How to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPhone

If you are an iPhone user, you will definitely want to expand your phone music library, however, downloading huge collections of songs can be difficult for someone who already downloaded the songs on the laptop. In that scenario, he/she will need to transfer the laptop music to its iPhone.

The most used method to transfer music from laptop to iPhone is using iTunes however, there are several other ways as well which will allow you to transfer music from laptop to iPhone.

In this article, we will provide you with detailed guidelines on how you can transfer music from a laptop to iPhone.

How to transfer music from laptop to iPhone

There are several methods to transfer music from laptop to iPhone and besides using the iTunes services to transfer the music, the iPhone user can also try out other methods in case they encounter any issue in using iTunes.

So, let’s discuss these methods.

1: Transfer music via iTunes

iTunes is a widely used application for iPhone users who want to transfer music from the laptop to their iPhones. It allows users the option to sync their laptop music into the iTunes music library so that they can access these songs on their iPhones. However, if you have already had media files into the iTunes music directory, you will need to shift them back to your iPhone as the new synching will erase the previous data on iTunes. To transfer music via iTunes, you will need to perform the below steps.

Step 1: First, connect your iPhone to your laptop via a USB cable.

Step 2: Download and install iTunes on your laptop from the website.

Step 3: Once the iTunes is installed, run it on your laptop.

Step 4: Sign in to your Apple ID so that it can access your iPhone device.

Step 5: Click on the “Mobile” icon on iTunes.

Step 6: Checkbox the “Sync Music” option.

Step 7: To send all the music files to your iPhone check the “Entire music library” option or choose the second choice as shown in the below image to sync only the selected tracks. As soon as you click, you will see that your laptop music will appear on your iTunes screen. Select the song and to transfer it on your iPhone, click on the “Done” option.

Step 8: A dialog will appear, click on the “Apply” option to transfer the music from laptop to iPhone.

Step 9: Now go to your “Music” app on your iPhone and you will see the music files.

2: Transfer music via Wondershare MobileTrans

Wondershare MobileTrans is an amazing third-party app that allows you to transfer music from laptop to iPhone. The app can easily be downloaded on your laptop from the website. Once you successfully install it on your laptop, it’s now time for you to begin transferring music files from laptop to iPhone.

You will need to do the below steps if you want to transfer your music files from laptop to iPhone.

Step 1: First connect your iPhone with your laptop through the USB to lightning cable and then open the app on your laptop.

Step 2: Go to the “Phone Transfer” tab.

Step 3: Choose the “Import to Phone” option as you are importing the music from laptop to iPhone.

Step 4: Select the “Import” option.

Step 5: Choose your music files and click on the “Open” option.

This will begin transferring the files on your iPhone.

Once it completes, your music files will be transferred to your iPhone.

Step 6: To check the music files, go to your music library.


Listening to music on your iPhone via AirPods is an amazing experience that everyone desires and having a large collection of music on your iPhone will add worth to it. The above methods will guide you to easily transfer your favorite music collection from your laptop to your iPhone and enjoy a seamless music experience.

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Awais Khan

I'm an Engineer and an academic researcher by profession. My interest for Raspberry Pi, embedded systems and blogging has brought me here to share my knowledge with others.