How Do I Download Songs From iTunes Onto an iPhone?

Updated March 23, 2017

An iPhone includes an iPod player that you can use to play music. This means you do not have to carry an MP3 player in addition to your iPhone. You can download a library of songs, organise them in playlists, and enjoy high quality music. The amount of music you can download depends on your iPhone's memory size. Use iTunes to quickly and easily download your favourite music to your iPhone.

Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable that came with your phone.

Launch your iTunes application on your computer. iTunes displays your iPhone under "Devices."

Click the "File" menu on the top of iTunes window. Click "Add to Library." Locate your music files from the location or folder where you have stored them on your computer, and import them to the iTunes library. View your downloaded music files by clicking "Music" under "Library" on the left panel.

Click the "+" symbol on the lower left corner if you want to create a new playlist. Name the playlist whatever you want. You should see the created playlist on the left panel under "Playlists."

Click "Music," under "Library." Select the music files that you want to download to your iPhone and drag them to the playlist that you created.

Click your iPhone on the left panel under "Devices" when you finish adding music to your playlist. Click the "Music" tab and click the "Sync Music" check box. Click the "Selected playlists, artists and genres" radio button. Select the playlist that you created and added music to in the "Playlists" box. Click "Apply." iTunes automatically downloads the songs to your iPhone.

Things You'll Need

  • iPhone
  • USB cable
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About the Author

Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.