One of the most popular music formats for iPhone is MP3, as it accounts for reasonable audio quality and doesn't require too much free space on your device. As for AAC, while it seems to be superior to MP3, in reality, it is very difficult to hear the actual differences between the two, especially when listening at high bitrates. Also, the problem with AAC is that many devices do not support this audio file, while MP3 is supported by practically any gadget. Another alternative, WAV, has indeed much better sound quality, because it doesn't use compression at all, though WAV files are significantly bigger. All in all, in this article we will explain how to transfer MP3 to iPhone with iTunes and also list a few convenient iTunes alternative software to transfer mp3 to iPhone withou iTunes.
P.S. This method can't be used if your using someone else's computer, as your iPhone can only be synchronized with one computer at a time. Otherwise, the original files on your iPhone will be removed. In this case, this message will appear.
As usual, we don't want to erase all the music from your iPhone. iTunes is not always the most convenient software to transfer MP3 to iPhone, even if you use only one computer, no problems should occur. In the next section, a few alternative programs will be listed and overviewed. With which you can transfer MP3 to iPhone easily and freely.
1. Software: Wondershare TunesGo
Price: $ 49.95 (free trial version is also available)
Platforms: Windows & Mac
TunesGo iPhone Transfer is a very simple, though functional software for transferring your data (including music files) from iPhone to computer, and vice-versa. It has an intuitive interface and a wide range of options to make this software very useful if you want to do iPhone MP3 transfer. In comparison with iTunes, you will not ever use your multimedia after synchronizing iPhone with computer, no need to worry about erasing the original content on iPhone, making it more user-friendly and easy-in-use. Additionally, the software automatically converts music and video formats, so that they are compatible with Apple devices and Android devices. All these points, as well as various data management options make Wondershare TunesGo a very good alternative to iTunes.
a. Transfer MP3 Music to iPhone from Computer
b. Transfer MP3 Music to iPhone from iTunes
On the program window in your computer, click Transfer iTunes Media to Device. On the pop-up window, uncheck other items except Music and then click Transfer button at the bottom right corner. Refer to the full guide from here.
c. Transfer MP3 to iPhone from other device
Connect another android device or iDevice to your computer via the USB cable. And then select newly-connected device as the source device at the top-left corner, click Phone to Phone Transfer on the main interface. Select the target device iPhone from the pop-up window and then click Next button to go ahead. Uncheck other items except Music and click Transfer to start the process. Refer to the full guide from here.
2. Software: MediaMonkey
Price: $ 49.95 (also available free version with limited features)
Size: 14.5 MB
Multifunctional MediaMonkey not only allows to easily transfer MP3 to iPhone and manage your audio/video files, it can also convert music into various formats, including WMA, AVI, MP4 and more. In addition, the software includes backup function, auto-DJ, visualization effects and even more! Music can also be downloaded from websites via integrated into software Podcatcher and saved directly to MediaMonkey directory. It's compatible with iPhone and most Android devices. Free version of software is also available.
3. Software: CopyTrans
Price: starting from $ 19.99
Size: 8 MB
CopyTrans software is especially designed for transferring and managing data, such as music, contacts, apps, photos and more. Currently, there is 4 main software: CopyTrans, CopyTrans Photo, CopyTrans Contacts and CopyTrans Apps, each allowing to manage a specific type of data. For our convenience, it is available to buy a 4-pack set of software for $ 29.96. Though, focusing on music, CopyTrans allows you to easily transfer MP3 from iPhone to computer without being scared to lose everything (frequently happens with iTunes), providing a secure and stable service for our satisfaction. It works well with iTunes library. Finally, it supports all iPhone models and gives an opportunity to try a free version.
4. Software: iExplorer
Price: starting from $ 34.99
Size: 10 MB
Platforms: Windows and Mac
In contrast to iTunes, iExplorer allows to copy MP3 files from iPhone to computer, which is especially useful when trying to access your music not from a home computer. It also allows to quickly manage your playlists and save them in specific folders for future use, as well as restore your iTunes library from iPhone if something happened to the home computer. Furthermore, iExplorer prevents duplicates, by tracking all the files already in the library. One-click interface, compatibility with Windows and Mac, - great choice for every Apple user!