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These days, music is carried on portable devices, though CD’s still have their place. Maybe you bought a physical copy of your favorite band’s album and don’t know how to transfer music from CD to iPhone. Maybe you have a lot of your old music stored on CD and want to transfer it to new media.

Transfer Music from CD to iPhone without iTunes

1. Rip CD Music Before Transferring CD to iPhone

Step 1: Put a CD into your computer’s CD tray.
Step 2: Launch iTunes.
Step 3: Click the CD button (it looks like a little disk up top).

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Step 4: iTunes will ask you if you want to import the CD. If you want to put all the songs from the CD into the iTunes library, say “Yes”.

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Step 5: From there, you can select individual songs and click “Import CD” when you’re ready.

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Step 6: Select your import settings and hit “OK”. You can choose the AAC Encoder, MP3, or others. Hit “OK” once you make the selections.

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Step 7: Let iTunes rip the songs for you. It will tell you when it’s done.

2. How to Transfer CD to iPhone without iTunes - iOS 12 Supported

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Steps to Transfer CD to iPhone without iTunes

After following the "Part 1" to rip the CD, just download Tunesmate's free trial and follow the steps below to transfer music to iPhone.

Step 1: Install and launch iMyFone TunesMate. Plug your iPhone into your computer’s USB port.

Step 2: Hit “Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice” from the home interface.

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Step 3: Uncheck others media and just leave the CD item checked. Hit “Transfer” to start.

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3. How to Transfer CD to iPhone Using iTunes

If you want, you can transfer your music from your CD to iPhone using iTunes. But note that the existing music library on iPhone will be replaced with the CD.

  1. After it is done ripping, click on the device icon for your iOS device on iTunes.
  2. When the summary screen comes up, click “Music”at the left menu.
  3. Check the “Sync music” box and also click “Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres.”
  4. Find the music album from the CD that you ripped and check it.
  5. Click “Sync.”

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4. Tips to Manage iPhone Music on Computer - iOS 12 Supported

iMyFone iPhone Transfer not only works for music transfer, but also gives you tips to manage your iPhone music in a good way, especially when you have a large music library on iPhone.

  • Edit music info for your songs, like names, artwork, albums, artists, etc., so you can include them into the same folder.
  • Create new playlist and drag your favorite music into the same playlist.
  • Manage different playlists, so you can choose the right playlist to enjoy.
  • Back up iPhone music and restore backups without data loss.
  • Restore/rebuild iTunes library from iPhone if you want to listen to music on computer.

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