By Lena / Last Updated December 30, 2019

Now you want to transfer some songs from your Windows 10 to your iPhone so that you can enjoy the music anywhere. When it comes to transferring music to iPhone, iTunes may appear in your mind first. Almost every iPhone user is familiar with iTunes. After all, it is the official application developed by Apple to manage our iOS device. However, iTunes has its limitations so you may do not want to rely on iTunes.

Well, here in this guide I’ll show you how to transfer music from Windows 10 to iPhone with iTunes. Besides, you will also learn another method to help you add music to iPhone without iTunes. Here we go.

How to Transfer Music from Windows 10 to iPhone?

Part 1. Transfer Music from Windows 10 to iPhone with iTunes

Something you should know: iTunes requires you to pair your computer with your iPhone, that’s to say, you can’t sync music from different iTunes libraries to the same iPhone. Besides, the newly added songs will erase the old one.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable and run iTunes. Please make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your PC.

Note: For the first connection, a window will appear on your PC and you should click “Continue” to allow iTunes to read your iPhone data. Also tap “Trust” on your iPhone.

Step 2. Click Device icon > go to Summary > uncheck the “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” option and check the option “Manually manage music and videos” > click Apply button.

Step 3. Click File option > choose “Add File to Library” from the drop-down list to add music files to iTunes you want to move to iPhone.

Add File To Library

Step 4. Go to Music > select Sync Music > choose either sync entire music library or selected playlists > click Apply button.

Sync Music

Part 2. Transfer Music from Windows 10 to iPhone without iTunes

If you want to transfer music from Windows 10 to iPhone without iTunes, then you can try some cloud services to help you make it, like Dropbox, Google Play Music, Amazon Cloud. Here we take Dropbox as an example.

Dropbox functions like a container where you can put all your files in and it offers 2 GB free storage space. After installing Dropbox app on PC, you just need to drag and drop your songs to it. And then install Dropbox on your iPhone and sync it, you will find songs are there and you can download the song for offline listening.

Step 1. Sign up for a Dropbox account. Download Dropbox on both your computer and iPhone. And sign in your account.

Step 2. Copy and paste the songs you need to the Dropbox folder on your PC and wait for the songs to upload. Dropbox supports music in .mp3, .aiff, .m4a, and .wav formats.

Step 3. Go to the Dropbox app on your iPhone. You can listen to these songs via network. Or If you want to save the song for offline listening, you can swipe the song that you want to keep on the device from left to right and hit the “Star” to mark the song as favorite.

Dropbox Player

Easier Way to Backup Your iPhone Music, Photos, Videos

You may know that iTunes also can help us backup iPhone. However, it will backup all iPhone data and settings. Besides, when you choose to perform a restore, it will erase all the existed iPhone content. So here in this part, I’d like to introduce you one alternative tool to better backup your iPhone.

mBackupper is one free iPhone transfer and backup export for Windows PC. It supports backing up music, videos, contacts, messages, etc. You can choose the files you want to backup and also the files need to restore. And it will not erase any iPhone data.

After launching it, you’ll see the user-friendly interface. You can finish iPhone backup and restoration with just a few clicks. Go for it now and discover more!

Back Up All


To transfer music from Windows 10 to iPhone, you can make it with iTunes or Dropbox. Just choose one to follow according to your needs. If you meet any problem, please feel free to leave a comment and we will reply to you soon.