By Demi twitter / Last update April 18, 2023

Can you transfer music from USB to iPhone without computer?

If you're trying to transfer music from USB drive to iPhone but don't have access to a computer, you may be wondering “Is it possible and how do I transfer music from a USB to my iPhone without a computer?” The good news is that it is indeed possible to transfer music from a USB drive to your iPhone without the need for a computer.

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In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to transfer music from USB to iPhone without computer, as well as a better way to get USB music transferred to iPhone, so you can enjoy your favorite tunes on the go.

How to transfer music from USB to iPhone without computer

When it comes to transferring files from USB to iPhone without computer, the Files app on iPhone must be a good choice to transfer music from USB to iPhone without computer, especially for someone who don’t want to use computer.

Here is what you’ll need to get started:
• An iPhone running iOS 13 and later
• A USB stick
• A Lightning to USB adapter (also known as the Camera Connection Kit)

Once you have these items by your hand, then follow the guide below to see the steps of how to transfer music from USB to iPhone without computer.

Step 1. Connect your USB stick directly to your iPhone via the Lightning to USB adapter.

lightning to usb adapter

Step 2. Open the Files app on your iPhone > Tap Browse in the lower right corner > Go to On your iPhone under Locations, create a new folder for the files you want to transfer.

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Step 3. Go back and choose your USB drive from Locations > Hold and select the music files you want to transfer > Tap Move at the bottom.

Step 4. Here you could choose the destination of the selected files > Find the new folder and tap Copy. Finally, you can get USB music imported to iPhone.

import USB music to iPhone

In this way, you can also transfer other types of files from USB to iPhone without computer.

Bonus: Faster way to transfer music from USB to iPhone with computer

When you transfer files from USB to iPhone without computer, you may encounter some drawbacks or inconveniences. You may find it’s kind of complicated to organize files and folders in USB on your iPhone, let alone to find specific songs or albums.

Furthermore, there is no deny that transfer files directly from USB to iPhone could take much longer than transfer through computer, which typically has faster data transfer speeds.

Therefore, if possible, it is suggested to transfer music from USB to iPhone using computer with a iOS data transfer expert - FoneTool. With its simple UI and design, the whole operation can be finished in a few clicks and in seconds.

Get FoneTool on your computer by clicking the icon below. Install this freeware to transfer music from your USB to iPhone.

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Step 1. Launch FoneTool on your computer > Connect your iPhone and USB stick to computer with compatible USB cables.

Step 2. Click Phone Transfer from the homepage of FoneTool > Mouse over to PC to iPhone and click Get Started.

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Step 3. Choose Music > Tap the folder icon to preview and select the music files in USB. You can directly drag and drop music from USB to the box in FoneTool.

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Step 4. Finally, make sure you have added all wanted music files > Click Start Transfer to transfer music from USB to iPhone.

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With this powerful transfer tool, you can also transfer music from CD to iPhone and other types of files with the steps above.


That’s all for how to transfer music from USB to iPhone without computer. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can quickly and conveniently transfer all your favorite tracks to your iPhone and enjoy them wherever you go.

Whether you're a music lover or simply looking to add some new tunes to your collection, this method is sure to come in handy. So why wait? Give it a try today and start enjoying all your favorite songs on your iPhone!

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