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How to Transfer Music from CD to iPhone

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Tata Davis

September 7, 2017 (Updated: September 20, 2017)• Filed to: Transfer iPhone Media

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It appears to be very expensive always to download music to your iPhone, thus once in a while, you may need to transfer every data of your music CD to your iPhone. This action can be beneficial as you might have the capacity to listen to your favorite songs on your iPhone without downloading it each time from the iTunes store and most importantly, you won't need to pay for it.

This article will show the steps in very understandable and straightforward terms, how to export music from CD to iPhone.

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How to Transfer Music from CD to iPhone

Method 1: Import CD to iPhone without iTunes

Two main steps in this method: 1CD > Computer; 2Computer > iPhone

1Transfer Music from CD to Computer

If you want to transfer music from CD to your PC, then follow these steps

Step 1: Open window media player and insert the music CD.

Step 2: Click the Rip button. You may have to push a button in front or side of your PC disc drive to enable the tray eject.

Step 3: The window media player enables connection to  the internet and identifies your CD

Step 4: Under "Rip Options" you can change the destination folder for your ripped music by clicking the "Change" button


This enables the program to start copying the songs to your computer and list the song titles in the Window media player library. With this, you are done.

2Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone

There are quite some flaws with phones such as identification of songs name, and possible solutions are not easy to access; however, iMyFone iPhone Transfer is a useful software which can transfer music from cd to iPhone effectively. All you need to do is open the application and sync your songs with it.

Here are the features or iMyFone TunesMate:

  • Freely transfer music to iPhone from iTunes/computer/external hard drive/CDs/music players without data losing.
  • Share Apple music to friends/family within different Apple IDs.
  • Paid and free music can be transferred, like iTunes music, Amazon music, Google music, freely-downloaded songs, etc.
  • Feature in automatic music converter that will convert incompatible iPhone music formats when transferring.

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Using iMyFone TunesMate to Transfer Music from PC to Device

Below are the steps to transfer files from PC to iPhone using iMyFone TunesMate:

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Tunesmate, then plug your iPhone into your PC

Step 2: Check Music tab and click “Add > Add File/Folder”


Step 3: Select the music you want to transfer.

Step 4: Click “Open,” and it will be added to your device.


Method 2: Transfer Music from CD to iPhone with iTunes

Two main steps in this method: 1 CD > iTunes; 2 iTunes > iPhone

1Transfer Music from CD to iTunes

Step 1: To transfer songs from CD to iPhone, first, insert the CD in the CD-ROM of your PC and after that launch iTunes.

Step 2: Click on the CD symbol situated at the upper-left section of the screen.

Step 3: A message box will appear asking you whether you need iTunes to import the songs from the CD. Tap on "YES,” and you are ready.


Step 4: As soon as you tap "YES," iTunes will start at once, and it will begin to duplicate the music from your CD to the iTunes library. Check the things you want to transfer to iTunes, and then press "Import CD."

Step 5: Choose your import settings and tap "OK." You can utilize the MP3, AAC Encoder, or other. Press "OK" once you're finished with your selections.

2Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone

These steps below will show you how to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone

Step 1: Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer.

Step 2: After that, launch iTunes.

Step 3: Once iTunes is launched, select the songs you wish to transfer.

Step 4: Look in the left sidebar for the iPhone; after that drag the songs to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.


Note:  You will have to search for your iPhone at the left sidebar of your PC for your iPhone. This will enable you to drag desired music to your device.
Also, on your iPhone you can only add desired songs or video just from one iTunes Library; however, the case different with iPad and iPods where you can add music from multiple itunes library.

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iTunes & TunesMate, Which Tool is Better When Import CD to iPhone?

While both softwares can be used to transfer songs from CD to iPhone, there are couple of differences associated with the use of both tools. These include:

  • If it's the first time you sync music with iTunes, it will wipe all the songs from your iPhone but iMyFone TunesMate allows you transfer them without this limit.
  • iTunes can be slow especially there are lots of songs to transfer but with iMyFone TunesMate the process is done much faster.
  • iMyFone TunesMate can automatically convert incompatible music files to iPhone-supported formats but iTunes can not do this.

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