Note: Being updated after Apple Special Event Sep 12, 2017.
Sometimes Apple comes out with design decisions that leave people scratching their heads. Progress is important, but it’s not always useful to get rid of a function that works perfectly fine in favor of a new “solution” that is more complicated.
Never was this more clear than when Apple removed the simple 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 in favor of wireless ear buds. Following of iPhone 7, the newest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or even iPhone X continue to have no wired headphone jack, which is truly designed for the future of wireless.
Can I Listen to Music on iPhone X/8/8 Plus When Charging
You couldn't charge your iPhone and listen to music at the same time on iPhone 7, but you could make it on iPhone X/8/8 Plus. Interestingly enough, iPhone X/8/8 Plus has the new function of wireless charging, which leaves the Lighting port free for wired headphones.
The Future of iPhone X/8/8 Plus Music
This situation just goes to show that you can never know what Apple will do next. If your music library is largely on iTunes and you are heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, then this can be a problem. Many times, Apple can make playing and listening to music a lot more complicated than it needs to be.
Just like someone can set themselves free from Airpods by using the headphone jack adapter as an alternative, you can also free your music by using alternatives to iTunes. If you’ve ever been frustrated that you could move certain songs from your computer to your iPhone, or that you couldn’t share music with friends, then you should look into some third-party applications that help you manage your iTunes music better than even iTunes can.
The best of these applications is iMyFone TunesMate. It has tons of features, including ones that help you bypass Apple’s restrictions:
- Transfer music to iPhone without losing the library that’s already on there.
- Transfer music that you downloaded for free, as well as music that you bought on Google, Amazon, and iTunes.
- Back up your iPhone music and restore the music from your backup.
- Build up a huge collection of music in your iTunes library from unlimited iPhones, including those of your friends with different Apple IDs.
- Transfer music from iPhone to your computer, iTunes, an external drive, CDs, etc.
- Fully compatible with iOS 11 and the new iPhone X/iPhone 8/8 Plus
So how you can transfer music to iPhone X/8/8 Plus:
Step 1: Download TunesMate to your computer and install it. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB.
Step 2: Open up TunesMate and click on the Music tab.
Step 3: Go to your file system on your computer and browse for the folder that has the music that you want to transfer.
Step 4: Drag the music from your folder and drop it into the TunesMate window (in the area where you see the list of songs on your iPhone).
Other Amazing Features about New iPhone X/8/8 Plus
Besides the possibility of being able to charge your iPhone while listening to music on traditional headphones, there are other changes for the new iPhones:
- Apple gives away AirPods with the new iPhone. Though this is dubious, but they might do this to appease customers for the loss of the 3.5mm jack.
- On-screen fingerprint sensor. Apple has filed several patents in this regard, but no one knows whether the technology is refined enough yet.
- Supperhuman A11 Bionic.The use of A11 bionic would improve users' experience on the new iPhones. What it brings new are neural engine, faster CPU, adaptive recognition, power efficiency, augmented reality and more.
- The two cameras will be placed vertically (to help with augmented reality applications) on iPhone X. However, iPhone 8 also has 2 cameras but they are still laterally set.
- Apple gets rid of the home button to make the screen bigger. This is available on iPhone X, but not on iPhone 8/8 Plus.