How to Put Music on iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8 from Computer

By Alice Yang to iPhone Management | Last Updated on Dec 7, 2018

There are many ways to put downloaded/CD music to iPhone from computer directly without iTunes or Jailbreak. The tutorial here includes all the solutions on how to put music on iPhone (XS (Max)/XR/X/8), and also iPad iPod, and also how to make music as ringtone on iPhone fast and easily.

While iPhone is becoming a music device, this does mean Apple has offered any easier solution on how to put mp3 on iPhone. We have heard complaints like "iTunes will erase all the music on my iPhone", "it's so hard to share songs with my family", "it's complicated to put songs onto iPhone with iTunes"... In fact, to sync music from computer to iPhone does not necessarily rely on iTunes as there are many other options. Check the solutions on how to put songs on iPhone (XS (Max)/XR/X/8) with/without iTunes.

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Solution 1: How to Put Music onto iPhone Directly from Computer without iTunes

There are many third-party apps that helps for iOS music syncing without iTunes. Here we recommend you MacX MediaTrans. As a professional iTunes alternative music transfer tool, it provides an overall solution on how to put music from computer to iPhone 8 (and iPhone 7s/7/7 Plus, iPhone SE/6S/6/5S, iPad and iPod): add MP3 to iPhone directly, automatically converting incompatible music downloaded from YouTube, ripped from CDs etc into Apple supported MP3 and AAC losslessly.

It's also an ultimate solution on how to put your music as ringtone on iPhone, as it allows you to create iPhone ringtone from your favorite songs by advanced waveform cropping and editing. Meanwhile, to create music playlists, edit music details, remove songs and other iPhone music management tasks can be finished in one click.

How to Put Songs on iPhone from Computer without iTunes in One Click

Before you learn how to put downloaded/CD music to iPhone from computer, free download the iPhone music transfer tool on computer. You can free download the Mac version (OS X 10.12 Sierra incl.) or Windows version (10), then follow the guide on how to put mp3 on iPhone below.

Step 1: Connect iPhone to computer using USB cable.

Note: As with many other transfer tools, this tool doesn't require you to run or use iTunes, but it needs iTunes to be installed on computer. For this reason, you're suggested to turn off iTunes before transferring music to avoid any data loss.

Step 2: Run the iPhone music adding software and click "Music Manager" on the main interface.

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Step 3: Click "Add Music" on the top bar and select the songs, music, mp3, playlists, albums you'd like to put to iPhone from local computer and click "Open".

Note 1: You can select multiple songs, whole playlist, genre, artists and also HD/4K music videos at one time.
Note 2: No matter what format the music is, you can put songs to iPhone by drag and drop directly.
Note 3: About how to customize music as a ringtone on iPhone, click the iphone icon behind each song and trim your loved part as the ringtone as per the guide.

Step 4: Click "Sync" button and all the added songs will be put onto iPhone in a flash.

How to put music as ringtone on iPhone

After you learn the guide on how to put music onto iPhone, you may also notice that this tool serves as an overall music manager for iPhone as it will transfer music from iPhone to Mac, as well as sync videos, photos, ringtones, iTunes purchases, iBooks, etc. between iPhone and Mac/PC.

Solution 2: How to Move Music to iPhone 8/7/Plus/6S/SE with iTunes

Many users complain that they can't add music to iPhone using iTunes. For new users, it may be a little bit difficult to add music to iPhone with iTunes. You can choose to manually manage music to add specific playlists or genres into iPhone rather than having iTunes sync all your library, which is quite time-consuming. Learn how to put songs on iPhone using iTunes below:

Step 1: Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable and run iTunes.

Step 2: Click "Summary" and go to "Options". Check "Manually manage music and videos" and then click "Apply".

Step 3: Now you can start to add music MP3 to iPhone from computer: click "File" and then "Add File to Library". After this is done, click "Settings" and go to "Music, then "Sync Music". You can sync the entire music library or selected playlists to iPhone. Then click "Apply".

How to put MP3 music on iPhone

There are a few limits to note when using iTunes to add music to iPhone:
1. iTunes will overwrite the existing music library with iTunes transfer;
2. iTunes can add playlists, artists, albums and genres only, and does not support single songs sync;
3. iTunes accepts certain music files, and can't make music as ringtone directly

Solution 3: How to Import Music to iPhone via Cloud Services

Another easy way to put songs to iPhone without iTunes is by using various cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Play, Amazong Cloud or others. With this method, you can upload music to cloud services, and download them to iPhone anywhere. However, this method requires good internet and may last quite a long time if you want to copy large music collection to iPhone. Below we take Dropbox as an example to show you how to export music to iPhone (iPhone 8/7/Plus/6S/SE etc).

Step 1: Install Dropbox client on computer and app on iPhone, and sign up for a Dropbox account if you don't have one. Note that a free Dropbox account comes with 2GB of space.

Step 2: Copy the songs you'd like to put onto iPhone into Dropbox. Note that Dropbox support mp3, .aiff, .m4a, and .wav.

Step 3: Wait for the music to upload. The music upload process may take a while to put albums or playlists to iPhone, and it depends heavily on your internet connection.

Step 4: Now open Dropbox app on iPhone and tap the song you'd like to play. Tap the star icon and you can store and put music on your iPhone without iTunes.

How to put mp3 on iPhone without iTunes

Solution 4: How to Sync Songs on iPhone using Streaming Services

We have learned how to put CD music to iPhone 7/Plus/6S/SE from computer, and how to customize music as ringtone on iPhone without sim card or iTunes, now the last method will show you how to put music on iPhone without computer, namely, music streaming services. There are many music streaming services, like Spotify, SoundCloud, Slacker, Rdio, Pandora more, free or paid, with which you can download music straight to iPhone library with jailbreak or computer.

For example, Apple Music, Apple's music streaming service, allows users to find, listen to and download unlimited number of songs on iOS devices for a monthly fee. The process of how to transfer music on your iPhone is also pretty simple. But you'd better have a decent Wi-Fi connection.

How to put mp3 music to iPhone without iTunes/computer

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