[4 Easy Ways] Transfer Music from Windows 10/11 to iPhone

How to transfer music from Windows 10 PC/laptopto iPhone? Whether you want to transfer all songs or selected song, you can find the effective method in this guide.


By Lena / Updated on April 8, 2024

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Ready to transfer to your favorite song to your iPhone? You can get easy ways to add MP3 from your Windows 10 computer to your iPhone and enjoy the music anywhere. While many people default to using iTunes, it's not the only choice, it comes with its limitations. Here we’ll show you 4 easy ways on how to transfer music from Windows 10 to iPhone without and with iTunes.

Method 1. Easiest way to transfer music from Windows PC to iPhone

If you want an easy and quick way to transfer MP3 from Windows 10 to iPhone, then FoneTool is one professional iOS data transfer tool, that is your best choice.

Free iPhone Music Transfer Software


  • Easy and fast. With the user-friendly interface, you can complete the transfer in only 3 clicks.
  • Transfer selected music. lt lets you only transfer the selected music you want or 1-click transfer all music.
  • All music is supported. lt can transfer any purchased or non-purchased music to iPhone.
  • High compatibility. Support all models of iPhone and the latest iOS.

Download this tool on your PC and connect your iPhone to computer. Then follow the steps below to learn how to transfer music from Windows to iPhone in only a few clicks.

Step 1. Tap Phone Transfer > PC to iPhone. Click the Start Transfer button.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 2. Choose the Music from the top of the interface. Then Click the file icon to choose the songs you want to transfer to iPhone.

Select music

Step 3. Finally, click the Start Transfer button to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes for free.


Tip: If you want to transfer non-purchased music from iPhone to computer, you can head to Phone Transfer > iPhone to PC to complete the process easily.

Method 2. Add music to iPhone from iTunes Windows 10

Something you should know:
1. iTunes requires you to pair your computer with your iPhone, that’s to say, you can’t sync music from different iTunes libraries to the same iPhone. Besides, the newly added songs will erase the old ones. If you want a no-data-loss way to transfer selected songs, please go to Method 1.
2. To successfully transfer music from iTunes to iPhone, you may need to go to "Settings" on your iPhone > Tap "Music" > and turn off iCloud Music Library. 

If you don't mind the limitations of iTunes, read to see how to transfer music from Windows 10 to iPhone with iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable and run iTunes. Please make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your PC.

For the first connection, a window will appear on your PC and you should click “Continue” to allow iTunes to read your iPhone data. Also, tap “Trust” on your iPhone. 

Step 2. Click the Device icon > go to Summary > uncheck the Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected option and check the option Manually manage music and videos > click Apply button.

Step 3. Click File option > choose Add File to Library from the drop-down list to add music files to iTunes you want to move to iPhone.

Add File To Library

Step 4. Go to Music > select Sync Music > choose either sync entire music library or selected playlists > click Apply button to sync music from computer to iPhone.

Sync Music

Method 3. Transfer music from Windows PC to iPhone via Cloud Services

If you want to transfer music from Windows 10 to iPhone without iTunes, you can try some cloud services to help you make it, like Dropbox, Google Play Music, Amazon Cloud. Here we take Dropbox as an example to show you how to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes.

Dropbox functions like a container where you can store all your files and it offers 2 GB of free storage space. After installing Dropbox app on PC, you just need to drag and drop your songs to it. And then install Dropbox on your iPhone and sync it, you will find songs are there and you can download the song for offline listening.

Step 1. Sign up for a Dropbox account. Download Dropbox on both your computer and iPhone. And log in to your account.

Step 2. Copy and paste the songs you need to the Dropbox folder on your PC and wait for the songs to upload. Dropbox supports music in .mp3, .aiff, .m4a, and .wav formats.

Step 3. Go to the Dropbox app on your iPhone. You can listen to these songs via network. Or If you want to save the song for offline listening, you can swipe the song that you want to keep on the device from left to right and hit the “Star” to mark the song as a favorite.

Dropbox Player

Method 4. Add iPhone music from Windows 10 via iCloud Music Library

If you prefer to transfer music from Windows 10 to iPhone wirelessly, iCloud music Library is another option. This method can seamlessly sync music across all Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC.

Let's learn ransfer how to copy music to iPhone from Wndows 10 using iCloud Music Library.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your Windows 10, and go to click Edit > Preferences > General.

Step 2. Check the box next to iCloud Music Library, and wait to sync Windows PC music.

Step 3. On your iPhone to open Settings, tap [your name] > iCloud > Music, toggle on the switch next to iCloud Music Library.

Turn on iCloud Music Library

Step 4. Wait for the songs to sync automatically in iCloud Music Library, so you can access the music stored on your Windows PC on your iPhone.、

iCloud Music Library requires an Apple Music subscription.
Make sure you have sufficient iCloud storage space to accommodate your music library.
Ensure both devices are signed in to the same Apple ID for seamless syncing.

This method offers the convenience of accessing your entire music library across all your Apple devices without the need for manual transfers via USB or third-party software.

FAQs on transferring music from computer to iPhone

If you have other questions about passing music from Windows 10 to iPhone, I hope this section can answer all your doubts about how to transfer music from laptop to iPhone with USB.

#1. Why can't I transfer music from PC to iPhone?

If you can't transfer music to iPhone from PC, check the USB cable connection, make sure the software on both devices is up to date, and verify the iTunes sync settings. Confirm that the format of the music files is compatible and that your iPhone has enough storage space.

If the problem persists, temporarily disable the security software and restart both devices. Make sure your computer is authorized to access your iTunes Store account. If the problem persists, please contact Apple support or online forums for further help. 

#2. How do I transfer music from my laptop to my iPhone using USB?

Way 1. Connect your iPhone to laptop with a USB cable. Launch iTunes and tap the iPhone icon in the upper left corner. Then transfer the songs according to the steps of Method 2. 

iTunes device icon

Way 2. Connect your iPhone and laptop with a USB cable. Launch FoneTool and follow the steps of Method 1 to transfer music from computer to iPhone.

#3. Can you drag and drop music to iPhone without iTunes?

You can certainly drag and drop music to iPhone without iTunes, and in this article we provide two ways, FoneTool and cloud storage services such as Google Drive and Dropbox can help you transfer music from Windows 11 to iPhone.

FoneTool is characterized by fast transfer speed and can transfer music to iPhone without network. The feature of cloud services is that you can sync music between your computer and iPhone when you have an internet connection. Both ways allow you to drag and drop the music you want from your PC to their selection area for transfer, and you can choose the one that suits you better.


That's all for how to transfer music from Windows 10 to iPhone. Among them, FoneTool provides an easiest way to help you import purchased and non-purchased songs from PC to iPhone without erasing data. For those who like to play CDs, you can also go to this guide on how to transfer music from CD to iPhone to explore the power of FoneTool.   

If you encounter any problems, please feel free to leave a comment and we will get back to you as soon as possible.