How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Android

Keep your tunes wherever you roam

In Windows, the process of transferring music from iPhone to Android is straightforward once your music is synced. Mac computers require a third-party app such as YouTube Music or Android File Transfer to sync music to your Android device.

Information in this article applies to Windows 10, 8, and 7 and Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and later.

Sync Music With iTunes in Windows

If you already have all the music from your iPhone synced to your iTunes Library on a Windows PC, you're halfway done.

Otherwise, sync your iPhone to iTunes to ensure that all the songs are in your iTunes Library. There are a couple of things to keep in mind if you plan to sync the music in your iPhone to your iTunes Library:

Although the Music app replaced iTunes on Macs with the release of macOS Catalina (10.15) in 2019, Apple still supports iTunes on Windows computers.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Android in Windows

After you have all your songs synced to your iTunes Library, you can add them to your Android device from your Windows computer.

  1. Launch iTunes. In the Library section, select the songs you want to transfer to your Android device.

  2. Copy the files to a new folder on your Windows computer.

    Screenshot of selection in iTunes
  3. Connect your Android device to your computer and go to the Music folder of the device.

  4. Copy and paste the songs you want to transfer.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Android With a Mac

If you're using a Mac, you have a couple of options to transfer your music files to your Android device.

Google Play Music is being phased out in favor of YouTube Music, and will likely go away at the end of 2020. The company is making it easy to transfer playlists and music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music.

Google Play

You can transfer music from an iPhone to an Android device using Google Play.

  1. Launch a browser on your Mac and go to Google Play Music.

    Google Play Music
  2. Log in using the same Google account that is linked to your Android device.

  3. Select the Menu icon located in the top-left corner of the screen and then Upload music.

    Upload music on Google Play
  4. Choose Select from your computer and select the songs you want to add.

    Selecting music from your computer to upload
  5. After the songs have been uploaded, launch the Google Play Music app on your Android device.

You can now play your music when you have an active internet connection. You can also download the songs from Google Play Music to play offline.

Android File Transfer

You can transfer music files directly using a service such as Android File Transfer.

  1. Launch a browser on your Mac and go to Android File Transfer.

    Android File Transfer website
  2. Download and install the application.

  3. Connect your Android device to the Mac computer with a USB cable.

  4. Launch the Android File Transfer application on your Mac and navigate to your music files on your Mac.

  5. Copy and paste the files you want to transfer to your Android device.

    transferring music between android and mac with Android File Transfer
  6. Eject the Android device when the transfer is complete.