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Josh Brown Oct 18, 2020

How to Manually Add Music to iPhone without Syncing (New 2020)

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Josh Brown Oct 18, 2020

Long story short: you can finally add music manually to iPhone (without iTunes). Without further ado - read how it's done below!

I bet you want to manually add music to iPhone without using iTunes. This is actually very easy to do. You can watch the video below with all the details or read the article below.

Time is flowing, but some things always remain the same. Like adding music to iPhone with iTunes. Somehow this was a hurdle for iPhone users since the beginning of the world.

If we close our eyes on the fact that iTunes can often be too slow or can suddenly collapse out of the blue (on Windows especially), the transferring process is still not clear or easy to follow.

Besides, there’s a loooooong list of all the formats that still are not covered by iTunes, this means your iPhone can not even play it by default.

How to Add Music to iPhone without Syncing

While Apple does not show any attempt of resolving the issue, a team of indie developers over at Softorino came up with the most straightforward way ever to add music files to iPhone without iTunes or any other third party apps involved in the game.

The whole procedure can’t be easier – you just drop the file and then you have it added on your iPhone. The best part – you can do this via Wi-Fi no cables required.

Before you start transferring music to your iPhone, make sure you installed WALTR 2 on your machine. It works on both Mac and Windows operational systems.

Step 1. Download WALTR 2.

Requirements: macOS 10.9 and higher
Latest Version: 2.6.25, 13 December 2019
Requirements: Windows 8 and higher
Latest Version: 2.7.19, 14 November 2019
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It’s 10000% safe and it doesn’t cost a dime to try this out. After you download WALTR you can use it for free for 24 hours.

Step 2. Connect your device to your PC/Mac with USB.

However, ironically, to enable WIFI connectivity you still need to plug in your iPhone into your computer. If you wish to add music to your iPhone cable-free, then click on the gear at the bottom of the application and check ‘Enable WIFI Connectivity’.

In this tutorial, we’ll be using WALTR 2 for Mac to add music on iPhone without iTunes. Be sure, besides music it also helps you transfer videos to iPad, iPhone or iPod.

WALTR 2 – an ultimate solution to manually transfer music to iPhone

Step 3. Drag your files into WALTR to add music to iPhone.

In this case, we just drop the whole folder with The Weeknd album ‘Starboy’. And guess what – it’s gonna transfer it right away literally taking seconds.

Step 2. How to manually add music to iPhone without syncing, WALTR 2 in action

Then you’ll get this ‘DONE’ message once the progress bar fills up. This is the green light for you, my friend. WALTR 2 just added music files to your iPhone, so head to your default Music app and look for your songs there.


That’s it! Your music is now available in your native Music.app for playback. Instead of tons of converting settings, all you need to do is to DRAG your files…and Drop them to add music to iPhone without iTunes.

play music you just added on iPhone

As you perhaps noticed – the files are transferred to the pre-installed Apple Videos/Music apps. As if you transferred ’em with iTunes. Frankly speaking, WALTR is what iTunes was supposed to be in the first place.

If you watched the screencast video above, you perhaps noticed – it’s about transferring FLAC music files. And they aren’t supported by iTunes.

WALTR covers almost all media formats you could possibly find on the web. This involves AVI, MKV, MP4, WMA, FLAC, MP3, ALAC, M4A, APE, and many others.

While usually, you would need to use a separate video converter for every file extension, and then use iTunes, WALTR does all this for you.

Now once again the round-up of all compelling WALTR features:

  • Simplicity. It’s just a drop-zone. No countless tabs, no converting settings.

  • Support of non-compatible formats: MKV, AVI, FLAC, APE, WMA, CUE and tons of others.

  • Speed. The average transferring speed is 2GB per one minute.

  • Transfer music from PC to iPad without iTunes!

  • Your files will land inside of your native Videos/Music. apps.

  • WALTR 2 introduces support for all the iPods ever released by Apple. You can simply add music to them just as seamlessly as to iPhone.


Instead of a hair-pulling process of converting and iTunes syncing, you can easily add music to iPhone without syncing with iTunes.

With the help of this app, you can turn your iPhone/iPad into a perfect device with 100% functionality. It’s not a secret, that watching videos and listening to music regardless of its format settings is a big advantage and certainly a useful feature, that iOS devices usually lack.

WALTR 2 also supports any Apple iPod ever created. Currently, this is the easiest way to put music on iPod without iTunes. You also don’t need any additional converting software, because WALTR accepts all the audio and music formats you can find on the web.

So, don’t hesitate and test WALTR yourself!

Josh Brown
Josh Brown

Marketing Director at Softorino

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Drag and Drop Any Media to iPhone



With WALTR 2, you can wirelessly drag-and-drop any Music, Ringtones, Videos, PDF & ePUB files into iPhone, iPad or iPod without iTunes (Even files that aren’t supported by iTunes, such as FLAC and MKV).


Fully supports: MAC OS macOS & Windows Windows