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Whenever you get a new iPhone or Mac, the first thing which comes in your mind is how you will transfer data between iPhone and Mac. The most common software of transferring music from Mac to iPhone is using iTunes, but it has certain limitations, like you can’t sync iPhone with another Mac or the whole music data from the iPhone will be removed. However, here’s a complete guide to transfer music from Mac to iPhone using iTunes and the best alternative software to perform this task.


Part 1. How to transfer music from Mac to iPhone using iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone and Mac will automatically launch the iTunes. When iTunes detects your iPhone, click your iPhone icon in iTunes.

Step 2. Navigate to Music tab in the left sidebar. Now, Tick the “Sync Music” option to transfer entire music present in your Mac to your music. Click on “Apply” at the bottom right corner to start the sync process.

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If you don’t want to transfer the entire music library, you can select the certain songs, genres, albums, artists and Playlists to transfer to your iPhone. Simple select the “Selected Playlists, artist, albums and genres”, scroll down and select the songs, artists or albums that you want to transfer. Click on “Apply” to transfer music to your iPhone.

That’s it! You have successfully transfer music to your iPhone via iTunes on your Mac. However, there are many other more reliable software of doing that task such dr.fone for Mac is the perfect example. You can’t only transfer the music from Mac to iPhone but you can also export music from iPhone to your Mac. The best part is that it is all in one package, you can also manage all Playlists, Podcasts, Audiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, Photos and Voice memos. Moreover, you can also transfer any music present on your Mac or USB to your iPhone via this software. Here’s step by step guide on transferring music from Mac to your iPhone using dr.fone.

Part 2. How to transfer music from Mac to iPhone by dr.fone

If you want to transfer music from Mac to iPhone freely, I transfer ANY song from any Mac to ANY iPhone without data being erased, then you’re supposed to try dr.fone for Mac. It is designed for people to share music between any iPhone and any computer. Below are the steps to use it.

Steps to transfer music from Mac to iPhone

Step 1: Download and install dr.fone on your Mac. Connect your iPhone with Mac and run the dr.fone. From the Main menu, Click on the Music in the top menu, here you will see all the music present on your iPhone.

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Step 2: Click on the “Add” button at the top to add new transfer new tracks to your iPhone. Now, you will be navigated to “Choose files to import”, select the songs that you want to copy and click on “Open” to transfer them. It will take some time to transfer the songs depending upon the number of songs that you have selected, you will see syncing in the operation tab next to the song being transferred.

Note: You can create a new playlist by right click at the left menu "PLAYLISTS".

That’s it! You can transfer as many songs as you want and this doesn’t end here, you can create a new Playlist, edit it, rename it and completely manage it right from the dr.fone.

Part 3. Other Apps to Transfer Music from Mac to iPhone

1. Dropbox:

Dropbox is one of the most popular service to keep your files on the cloud. By this way, you can also transfer your music from Mac to iPhone and later on open the Dropbox application on your iPhone to play that music. Simply copy the music to a folder on your iPhone and open the exactly same folder on your Dropbox account on iPhone. But it will only works when your iPhone is online, once you have been disconnected from the network, you won’t be able to play the other tracks.

Download Link: Click Here

Price: Free or depends upon the storage plan

2. Google Drive:

Just like Dropbox, Google Drive is another service to transfer files online between your Mac and iPhone. Natively, the music that you will transfer to your iPhone via Google Drive, you won’t be able to transfer the music directly to the music application on your iPhone. But it can only be played in the Google Drive application on your iPhone. Moreover, you can also open music files in other application from Google Drive on your iPhone.

Download Link: Click Here

Price: Free or depends on storage plan

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