I have an old MP3 player which I have kept for 5 years. This MP3 player still works fine, but it’s just kind of out of date, so I decide to move the music files to my iPhone 5s. I’m new to Apple products so I’m not sure whether I can directly drag and drop the music files to iPhone. Could you help me please? Thanks in advance.

Some people may have used an MP3 player for years, and save tons of songs in their devices. And now they have changed to iPhone with the development of society. Thanks to the large storage space of iPhone, people can transfer their favorite songs from MP3 Player to iPhone for an enjoyment. It’s common for most users that they have no idea about how to transfer MP3 files to iPhone. The post will introduce users how to finish the task.

Part 1. Copy MP3 Files to iPhone with iTunes

To transfer music from MP3 player to iPhone, people will need the help of iTunes. The following guidance will show you how to do that.

  1. Connect MP3 player to computer with USB, and launch iTunes.
  2. Click File > Add Files to Library in iTunes. Then add the songs from MP3 Player to iTunes Music Library.
  3. Plug iPhone in and click the iPhone icon in iTunes. Then sync music from iTunes to iPhone. When the sync is finished, you’ll get the songs in your iPhone.


Part 2. Transfer MP3 Files to iPhone without iTunes, but iTransfer

People can also take advantage of iPhone transfer software to transfer music from MP3 player to iPhone. Leawo iTransfer will provide much help on this issue. This software is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs, and it helps users to transfer various kinds of files. The following guidance will show you how to transfer MP3 files to iPhone, and you can free download the software and have a try.

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Note: Leawo iTransfer only works with iTunes installed on your PC.

Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. Click the name of your iPhone and choose Music in the left sidebar.
Step 3. Click File > Add > Add File/Add Folder at the upper right corner to add music files from your MP3 player. Of course, the MP3 player should have been connected to computer with USB cable by now. Then you can transfer MP3 to iPhone.

Part 2. Transfer MP3 Files to iPhone without iTunes, but TunesOver

To solve the problem that iTunes might erase all existing files on your iPhone, the only option is stoping using iTunes, but Leawo iTransfer or other this kind of tool, because the tool never erase any content on your iPhone. iSkysoft TunesOver is a good iPhone transfer with extra features like transferring iPhone photo, video, audio files between your Windows PC, Mac and iTunes Library. While copying songs and playlists from iPod to iTunes Library, it will filter out the duplicate automatically. The following guidance about how to copy MP3 files to iPhone with the software.

1. Install iSkysoft TunesOver on your PC. Then connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable.

2. Go to the Music tab and click the “Add” button. Then you will get a pop-up window for file selection. Just select the MP3 files you want and import it to your iPhone. After the transferring MP3 files to iPhone, you can enjoy the MP3 files with your iPhone on the go.

Part 4. TunesOver vs iTransfer

The above two software can help users know how to transfer MP3 files to iPad. iSkysoft TunesOver and Leawo iTransfer are both all-in-one iPhone/iPad/iPod data transfer tools for Windows/Mac users. There are some similarities and differences between the two software. The following table will show you their comparison, and you can choose any one for your actual need. Maybe here are other methods you could think of to sync iPad with new computer. You can feel free to have a try.

iSkysoft TunesOver Leawo iTransfer
Transfer data from iOS devices to PC/Mac
Transfer data from iOS devices to iTunes
Copy Media Files to iPhone/iPad/iPod without iTunes
Transfer data between iOS devices
Transfer data from PC/Mac to iOS devices
Transfer data from iTunes to iOS devices
Transfer music and playlist
Transfer videos and photos
Transfer movies and TV shows
Transfer podcasts and audio books
Transfer apps
Transfer ringtones
Transfer contacts
Transfer notes and SMS
Convert iPhone Live Photos to GIF
Convert Videos and Photos to GIF Images
Backup and Manage Media Files
Allows back up other files like contacts, apps, SMS, etc
Support Apple Devices Fully
Windows version
Mac version
Price $23.95 $19.95