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Easy Steps to Put Music on iPhone without iTunes

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Tata Davis

June 21, 2017 (Updated: September 8, 2018)• Filed to: Transfer iPhone Media

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If you are an iPhone user, then you must have gone through the difficulties that iTunes sometimes causes. This is especially true when you are transferring music as it is not always that iTunes lets you smoothly transfer your media files.

As such, here you will find some great solutions for putting music on iPhone iOS 12/11/10 without iTunes.

Part 1: How to Add Songs to iPhone iOS 12 without iTunes

Here is an alternative tool that you can use to easily transfer music to iPhone.

iMyFone TunesMate is highly efficient and innovative media management app that lets you manage all your media files effectively across all your iOS devices.

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iMyFone receives hundreds of positive reviews by its users and well-known media.

  • It lets you freely transfer your music files between iDevices and PC.
  • It’s 1-click transfer function allows you to freely transfer all your music files to iTunes and vice versa.
  • The app lets you recreate your iTunes library, in the event of the library getting damaged or corrupted.
  • You can transfer both free and paid music and video files as you wish without any restrictions that you commonly find on iTunes.
  • It won’t erase your original iPhone data when transferring iTunes files or local files to iPhone.
  • It converts automatically the unsupported music format to make it playable on iPhone.

 num 1 In order to transfer music from computer to iPhone without iTunes using the app, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1. Launch iMyFone TunesMate on your computer and connect your iPhone.
Step 2. At the top, select “Music” and then select the type of music file you want to transfer.
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Step 3. Select “Add” at the top and then click “Add file”.
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Step 4. Choose the music files you want to transfer from your local folder and click “Open”.

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num 2 For adding iTunes songs to iPhone without iTunes, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Click on “Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice”.
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Step 2. Select the files you want to transfer and click “Transfer”. At last, click “OK” to finish.
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Part 2: Using Cloud Service to Put Music on iPhone iOS 12 without iTunes

Since the advent of the cloud, it has become ever easier to store and access our media files anywhere at any time we wish. As such, you do not always have to use iTunes to keep transferring your music from your PC/Mac to your iDevices. You can simply use one of the many cloud services to access your songs directly.

Here are three of the most popular cloud services that allow you to access your music on any iDevice.

1 Google Play Music

Google Play Music is a recently launched cloud service that lets you upload up to 50,000 files. You can also stream music online through the Google music catalog. You can download Google Play Music on iPhone and on your PC, upload your files and listen to them anytime you want.
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2 Dropbox

Dropbox is one of the most well-known cloud services provided by Google. As you may already know, the app lets you upload almost anything and share it with your friends and family. You can therefore upload all your music files to Dropbox and listen to them on your iPhone.

All you need to do is download the app on your computer and iPhone and using your Google account, you can access your music files on your phone.

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VOX is essentially a music player but also offers cloud storage so that you can store your music files and access them on iPhone.
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How to use Cloud to Transfer Music from Computer to iOS 12/11/10 iPhone without iTunes?

The following will show how you can upload music files on Dropbox and access them on your iPhone.
Step 1. Download the Dropbox app on both your computer and iPhone.
Step 2. Launch it on your PC and sign in with your google account.
Step 3. Click “Upload files” and then select “Choose Files”.
Step 4. Go to the folder where your music files are stored and select the ones that you want to upload. Click “Open”.
Step 5. On your iPhone, launch Dropbox and sign in with your Google account. You can easily access the files you had uploaded from your PC.
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Part 3: Common iPhone Music Issue: Music is Not Playing on iPhone?

It is likely that the music files you transfer are not playable on your iPhone. This can be due to a number of reasons as mentioned below.

1 Glitch in iTunes

Firstly, it might be due to the way you are transferring your music. That is, if you are using iTunes to transfer your media files to iPhone, then there can be issues with iTunes library that do not allow the files to transfer properly.

This is quite common as sometimes, iTunes library may display a file in its list which is not actually present in your system. This means that the file does not actually exist and hence it is not playing on your phone.

As such, it goes without saying that the easy solution to this problem is to check if you have the actual file on your computer.

2 Corrupt files

It is possible that the music file you are trying to play is corrupt. You can deal with this problem by deleting the file and downloading it again on your system.

3 Syncing issues

iTunes may sometimes not sync with your device. This makes the transfer unreliable. To deal with this problem, it is recommended that you update iTunes to its latest version and perhaps upgrade your iPhone to the latest software.

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