Transfer Music from CD to iPhone: with/without iTunes

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.

There are the main ways that you can transfer music from CD to iPhone. Let’s take a look:

1Rip Songs from CD to iTunes

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

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

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


2 Transfer Music from CD to iPhone without iTunes

iMyFone iPhone Transfer is a device manager that works with pretty much all iOS devices. It can transfer music to iPhone from several sources: PC, iTunes, external flash drives, CD etc. It’s very easy to rip music and only takes a few clicks.

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TunesMate Key Features

  • Directly Add local files from PC to iPhone/iPad/iPod to enrich your media collection
  • Transfer files from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer or iTunes library, and vice versa.
  • Transfer selectively iTunes files to iPhone without deleting any original data on iPhone
  • Both free and paid music/movies can be transferred
  • Supported File Types: Music, Playlists, Movies, Camera Roll, Photo Library, Podcasts, iTunes U, TV Shows, Audiobooks etc.

Here is how you can transfer music from CD to iPhone easily:

Step 1: Rip the songs from CD to iTunes by following the “Step 1” in the above part.

Step 2: Install and launch iMyFone TunesMate. Plug your iPhone into your computer’s USB port.

Step 3: Hit “Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice” from the home interface.

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Step 4: Uncheck others media and just leave the CD item checked. Hit “Transfer” to start.

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3Download CD to iPhone with iTunes

If you want, you can transfer your music from your CD to iPhone using iTunes. Here is how to do that:

Steps to Sync Music from iTunes to iPhone

  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.”

Naturally, there are a few limitations with this method. The biggest one is that it will cover the previous music on your iPhone.
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Bonus Tip: How to Convert a Song into the Formats That iPhone Supports

  1. Launch iTunes.
  2. Go to Edit, then Preferences.
  3. Click General, then Import Settings, then go to Import Using, and pick the format you want.
  4. Click “OK,” then select which songs you want from your library.
  5. Go to File, then Convert, then Create [the format you chose] version.
  6. You should now see a new version of the song in a new format.

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