How to Add Music to iPhone from iTunes Library

Are you tired of playing the same old music on your iPhone? Do you want to add new songs to your device? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, I’ll be sharing with you some methods on how to add music to your iPhone from the iTunes library.

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What’s Needed

To start with the process, you’ll need the following:

– A computer or laptop with iTunes installed
– An iPhone with a charging cable
– A good internet connection

What Should I Pay Attention to?

Before proceeding with the methods, you should make sure that your iPhone has enough storage to accommodate the new music. Additionally, make sure that your iTunes library is updated with the latest songs.

Method 1: Adding Music from iTunes to iPhone

To add music to your iPhone from iTunes library, follow these steps:

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer or laptop using a charging cable.
2. Open iTunes on your computer.
3. Click on the ‘iPhone’ icon on the top left corner of the iTunes screen.
4. Select ‘Music’ on the left sidebar.
5. Choose the music you want to add to your iPhone and click on ‘Add to Device’ next to the song title.
6. Once the music is added to your iPhone, disconnect it from the computer.

Method 2: Syncing Music from iTunes to iPhone

If you want to add a large number of music files to your iPhone, you can use the sync feature in iTunes.

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
2. Open iTunes and click on the ‘iPhone’ icon.
3. Click on the ‘Music’ tab.
4. Check the box next to ‘Sync Music’.
5. Choose to sync your entire library, a specific playlist, or selected songs.
6. Click on the ‘Apply’ button to start syncing the music to your iPhone.
7. Once the syncing process is completed, eject your iPhone from the computer.

Method 3: Using Apple Music

If you have an Apple Music subscription, you can easily add new songs to your iPhone.

1. Open the Music app on your iPhone.
2. Search for the song or album you want to add.
3. Tap on the ‘+’ icon next to the song or album to add it to your library.
4. Once the song is added to your library, you can download it to play it offline.

Why Can’t I Add Music to My iPhone?

There are several reasons why you might not be able to add music to your iPhone:

1. Your iTunes library is not updated with the latest songs.
2. Your storage on the iPhone is full.
3. The music file format is not supported by iPhone.
4. The USB cable you’re using is broken.

To fix these issues, you can update your iTunes library, delete unnecessary files from your iPhone to create more space, convert the music files to a compatible format, or use a different USB cable.


While adding music to your iPhone, make sure that you organize them in playlists to easily find them later. Additionally, regularly update your iTunes library with new songs to keep your iPhone playlists fresh.


Q. Can I add music to my iPhone without using iTunes?

A. Yes, you can add music to your iPhone without using iTunes by using apps like Spotify, Apple Music, or Google Play Music.

Q. Can I add music to my iPhone wirelessly?

A. Yes, you can add music to your iPhone wirelessly by using apps like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Q. How do I delete music from my iPhone?

A. To delete music from your iPhone, go to the Music app, swipe left on the song or album you want to delete, and tap on ‘Delete’.

Q. Can I transfer music from my iPhone to my computer?

A. Yes, you can transfer music from your iPhone to your computer by connecting it to iTunes and selecting the ‘Transfer Purchases’ option.

Q. How do I create a playlist on my iPhone?

A. To create a playlist on your iPhone, open the Music app, tap on the ‘Library’ tab, select ‘Playlists’, and tap on ‘New Playlist’.