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Those who gonna add music to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/ are suggested to stay here, for the following article will show you how to sync music to iPhone from computer or old iPhone without iTunes 12.

By Abby Poole to iTunes|Last updated on Mar. 12, 2019

Please allow me to guess, Apple spends most of time and energy on iPhone, iPad Pro, and iMac Pro. That's why it lacks time and manpower on iTunes improvements. Every time I use iTunes to sync songs to my iPhone, my disappointment to iTunes gets mounting but nothing. After I tweeted something snarky, I was soon informed that transferring music to iPhone via iTunes can hardly run smoothly with no hiccups or hitches. For example:

1. iPhone sync is deleting songs from the playlist.

2. Some songs in iTunes are grayed out and not accessible.

3. iTunes is creating duplicate songs after the data syncing.

4. iTunes won't sync CD ripped songs and any music not purchased from iTunes.

5. iTunes is erasing the iPhone library when syncing to a new computer...

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Hence, when I sync music to my iPhone, no hesitation, I choose other methods to transfer music to iPhone without iTunes.

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How to Import Music to iPhone from Computer without iTunes

To copy music to iPhone from Mac computer without iTunes, try MacX MediaTrans. This iPhone music transfer tool offers a full solution to transfer Apple and non-Apple music to iPhone from MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini or vice versa. It has world's No.1 fast speed to transfer music to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8 from computer just a click away! No limitations on music size or numbers! No data loss on iPhone!

1. Super fast speed- the fastest tool on the market to move large music or data library, e.g., 3s for 20 songs transfer at one go.

2. Any songs are supported - sync music purchased from iTunes Store, Apple Music, other services, downloaded, shared or ripped.

3. Full iPhone music management, e.g., transfer music from iPhone to Mac for backup or space cleanup, make playlist on iPhone, delete music from iPhone, make ringtones, etc.

4. Auto convert songs for iPhone - songs in WMA, Opus, Vorbis, Musepack, ATRAC, other audio formats can be converted to Apple-supported file automatically when syncing songs to iPhone.

5. Extremely easy to use - sync songs to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8 in 3 simple clicks or by drag and drop. The intuitive interface allows both novice and expert users to sync music to iPhone iOS without efforts.

3 Steps to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone with MacX MediaTrans

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Step 1: Fire it up and connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable. You might be asked to plug-in your iPhone to Mac twice, just follow the instruction. To avoid your iPhone data from being erased by iTunes, please go to iTunes > Summary and turn on "Prevent iPods, iPhones, iPads from syncing automatically".

Step 2: Click on the Music Manager button from the main interface and you'll see all your iPhone music here. Click the "Add Music" button, select the songs you want from the local hard drive or do it by drag and drop to copy music to iPhone from Mac/PC computer. There are no limits on the number or formats of the added songs.

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Step 3: After the songs are loaded into the music manager, hit "Sync" button at the right side of the bottom, this iPhone music manager begins to sync songs to iPhone at blistering speed.

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As shown in the main interface, the iTunes alternative manager can do more than syncing music to iPhone. Specifically, it will:

1. Transfer music, photos, videos, ringtones, books, etc. between iDevices and the computer.

2. Remove DRM from iTunes purchases and convert iTunes M4P/M4V into MP3/MP4 for easier sharing.

3. Create iPhone backup and encrypt the backups with high-grade encryption techs.

4. Mount iPhone iPad as a hard drive to store files on the go.

Other Ways to Sync Music to iPhone without iTunes

#1 Sync Music to iPhone from Windows PCs, No iTunes

For Windows users, there is a top iTunes alternative for Windows - MediaMonkey, brings you more features that iTunes lacks. MediaMonkey is initially known as a media player for playback audio music on Windows operating system. Yet, few users know that it also serves as an iPhone music transfer program to put music on iPhone from Windows 10/8/7 with MP3, AAC music formats. If you're disposed to sync music to iPod or Android Samsung Sony HTC, etc., it also makes it happen with greatest of ease.

How to Transfer Music from Windows to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6s Wirelessly

Step 1: Free download, install and launch MediaMonkey on your computer (free or premium version for you to choose). Then, install iTunes (version 8.1.0.52 and before) on PC. Note: MediaMonkey needs iTunes to help it detect and access the database of your iPhone, though iTunes is not required during the music to iPhone sync procedure.

Step 2: Go to "File" to add music from PC to this iPhone music transfer software. And you can see your music songs are organized well by location, Title, Artist, Album, Composer, etc. on left-hand-side under Library folder.

Step 3: Choose songs from the left music library. And then shift to the menu bar, click "Tools"→ "Sync Device" → opt for your iPhone device. Now, the music syncing to iPhone is started.

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#2 Put Music on iPhone from Windows PC/Mac

Another cross-platform app for you to add music to iPhone iOS 12/11/10/9/8 device from Windows or macOS - KuGou music app, a piece of Chinese music streaming and download service. This app is designed for Apple, Android, Windows and Mac users to listen to online music with a large library of new songs, radio music and free download music at home and abroad. Yet, that is not the whole story. KuGou can even transfer music to iPhone from your PC via KuGou iPhone version or PC version.

Using KuGou (iPhone) to Sync Music from Computer to iPhone via Wi-Fi

1. Open your KuGou on iPhone and make sure your iPhone and computer are connected with the same Wi-Fi.

2. Access to Settings → choose "Transfer from Computer to iPhone" on your KuGou iPhone version.

3. Open the website browser on your computer and input the address iPhone gives you.

4. Click "Add Music" to select the music songs you desire to sync on your computer.

5. Check the music on your iPhone, which will be saved on your KuGou iPhone app.

Using KuGou (PC) to Put Music on iPhone from Computer with USB Cable

1. Connect your iPhone to computer PC or Mac using a USB cable (the latest version of KuGou for PC).

2. After launching the KuGou on the computer, it will automatically detect your iPhone and remind you to install the device driver.

3. Follow the note to install the iPhone driver. Afterward, you can eventually import music to iPhone by single music transfer or batch music sync.

4. Optional: if your music library hasn't the music you need, you can search it on KuGou music library and directly transfer music to iPhone via a device icon.

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How to Sync Music to iPhone X/8 from Old iPhone

Well, this part we're talking about how to copy music from iPhone to another iPhone (old to new) with iCloud. Of course, the precondition is that your old iPhone has files backed up to iCloud and you are in a place with internet connection. If not, you can just skip this part.

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Step 1: Go to "Settings", tap "iCloud" on your old iPhone, and then you are navigated to bottom and tap on "Storage & Backup", then tap "Back Up Now".

Step 2: Focus on your new iPhone. Choose "Restore from the iCloud Backup" after the previous iPhone setup is finished.

Step 3: The music sync from old iPhone to new iPhone XS/XR/X/8 is proceeding, whose speed depends on your music files and your network connection condition.

Step 4: When iPhone music sync is finished, check your new iPhone to see if the music files are synced as you wish.

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