Sync/Transfer from iTunes
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3 Ways to Transfer Songs from iTunes Music Library to iPhone

"How to put iTunes music to iPhone? I want to move some pleasing iTunes music files to my iPhone 8 Plus? Is there any simple way to get it done?"

Collect lots of songs purchased from iTunes Store? Want to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone?

You have to admit that, iTunes is not a simple app for many iOS users. It's quite easy to buy and download songs in iTunes. But when it comes to transferring these songs from iTunes Music Library to iPhone, iPad or iPod, you may have no clue.

How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone

This post will show you how to transfer iTunes music to iPhone with iTunes. But this way will erase all your music files existing on iPhone, you should know that. More than that, we will show you two more effective solutions to get the job done. Now you can keep reading to transfer iTunes music to iPhone without/with iTunes.

Part 1. Where are iTunes songs on PC or Mac

Before you copy songs from iTunes Music Library to iPhone, you may also want to know where iTunes songs locate. In another word, the paths of iTunes music are needed.

Windows PC:

Windows 10/8/7/Vista: C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes\Automatically Add to iTunes\

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\Music\iTunes\Automatically Add to iTunes\


Go to "Finder > "Go" > "Home" > "Music" > "iTunes" > "Automatically Add to iTunes".

By visiting the iTunes music path, you are able to move iTunes music (songs and playlists) from computer to other storage devices like USB drive, SD card, etc., by copying and pasting.

Part 2. Transfer music from iTunes to iPhone with FoneTrans

You won't be here if you are satisfied with iTunes. So the first method to transfer iTunes music to iPhone won't be iTunes way.

Want to securely sync iTunes songs to iPhone? Here we sincerely recommend the reputable and professional iTunes Music Transfer, FoneTrans for help. With it, you can handily transfer iTunes music files to iPhone without overwriting original media data.

The cool feature is that, this iTunes music transfer can also automatically convert the format of iTunes songs to be compatible with iPhone. You are freely to edit the song information or ID3 tags in detail.

Step 1 Launch FoneTrans and connect iPhone

Double click the download button above to free download this iTunes music transfer to your computer. Follow the on-screen instruction to install and run it.

Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable. FoneTrans will automatically detect your device and show some basic information like iPhone name, serial number and more in the interface as the pictures shows:

FoneTrans Interface

Step 2 Transfer music from iTunes to iPhone

On the left control, you can see several key iOS data types like Photos, Contacts, SMS, Books, etc. are listed here.

Click the tab of "Media" and then choose "Music" on the right top menu bar. Under the Music option, you can see a "Add" button. Click on it and choose "Add File" or "Add Folder".

You can import music files from iTunes folder by finding the file paths with the above instruction according to your computer operating system. Then, select songs and click "Open" to load iTunes songs. Then, you can find the songs you choose will display in the interface. Finally, iTunes songs will be transferred to your iPhone.

Add Music from iTunes Folder

More Features of FoneTrans

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Part 3. Sync iTunes Music to iPhone with iTunes

Definitely, iTunes is a multi-functional media manage tool which benefits number of iOS users. With iTunes, you can easily sync songs bought from iTunes Store or iTunes playlist to iPhone/iPad/iPod. However, this operation can result in iOS media files loss as it will remove the existent songs on iDevice.

Think it over before choosing iTunes to transfer its music to iPhone. In this part, we will take iTunes 12 as an example to show you how to transfer iTunes songs to iPhone. Kindly note that you should go to iTunes > click "Help" on the top menu bar > choose "Check for Updates" to upgrade iTunes version.

Step 1 launch the latest version of iTunes on PC or Mac.

Step 2 Plug your iPhone to computer via a USB cable. Make sure the device is successfully connected with iTunes.

Step 3 Click the device icon and choose "Music" from the left column. Then mark the box of "Sync Music". Confirm the decision when iTunes notice you of the result of syncing songs.

Transfer iTunes Music to iPhone

Step 4 Tab the button of "Sync" at the bottom of the interface. Finally, the iTunes songs will be synced to your iPhone, but the music files you stored previously will be gone.

Tips: When you use iTunes to sync music to iPhone, some trouble you may meet often is iTunes errors, like iTunes disables to connect to iPhone, iTunes sync music failure, etc. For such errors, you can fix iTunes errors in this help guide.

Part 4. Transfer music from iTunes backup to iPhone

If you ever backed up many songs to your computer with iTunes, you can also choose to transfer music from iTunes backup to iPhone. Here we introduce you with a professional tool, FoneLab. FoneLab is a very famous iPhone data recovering tool. It also enables you to check iTunes backup and get songs from iTunes to iPhone.

Step 1 Launch FoneLab

Free download, install and then run FoneLab on your computer. When you enter the main interface, you can see three modes are listed on the left, "Recover from iOS Device", "Recover from iTunes Backup file" and "Recover from iCloud Backup File". Here you need to click the second iTunes option.

Launch FoneLab

Step 2 Choose iTunes backup to scan

After you choose the second option, you can see all iTunes backups you ever made are displayed here. You can distinguish them by backup time. Choose the iTunes backup which carries the music you need. Then click the "Start Scan" button to check all iOS files in it.

Scan iTunes Backup

Step 3 View and transfer iTunes music

After scanning, various iTunes backup data will be gathered in categories on the left control. Click audio to check the detailed information of each song. Select all songs you want to transfer and then click on "Recover" button to copy them to your computer.

You may want to get more info about: Transfer music from iTunes to Android.

It will only take a while to complete the transition process. After that, you can choose use FoneTrans to add songs from iTunes to iPhone.

After reading this page, you can easily transfer music from iTunes to iPhone. You are suggested to use the FoneTrans solution. Besides music, it also allows you to transfer contacts, messages, books, and other iOS data between iPhone/iPad/iPod and PC/Mac. Leave us a message if you have any better method to sync iTunes music to iPhone.

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February 02, 2021 08:32 / Updated by to Mobile Transfer

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