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How to Transfer Music from Samsung to New iPhone X

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Aaron Donald

September 12, 2017 (Updated: November 5, 2020锛

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鈥淐an you transfer music from Samsung to iPhone?鈥 YES, it鈥檚 possible.

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

But the truth is that it鈥檚 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.

Android to iphone

How to Transfer Music from Samsung to iPhone X 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鈥檚 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.)

Step 3: Click on it to see its root folder, then browse through the folders to find your music.

Step 4: Copy the songs in your Samsung鈥檚 storage and paste them into a new folder on your computer.

Step 5: Open up iTunes, then click File > Add Folder to Library.

add files to iTunes library

Step 6: 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 7: Click your iPhone X device icon in iTunes.

Step 8: Click Music on the side bar on the left.

Step 9: Tick the box next to where it says Sync Music, check the songs 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 X.

Limits of Using iTunes:

  • Even syncing one song to iPhone will take long, let alone you need to transfer all the songs from Android to iPhone.
  • Syncing music to iPhone from iTunes will delete the existing files on iPhone at the same time. You should pay attention.
  • As you see, you need to move music from Sumsang to iTunes library first. You can't move music directly from Sumsang to iPhone.
  • iTunes provides one-way transfer. You can't extract music from iPhone.

How to Transfer Music from Samsung to iPhone X without iTunes

There is another, more convenient way to do this, though. If you use an iPhone transfer program called iMyFone TunesMate, you鈥檒l 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鈥檚 restrictions with TunesMate.

Manage Your Music in One Go:

  • No Data Loss: Unlike iTunes, transferring music to iPhone won't damage any existing music on iPhone.
  • Two-way Sync: Freely transfer music between iPhone and computer.
  • Manage Playlists: Organize your playlists smartly, like to add, rename, delete, export, import music and playlists.
  • Automatic Conversion: Incompatible music will be automatically converted while transfering.
  • Transfer and manage all kinds of media files, like music, video, playlists, photos, podcasts, audiobooks, ringtones, etc.

Steps to Transfer Songs from Samsung to iPhone X 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.

Add file

Step 4: You can now browse your Samsung device root folder and look for the music. Select the songsin it, and click Open to add them to your iPhone.

Select folder to store music

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Sync Music

Learn the Unbiased Comparison between These 2 Ways

Sync without overwriting library on iPhone
Extract files from iPhone
Not Directly
Manage music by automatically detecting duplicate songs
Purchases & Non-Purchases
Only Purchase
Support different Apple IDs
Music is automatically converted when transferred
How many iDevices are supported
Only 5

Final Verdict

It鈥檚 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鈥檛 play because it will automatically convert them for you.

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