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How to Transfer Music from PC to iPhone without iTunes

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Aaron Donald

February 22, 2017 (Updated: September 4, 2019)• Filed to: Transfer iPhone Media

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You can certainly transfer music from PC to iPhone using iTunes, but there’s no real reason to these days. iTunes is a slow, bloated application that isn’t easy to use a lot of the time. If you’re trying to transfer music that you didn’t buy through their store, you might face problems, and you’ll also be unable to manage and transfer your songs on an individual level.

Apple limits what you can do with iTunes on purpose so that they have control over your music, instead of you. One of the ways that you can fight back against this is to use a third-party file manager that gives you the freedom that iTunes doesn’t.

How to Transfer Music from PC to iPhone Without iTunes

Choosing an alternative to iTunes is easy: the best one on the market is iMyFone TunesMate. It is an iOS data and files transfer which offers you all-in-one solution to back up, restore or manage your iPhone music, videos, movies, photos, apps and more in an easy and convenient way.

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  • It allows you to transfer music from PC to iPhone with just a few clicks.
  • You can transfer all of your music at once, or you can pick and choose the files that you want individually.
  • You can also edit your music right from the application’s interface. It will transfer just about any file.
  • You can also manage your playlists for your iPhone.


You can’t do these with iTunes.

  • With iTunes, you’re forced to transfer all your files at once.
  • You may not be able to transfer music that you purchased somewhere else.
  • You cannot directly transfer music from PC to iPhone directly.

So how can we transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes?

Step 1: Install TunesMate and connect your iPhone to computer..
Step 2: Look for the “Music” tab. Click on “Music” and you will see songs of your iPhone. Click “Add” and choose “Add File” or “Add Folder”. Tap “Open” to import the selected music.

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If you want to select some specific songs to add, you can choose “Add File”. Hold down “Shift” or “Ctrl” key to choose multiple songs.
If you want to add all music from the same folder, you can choose “Add Folder”.

Are you wondering how you can put more music on your iPhone without deleting the music that is currently on there? iMyFone TunesMate give you the useful tips to do so while iTunes cannot. Just follow these suggestions:

Step 1: Rebuilt your iTunes library from devices:

    (1) Launch TunesMate and plug your device.
    (2) Go to “Rebuild iTunes Library” and only check “Music” to transfer.

Both purchased and non-purchased music will be transferred to iTunes library. If you have more music on other devices, you can repeat the steps above to transfer all your songs to iTunes library.
Step 2: Transfer your music from the iTunes library to your iPhone. You can have all of your music on the same device.

    (1)Launch TunesMate and plug your device.
    (2)Go to “Transfer iTunes Media to Device” and leave “Music” checked to transfer.

What Else Can TunesMate Do?
While this software is great if you want an alternative to iTunes that gives you more freedom to copy music from PC to iPhone without iTunes and vice versa. It also does a lot more. It can transfer many different types of files, from photos, to videos, to playlists and more. It can back up your data so you don’t have to worry about losing it, and it can help manage and rebuilt your iTunes library.

In addition, it helps make up for a lot of iTunes’ flaws by providing useful tools. For example, it allows you to transfer files with different formats instead of specific format limited. You can also preview your files before you transfer, so that you’re not sending something to your PC or device that you’d rather not. You can look at every file individually and decide one by one. You can also transfer files in bulk just as easily, with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Overall, iMyFone TunesMate is easier to use, more simple, and more efficient than iTunes. Next time you need to PC to iPhone music transfer without iTunes —or any files at all—try the easy method and go with iMyFone TunesMate.

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