"How to Transfer music from iPhone to iPhone? – I got a 16 GB iPhone 4 on release day. Since I’ve had it, I have put about 1,500 songs (I have about 4,500 total) on it from my iTunes library on my Macbook. I recently upgraded from the 16 GB to a 32 GB iPhone 4. My questions is: How do I transfer music from iPhone to iPhone? Can I add the same exact songs from my old iPhone to my new one? All the songs are in my iTunes library, I just don’t want to have to go through them all and select the 2,000 or so that I want to put on there. Thanks for any help!"

Many people would like to know how to send music from iPhone to iPhone so as to move the whole music library to a new iPhone. Actually, it is not difficult for people to do this. If you only want to send music from iPhone to iPhone of a small amount, you could directly make use of some instant messaging software like WhatsApp to send music from iPhone to iPhone. If you want to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone of a large amount, you could use iTunes and 3rd-party iPhone to iPhone music transfer app to do this. This post would like to provide you several methods on how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes and with iTunes.

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

Apple has preset iTunes to help solve the data transfer issues between its iOS devices including iPad, iPhone and iPod. The below steps would show you how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhonw with iTunes:

  1. Plug in the old iPhone to computer and open iTunes.
  2. You could see the iPhone icon above the left sidebar. Open the tab “iPhone” and navigate to the "iPhone > Settings > Music" tab.
  3. Check "Sync Music" option. Then you could decide to sync the whole music library or selected music files, and whether or not include video and voice memos.
  4. After that, click the "Apply" button at the bottom right to sync music from olde iPhone to iTunes music library.
  5. After syncing music from iPhone to iTunes music library, disconnect your old iPhone with computer and then connect your new iPhone with computer until you see it appear on the same position as that your old iPhone appears.
  6. Now, oepn your new iPhone on iTunes and navigate to the "Settings > Music > Sync Music" option to sync music from iTunes to new iPhone. Here you could also determine to transfer whole music library or selected music files, and include video and voice memos or not.
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It is easy to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes. You only need to repeat the same operations twice. However, there are 2 big disadvantages to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes: only purchased music files could be transferred, and the music library in new iPhone would be totlly erased after transferring. These 2 disadvantages have been the main reasons for people to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes, which are described below.

Part 2: How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes – Apple ID

With the same Apple ID logged in 2 iPhones, you could easily transfer music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes desktop app. Suppose that you have logged in iPhone A with Apple ID A, then you could easily transfer music from iPhone to iPhone by logging the same Apple ID on another iPhone. You can simply open the iTunes Store app on your new iPhone and head to "More > Purchased > Music" to see music you’ve purchased from iTunes music store on the other iPhone.

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However, it should be noted that in this method, you could still transfer music from iPhone to iPhone of those purchased only. If you have music files on old iPhone ripped from CD or got from other sources, this method would not transfer those music from iPhone to iPhone. You need to turn to the below methods.

Part 3: How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes – Dropbox

Dropbox may usually be associated with document or video access, but while music files can also be stored, herein lies yet another method of transferring music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes. Dropbox would be helpful for you to transfer nonpurchased music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes. Of course, you need to firstly get all music files on your old iPhone stored on your computer and then you could use Dropbox to share music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes. The detailed steps are listed below:

  1. Make sure you have a music folder backup of your iPhone music library on your computer. Otherwise you may need to transfer music from iPhone to computer beforehand.
  2. Upload music files to Dropbox from your computer.
  3. When the music files have been added, use the Dropbox iOS app on your iPhone to realize the purpose of transferring music from iPhone to iPhone. You need to log in with the same Dropbox account on your computer and iPhone.
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Part 3: How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes – Leawo iTransfer

3rd-party iPhone to iPhone music transfer app offers one-for-all solution to help you transfer music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes. You could directly transfer music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes by using 3rd-party iPhone to iPhone music transfer app. Leawo iTransfer is the top choice of 3rd-party iPhone to iPhone music transfer software you could use to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes. As a professional iOS data transfer, it could transfer up to 14 types of data and files between iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod), computer and iTunes. It even allows you to preview and select what to transfer, without existing data and files in target iOS device libraries.

iTransfer

Leawo iTransfer 

☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, etc.
☉ Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.

Download and install this iTransfer on your computer. Then, follow the below steps to learn how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone with this iPhone music transfer software.

Step 1: Connect your iPhones to computer

Open Leawo iTransfer on your computer and connect iPhone devices to the computer via USB cables. You could see your iPhone devices on the left sidebar. (In this post we would take iPhone and iPod for example to show you how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone. They enjoy the same operations.)

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Step 2. Open iPhone music library

Open the iPhone device you want to export music file, and then navigate to "LIBRARY > Music" tab. There you could view all music files on your iPhone devices. You could preview, play back and delete music files on old iPhone.

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Step 3. Choose music file to transfer from iPhone to iPhone

On the old iPhone music library tab, choose the music files you want to transfer to another iPhone and then right click to choose "Transfer to > iPhone" option.

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Step 4. Transfer music from iPhone to iPhone

Leawo iTransfer would immediately start to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes after you choose to transfer music to iPhone. The whole process is viewable.

transferring music from ipod to iphone without itunes

With Leawo iTransfer, you could transfer multiple data and files like music, video, photos, etc. between iOS devices, iTunes and computer. If you’re using a Mac computer, you could make use of Leawo iTransfer for Mac.

Video Demo of How to Use Leawo iTransfer