Best Way to Transfer Music to iPhone without iTunes

Did you know that you’ll lose all of your iPhone data if you sync your iPhone with another iTunes library? That’s right, it will just write over everything that you have, and replace your data with the new library. In other words, you can say goodbye to all your old songs and other data. If you want to add new music while still keeping the original stuff on there, then you’re out of luck.

How to Download Music to iPhone without iTunes

Luckily, there’s a best way to put music on iPhone without iTunes. By using the third-party software called iMyFone TunesMate, you can not only transfer music to iPhone from your computer or your iTunes library, but you can also preview your music before you transfer, and manage your music files easily.

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1 How to Copy Music to iPhone without iTunes from iTunes Library

Here is how you transfer music to iPhone without iTunes from iTunes library:

Step 1: Install the TunesMate software on your computer. Launch it and plug in your iPhone.
Step 2: Go to “Transfer iTunes Media to Device”, and then tick the box that says “Music”.
Step 3: Click on “Transfer”. It will detect the duplicates and only copy the exclusive contents to iPhone.

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This will allow you to transfer your music from your iTunes library without deleting what you already have on your device.

2 How to Put Music on iPhone without iTunes from Computer

If you want to transfer music to iPhone without iTunes from your computer’s hard drive to your iPhone on the other hand, it’s just as simple. You can transfer the files both in bulk and also one at a time. You can even look them over individually before you do.

Here is how to transfer them individually:

Step 1: As before, download and install iMyFone TunesMate. Plug your iPhone into your PC.
Step 2: You should see the “Music” tab; click on it. Next, click on “Music”. Wait a moment for your songs to come up on the screen.
Step 3: Click “Add > Add File/Folder” and choose the location of the music. Select songs you want to add and then click “Open”, and after that they will be added to your iPhone.

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BONUS Tip: You can put all of your music on the same iPhone.

If you have different iOS devices and you want all of that data in one place, on your iPhone, you can use TunesMate to do that by:

  • Rebuild iTunes Library: Rebuilding your iTunes library from different iOS devices with TunesMate, so that all of the data is saved on iTunes, but none of it is lost. When rebuilding, it will detect duplicates and only copy exclusive songs to iTunes.
  • Transfer iTunes Media to Device: Transferring that newly-constructed iTunes library to your iPhone.
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Besides these great key features, TunesMate has dozens of others. It is quite a few steps above iTunes in terms of functionality.

  • Not only can you transfer music files, but you can also transfer just about any other kind of file. This includes photos, videos, and even your contacts.
  • You can back up all of this information very easily, and you can also preview and manage it before you transfer.
  • You can transfer your entire playlist and manage your playlist without ever losing data.
  • You can also edit music as you like.
Apps/Metrics
iTunes
TunesMate
Transfer music not purchased in iTunes store
yes
Transfer songs one at a time
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yes
Transfer music selectively
yes
Rebuild playlist without loss of data
yes
Transfer many different kinds of files
yes
yes
Edit music as you like
yes
Software is efficient and doesn’t take a long time to load
yes
Preview music before transferring
yes
Help you manage your files on multiple devices
yes
Trasnfer data directly from computer to iPhone
yes
Proprietary software made by Apple that doesn't have anti-features and restrictions intended to control a user’s activity
yes

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