tab).
Get ready to add music to your iPhone
As Phone Manager detects your device, go to the Music tab. There, you can see all the existing music files on your iPhone.
You may click the Plus icon to create a new playlist on your iPhone to hold the later added songs, or you can just choose an existed playlist.
Start to transfer music from PC/Mac to iPhone
Under the selected playlist, hit the Add button and choose to add files or folder.
Then, browse and select the target music file or folder. Click Open to confirm.
Dr. Fone Phone Manager will start to transfer the selected music files or folder to your iPhone Music playlist. You can launch the app and start to enjoy the new songs.
This worths a try when you just want to transfer a few music files. You may start to send an email right away to add music to your iPhone.
You can upload your music files to Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive on your computer. Then, download the iOS version on your iPhone and have access to the music.
Today we will focus on Google Play Music. Google Play Music is a music app like Spotify, you can buy and listen to music with it and you can even upload your own music to Google Play Music, making your music online and available with multiple devices.
To transfer your music to Google Play Music and play them on your iPhone, you can upload your music to Google Play Music with Chrome or Google Music Manager.
When you don’t want to pay for certain songs and plan to transfer the music file from somebody else’s iTunes/Spotify/Amazon Music/YouTube Music to your iPhone Music, you may find that the transfer is unsuccessful or the music file is unplayable on your iPhone.
That’s because most music providers will add some DRM methods to their music to restrict personal transfer and copy. Once you download a song from one of the above programs, you can only listen to it on the device that is logged into the same account that you use to purchase this item.
To transfer music from Spotify or other apps to your iPhone, you have to remove the DRM from the music file first.
Download a DRM remover program on your computer
To remove the music DRM methods, a professional program is a must. Here, you may use the Leawo Prof. DRM to remove the music DRM.
Import the music file(s) to Leawo Prof. DRM
Launch Leawo Prof. DRM on your computer and choose one tab to proceed.
Today, I’ll take Spotify Converter as an example. Then, on the Spotify Converter window, drag the target Spotify music files to the window. Leawo Prof. DRM will start to process these files.
Set up for the DRM removal
Next, click the Edit button to decide the format and quality of the output files.
Then, look down and find Output. Here, you can decide the destination folder to save the output Spotify music. The default one will be great, too.
Finish the process
After finishing the setup, click the Convert button to start making these Spotify music DRM-free. When the process is complete, go to the destination folder and check out the files.
Later, you may use the methods that we’ve discussed above to transfer these DRM-free Spotify mp3 files to your iPhone without iTunes.
Generally speaking, there are 5 ways of transferring music, songs, and mp3 files from PC/Mac to iPhone without using iTunes – iPhone Transfer tools, email services, and cloud drives. You can choose one method that fits you most and start the music transfer.
By the way, if you find out the transfer is failed due to the music files are restricted, use Leawo Prof. DRM to make the files DRM-free.