How to Upload Music to iPhone Without iTunes

By Mario Calhoun

Although iTunes is the default and recommended program to use for syncing music to your iPhone, it is not the only program manager that works for your device. Third-party iPhone-transferring software is available online for music synchronization. It also allows you to copy unpurchased music from your iPhone back to your computer. Other useful features in the software include enabling the iPhone for disk use and playlist creation in the program. Although these programs provide support for media synchronization, you will need to use iTunes to update your iPhone's firmware.

Things You'll Need

  • iPhone-copying software

Step 1

Download and install the software onto your computer from the software site. (See the Resource section of this article for sample sites.) Double-click the program's icon on your PC's desktop or from your Macintosh computer's Applications folder to run the program.

Step 2

Plug the iPhone cable into the dock connector on the bottom of the iPhone. Plug the other end into the computer's USB port.

Step 3

Click the arrow next to the "iPhone" tab in the Devices section of the program window, and click the "Audio" or "Music" tab.

Step 4

Click the arrow next to the first button at the bottom of the program window, and select "Add Files to List" from the pop-up menu. Alternatively, click the "Add Folder to List" to add your entire music folder to the iPhone.

Step 5

Locate your music folder in the Import window that appears, and double-click the track to import it to your iPhone. Hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard while clicking the tracks to import several songs at once.