How to Transfer Music from PC to iPhone Without iTunes for Free

If your computer isn’t installed with iTunes or iTunes isn’t working in music transfer, refer to the post that list three free ways of how to transfer music from PC to iPhone/iPad.


By Ellie / Updated on January 18, 2023

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How can I transfer music from my computer to my iPhone for free without iTunes?

I dont install iTunes on my Windows computer. Is there a way to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes? Thanks a lot!


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3 ways to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes for free [wirelessly]

iTunes share music, send videos, etc. from iPhone to iPhone or PC to iPhone easily. Due to its limitations like USB cable being necessary, many users are looking for other ways to complete PC to iPhone music transfer. If you are one of them, keep reading to learn how to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes wirelessly. 

Way 1. Transfer music from PC to iPhone via cloud-based services

Cloud-based services allow you to share music, photos, and other files without cable. When you don’t want to use iTunes to transfer music from computer to iPhone/iPad, you can turn to cloud-based services. Here take Dropbox as an example.

Note: Dropbox is free for 2GB of storage space. For more, you need to upgrade your plan.

Step 1. Download Dropbox on both your computer and iPhone, and install it. Then, sign in to the same Dropbox account on the two devices. 

Step 2. On your PC, click on “Upload files" and choose the music you want to move to iPhone to add them to Dropbox. 

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Step 3. Start the Dropbox on your iPhone. Locate and download the music files and then you can listen them without internet on your iPhone. 

Way 2. Transfer music from PC to iPhone using Google Play Music

If you have subscribed to streaming apps like Google Play Music, you can transfer music from computer to iPhone using the streaming app. Now see how to sync music files from PC to iPhone using Google Play Music. 

Step 1. Run Google Play Music on your computer and your iPhone. Sign in to the same account. 

Step 2. Choose “Upload songs to Google Play” and select songs from your computer to sync.

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Step 4. Once the music has been loaded, you can start playing music. You can download music to your iPhone for offline listening. 

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Way 3. Send music from PC to iPhone via Email

Actually, it is said that the easiest way to transfer MP3 files is by mailing them to the senders. Use the attachment option to attach the desired audio files, and hit send. Email service providers have limits on how large an attachment you can send. 

Step 1. On your computer, create an email and add the songs to the email as attachments.

Step 2. Send the email to your own account.

Step 3. Check the email on your iPhone.

Step 4. Tap the song to load the music. When it has done, close the music playing window and tap the "Share" icon on the screen.

Step 5. Choose to open the song with another app. Afterward, select a music app on your iPhone to add the song to your iPhone.

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Further reading: transfer music from PC to iPhone remotely 

Now, surely you have realized how to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes. All of them require you to upload your PC music files to a third storage space at first. What if your PC isn't in your hand? How can you transfer music from PC to iPhone remotely? Don'tworry, you can use third-party remote desktop software to control the remote computer quickly and securely; then you can upload the music files on the PC to the third-party storage space and download them to your iPhone. Now, let's see how to complete the operation. 

Step 1. Download the remote desktop software on your PC. 

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
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Step 2. Download the remote desktop software on your iPhone. 

Download Freeware iOS 10.0 or later
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Step 3. Create an AnyViewer account and log into the same account. 

Step 4. On your iPhone, tap "Device" and click the computer that contains the files you want to transfer to your iPhone. 

Step 5. Tap "One-click control", and then you can see the desktop of the remote PC. Then, you can choose one of the three ways listed above to transfer music files from your PC to your iPhone without accessing the PC physically.