The default way of transferring music from PC/Mac to iPhone is to add the music to iTunes library and sync the library with iOS device. If you are tired of the clunky, hassle and slow iTunes, and looking for an easy method to transfer music from computer to iPhone, then you’ve come to the right place. Here in this article, we will list the top 3 iTunes alternatives to transfer music to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Read below to get rid of the complicated iTunes.
CopyTrans Manager is a free and lightweight iTunes alternative to manage iPhone, iPad and iPod without iTunes. It lets you quickly drag and drop music and videos from PC directly to your iOS device.
Step 1: Run CopyTrans Manager on your PC and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
Step 2: Drag and drop your selection of music from the Windows Explorer into the CopyTrans Manager track listing.
Pros: Intuitive interface and clear options let you quickly go through all of the music on your device; Built-in music player lets you play the music from your device through the computer.
Cons: This app is only useful for managing music and videos on your iOS device.
SynciOS Manager is a free iTunes alternative to easily manage iPhone, iPad and iPod without iTunes, which offers you ultimate transfer solution between iOS devices and Windows PC. Transfer music from PC to iOS devices will be very easy.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer with USB cable and launch SynciOS Manager.
Step 2: Under “My Device” tab, click on the “Media” on the left panel and choose the Music from right panel.
Step 3: Click the “Import” button to transfer music from computer to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Pros: All-in-one tool for managing, converting, and transferring media from PC to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch; Well-organized and functional interface for easy managing and transferring files between iOS device and PC.
Cos: Install an additional piece of software without asking for permission and pinned it to taskbar.
TunesGo is a perfect iTunes companion for iOS to manage, discover and share music. It allows users to transfer music from computer to iPhone, iPad, or iPod, breaking down iTunes’ limitations for sharing songs.
Step 1: Run Wondershare TunesGo, enter the Transfer Music page after your iPhone/iPod/iPad is connected.
Step 2: Click the “Import” button and then select the “Import from PC/Mac” option.
Step 3: Select the music files on PC via the Windows File Explorer, then click “OK” and the music will be transferred to your device.
Pros: Two-way synchronization: from computer to iOS devices & from iOS devices to computer; Automatically converts almost any music file to formats supported by your iOS device as well as iTunes.
Cons: It is not free, you need make payment to enjoy free lifetime upgrades and customer support.
The above three applications are great iTunes alternative, all performs well in transferring music to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch from computer. In addition, there are many media players allow users to manager their music library and transfer music to iPhone without iTunes, for example, MediaMonkey. What other ways do you use to transfer your music to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without iTunes? Please let us know in the comments.