This wikiHow teaches you how to sync audio files from your computer to an iPhone without using iTunes. If you are using a Mac running Catalina or later, you can use Finder instead of iTunes to manage your music library. If you use Windows and prefer not to use iTunes, try a free alternative like MediaMonkey. If you subscribe to Spotify Premium, it can be used on Windows or macOS to copy music files to your iPhone. And if you just want to share some files, you can use the free Dropbox app, which comes with a built-in music player!
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[ Edit ] Using Finder for macOS Catalina and later
- Open Finder. It's the two-tone face icon on the Dock, which is usually at the bottom of the screen. 
- Connect your iPhone to your Mac. Once your iPhone is detected, you will see the name displayed in the left pane of the Finder under "Locations."
- If you are prompted to do so, click Trust so your iPhone can access data on your Mac.
- Click on your iPhone in the left panel. Information about your iPhone will be displayed in the main panel (right).
- Click on the tab. It is near the top of the right panel.
- Select the "Sync Music on your device" box. It is at the top of the right panel.
- Choose which music to sync. To sync all music on your Mac to your iPhone, select "Whole Music Library." If you prefer to select specific music, select "Selected artists, albums, genres, and playlists." Both options appear next to "Sync" in the right panel.
- If you chose to sync some content, check the boxes next to everything you want to sync in the lower part of the right panel.
- If you also want to sync video, check the box next to "Include videos."
- Click or. You will see one of these options at the bottom right of the Finder window, depending on whether you have changed any settings. The selected music is now synced to your iPhone.
[ Edit ] Using Spotify Premium
- Sign up for Spotify Premium. With a premium membership in Spotify, you can sync MP3, M4P / AAC (DRM protected audio files purchased from iTunes / Apple Music) and MP4 files to your iPhone as long as Spotify is installed in both locations.  Click here for details on how to register for a Premium membership.
- Download and install Spotify on your computer. You can download it from http://www.spotify.com/download. Once you have installed Spotify, log in with the account you use to access your Premium membership.
- Open your Spotify settings. To do this, click on the menu in the upper left corner of Spotify, select Edit and then click Settings .
- Switch on the switch next to "Show local files." It is under the heading "Local files" in the main panel.
- Add your music files to Spotify. Here's how:
- Switch on the switch next to "Show local files" in the right panel.
- Click ADD A SOURCE under this heading.
- Select the folder containing your music files and click OK . Spotify will import the files into that folder.
- You will find all your imported files on the Local Files tab in the left panel under "YOUR LIBRARY." It may take several minutes for the files to import.
- Create a new playlist for the files you want to sync. Your iPhone can access files from your computer as long as you put them in a playlist and download them to your computer first. How to create the playlist:
- Click + New Playlist near the lower left corner of Spotify.
- Type a name for the list and click on CREATE .
- Click the Local Files tab to view your local files.
- Drag desired songs to the new playlist in the left panel.  Click on the playlist in the left panel and make any changes.
- Slide the download button at the top right of the playlist to the On (green) position.
- Install the Spotify app on your iPhone. You can download the app for free from the App Store.
- If your iPhone is not already connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer running Spotify, connect to that network now.
- Open the Spotify app on your iPhone. It is the green circle icon with three curved black lines inside. If you are not already logged in with your Premium account, follow the on-screen instructions to log in now.
- Press. It is the icon for three box spines at the bottom right. This opens your library to the Playlists tab by default.
- Touch the new playlist you created on your computer. The contents of the playlist will be displayed.
- Slide the "Downloaded" switch to On (green). When the switch is green, Spotify on your iPhone starts downloading all the music files in the playlist so you can listen to them offline.
- It It may take some time for the files to fully sync, especially if you have many of them. You will see a green arrow next to each song that has been synced to your iPhone.
[ Edit ] Using MediaMonkey for Windows
- Download and install MediaMonkey. MediaMonkey is a free popular music manager and player for Windows that can be used to sync music to your iPhone. You can download it from https://www.mediamonkey.com/download.ebrit19659009?? Put music on your iPhone without iTunes Step 19 Version 2.jpg "src =" https://www.wikihow.com/images/ thumb / 4 / 4d / Put-Music-on-Your-iPhone-Without-iTunes Step 19-Version-2.jpg / aid3170486-v4-728px-Put-Music-on-Your-iPhone-Without iTunes Step-19-Version-2.jpg "width =" 728 "height =" 547 "class =" whcdn "/>
- The files you copy from your computer to your iPhone can be listened to in the regular Music app.
- First press to open search box, type and then click Microsoft Store . Search for iTunes – if you see an "Install" button, you can close the window and skip to the next step (don't click it). If you see "Start", open the Start menu, right-click on iTunes and then select Uninstall to remove it.
- Go to https://www.apple.com / itunes, click on Windows next to "Looking for other versions" and then click Download iTunes for Windows your correct version.
- Run the iTunes installer to install it on your PC. When installation is complete, launch iTunes.
- Go to Edit > Settings > Devices and check the box next to "Prevent iPod, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically."
- Connect your iPhone and to your computer and click the icon in the upper left corner of iTunes. In the window that opens, scroll down and clear "Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected".
- Click the Music tab on the left panel and deselect "Sync Music" if it is checked. Repeat for the Podcasts tab if you want MediaMonkey to manage your podcasts.
- The first time you run MediaMonkey, allow the app to search for music files on your computer. Once your files are discovered, they are added to an iTunes library that you can easily sync to your iPhone. 
- Click the Auto-Sync tab to select which music to sync automatically. If you are okay with MediaMonkey automatically syncing files to your iPhone as soon as you connect it, leave the standards at peace. If you prefer to sync music manually, uncheck "Auto-sync as soon as the device is connected."
- Click the Options tab to fine-tune your settings, including setting settings for how ID3 tags should be handled and whether files of certain types should be converted.
- Right-click on a song or selection of songs and select Send to > Your iPhone .
- Select a song, album or playlist and drag it to your iPhone in the tree.
- Click on your iPhone and click Auto-Sync select music to sync and then click Use to start synchronization.
[ Edit ] Using Dropbox
- Register for a Dropbox account at https://www.dropbox.com. You can add songs from your computer to Dropbox and play them with the Dropbox app on your iPhone. Basic (free) Dropbox accounts have 2 GB of space, but you can upgrade to Dropbox Plus (2 TB), Dropbox Professional (3 TB) or Dropbox Business (5 TB) if you need more. 
- Install the Dropbox client on your computer. This adds a Dropbox folder to your menu bar (upper right corner of a Mac) or system tray (lower right corner of Windows). Everything you place in this folder will be uploaded to your Dropbox account.
- Installing the client is optional but makes it easier. If there is a reason why you cannot install the client, go to https://www.dropbox.com and log in to your account to access the web interface.
- Copy the music files you want to add to your iPhone to your Dropbox folder. You can open the Dropbox folder by clicking the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar, and then clicking the folder button. Dropbox supports .mp3, .aiff, .m4a and .wav music. 
- If you are with the web version, click Upload files in it right panel, select the files you want to add and then click OK to start uploading.
- Wait for the music to load. It may take some time if you add a lot of music files and the speed depends on your internet connection. You can monitor the progress of the Dropbox menu in the system tray or menu bar.
- Install Dropbox on your iPhone. The app is free and can be downloaded from the App Store. Once the app is installed, launch it and log in with the same Dropbox account you use on your computer.
- Touch the song you want to play. Dropbox streams any of the songs you have stored in your Dropbox account as long as you have a network connection. The songs will continue to play in the background even if you switch apps.
- Select tracks as favorites to make them available offline. Normally, Dropbox streams the songs you choose over the Internet, but you can mark songs as favorites to make them always available, even if you do not have an Internet connection.
- Drag the song you want to keep on the device from left to right.
- Touch the star to store the song on your iPhone.
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[ Edit ] References
[ Edit ] Quick overview
- ↑ https: //support.apple.com/en-us/HT210611
- ] https://support.spotify.com/us/using_spotify/features/listen-to-local-files/
- [1945 https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php/ WebHelp: iPod_Synchroni zation / 4.0
- ↑ https://www.mediamonkey.com/sw/webhelp/frame/index.html? addingexistingfilestothelibrary.htm
- ↑ https://help.dropbox.com/ accounts-invoicing / space-storage / can-i-buy-more-space
- ↑ https: // www. dropbox.com/help/228