By Nick / Last Updated December 25, 2020

How do I transfer mp3 to my iPhone 11?

There are about 200+ mp3 files on my computer. I want to send then into my iPhone 11 so I can listen to them when I am taking the bus. How can I transfer mp3 to iPhone 11 in the shortest time?

- Question from Apple Community

> You could purchase music from iTunes Store or other music stores.

> MP3 files could be downloaded from the music stores or get them from your friends.

> Listening to music on computer makes you get the best experience with professional equipment.

> Listening to music on iPhone is convenient and you could enjoy the music anywhere and anytime.

Music is loved by many people. Background music creates an ideal environment when you are seeing somebody at the café, reading book, or having a nap. You could buy the music by yourself or you friends could send you the MP3 files as attachments in Email.


You could download the MP3 files from the Internet to computer to listen to them offline. How to listen to music on your iPhone? If you have purchased the music with your Apple ID or you are in a family sharing group, you can easily re-download the MP3 files.

Steps to download MP3 files:
On your iPhone, open iTunes Store > tap the Three Dots at the bottom of the screen > tap Purchased > select Music > view your purchased music or the music purchased by your family member > select the songs and tap the download button to download MP3 files to your iPhone.

You could use the MP3 files to add ringtone to iPhone.

If you have already got the mp3 files on your computer, you could also send the music to your iPhone without Internet.

Section 1. How to transfer MP3 to iPhone without iTunes?

iOS is a closed system compared with Android, so you can’t directly put the MP3 files into your iPhone. You need to help of the professional tool.

AOMEI MBackupper is the best app to transfer MP3 to iPhone. It is made by a professional team to make it the fast iPhone data transfer.

AOMEI MBackupper makes you manage music files on all your iOS devices including the latest iPhone 12 Pro Max/ 12 Pro/ 12/12 Mini/SE 2nd/11 and iPad 8/Air 4. iOS 14/13 is also supported.

It is very simple to use. The mp3 files could be transferred by 1 click.

Steps to transfer MP3 files with AOMEI MBackupper:

Step 1. Prepare the MP3 files on your computer.

Step 2. Download and install AOMEI MBackupper. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. You need to unlock iPhone screen to let iPhone Trust This Computer during the process.

Step 3. The home screen would automatically appear after the connection is successfully built. Select Transfer to iPhone at the bottom of screen.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 4. Click any area in the box to add music from your computer. If you have put the MP3 files on your desktop, you could directly drag and drop music files to the box.

Select Files

Step 5. After you add all the songs into the box. Click the Transfer button to send the music into your iPhone.

Transfer Music

Section 2. How to sync MP3 files to iPhone with iTunes?

You can buy the albums of your favorite singers in iTunes but do you know how to transfer files from PC to iPhone with iTunes? iTunes is often used to send photos and music to iPhone, but you need to know the disadvantages of this.

If you use iTunes to sync photos to iPhone, you need to can’t use iCloud Photos then and photos synced from iTunes will be removed if you try to enable iCloud Photos. Similarly, you cannot use iCloud music library if you sync music with iTunes. That means you cannot sync music among all your devices.

Steps to sync MP3 files with iTunes:

Step 1. Prepare the MP3 files on your computer.

Step 2. Download and install the latest iTunes.

Step 3. In iTunes, click File and select Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library to add the MP3 files to iTunes library.

Add File to Library

Step 4. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. After your iPhone is recognized by iTunes, there would be a device icon appear on the upper-left corner.

Step 5. Click Music on the sidebar. Select the MP3 files and then click Apply to send them to your iPhone.

Sync Music to iPhone

If iTunes failed to transfer MP3 files, refer to this guide Can’t Transfer Music to iPhone.


MP3 is the common format for music. If you want to enjoy the downloaded music on your iPhone, you could follow this passage to transfer MP3 to iPhone on your computer.

AOMEI MBackupper is the best solution for you because it helps you transfer music in the easiest way and takes the shortest time.

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