4 Ways to Transfer Music from Your Computer to Your iPhone

By Nathan E. Malpass, Last updated: August 17, 2020

Yes, you heard it right, applications that allow you to transfer the music from your computer to your phone do exist. However, you might find trouble in figuring out what the best option is. Don’t fret since, in this article, we will discuss the features and the pros and cons of these applications. What are you waiting for? Read on!

THE NUMBER ONE SOLUTION: FONEDOG PHONE TRANSFEROPTION 2: CONNECTING iPhone TO YOUR COMPUTER VIA USBOPTION 3: SYNCING iPhone TO iTunesOPTION 4: TRANSFERRING MUSIC THROUGH DROPBOXWHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE OPTIONSCONCLUSION: WHY FONEDOG IS STILL THE BEST OPTION

THE NUMBER ONE SOLUTION: FONEDOG PHONE TRANSFER

#: WHAT YOU NEED:

  • FoneDog Phone Transfer App
  • USB Port and USB Cable
  • Latest Version of iTunes

Transferring music from iPhone to iPhone can be tricky or just downright tedious, what more if it’s from a computer to your iPhone? That would have been a major problem, but with FoneDog Phone Transfer, you can kiss those worries goodbye.

Unlike most apps, FoneDog Phone Transfer is the complete package. It offers numerous features for a wide range of devices. You can also transfer other data from your computers to Samsung, Huawei, iPhone mobiles, you name it! You can get all of this in five easy steps.

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE APP

Downloading this app is quick and easy. Just go to www.fonedog.com. Look for the “Phone Transfer” and click download/buy. You need to have these system requirements on your computer:

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STEP 2: CONNECT YOUR DEVICES

After downloading the app, have your iPhone connected to your computer using a USB cable. You’ll know when the device has been detected if its interface shows up. However, if your iOS device cannot be detected, do the following steps:

  • Reconnect your iPhone, and click “Trust”, and redo the process once more.
  • Make sure that you have the latest iTunes on your device.

STEP 3: SELECTING A FILE TYPE

After detecting your device, wait for all the contents to fully load and then choose the file type you want to transfer. For music, click the third icon from the left side panel of your screen. In the upper left corner of your screen, click the“+” symbol. A folder containing music from your PC will pop up.

Music All Music

STEP 4: TRANSFER FILES

After reviewing the details of each file, you can now transfer music from your computer to your iPhone. After choosing your music, click add and wait for the process to finish. During the transferring process, you can see the total size of the data you’re transferring, the space needed, and the space left on your device. It allows you to manage the data on your device. Scroll down or refresh your Phone Transfer app, to see the latest addition to your music library. You won’t be confused about mistaking one file for the other since photo previews, names, and file sizes will be shown as you click the file.

Music Export Pc

STEP 5: WAIT FOR THE PROCESS TO COMPLETE

Wait for the app to finish exporting the files to your iPhone and you’re done!

(A friendly tip: A person with cool music taste should also have a cool ringtone. FoneDog also offers a free Ringtone Maker that allows you to customize your ringtone.)

Besides FoneDog Phone Transfer, there are other ways for you to transfer music from your computer to your iPhone. Continue to reading find more ways!

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OPTION 2: CONNECTING iPhone TO YOUR COMPUTER VIA USB

Besides FoneDog Phone Transfer there’s also another way to transfer music from your computer to your iPhone. As per the Apple User Guide, this is what you need to have:

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Mac with a USB port and OS X 10.9 or later
  • PC with a USB port and Windows 7 or later

To transfer music from your computer to your iPhone, connect the devices using the lightning to USB cable. If your computer has USB-C port, you can use a USB-C to Lightning Cable or USB-C to USB Adapter.

OPTION 3: SYNCING iPhone TO iTunes

You can also transfer music from your computer by syncing it to your iTunes. As per the iPhone User Guide, this is what you need to do:

#1: WHAT YOU NEED:

  • The latest version of iTunes

#2: THREE-STEP PROCESS:

STEP 1: Open the iTunes App on Your Computer and click the iPhone button

STEP 2: Choose the Music You Want To Sync

STEP 3: Sync your Devices

Sync Itunes Music

OPTION 4: TRANSFERRING MUSIC THROUGH DROPBOX

#1: WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Dropbox accounts/applications on both devices

You can also transfer your music through Dropbox, a file hosting service app.

#2: 5 STEPS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW:

STEP 1: Go to dropbox website and sign up/log in

STEP 2: In the upper right corner of the screen look for the “doc and plus” or “file and plus” symbol to add music separately or by folder.

STEP 3: Click on your chosen songs and wait for the transfer to finish.

STEP 4: Open the Dropbox application on your iPhone

STEP 5: Download the chosen files.

Transfer Music Dropbox

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE OPTIONS

Now that we’ve listed four ways to transfer music from your computer to your iPhone, let’s first assess which among the four is the best transferring method. Out of the four, you’re probably more familiar with the second, third, and fourth options. I know what you’re thinking, “Why wouldn’t I go use something I’m already familiar with?” Well, that’s because what’s familiar isn’t always what’s best. These are my reasons:

  • Option 2 or Transferring via USB is pretty expensive. It’s true, Option 2 does allow you to transfer music as long as you have the right adapter, but here’s the catch: you have to get a different adapter for a different USB type. Now I’m not judging you, but if you’re a klutz (don’t worry I’m one too), you can’t afford to go to the store or have one delivered to you every time you break it. With FoneDog Phone Transfer, however, you only need to do a one-time payment and you’ll have a lifetime package. (Did I mention that it’s currently at 30% off?) I mean, how great is that?
  • Option 3 or Syncing limits your options. Let’s be real, not everyone can have an all-iOs-Device policy, and even if you do there’s nothing wrong with having an app that takes you further. The thing is, you might want to transfer music from your HP laptop to your iPhone, and we know that syncing won’t help. With FoneDog Phone Transfer, you can transfer files from and to any device: iOS, Android, and PC which gives you a wider range of devices. The wider the ranger, the wider the options.
  • Option 4 or Transferring via Dropbox takes more space, more time, and more steps. For what it’s worth, Dropbox is a great tool, but it probably isn’t the best for music transfer. Why? Dropbox has a limited 2GB storage, and there are corresponding fees each time you want to upgrade your account, on the other hand, FoneDog Phone Transfer allows you to transfer content no matter how small or large it is. That way, you don’t have to download-delete files to make space for new ones. You can do the transfer all in one go. Additionally, in order to transfer data from and to Dropbox, you need to have the app on your phone and logged in on the other, though this isn’t a bad thing, it’s just that with FoneDog Phone Transfer, you just need the app on one device, and your phone on the other.

CONCLUSION: WHY FONEDOG IS STILL THE BEST OPTION

What makes FoneDog Phone Transfer stand out from other methods is that it is quick, easy, and worth it. You can still use the other methods listed, but if you know what’s best for you and what makes your work easier, then FoneDog Phone Transfer is the one for you.

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Nathan E. Malpass

iPhone/Android Devices’ Maintenance Expert

Staying home, listening to music, writing tech articles

Many people asked me to repair their mobile phones so I have a lot of experience in mobile phone repair, and I know a lot about Android or Apple phones.

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