How Do You Transfer MP3 Music Files to an IPhone From Your Computer?


Quick Answer

To transfer MP3 music files from your computer to your iPhone, place the files into iTunes. Then, connect the phone to your computer. Complete the transfer in iTunes.

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How Do You Transfer MP3 Music Files to an IPhone From Your Computer?
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  1. Move the music files into iTunes

    Download the latest version of iTunes if you do not already have it on your computer. Decide which music files you want to transfer from your computer to iPhone. If the files are not already stored in your iTunes music folder, move the files into iTunes. Right-click the files and select Open in iTunes. Alternatively, you can drag the files from the original folder location into the iTunes interface.

  2. Plug your iPhone into your computer

    Using the USB cable provided with your iPhone, connect your iPhone to your computer. If iTunes is not already open, it automatically opens. An icon of your iPhone appears in iTunes. If your iPhone icon doesn't appear, click View and then Hide Sidebar.

  3. Transfer the music files onto your iPhone

    Click on the icon of your iPhone. It is located in the upper-right corner of iTunes. Click the Music tab. Complete the file transfer by clicking the Apply button in the lower-right corner of iTunes. The music in your iTunes library is transferred to your iPhone.

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