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3 Ways to Add Music to iPhone With/Without iTunes [iPhone 12 Included]

Dec 21, 2020 • Filed to: iPhone Data Transfer Solutions • Proven solutions

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You got some fantastic music somewhere and then want to know how to add music to iPhone, iPad, or iPod, especially a brand new iPhone 12? Ideally, iTunes or any third-party tool to add music to the iPhone are some great choices to help you copy music to iPhone. The process is quite similar for all the iOS devices and will let you keep your media files handy. To help you add songs to the iPhone in different ways, we have come up with this thoughtful post. In this article, we will teach you how to add songs to the iPhone with and without iTunes in a stepwise manner.

Part 1: How to add music to the iPhone including iPhone 12/12 Pro(Max) with iTunes?

You must know iTunes well is you have using an iOS device for a long time. It is developed by Apple and is known as the official solution to manage an iPhone. Though, you might find the process of learning how to add music to the iPhone using iTunes a bit complicated. You can simply sync your music to the iTunes library if got some music on your iPhone. If not, here you can learn how to manually add music to iTunes library and add songs to iPhone via iTunes:

1. Plug your iPhone into your laptop or desktop which has installed updated iTunes.

2. Add some music to the iTunes library if you do not have any. Go to its “File” menu and you can choose to add selected files or add an entire folder.

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3. A browser window would be launched. From here, you can add the music files of your choice to the iTunes library.

4. Great! Now, you can simply add music to iPhone from iTunes. Go to the device icon and choose your iPhone, after that choose the “Music” tab on the left.

5. Enable the “Sync Music” option which will help you sync selected music files, albums, genres, or playlists, and click on the “Apply” button.

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This will sync your iTunes music with your iOS device and automatically add songs to iPhone.

Part 2: How to add music to iPhone including iPhone 12/12 Pro(Max) without iTunes using Dr.Fone?

It might take a lot of effort to sync your iTunes music to the iPhone. To have added music to iPhone fast, we recommend Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS) for help. The tool follows an intuitive process and will let you learn how to add music to the iPhone by following a simple click-through process. You won’t need any prior technical experience as well to add music to the iPhone using Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS). It is compatible with every iOS version and runs on all leading devices like iPhone XS, X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, etc.

You can add songs to iPhones, iPads, and iPods of different generations using Dr.Fone. Additionally, you can transfer your photos, contacts, messages, videos, and all kinds of data files. It is a complete iPhone manager with dedicated tabs to manage apps or explore the device’s file system. You can learn how to add songs to the iPhone using Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS) by following these simple instructions.

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1. Open Dr.Fone toolkit and install the "Phone Manager" feature to add music to the iPhone or manage your iOS device.

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2. Now, connect your iPhone with your Mac or Windows PC and let the application identify your device. Once it is detected, you can view its snapshot on the screen.

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3. Click on the “Music” tab from the navigation bar. Then, you can view all the audio files on your iPhone. Furthermore, you can view them under different categories from the left panel.

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4. To add songs to the iPhone, just click on the Import icon which is located on the toolbar. This will let you add selected files or an entire folder.

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5. As you would pick to add files or folder, a browser window will pop up. In this way, you can visit the location of your choice and add music to iPhone directly.

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Simply wait for a while,  then Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS) will directly transfer the selected files from your computer to the iPhone. Additionally, if you want to transfer iTunes music to your iOS device, then you can click on the “Transfer iTunes Media to Device” option on its home screen. This will display a pop-up form where you can pick the type of media files (music) you want to transfer from iTunes to the iPhone.

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Part 3: How to add music to iPhone including iPhone 12/12 Pro(Max) using Apple Music?

With Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS), you can learn how to add music to the iPhone directly from iTunes or a computer. Though, if you already have an Apple Music account, then you can stream your favorite songs and make them available offline. Before you start, you must know that Apple Music is a streaming service. The offline songs are DRM protected and will only work as long as you have an active Apple Music subscription. Therefore, you would have to purchase an Apple Music subscription to make this technique work. After buying an Apple Music subscription, you can add songs to the iPhone.

1. Launch the Apple Music app on your iPhone and look for the song (or album) you wish to download.

2. After opening it, go to its more settings by tapping on the three dots icon beside the album art.

3. This will display a list of numerous options. Tap on “Make Available Offline”.

4. After saving a song offline, you can go to the “My Music” tab and find it in your library.

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In this way, you can listen to your favorite songs, even when you don’t have an internet connection.

We hope that after going through this tutorial, you have occupied 3 ways to add music to the iPhone in 3 different ways. You can either try iTunes, Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS), or get an Apple Music subscription. The easiest, fastest, and most cost-effective option is Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS). It is an all-around solution to your phone and will let you manage your data between your computer and iPhone, iTunes and iPhone, or one iOS device and another. You will enjoy its numerous advanced features if you try it and make it your must-have iOS device manager.

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