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How to Transfer Music from Android to iPhone

Find out the best ways to transfer your Android music to iPhone using PC or Mac

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How to Transfer Music from Android to iPhone

Introduction

Transferring files from phone to phone can be tricky, especially if you are switching platform (Android to iPhone or vice versa). You may have acquired loads of precious data on your Android that you don't want to lose when switching to iPhone.

During this process, you'll need to either transfer music and your other data to your new phone, backup your data from Android to your computer, or both!

Sometimes, you can use applications already on your computer or phone to help, and other times you need the help of a third-party tool to get the job done.

In this guide, we'll walk you through 4 ways to transfer music from your Android device to your iPhone.

The first 3 methods require firstly copying music from Android to computer, then transferring music from the computer to the iPhone.

Transfer Music and more with Droid Transfer (PC only)

For a one-stop-shop tool to backup all your Android data to your computer, we recommend using Droid Transfer.

Before we begin, ensure that you have:

To transfer music from Android to iPhone, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Droid Transfer and connect your Android device (set up guide).
  2. Open the Music feature section.
  3. Click "Sync iTunes". Sync Android with iTunes on PC
  4. Hit "Copy tracks to iTunes".
  5. Once the music has transferred, safely disconnect your Android and connect your iPhone to the computer.
  6. Open iTunes, select your iPhone and click the Music header.
  7. Here you can choose to sync your entire iTunes library, or a select few tracks to your iPhone. Sync iTunes music with iPhone

This is a great method because Droid Transfer will only transfer tracks from your Android which are not already in your iTunes library. This way, you won't have to worry about duplicating music.

With the free download of Droid Transfer, you can copy up to 100 music tracks, free! What else can I do with the free download?

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Transfer music from Android to iPhone using Windows PC

Although a handy tool like Droid Transfer makes life easier when transferring Android files, it is not required to complete this task.

However, to avoid duplicating music on your computer or in iTunes, we recommend using the Droid Transfer sync tool covered in method 1.

To transfer music from Android to iPhone using PC:

  1. Connect your Android phone to your PC using your USB cable.
  2. If you are prompted to select a connection type on your Android phone, choose the "Transfer Files" or "MTP" option.
  3. Open File Explorer and select your Android phone.
  4. Navigate to your phone's Music folder. This may be in your device's internal storage or SD card, depending on your preferences.
  5. Select the music that you wish to copy and drag it into a folder on your computer. Copy Android music to PC
  6. Now you can disconnect your Android phone and connect your iPhone.
  7. Launch iTunes if it does not open automatically.
  8. Open the folder where you copied your Android music to and drag the music into the Songs section in iTunes.
  9. Select your iPhone in iTunes and click the Music header. Here you can choose whether to sync your entire iTunes library, or select only certain songs to sync. Sync iTunes music with iPhone
  10. Once you are happy with the preferences, click Sync!

Make sure that you leave your iPhone connected while the sync is in progress.

Once the sync is complete, you will be able to find your Music in the default Music app on your iPhone!

Transfer music from Android to iPhone using Mac

On Mac, you'll need to install Android File Transfer in order to browse and transfer your Android files.

To transfer music from Android to iPhone using Mac:

  1. Connect your Android phone to your Mac using your USB cable.
  2. Launch Android File Transfer and open the Music folder.
  3. Select the music you wish to copy, then drag them to a folder on your Mac. Using Android File Transfer to copy music from Android to Mac
  4. Disconnect the Android and connect your iPhone.
  5. If you are using macOS Mojave 10.14 or earlier, open iTunes and click Songs. For macOS Catalina 10.15, open Music.
  6. Drag your copied songs from your folder to the Songs section in the Music app or iTunes Library.
  7. Select your iPhone in iTunes (or Music app) and click the Music header. Here you can choose whether to sync your entire iTunes library, or select only certain songs to sync.
    Sync music to iPhone with macOS Catalina
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  8. Once you are happy with the preferences, click Sync!

Make sure that you leave your iPhone connected while the sync is in progress.

Once the sync is complete, you will be able to find your Music in the default Music app on your iPhone!

Transfer music streaming services from Android to iPhone

Streaming services are becoming more and more popular for music management. If you use a music streaming service like Spotify, Google Play Music or Apple Music, it's easy to access your music on a different device.

Since these subscription services store your account data in the cloud, you can log onto your account from any device to access your music.

As such, to access your music streaming service on iPhone, simply go to the App Store on your iPhone and download the relevant app. Log into your account on the app and continue to enjoy the service on your iPhone!

The only drawback here is that music that you downloaded on your Android from the service will not automatically be downloaded to your iPhone.

You can go through and manually download your favourite music again, or to make sure that your favourite music carries over to your iPhone, simply create playlists. Saving playlists on your Android will ensure that you'll also have access to the playlists on your iPhone.


Take Spotify for example - here's how to create playlists in Spotify:

  1. Launch Droid Transfer and go to "Your Library".
  2. Tap "Create Playlist".
  3. Name your new playlist.
  4. Tap "Create"
  5. Tap "Add Songs"
  6. Choose songs to add to your new playlist.
How to create a playlist in Spotify
How to create a playlist in Spotify

Now, when I log in to Spotify on my iPhone, I'll see the "My fave tunes" playlist and all its songs!

Takeaways

So now you know multiple ways to transfer your music from Android to iPhone. You've got the knowledge you need to choose the way that best suits you.

Publisher: Wide Angle Software

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