Who does not love to listen to music? Especially when you have a favourite collection on your Mac, you wouldn’t want to miss them on your iPhone as well. Transferring music can be challenging, but it will no longer be, as we share with you how to transfer music from Mac to iPhone with iTunes and without iTunes. Just jump in and get your music tracks with the most straightforward 3-step guide given for each method.
Part 1: How to transfer music from Mac to iPhone with iTunes/Cloud/Finder?
Listed here is a description with a guide of transferring music from Mac to iPhone with iTunes or Cloud or Finder.
Have a look at how to transfer music from Mac to iPhone with iTunes with a 3- step guide below.
Note: If you have already added your favourites to the iTunes library, follow the steps. If not, then in iTunes, go to File>Add File to Library and add your favourites to sync to iTunes.
Step 1: Connect your device
Connect your iPhone with your Mac, and run iTunes if not launched automatically. After launched, click on the device icon.
Step 2: Choose Music files
Click on “Music” from the left pane, and click the checkbox of “Sync Music.” Now choose the “Entire Music Library” option or the “Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres” option to select the specific folders.
Step 3: Sync
Once you have selected, click on “Sync” to add music from your Mac to your iPhone using iTunes, which can be seen later in the iPhone music library.
2. Cloud services
You could use Cloud services like Dropbox, Google Play Music, and Amazon Music to transfer music from Mac to your iPhone by syncing.
For instance, here we take Dropbox as the medium.
Step 1: Download and Sign in
Download and Install Dropbox on the devices Mac and iPhone. Sign in using the same account on both.
Step 2: Upload
Select the songs needed from your Mac using the Dropbox of your computer, and click on “Upload files.”
Step 3: Download
Now, on your iPhone’s Dropbox, you can find the uploaded music files and songs, which you can download when needed.
If you are running the latest macOS, then “Finder” is the best option to transfer music from Mac to iPhone.
Step 1: Connect and Open
Using a USB connect your iPhone to your Mac and launch Finder. In Finder, select your device name under “Locations” and click on the “Music” tab.
Step 2: Sync
Select the checkbox of “Sync music onto,” and choose either the “Entire music library” or the “Selected artists, albums, genres, and playlists” option to select the media.
Step 3: Apply
Crosscheck the selected songs and click “Apply” to transfer the music files from Mac to your iPhone.
Part 2: Third-party apps to transfer music from Mac to iPhone without iTunes
If you are thinking how to transfer music from Mac to iPhone without iTunes, we have listed the alternative ways. Though open-source applications allow the moving of data, third-party applications come along with more additional features along with data transfer.
iMusic is a product of Aimersoft, which allows transferring music or videos between the following pairs – iOS device and iTunes, Android device and iTunes, iOS and Android, iOS and iOS, iOS and Windows/Mac. It also enables the automatic addition of genre, year, artist name to the files and not only that, but Aimersoft also supports high-quality recording if the music is not downloadable. Additionally, you can backup and restore iTunes, fix the iTunes library, and fix the ID3 tags automatically with iMusic.
Step 1: Download and Install
Download and open iMusic from Aimersoft, follow the steps and install it on your Mac. After installing, launch the software, connect your iPhone to your Mac and wait until it gets detected.
Step 2: Pop up window
If your device is not showing, reconnect your iPhone with Mac, and tap on “Trust” in the popup message “Trust This Computer.”
Step 3: Transfer Music
Now, on the main screen of iMusic, click on devices, and then the “Music” icon on the left side of the window. From the list of songs displayed, select the desired ones and click the “Add” icon on the right side of the pane.
2. iTransfer for Mac
Want to transfer music from Mac to iPhone without iTunes? Then iTransfer is the best alternative that is all-in-one software by which you could transfer almost everything among devices, iTunes, and computers. It offers flexible data transfer and organizing and sharing your favorite music and videos like playlists, audiobooks, podcasts, iTunes U, and TV shows. Besides, with iTransfer for Mac, you can also backup photos, transfer iTunes media, and rebuild the iTunes library as well.
Step 1: Open iTransfer
Download and install the iTransfer app on your Mac, and connect your iPhone using a USB. Your device will be detected by the application, which will display an iPhone icon on the left.
Step 2: Choose files
From the top menu, click the “Music” icon, and it will display the list of files available on your Mac. Choose the File you needed to transfer and click the “Add” icon on the top.
Step 3: Select from the list
Clicking on the “Add” icon will display another dialogue box, which shows all the music in the file; choose what you need to transfer from Mac to your iPhone from the list.
3. iMyFone TunesMate iPhone transfer
With iMyFone TunesMate, you could sync your iTunes library to any iOS device without overwriting the previous data. Supporting 10+ different kinds of music like ringtones, playlists, podcasts, iMyFone TunesMate also offers two-way data transfer and unlimited devices to transfer various media files. Also, you could share music with different Apple IDs along with the feature of 1-click to restore iTunes Library, avoid iTunes errors, enrich iTunes libraries, and so on.
Step 1: Install and Open
Install iMyFone TunesMate on your Mac and launch the application. Connect your iPhone to Mac via cable, and click the “Music” tab from the top menu bar.
Step 2: Locate the file or folder
Click the “Add” option on the top, and then choose the “Add file” or “Add folder” option, which will pop up a display to locate the music.
Step 3: Select Music
Find and select the music you wish to transfer and then click “Open” to move the selected music to your iPhone.
4. EaseUS MobiMover Pro
This software can transfer music from Mac to iPhone without iTunes. Transfer of data between two iOS devices and backing up of photos and music is made simple. In addition, it also supports different types of file format transfer that extends to audio, video, images, and books. Offering technician edition – advanced data transfer for iOS, you can manage iPhone/iPad files, backup and restore iPhone, transfer WhatsApp chats, and so on.
Step 1: Connect devices
Connect iPhone to the Mac using USB. Run the EaseUS MobiMover for Mac, then choose “Mac to Phone” from the main screen. Now, prefer “Select Files” to continue.
Step 2: File Selection
In this step, choose the desired files saved on your Mac, and click “Open.”
Step 3: Transfer selected files
Check the files you have selected and choose “Transfer” to move the selected files from your Mac to your iPhone. After the process is complete, you can find the transferred files on your iPhone.
Well, now you know how to transfer music from Mac to iPhone without iTunes using the open-source and third-party applications by our 3-step guides. Give them a try to get back your music safely!