How to Download Music to a Phone From iTunes

By Andrew Schrader

Users with Internet or Bluetooth capabilities will find it easy to download songs from their iTunes music player simply by emailing it to themselves; however, those without Web access can still put iTunes songs on their phones using the USB cable or Micro Secure Digital Memory Card and adapter that comes standard with most phones. Although iTunes may not allow you to simply drag and drop your files from the player directly onto your storage card, you can use iTunes to find your song's file path (where it is saved on your computer), so you can drag and drop the file in Windows Explorer. You will want to make sure your card is properly formatted and has enough free space to store your music before you begin.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable
  • Micro SD card
  • Micro SD adapter

Step 1

Turn your phone off, remove the external storage card and plug it into the SD adapter. Attach the adapter into your PC's Micro SD slot. If you are working with a USB cable, simply turn on your phone and plug the cable into your phone and computer.

Step 2

Choose to "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer," which will pop up once your computer recognizes the device. Navigate to your SD Card's "Music" folder.

Step 3

Open iTunes and right-click the desired song. Select "Get Info" or choose to reveal its source in Windows Explorer.

Step 4

Navigate to the song as it is stored in Windows Explorer. Drag and drop the music file directly into your SD card's "Music" folder and wait for it to copy.

Step 5

Safely remove your device by clicking the "Eject" button at the bottom of the Windows screen. When prompted, remove the SD card from its adapter and plug it back into your phone.

Tips & Warnings

  • Failure to safely remove your SD card and adapter may result in loss of files.