How to Transfer Music between different iDevices: iPhone to iPhone

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes

What if you are gifted with a new iPhone and wish to transfer all your favorite music files from your old iPhone to the new one? You may think the question: how to transfer music from your iPhone to another?

Playing music on iPhone is definitely enjoyable and easy but getting the songs transferred from one iPhone to another is surely not a cakewalk. The process of music transfer between iDevices is not only tedious and boring but can be struggling as well, especially for those who were not familiar with the process.

If you are troubling with the most easy way answer of how to transfer music from iPhone to another iPhone, the article will give three ways to answer the question: iTunes alternatives, iTunes and home share. The best way I will recommend is using iTunes Alternative. You should:

  1. Download the iTunes alternatie to support you importing music from iPhone to iPhone.
  2. Connect your two iPhones devices to Computer.
  3. Select songs.
  4. Export music from iPhone to another iPhone.

In comparison with iTunes, iTunes Alternatives can help you not only transfer music but also videos, photos and other data. Keep reading for more detail information!

Method 1. Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes Alternatives

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) that can be considered as a complete iOS device manager. The software allows you to transfer music, videos, photos, and other contents between iOS devices, PC, and iTunes. Using dr.fone - Transfer (iOS), you can transfer purchased, non-purchased and all other downloaded and ripped music from one iOS device to another. While transferring music, the software also transfers all music elements, like ratings, ID3 tags, playlists, album artwork, and play counts. The process to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone through dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) is simple and fast.

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Situation 1: Transfer Part of Music Selectively

Step 1. Download and install dr.fone on your computer. Run dr.fone and choose Transfer from all the features. Then connect both iPhone to computer.

Step 2. Select Music and Export.

After the connection with the iPhone which you want to transfer music, click "Music" at the top of the main interface to enter the default music window. The list of songs present on your iPhone will appear. Select the songs from the list, tap on “Export” option on top menu bar and from drop down menu, select "Export to 'iPhone name'", for this case, "Export to Decepticon".

Transfer selective Music from iPhone to iPhone easily -Step 2

Situation 2: Transfer All of Music At One Time

If you are going to switch to a new phone and would like to transfer all data, including the music files from the old phone to the new phone, then dr.fone - Switch is your best option.

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Step 1. Run dr.fone on your computer and choose Switch. Connect both your iPhones to computer. Then it will recognize your devices and display them like below.

Transfer all Music from iPhone to iPhone -step 1

Step 2. Make sure your old iPhone is the source device and the new iPhone is the target device. If they're not, click on Flip. Then select Music and click Start Transfer.Just in a few minutes, all music files will be transferred to the iPhone.

Transfer all Music from iPhone to iPhone -step 1

Thus with above steps, you can conveniently transfer music from iPhone to iPhone easily.

    Benefits of this method:
  • You can transfer music from iPhone to iPhone which is not only purchased but non-purchased, downloaded, and ripped as well.
  • Besides songs, entire playlist can also be transferred.
  • Duplicate files will be automatically recognized and thus only the unique ones are transferred.
  • Maintains 100% original audio quality after music transfer.
  • Many other bonus features to manage your iPhone.

Method 2. Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone Using iTunes

If you are in no mood to install any third party software and looking for the ways on how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone, then iTunes is the option for you. Using iTunes, you can transfer all your purchased songs from one iPhone to iTunes library, and then sync another iPhone to get the transferred songs. Using iTunes for music transfer is one of the most common solutions, but it has set of limitations. The process is time consuming and above all, it only allows transferring purchased songs. The non-purchased, ripped, and downloaded songs on iPhone cannot be transferred to another iPhone through this method. Here the steps to transfer music with iTunes are given below.

Steps to Transfer Music to iPhone from iPhone with iTunes

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your PC and then connect the iPhone from which you wish to transfer purchased music.

Step 2. Transfer Purchases to iTunes library.

On the top-right corner, tap on File > Devices > Transfer Purchases. The purchased music on iPhone will be transferred to iTunes library.

Disconnect the first connected iPhone.

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone Using iTunes-step 2

Step 3. Connect another iPhone and sync music

Now using the USB cable, connect the second iPhone to which you wish to get the music. Click on iPhone icon on iTunes and then tap on Music option. On the right panel, check the option of “Sync Music”. Next select from option of “Entire music library” or “Selected playlist, artists, albums, and genres”.

If using the selected playlist option, select the transferred music from first iPhone on the basis of playlists or artists or genres. Tap on “Apply” and the music will be transferred to the iPhone.

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone Using iTunes-step 3.1

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone Using iTunes-step 3.2

With the above steps, you can successfully transfer music from iPhone to iPhone.

    Benefits of this method:
  • Safe and free way to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone and between other iDevices.
  • Does not require installation of any third party software.
  • Maintains quality after the transfer.

Method 3. Extra Tips: Share Music Between iPhones for Free

If you are lucky and have two iPhone devices and wish to keep both of them, then there is an option where you may not need to transfer the music between them, but simply play your favorite songs from one iPhone on another using Home Sharing. In such situations, the songs will not be permanently saved on the new device, but you can only play them. Both of the iPhone devices need to be on the same WiFi network for the method to work.

Steps to share music to iPhone from iPhone with Home Sharing

Step 1. On iPhone having songs ( iPhone 1) , click on Settings > Music and scroll down and look for “Home Sharing” option.

Share Music Between iPhones for Free-step 1

Step 2. Now, enter the Apple ID along with the password and click on “Done”.

Share Music Between iPhones for Free-step 2

Repeat the above process on another iPhone (iPhone 2) on which you wish to enjoy the music.

Step 3. Now on iPhone 2, open the Music from the home screen and then click on “Songs” or “Albums” and then select Home Sharing option. The music library of iPhone 1 will load on iPhone 2 and you can select the desired song and play.

Alternatively, if Apple Music is not used, then you need to click on More > Shared and then click on the Library that you wish to enjoy.

    Benefits of this method:
  • Does not require any software installation on your PC to transfer or play music.
  • Allows playing music without transferring from one iPhone to another.
  • Music can be played from one iPhone on another without occupying any space on second iPhone.

Depending upon your requirements, you can select any one of the above ways to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone.

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