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“iTunes Won鈥檛 Let Me Add Music to iPhone” Solutions

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Tata Davis

January 18, 2018 (Updated: January 18, 2018锛

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We hear many complaints from Apple Music users, and the most common one is "iTunes won't let me add music to聽iPhone." If you find that iTunes聽does not allow you to add songs, do not worry. In this post, we'll show you why iTunes聽does not allow you to add songs and fix them. Follow us and get more details.

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You can add iTunes music to your iPhone with iMyFone TunesMate even when iTunes won't let you add music to iPhone.

Transfer the iTunes Music聽to the iPhone

Step 1: Launch iMyFone TunesMate on your computer and connect your iPhone via a USB cable.

Step 2: Now select the option to Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice mode in the software home聽interface.


Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, all songs聽will be displayed in your iTunes, check them and click on the Transfer button.


Then you'll be able to listen to the iTunes music on your iPhone.

In addition, you can restore your iTunes library by copying files from your iPhone / iPad / iPod. Be sure to rebuild your library exactly as it was.

Alternative Solutions to "iTunes won't let me add music to iPhone" Issue

Upgrade iTunes to the Latest Version

Here are the methods on how to get the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or PC.

For Mac

  • Open the App Store on your Mac.
  • Then click Updates at the top of the window.
  • If the iTunes update is available, install it.


For Windows

  • Open iTunes
  • Through the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, click Help, then click Check for Updates.
  • Go through the instruction to install the latest version.


If iTunes is not installed on your computer, download the latest version.

Check the available space on your iPhone

Are you worried about filling up your iPhone and wondering how to check your storage space? If the space on your iPhone is full, then you will face the problem of "iTunes won't let me add music to iPhone".


Checking your available disk space can save you a lot of time and headaches, telling you when to free up disk space before you get into trouble. Here are the steps:

  • Initialize the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on General > iPhone Storage.


At the top, you can see the used space and available space areas, which are related to the space on your iOS device. If it's full, you can release some space by deleting the un-important contents.

Disable the iCloud music library

When the iCloud Music Library is activated, iTunes won't let you add music to your iPhone. Here is how to disable it:

Step 1. Go to Settings on the iPhone

Step 2. Then click Music.

Step 3. Finally, tap on the iCloud Music Library. Move the switch until it turns green.


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