How to Transfer Music to iPhone 8 from Old iPhone/iTunes/PC

Apple releases new iPhones on an annual basis. This year they launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and by now many people have bought one or two for personal use. Rather than carrying an extra or separate mp3 player, people opt to use their iPhone as a music player carrying their music libraries in their pockets. However, do you know how to transfer music to iPhone 8/X? Read on to know how, as we provide detailed guidelines and instructions on the same in this article

4 Ways to Move Music to iPhone 8/X

Way 1Transfer Music to iPhone 8/X from PC/CD/External Hard Drive/USB

One can quickly put music on iPhone 8 using the iMyFone TunesMate iPhone Transfer. This is a third-party software developed by iMyFone as the iTunes ultimate alternative to moving media content between your iDevice and computer efficiently. It runs both on the windows and OS X platforms. It lets you transfer music videos and even other files to iPhone 8/X from PC/CD/External Hard Drive/USB Flash Drive easily.

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Key Features:

  • Two-way transfer that freely moves data between an iOS device and iTunes or between iOS device and PC, in either way unlike iTunes which has only a one-way transfer.
  • Can significantly enrich music collection as it supports transfer music to iPhone 8/X from an unlimited number of iTunes libraries to unlimited old iDevices with no limit
  • It supports to transfer both paid and freely downloaded media content to your iPhone 8/X freely
  • It puts media content and files without deleting the old files even when your iPhone X is already synced with another iTunes library
  • It can speedily and easily manage your playlists by creating new ones, renaming the old ones, exporting them to iTunes/PC and even delete if you do not need them anymore
  • Received lots of positive media reviews and is full compatible with iOS 11.

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To import music to iPhone 8/X from PC/CD/External Hard Drive/USB Flash Drive using iMyFone TunesMate, please follow the below steps.

Step 1. Launch iMyFone TunesMate on your computer and connect your new iPhone 8/X with a compatible USB cable.
Step 2. Click on the “Music” icon to go to the music window.
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Step 3. Tap “Add > Add File/Folder” from the top menu to transfer music from your PC/CD/External Hard Drive/USB Flash Drive.
If you want to add select files or specific songs, choose “Add File.” In case you want to add a folder, choose “Add Folder.”
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Step 4. Then from the window that pops out navigate to where your music is depending on whether it is on your PC/CD/External Hard Drive/USB Flash Drive and click open to transfer the selected folder or tracks to your iPhone.
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Way 2Transfer Music to iPhone 8/X from Your Old iDevice

One can move music from an old iDevice such iPhone 6 or even 5 to iPhone 8/X using iMyFone TunesMate iPhone Transfer. This can be achieved through two essential steps

Step 1. Exporting Music from The Old iDevice to PC/Mac

v. Launch iMyFone TunesMate on your computer and connect your old iPhone with a USB cable.
vi. Click on the “Music” icon to go to the music window.
vii. Select all the songs you want to export and then click “Export > Export to PC” from the top menu.
viii. Select the target folder from the window that pops out and then tap” OK” to begin the export.
ix. After the “Export Successfully” window pops out click “OK” to close it.
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Step 2.Adding The Exported Music to iPhone 8/X

i. Disconnect the old iPhone and then connect the new iPhone 8/X to your computer via a cable.
ii. From iMyFone TunesMate interface click on the “Music” icon to go to the music window.
iii. Tap “Add > Add File/Folder” from the top menu and then choose “Add Folder.”
iv. Navigate to the folder which you exported the music from your old iPhone to on your computer.
v. Click open and all the music in that folder will be transferred to your new iPhone 8/X.
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Way 3Transfer Music to iPhone 8/X with iTunes Sync

When it comes to moving select tracks or your entire library from your computer to iPhone 8/X, iTunes is the most familiar way to sync media content including music. However, despite it being the official and sole way provided by Apple to manage and transfer your iPhone music library it is not as easy as it sounds and is genuinely challenging for newbies. To transfer music to your iOS device with iTunes sync.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer and then connect your iPhone 8/X using a compatible USB cable.
Step 2. If it is the first time you are connecting your iDevice, tap on “Continue” on the window that pops out and then “Trust” on the dialog that follows to allow iTunes to read your iPhone 8/X.
Step 3. From the iTunes, interface click on the phone icon in the left corner.
Step 4. Go to “Options” under “Summary” tab and then check the box next to “Manually manage music and videos” and uncheck “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected.”
Step 5. Once done go to iTunes menu and then click on File > Add File to Library to import any music tracks you want from your PC to your iTunes library.
Step 6. Now, click “Music” under “Settings” tab and Choose “Sync Music” to sync your entire library or selected files to the connected iPhone 8/X.
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If you’re failed in transferring music to iPhone 8/X using iTunes, you can always turn iMyFone TunesMate, which allows you to transfer all iTunes music to iPhone in just 3 clicks, even without opening iTunes.

Way 4Transfer Music to iPhone 8/X Using Airdrop

Another way you can to transfer music to iPhone 8/X is through the use of Airdrop, an Apple built-in utility that enables you to move media content from one iOS device to another. However, AirDrop is only able to send music one by one, so it is highly recommended to try iMyFone TunesMate.

Step 1. Get the two iPhones that you want to transfer music to and from within 30 feet, and then turn on the AirDrop, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connection on each
Step 2. From the iPhone, you want to transfer music from open the Music App and then go to Songs. Choose a certain song.
Step 3. Tap AirDrop which usually is below the pause button of the song and then choose the iPhone 8/X you want to transfer music to
Step 4. Go to the iPhone 8/X you wish to move Music to and then tap Accept option to receive the music transferred by AirDrop.
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