More and more people are using iPhones nowadays, and users love to customize the content on their phones. One of the most common things to perform is copying songs from a computer to an iPhone. But if you are a Windows user, copying songs to your iPhone can be a challenging task. iOS is a closed operating system, which makes it hard to transfer media files to and from your iPhone. But don’t worry; in this blog post, we will show you different methods to copy songs to your iPhone from Windows 10.
The Challenge of Copying Songs to iPhone from Windows 10
Before diving into the methods, let’s first understand why copying songs to your iPhone from Windows 10 is challenging. There are a few reasons for this:
• Closed iOS – iOS is a closed operating system, making it challenging to transfer files to and from an iPhone.
• iTunes Dependency – Apple uses the iTunes tool for transferring files between the iPhone and computer. Still, unfortunately, iTunes is not user-friendly, often causing errors and issues while copying the files.
• File Formats – Certain file formats like FLAC and WMA won’t work on iOS devices, which creates a hurdle while transferring music files.
Things You Should Prepare for
Before proceeding with any method, here are some things you should prepare for:
• One USB Cable that connects your iPhone to your computer.
• A Windows 10 or higher computer.
• The latest iTunes version installed on your computer.
• Songs which you want to copy to your iPhone.
Method 1: Copying Songs via iTunes
iTunes is the official tool recommended by Apple for transferring files between the iPhone and computer. In this method, we will use iTunes to copy songs to your iPhone.
1. Connect your iPhone to your Windows computer using the USB cable.
2. Open iTunes.
3. Click on "File" and then select the option "Add File to Library."
4. Browse and select the music files that you want to copy to your iPhone.
5. Click on the "iPhone" icon in iTunes.
6. Click on the "Music" tab.
7. Check the "Sync Music" checkbox and choose the music that you want to copy to your iPhone.
8. Click on "Apply," followed by "Sync."
• An official tool recommended by Apple.
• Easy to use.
• iTunes is not user-friendly and causes errors and issues.
• Slow transfer speed.
Method 2: Copying Songs via iCloud Music Library
Another option to copy songs to your iPhone is via the iCloud Music Library.
1. Launch iTunes on your computer and sign in using your Apple ID.
2. Click on the "File" > "Library" > "Update iCloud Music Library" option.
3. Click on the "iPhone" icon in iTunes.
4. Click on the "Music" tab.
5. Turn on the "iCloud Music Library" option and wait for the songs to upload.
6. Head to your iPhone, and open the Music App, then you will see the songs you recently added to the iCloud music library, and you can start playing them on your iPhone.
• You don’t need a USB cable to copy songs to your iPhone.
• You can access your songs anytime, anywhere.
• The iCloud Music Library has a storage limit.
• Poor internet connection can cause slow uploading.
Method 3: Copying Songs via Third-party Software
Finally, you can use third-party software like SynciOS, iExplorer, or CopyTrans to copy songs to your iPhone.
1. Download and install any of the third-party tools.
2. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
3. Open the third-party software and click on the "Music" icon.
4. Select the songs you want to copy to your iPhone.
5. Click on the "Export" button.
6. Wait for the transfer process to complete.
• Some third-party tools claim to offer faster transfer speeds than iTunes.
• More user friendly than iTunes.
• Proxies can lead to virus attacks.
• Not all of the third-party software is trustworthy and safe.
Why Can’t I Copy Songs to iPhone from Windows 10?
1. You don’t have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.
To fix this, uninstall the current version and install the latest version of iTunes.
2. You are not signed in to iTunes with the correct Apple ID.
To fix this, open iTunes and click on "Account" > "Sign Out." Sign in using the correct Apple ID.
3. The music file format is not supported by iOS.
iOS supports AAC, MP3, ALAC, FLAC, and WMA. Convert the music file format to one of these formats.
• The transfer process might take some time, depending on the number of songs you want to copy.
• Make sure that you have enough space on your iPhone to store the songs.
• If you want to add songs to your iPhone every day, make sure you choose an easier and more convenient method in the long run.
5 FAQs about Copying Songs to iPhone from Windows 10
Q1. How do I check my iPhone’s storage capacity?
A1. Go to iPhone settings > General > iPhone Storage. Here, you can see what apps and files are using the most space.
Q2. Why can’t I copy my entire library to my iPhone?
A2. iPhone storage capacity is limited. If you want to copy your entire music library, consider using an External Hard Drive.
Q3. Can I use iTunes on Windows 10 to copy songs to my iPhone?
A3. Yes, you can use iTunes on Windows 10 to copy songs to your iPhone.
Q4. What is the file format supported by iOS?
A4. iOS supports AAC, MP3, ALAC, FLAC, and WMA.
Q5. What is the best method to copy songs to my iPhone from Windows 10?
A5. Copying songs via iCloud music library could be the best option as it doesn’t require a USB cable and you can access your songs anytime, anywhere.
In this blog post, we have provided several methods to copy songs to your iPhone from Windows 10. You can use iTunes, iCloud Music Library, or third-party software to transfer your songs. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer, have enough space on your iPhone, and choose a method that is best for you. By following these methods, you can easily copy your songs from a Windows 10 computer to your iPhone.