Updated: December 3rd, 2018

How to Download Music Straight to iPhone & without iTunes

This article will demonstrate 2 quick ways to download music straight to iPhone! And NO –  there’s no iTunes required. 👌

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  • by Julia


We all love music and listen to it on a daily basis. Since iPhone sometimes makes it hard to download it directly from the Internet, in this article we will present some of the best ways to download music straight to iPhone without iTunes.



Convert YouTube Music to iPhone

There are literally millions of songs available on YouTube. It would be such a shame if you couldn’t get those songs on your iPhone and listen to them while your offline. As far as your iOS device is concerned, YouTube music can only be listened with YouTube app.

Luckily, there’s an alternative option. That’s how the Softorino YouTube Converter, aka SYC, was born. This is a program that will allow you to download music straight to iPhone from YouTube videos and convert them to the format you want.

Here we will see how to download music on iPhone from YouTube using SYC 2.

1. Download and install

There is a free trial of the program available on Softorino website. Download and install it on your PC. A free trial will last for 24 hours and during that period you’ll have access to every single functionality of the program. When the free trial expires, you’ll have to buy a lifetime license.

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2. Search for the song you want

SYC 2 has an option to manually search for the song inside the program window. Also there is an option to copy the link of the song and then paste it inside the search box. Choose the way that fits you the most.

After you’ve found the song you want, click on ‘Add to Queue’.

 3. Choose the format

After your song is added into the program window, you have to choose the format to convert to. There are Video, Audio and Ringtone options, each with its own list of formats to choose from.

Since you want music, you’ll choose Audio and MP3 format.

4. Connect iPhone and choose where to save

If you want to download music straight to iPhone, you will need to connect it to your computer first. 

You can connect your iPhone via USB or Wi-Fi, which means that you can transfer music to your iPhone wirelessly. You will see your iPhone’s name under the iPhone option you’ve chosen once the connection is established.

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5. Convert & Transfer

Now you just have to click on ‘Convert & Transfer to iPhone’ button and the program will do the rest of the job.

A song that is transferred can be found in the Music app on your iPhone. Another cool thing is that it will have the artwork and all the metadata set up. Definitely one of the coolest features of Softorino YouTube Converter 2.



How to Put Music on iPhone using Mac or PC

In case you’ve already downloaded a music files from the Internet to your computer and now you want to transfer them to your iPhone, here is a quick guide on how to do it without iTunes.

One of the best, if not the best, software solutions for this particular problem is Softorino’s WALTR 2. It’s a lightweight iTunes alternative that will make your life easier in many ways.

WALTR 2 makes it easy to transfer the music from computer to iPhone and here’s how.

1. Download and install WALTR 2

To get this amazing program go to the Softorino website and download it. Initially, it is in a trial version, that will last for one day.

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2. Connect your iPhone

This can be done via USB or wirelessly, using WiFi. Choose the option that fits you.

3. Drag and drop the music file

Navigate to the music file and drag it into the program window. The transfer will start immediately and it will only take a few seconds. No matter if your music file is in MP3 or some other format, WALTR 2 will make sure that it can be played with your Music app, so you don’t have to worry about that.

You’re probably noticing how easy to use is WALTR 2. The only thing you have to do is drag and drop the file. It doesn’t matter what the format is, WALTR 2 will do its job and make sure that you have your song on the iPhone, along with the artwork and the metadata. If you want to transfer music from your laptop or PC to iPhone without iTunes, WALTR 2 is the best option out there.



How to Download Music on iPhone Without Computer

Trying to avoid using a computer in the process of searching and downloading your favorite music from the Internet isn’t something you should do, but it is possible.

In order to download music directly to your iPhone and don’t use the computer at all, you’ll have to try out programs like Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music etc. Let’s see how this is done with Google Play Music app.

First, you’ll need to download the app from the App Store. The app itself is free to download, but in order to listen to music offline, you’ll have to subscribe.

The songs can be added to your personal collection, which has a storage capacity for up to 50,000 songs in free version of the app. Another free feature is a radio based on songs.

After you subscribe, every ad is removed so you can enjoy in uninterrupted listening. You can listen to your songs while you’re offline and you have the access to over 40 million songs.

Another popular app from this group is Spotify. This wonderful app will allow you to listen to any song you want, from any iOS device you want. Once you pay for the Premium, you’ll get ad-free app that can play just about any song there is and it will also work while you’re offline.

Spotify on iPhone

Everything we said for Google Play Music is valid here also. It’s important to emphasize that Spotify isn’t available everywhere. We hope you’re lucky enough to live somewhere where it is.

Also, we will mention a solution with Documents app. So, this is an app on the App Store that is used as the file manager. It also has an Internet browser integrated into it, so you can browse the net with it.

What that means is that you can go to the sites that offer free downloading and converting YouTube videos and use them to download songs on iPhone from the Internet.

The thing is that you cannot play this music with your native Music app, but just the Documents app.



How to Download Music from SoundCloud and VEVO to iPhone

The above mentioned SYC 2 does another great thing that we didn’t say. It can download music directly to your iPhone from SoundCloud and VEVO platforms.

In fact, you can download music straight to iPhone from SoundCloud or VEVO in just a few clicks of your mouse.  All you have to do is find the song you want and copy its URL, while SYC 2 is opened. The app will do the rest of the job.

Also, you’ll have to choose the format and where to save, like you did with YouTube download. After you’ve done that, the program will download music straight to iPhone.

The fact that SYC 2 does so many things by itself is what makes it such a good music download app and one of the best programs to transfer mp3 files to iPhone without iTunes.

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