By Ellie / Last Updated March 23, 2022

Why transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes?

iTunes is a music player and manager. iPhone users can transfer songs, send videos or transfer files from PC to iPhones with iTunes, which provides great convenience. However, due to several flaws, iTunes does not perform properly in all situations. For example, if you sync your iTunes playlists, the newly added music will always erase the old one.

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Furthermore, you can only download music purchased on iTunes, making the flaw is obvious. So,  an increasing number of people are seeking an alternative to transfer music or realize file transfer without iTunes for free.  

3 Ways to transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes

To transfer music from PC to iPhone or iPad without iTunes free, here we’ll list 3 ways like Dropbox, Google Play and Email.

Way 1: Transfer music from PC to iPhone via Dropbox

Dropbox allows users to upload files to the cloud and share them on their different devices. Then we can use this way to send music to your iPhone.

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

Step 2. Download free music from internet and Dropbox supports music with file extension like, .mp3, .aiff, .m4a, .wav.

Step 3. Open Dropbox folder on the PC via Dropbox app, then click on “Upload files”. And then choose the music you want to transfer.

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Step 4. Start the Dropbox app on your iPhone and listen to these songs via a network. But if you don’t have an internet connection, you can mark songs as "Favorite" to make them available offline.

Way 2: Download music to iPhone using Google Play Music

Google play music is a music service. You can add songs to your Google Play Manager on your computer, then download them on your iPhone to realize music sync.

Step 1. Download Google Play Music on your computer and iPhone, install it. Sign in with the same account on both devices.

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

Upload Songs in Google Play

Step 3. Install and open the Google Play Music app on your iPhone from the App Store. Sign in with your Google account.

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

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Way 3: Sync 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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By using Dropbox, Google Play Music and Email, you can easily transfer music from PC to iPhone without iTunes. Apart from those utilities, you can also use remote access software--AnyViewer to help you achieve more things like remotely accessing or controlling PC from iPhone or iPad, which also make your file, video and photo transfer easier and more convenient.

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