Transfer Music from an External Hard Drive to iPhone

"I haven't gotten enough space on my computer, so I have to store more than 3000 songs on an external hard drive. Now I need to transfer some selected songs from the external hard drive to my iPhone. However, I don't know how to do it. Any suggestion?"

It's a good idea to save songs on an external hard drive, because it is a way to secure your songs. You know, sometimes, because of computer crash, you may lose them permenantly. And saving songs on an exteranl hard drive frees up more space on your computer for new files and apps. But by doing this, it may take you a lot of time when you want to transfer music from an external hard drive to iPhone. Fortunately, now with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS), the users are able to transfer music from extenal hard drive to iPhone in short time.

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

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dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) is a desktop app for iPhone, iPad and iPod. It enables you to put any song from an external hard drive to iPhone without any incompatible problem. And this process is much easier than sync songs from iTunes to iPhone. Only in 3 steps, you'll make it.

Step 1 Connect External Hard Drive to PC.

Plug the external hard drive into your computer via a USB cable. Make sure that you are able to open this hard drive and select the songs you want to copy to your iPhone. On the Windows PC, you can see the hard drive in My Computer by default. On the Mac, the hard drive is on desktop.

Transfer Music from External Hard Drive to iPhone - Plug in External Hard Drive

Step 2 Connect iPhone with Your Computer.

Connect your iPhone to the computer with the USB cable and launch dr.fone then select Transfer from all the functions. After recognizing your iPhone, dr.fone will show your iPhone in its main interface. And all media files are sorted into categories and displayed on the top sidebar.

Transfer Music from External Hard Drive to iPhone - Connect iPhone

Step 3 Transfer Music from External Hard Drive to iPhone.

Click Music on the top menu, and you will enter the Music window by default, if not, choose Music in the left sidebar, then you'll see the iPhone songs in the right part. Click the >Add button at the upper left corner and choose Add Files or Add folder to add the music files from external hard drive. Browse your computer to find the songs or folder in the external hard drive you need. Click Open to import songs to your iPhone. When the transfer is ongoing, a progress bar will tell you how the whole process is going.

Transfer Music from External Hard Drive to iPhone - Transfer Songs

See, this is how to transfer music from an external hard drive to iPhone with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). It's very easy, right? During the transferring process, if an iPhone-incompatible song is added, a window will pop up to ask you to convert it or not before the upload. Click Yes so that the song will be converted and added to iPhone automatically.

Transfer Music from External Hard Drive to iPhone - convert incompatible format

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