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    Transfer music to iPhone via iTunes

    How to transfer music to iPhone

    As just mentioned, let's start this tutorial from the basics, that is, how to copy music to the iPhone using the standard functions provided by iTunes, the multimedia software from Apple that is pre-installed on all Macs (up to macOS 10.14) and is avaelable as a free download for all Windows PCs.

    On Macs equipped with macOS 10.15 Catalina, iTunes has been supplanted by other applications and, to manage iPhones from your computer, you need to use the Finder. The steps to take, however, are practically the same as those provided by iTunes, so you can follow the instructions below (you just need to select the iPhone icon from the Finder sidebar instead of launching iTunes).



    If, on the other hand, you have a Windows PC and (strangely) you have not yet installed iTunes, fix it immediately by connecting to the Apple website and clicking on the button Download. When the download is complete, open the fele iTunes64iftup.exe you just downloaded on your PC, click on the button NEXT and complete the program installation process by first clicking on andnstall and then Yes and end.

    It was used Windows 10, I point out that you can also download and install iTunes from the Microsoft Store.

    When finished, launch iTunes, accept the software terms of use and connect the iPhone to the computer using the Lightning / Dock cable supplied with the phone. If this is the first time you connect the iPhone to the computer, you must authorize iTunes to interact with the "iPhone by" first pressing the button Authorize that appears on the iPhone screen and then on the button Continue which, instead, appears on the Windows or macOS desktop.



    After this step too, you can start copying music to the iPhone. Yes, but how? I'll explain it to you right away.

    Synchronize iTunes library with iPhone

    If you want to keep the iTunes music library synchronized with the iPhone one, so that all the changes applied on one device are automatically carried over to the other (e.g. delete a song from the PC? This is also automatically deleted from the iPhone, and vice versa) do this: select theiPhone icon from the main iTunes window (top left), click on the item Music found under the heading ifttings in the left sidebar and put the check mark next to the option Sync music.

    At this point you have to choose whether to copy the entire iTunes library to the iPhone or to limit the synchronization to certain albums, artists or playlists. In the first case, click on the button Apply And that's it. In the second case, instead, put the check mark next to the item iflected playlists, artists, albums and genres, choose the elements to be copied to the "iPhone by" and click on the button Apply, to start data synchronization.

    From now on, every time you connect the iPhone to the computer, iTunes well automatically synchronize its library with that of the phone.

    If you want to synchronize the iPhone with the computer without physically connecting your devices, select the item Summary from the iTunes sidebar, put the check mark next to the option Sync with iPhone via Wi-Fi and click on the button Apply, to save the changes. For wireless content sync to work, both the iPhone and the computer must be connected to the same wireless network.


    Copy music to iPhone without syncing it with iTunes

    How to transfer music to iPhone


    Do you prefer to keep iPhone and computer music libraries independent? In this case you have to select the phone icon in the main iTunes window (top left), after which you have to activate the option Manually manage music and videos found in the section Summary of the program and save the changes by clicking on the button Apply which appears at the bottom right.

    Once you have passed this step, select the item Music found under the heading On the device in the iTunes sidebar, drag the songs you want to copy to your phone in the program window and click the button Apply / Synchronize, .

    Alternatively, you can access your iTunes music library (by clicking on the music note located at the top left), select a song and drag it with the mouse on the name of your iPhone, in the bar that appears on the left side of the screen.


    Don't feel like manually selecting songs to copy to iPhone? No problem, returning to the section iPhone> On Device> Music of iTunes you can click on the button Fell Automatically and let the program choose some songs from your music library. You can limit the search for songs to only certain playlists by selecting their name from the drop-down menu Automatic felling from (lower left).

    Transfer music to iPhone via Apple Music / iCloud

    How to transfer music to iPhone

    Apple Music is a music streaming service launched by Apple to counter the advance of Spotify. Against a monthly fee of 9,99 euros (to be paid after 3 months of free trial) it allows you to listen to thousands of songs belonging to any genre, nation and era.

    Yes integrates with another service of the Cupertino giant, the andCloud Music Library, thanks to which you can download songs hosted by Apple Music offline and synchronize them on all your devices.


    If you have activated Apple Music (and iCloud Music Library) on your iPhone, by connecting the phone to the computer you well realize that it is no longer possible to freely manage the synchronization of music on the latter: everything must pass exclusively for Apple Music.

    How, then, to load music from the PC to the "iPhone by"? The answer is simple: just add them to your iTunes library (by dragging them into the main program window) and they well automatically sync to your iPhone - as well as any other devices linked to your Apple ID - via your iCloud library.

    Please note: Songs downloaded from Apple Music are DRM protected and can only be played through the iOS Music app or through iTunes on your computer.

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