One of the limitations of iOS is the limited Bluetooth capabilities. Which makes it more difficult to transfer MP3 to iPhone than it is to transfer to a Samsung phone or any other Android phone. On an Android phone, a quick Bluetooth transfer is all it takes and the task is done.
If you have some MP3 files on your computer that you want to listen to on your iPhone, you may wonder how to transfer them to your device. There are many ways to do this, depending on your preferences and needs. In this article, we will show you multiple methods to transfer MP3 to iPhone from PC or Mac, with or without iTunes. Whether you want to use a cable, Wi-Fi, or a cloud service, you will find a solution that works for you. Read on to learn more.
How to Transfer MP3 to iPhone from PC or Mac
There are several ways to transfer an MP3 file to an iPhone from a PC or Mac. Here are some of the most common methods:
Using iTunes: iTunes is a software that allows you to manage your music library and sync it with your iPhone. You can either move music manually or automatically with iTunes.
To move music manually, you need to enable the option “Manually manage music and videos” in the Summary tab of your iPhone in iTunes. Then you can drag and drop the MP3 files from your computer to your iPhone in iTunes.
To move music automatically, you need to select the option “Sync Music” in the Music tab of your iPhone in iTunes. Then you can choose to sync your entire library or only selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres. You can also sync music over Wi-Fi if you enable the option “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi” in the Summary tab of your iPhone in iTunes.
Using AirDrop: AirDrop is a feature that allows you to share files wirelessly between Apple devices. You need to turn on AirDrop on both your iPhone and your Mac, and make sure they are within the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range. Then you can right-click on the MP3 file on your Mac and choose Share > AirDrop. You will see your iPhone’s name on the AirDrop window. Click on it to send the file. On your iPhone, you will receive a notification to accept the file.
Using SHAREit: SHAREit is a third-party app that allows you to transfer files between different devices. You need to download and install SHAREit on both your iPhone and your PC or Mac. Then you need to open SHAREit on your iPhone and tap the icon in the top-left corner.
Tap Connect PC/Mac and then Scan to Connect. Scan the QR code on your PC or Mac’s screen with your iPhone’s camera. Then you can drag and drop the MP3 files from your computer to the SHAREit window. You will receive a pop-up window on your iPhone to confirm the transfer.
Use Cloud Services: This is a way to access MP3 files on your iPhone without downloading them to save space. You need to download and install a cloud service app like Dropbox on both devices, sign in with the same account, upload the MP3 files to the cloud from the source device, and open the app on your iPhone to access and download the files.
Use the Files app: This also works via Cloud services. If you have iOS 13 or later, you can use the Files app on your iPhone to transfer MP3 files from your laptop using a cloud storage service like iCloud Drive or Dropbox. Here’s how:
- Open the Files app on your iPhone.
- Tap on the cloud storage service that you want to use (e.g. iCloud Drive or Dropbox).
- Navigate to the folder on your laptop where the MP3 files are stored.
- Select the MP3 files that you want to transfer and drag them into the cloud storage folder on your iPhone.
Use email: Here are the steps to use email to transfer MP3 to iPhone from a PC or Mac:
- On your PC or Mac, log in to your email account and compose a new email.
- Attach the MP3 file you want to transfer to the email and send it to yourself or save it as a draft.
- On your iPhone, open the email app and find the email with the MP3 file attachment.
- Tap the file to open it and then tap the Share button at the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Select Save to Files and choose a location to save the file on your iPhone.