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How to Transfer Music to iPhone/iPad/iPod over WiFi

There are many ways to download music to your computer hard drive. How to transfer music to iPhone/iPad/iPod over WiFi? Here are two methods.

Updated Jun 14,2018 | by Cody

Many people use their computer to download free music and transfer to iPhone. Do you always have to fetch your lightning cable to transfer music even when you want to transfer one or two songs? No, you don’t have to because you can easily transfer music to iPhone/iPad/iPod over Wi-Fi.

Sometimes, you may only want to transfer music to your iOS device without the need to sync the entire device. There are two methods to help you only transfer songs to iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch wirelessly.

Transfer Music to iPhone over Wi-Fi

For transfer a few musics to your iPhone wirelessly, you probably want something easier to use, so I recommend you IOTransfer, iPhone transfer software. It allows you to choose any songs on your computer to transfer to your iPhone over WiFi.

It is easy to set up connection and supports all types of music format including MP3, AAC, M4P, etc. you can follow the steps below to move music to iPhone wirelessly.

Step 1. Free download and install IOTransfer on your Windows computer.

Step 2. Install free app IOTransfer AirTrans on your iPhone. you can download it from AppStore.

Step 3. Open IOTransfer on your PC and go the AirTrans section and click Start Transfer.


Step 4. The program will scan all available iOS device connected to the same Wi-Fi network and display them on the screen. You can select the device to connect or open the IOTransfer AirTrans app on your iPhone to scan the QR code to build connection.


Step 5. On your computer, click Send to iPhone and select music on your computer to transfer to your iPhone/iPad/iPod over WiFi.


If you need to go outside when the music transfer is in the middle, you can continue the transfer the next time from where you left off. Besides Wi-Fi transfer, IOTransfer also allows you to connect it via lightning cable to transfer music to iPhone in an even faster way.

Only Transfer Music to iPhone over Wi-Fi with iTunes

If you prefer using iTunes, it is also possible to only transfer songs to your iOS device without syncing the entire device. If you are familiar with iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, then it much easier. If not, it is okay because I will show you how to do it step by step.

Step 1. Install iTunes on your PC and connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to this PC via lightning cable.

Step 2. Click the device icon and scroll down from the right screen.


Step 3. Check the option Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi and Manually manage music and videos. Then click Apply.

Step 4. Now can unplug your lightning cable without disconnect your iPhone and iTunes.

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Step 5. Drag and drop songs to the iPhone icon on the left menu. If the songs are saved on your hard drive, you need to first add them to iTunes library.

If you want to sync the whole iPhone over WiFi without cable, then you should not check the option Manually manage music and videos. In that case, when your iPhone is connected to a power source and your iPhone and the PC are connected to the same WiFi network, iTunes will start sync iPhone over WiFi automatically.

You can also start sync your iPhone without computer. To do that, you can open Settings app on your iPhone then select General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync > Sync Now.

You can choose either of these two methods to transfer music to iPhone over WiFi. If you intend to transfer a large mount of songs, it is recommended to connect via lightning cable, which is faster.

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