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How to Transfer Music to iPhone without iTunes Free

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Aaron Donald

March 2, 2017 (Updated: July 16, 2020)• Filed to: Transfer iPhone Media

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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 wish to copy music to iPhone without iTunes, here is your choice.

How to Copy Music to iPhone without iTunes Free?

Luckily, there’s a best way to copy music on iPhone without iTunes. By using the iOS transfer called iMyFone TunesMate. With it, you can add music to iPhone from different computers/iTunes libraries without erasing previous music and smartly manage iPhone music by adding songs, deleting music and organizing playlists.

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Instead of being restriced by iTunes, TunesMate gives you more freedom to copy music to iPhone.

  • Two-way Sync - Transfer music/movies/photos between computer to iPhone, rebuild iTunes library from different iDevices and sync iTunes music to iOS devices.
  • Sync without Music Loss - No music files will be erased while transferring even if iPhone is synced to another computer.
  • Convert Music Tags - All music formats are supported. TunesMate converts music and make it readable by iPhone.
  • Manage Music Info - Music ID3 tags can be edited at will, including album, ratings, play counts, artwork, etc.

TunesMate offers a FREE version for users to experience its functions. Give it a shot!

1 Transfer Music to iPhone without iTunes from Computer Directly

You can sync the music both in bulk and also one at a time. TunesMate has a simple interface allowing you to follow easily.

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 your computer 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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You can check the added music on iPhone by going into "Music" app. You should see the transferred songs under "RECENTLY ADDED".

2 Add Music to iPhone from iTunes Library without iTunes

If you have a huge music collection on iTunes library, you can also sync all iTunes music to iPhone without erasing the existing songs on iPhone.

Step 1: Install the TunesMate software on your computer. Launch it and plug in your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the feature “Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice”. All your media items will be ticked by default. You can untick others except "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 sync your music from your iTunes library without deleting what you already have on your iPhone.

Why You'd Better Copy Music to iPhone without iTunes?

Support all music formats
Transfer music selectively
Sync music/playlists without data loss
Current music on iPhone will be erased
Edit music ID3 tags
Efficient & run smoothly
Copy music to iPhone from different iTunes libraries, no data loss
Add music to iPhone directly from computer
How many iDevice supported
Only 5


You can share purcahsed music within different Apple IDs.

If you have different iOS devices and you want all of purcahsed music on your same iPhone, you can use TunesMate to do that by:

  • Rebuild iTunes Library: Use its "Transfer iDevice Media to iTunes" function to rebuild your iTunes library from your different iOS devices or even your friends', you can have a huge music collection on iTunes library.
  • Clone iTunes Music to iPhone: Sync the entire iTunes music library to iPhone without losing the existing music.

With these 2 steps, you can share your purchased music with your friends, without double pay.

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