How to Download Songs from a Computer to the iPhone

By Matt McGew

The iPhone is a type of smartphone that's manufactured and marketed by Apple Inc. It features a built-in iPod, which is Apple's version of a digital media player. The iPhone is designed to sync with Apple's iTunes program, which can be downloaded for free onto your computer and organizes your music files. Upon connecting your iPhone to your computer, you can download songs onto your smartphone through the syncing process.

Things You'll Need

  • iPhone data cable
  • Computer with iTunes program

Step 1

Plug the iPhone data cable into the port located at the bottom of the phone. Connect the other end of the data cable to a USB port on your computer.

Step 2

Open the iTunes program if it doesn't launch automatically upon attaching the data cable to the USB port.

Step 3

Click on the iPhone icon located on the left side of the iTunes window under the heading: "Devices."

Step 4

Click the "Music" tab located at the top of the iTunes window.

Step 5

Select the songs from your iTunes music library that you want to download to your iPhone.

Step 6

Click the "Sync Music" button. Wait while the iTunes program downloads the songs to your iPhone. A message at the top of the iTunes webpage will let you when the sync is complete and you can disconnect your iPhone safely from the data cable.

Tips & Warnings

  • Never remove a USB-connected device from your computer without ejecting it first from your computer's desktop or through the program supported by the device. Failure to properly eject the device could lead to a loss of data.

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