You are used to downloading music to iPhone using iTunes and you are wondering if there is away that you can download music to iPhone without using iTunes. Yes, you can use third party softwares to download music to iPhone. However, let us first see how to download music from iTunes to iPhone before we look how to download music on iPhone without iTunes.

Part 1. How to download music from iTunes to iPhone

iTunes is Apple’s inbuilt media player that can also be used to transfer music and manage music library. Before, you follow the steps on how to add music to iPhones using iTunes, ensure that your iTunes is up to date. You can check on updates and then follow these steps.

Step 1. Run iTunes on your Mac or PC

Open iTunes application on your computer and ensure it is the latest version. If it is an older version, check for updates and install the latest version and launch it. Now, take your iPhone and connect it to the computer via USB cable. The application should detect the iPhone immediately otherwise check your iPhone and trust the device with the computer.

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Step 2. Choose music in iTunes Library

Click on your phone icon and then click on “Summary” icon. After that, mark on “Music” icon. You will then choose whether you want to download music files manually or the entire music library.

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Step 3. Transfer downloaded music to iPhone from iTunes

For the manual process, you will have to select the songs manually and drag them to your iPhone. If it is the entire playlist you will have to click on “Apply” and all the music files will be downloaded to your computer.

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Part 2. How to download music on iPhone without iTunes

If you want to download music without using iTunes then you can use iMusic software. This music downloader program for iPhone allows you to download music online from over 3000 music sites but also from its inbuilt music library. It supports download of audios and videos directly to your computer within a few steps. iMusic software is also built with other important features highlighted below.

iMusic - Download Music to iPhone without iTunes from 3000+ Music Sites

  • Music Transfer Tool - transfer music from your computer to Android and iOs device. It can also import files from your mobile device to your computer.
  • Record Music - with iMusic, you can not only visit any of 3000 plus haring sites, but also record music and save them on your computer or mobiles.
  • Fix iTunes Library - when you have files that are missing tags, missing covers, duplicate files or broken files, iMusic can fix that easily.
  • Rebuild iTunes Library - help fix all the music files on your iTunes library, as well as backup your iTunes in case of loss by accident.
  • Powerful Toolbox - built with a toolbox that has features like music converter, CD burner and functionality that allows you to create a playlist.

How to download music to iPhone without iTunes in steps

Step 1. Launch iMusic downloader for iPhone

Begin by launching iMusic software on your computer and click on “GET MUSIC” icon. After that, click on “Download” button.

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Step 2. Download preferred music to iPhone

Next, you will see a paste URL button. You can search on the music that you want to download on a music site on your browser, copy the music URL and paste the URL on the box. Alternatively, you can click on the music site on displayed on the program and search for the music song. Once the URL is detected or when you have found the song, choose on output format and select a format like MP4 or MP3 and click on “Download” button.

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Step 3. Transfer downloaded music to iPhone

Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. The program will detect your iPhone and you will find it under “Devices” icon.

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After clicking on “Devices”, go to the left side of the program and click on the Music button. Click on “Add” button and you will then be able to browse the music files on your computer. Select the music and open with the program. The selected music will be transferred to your iPhone.

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Optional: How to Repair iTunes with iMusic

With iMusic software, you can repair build your broken iTunes library. Below are the steps that allow you to repair iTunes.

  • Open iMusic software and connect your iPhone, which will be detected and displayed on “Devices” menu.
  • Click on “Toolbox” button and select the first option, which is “Rebuild iTunes Library” option.
  • You will see a new window with a notification that all your files will be copied. Proceed by clicking on “Start” button.
  • Once the program has scanned the files you can tick on the files that you want to rebuild and then click on “Copy to iTunes” button.

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Optional: How to Edit Music Tags with iMusic

You may find that some of the music files on your iTunes library lack music tags and you would wish to fix them. iMusic software can fix music tags, music covers, clean broken files and delete duplicates. Here is how to edit music tags with iMusic software.

  • Open iMusic software on your computer and click on “Library” button.
  • Next, click on music button at the top left and then click on “Fix” icon at top right side of the window.
  • A new window will pop up that allows you to scan iTunes Library. Click on “Scan” and the program will scan the music files.
  • The program will then display information about the number of broken files, missing tags, missing covers and duplicate tracks.
  • You can fix all the files at once or do it selectively. Click on “Missing tags” and then click on “Fix missing Tags” iMusic will fix the tags and it will notify you when the process is complete.

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