iTunes has always been an awkward program to use when it comes to adding music onto your iOS device which you haven’t purchased. As most iTunes users have gathered by now, unless you buy all of your music through iTunes then transferring music from your PC onto your iPhone can be a pretty difficult task and to add to this, buying all of your music from iTunes can be incredibly expensive. Fortunately, today we are going to be showing you how to get music on iPhone 8 (Plus). We will be showing you how to use iTunes to do so, although, more importantly, we will be showing you how to use dr.fone.
Method 1. How to Get Music on iPhone 8 (Plus) with iTunes
Before we go ahead and show you the best method that there is, we will be showing you how to get music on iPhone 8 (Plus) using iTunes. This isn’t the ideal way to get your music onto your iPhone, although if you don’t have access to dr.fone for iOS, then it may be your only choice.
Step #1 – If iTunes isn’t already installed on your computer then go ahead and download it now. Afterwards, connect your iPhone 8 (Plus) to the computer with a lightning cable.
Step #2 – After iTunes has launched, click on the device icon at the top of the program and select the “Music” data type from the menu on the left.
Step #3 – Using a file explorer window, open up the folder which contains the music which you want to transfer over to your iPhone.
Step #4 – Simply drag all of the music over onto the iTunes window, and they will be added to your music library.
Note: if any of your songs don’t appear on iTunes, this means that the file type is not compatible with iOS systems. If this happens, find out how to convert your music and try this method again.
Step #5 – Once your music is in your iTunes library, select each of the transferred songs and click on the “Sync” button at the bottom-right of the program.
Step #6 – After a few minutes, your music should have successfully been transferred over onto your iPhone 8 (Plus), and you will be able to listen to the songs whenever you want.
Again, this isn’t the best method out there, but it’ll get the job done. To make sure that you learn how to get music on iPhone 8 (Plus) properly, using dr.fone is the best option.
Next, we are going to show you dr.fone – iOS Transfer. Not only is this the best program for learning how to get music on iPhone 8 (Plus) but the program itself is equipped with a wide range of amazing features – some of which we will be showing you later in this article.
Step #1 – Start off by downloading dr.fone onto your computer, installing it as instructed, and launching it to begin, enter “Transfer” mode.
Step #2 – Connect your iPhone 8 (Plus) to your computer using the appropriate USB cable.
Step #3 – Using the navigation panel at the top of the program, click on the “Music” tab. This will show you every song which is currently stored on your iPhone.
Step #4 – Click on the “Add” button at the top of the screen followed by either “Add File” or “Add Folder“.
Step #5 – A file explorer window will appear on your screen. Locate the song (or the file containing the songs) that you want to transfer to your iPhone, select the song or folder, and click on “Open“.
Step #6 – After a few minutes, you will see all of the selected songs transferred onto your device’s music list and will be able to access them on your iPhone 8 (Plus).
It’s clear that in comparison to using iTunes, dr.fone – Transfer (iOS) is the superior method which will get the job done in just a few minutes. Rather than running into all of the issues which iTunes users regularly do, use dr.fone and make sure that the process is done properly.
The final method that we are going to show you is, once again, with dr.fone – Switch. The chances are that you have music stored on your old iPhone and that you want to transfer it over to your new iPhone 8 (Plus). Fortunately, you can also use dr.fone to do that too!
Step #1 – You should already have dr.fone installed on your computer so go ahead and launch it. If not, download and install it first.
Step #2 – After the program has launched, from the main menu, click on the “Switch” feature.
Step #3 – Connect both of your iPhones to the computer using separate lightning cables.
Step #4 – On the following display you will be prompted to confirm the source and destination devices. Use the drop-down menu below the target device to change it if the wrong device is displayed.
Step #5 – The display will allow you to select the types of data that you want to have transferred. Select “Music” and click on “Start Transfer” to proceed.
Note: if you have an iPhone 8 (Plus) which belonged to someone else, check the “Clear data before copy” box to have their music removed.
Step #6 – After a few minutes, you will have successfully transferred all of your music from the old iPhone onto your new iPhone 8 (Plus).
This is without a doubt the most convenient method for transferring songs between two iPhones and for those who just got an iPhone 8 (Plus), you don’t have to worry about losing your music.
About dr.fone for iOS
Before we wrap up this article, we are going to be showing you some of the other features that you get access to when you use dr.fone.
- Rebuild iTunes Library. Has your iTunes recently corrupted for no reason whatsoever? As a result, your music and other media will be unavailable. With this feature, you can have your iTunes library recovered in just a matter of minutes.
- Transfer iTunes Media to Device. When you move from iOS to Android, you lose the ability to sync your device with iTunes and can’t transfer your music either. This feature allows you to do exactly that without experiencing any compatibility issues!
- Phone to Phone Transfer. It can be stressful to get a new phone and have to spend hours of your day manually transferring your media and contact’s information. With this feature, you are able to have all of your data transferred to your new iPhone 8 in just a matter of seconds – saving you the stress and the hassle of doing it yourself.
These are just some of the amazing features that this program has to offer – there are many others included too!
As you might have figured, if you are looking at how to get music on iPhone 8 (Plus) and you don’t want to use iTunes, dr.fone toolkit for iOS is the best program to use. Not only can you use dr.fone for transferring music but as you can see from the list of features above, you get access to a lot more than a simple music transferring tool. Transferring music, managing your contact information, even uninstalling multiple apps from your iPhone – dr.fone can do it all. If you don’t already have a copy of dr.fone make sure that you download and install it as soon as possible!