How to Transfer Music from Samsung to New iPhone X/8/8 Plus

“Can you transfer music from Samsung to iPhone?” YES, it’s possible.

As they have different operating systems, and the Android ecosystem is different from that of Apple’s products, it might seem hard or complicated at first glance.

But the truth is that it’s actually fairly easy, as long as you use the right tools. Take a look below at the two main ways to transfer music from Samsung phone to iPhone.

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How to Transfer Songs from Samsung to iPhone X/8/8 Plus Using iTunes

The first way to transfer your music from your Samsung phone to iPhone is by using iTunes. Here is how you do that:

Step 1: Plug both your Samsung phone and your iPhone into your computer.
Step 2: Open up your computer’s file browser and find your Samsung phone. (You may have to go on your phone and give it permission to act as a USB storage device first.) Click on it to see its root folder, then browse through the folders to find your music.
Step 3: Copy the songs in your Samsung’s storage and paste them into a new folder on your computer.
Step 4: Open up iTunes, then click File > Add Folder to Library.
add files to iTunes library
Step 5: Browse for the folder where you pasted the songs on your computer, then add it to your library. Now you should be able to see the songs in your iTunes library on the screen.
Step 6: Click your device icon in iTunes.
Step 7: Click Music on the side bar on the left.
Step 8: Tick the box next to where it says Sync Music and click Apply.
Sync Music

After that, you simply wait until your iPhone is done syncing. The music that was on your Samsung phone should now be on your iPhone.

Note: If your iPhone 7s/7/6s/6/5s/5 is brand-new, iTunes sync is ok for you. But if your iPhone has already stored some music, you need to note that, using iTunes to transfer music will delete the existing music on iPhone as well. If you still want to keep the existing music, go ahead.

How to Transfer Music from Samsung to iPhone X/8/8 Plus without iTunes

There is another, more convenient way to do this, though. If you use an iPhone transfer program called iMyFone TunesMate, you’ll have a lot more control over your music, and the processes of transferring becomes a lot easier. Best of all, you can get around a lot of Apple’s restrictions with TunesMate.

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Features to Manage and Transfer Your Music:

  • You never lose songs in your library when you sync music to iPhone. The library is not overwritten the way it is with iTunes.
  • Two-way sync to add music to iPhone, and extract music from iPhone to computer, external HD, flash drive, Samsung, etc.
  • Freely manage your music playlists: create, add, delete, backup, export, import, rename, etc.
  • You can share your library with other devices, even ones that don’t have the same Apple ID. (You can share purchases or non-purchases with friends without paying more.)
  • Music is automatically converted to a file type that is compatible with iPhone during the transfer.
  • Transfer and manage all kinds of media files, like music, video, playlists, photos, podcasts, audiobooks, iTunes U, etc.

Steps to Transfer Songs from Samsung to iPhone X/8/8 Plus without iTunes

Step 1: Connect your Samsung device to your computer. Give the device permission to act as external storage if you need to. Then connect your iPhone.
Step 2: Launch iMyFone TunesMate (assuming you have installed it already on your computer).
Step 3: Click on the Music tab near the top of the TunesMate window. Click where it says Add > Add File / Folder.
Add file
Step 4: You can now browse your Samsung device root folder and look for the music. Select the songs or the whole music folder in it, and click Open to add them to your iPhone.
Select folder to store music

Should We Transfer Music Using or without iTunes?

Sync without overwriting library on iPhone
Extract files from iPhone
Transfer files from computer to iPhone
Not Directly
Manage music by automatically detecting duplicate songs
Transfer music files with no restrictions on where you purchased them
Transfer between devices of different Apple IDs
Music is automatically converted when transferred
How many iDevices are supported
Only 5

Final Verdict

It’s actually pretty easy to transfer songs from your Samsung device to your iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5. You have two easy methods at your disposal, but of course using iMyFone TunesMate will give you the best advantage. This is because TunesMate has fewer restrictions than iTunes. For example, it will let you transfer without an Internet connection, and it will allow you to transfer music files that iPhone normally can’t play because it will automatically convert them for you.

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