How to Get Album Art for iPhone Songs

Adding Artwork Automatically to the iPhone

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Plug your iPhone into your computer using the USB adapter.

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Open iTunes by clicking on the icon or pressing the "Start" button and locating the program. The iTunes application may automatically open when you connect your iPhone to your computer.

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Click on "Advanced" from the menu bar and select "Get Album Artwork." ITunes begins searching its database for album artwork for your music library. You will see the message "Processing album artwork" in the information box at the top of the screen. Depending on how many songs you have in your library, this could take several minutes.

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Locate the "Devices" menu on the left side of the screen. Click on your iPhone. Then press the "Sync" button at the bottom right corner of the screen to update the album artwork for your iPhone songs.

Manually Add Album Artwork to the iPhone

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Connect your iPhone to your computer using the iPhone's USB cable.

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Launch iTunes and click on the "Music" menu. Select the song for which you'd like to add artwork by clicking in it.

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Open an Internet browser and visit a website with album covers, such as Amazon Music, Cover Hunt or you can search Google Images.

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Drag the image from your Web browser to the "Drag Album Artwork Here" box in iTunes. This is the blank white box in the bottom left corner of the iTunes screen.

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Sync your iPhone by clicking on your phone's icon under the "Devices" menu located at the left side of the screen, then press the "Sync" button.