How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Android

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Finding out how to transfer music from iPhone to Android may seem challenging, but there are a couple of methods allowing you to transfer your music in a simple manner, regardless of whether you're using Windows or macOS.

On Windows, the process is pretty straightforward once your music is synced, while Mac computers require a third-party app like Google Play Music or Android File Transfer to sync your tunes to your Android device.

Sync Music With iTunes

iTunes can be really useful in this process depending on how you manage the content on your iPhone. If you already have all the music from your iPhone synced to your iTunes Library, you're halfway done.

Otherwise, the first thing to do is sync your iPhone to iTunes to ensure all songs are in your iTunes Library. There are a couple of things to keep in mind if you need to sync the tunes in your iPhone to your iTunes Library:

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Android on Windows

Once you have all your songs synced to your iTunes Library, you can move forward with adding them to your Android device from your Windows computer.

Selecting your desire tunes.
  1. Launch iTunes. Under the Library section, select the songs you'd like to transfer to your Android device.
  2. Copy the files to a new folder on your PC.
  3. Connect your Android device to your PC, then navigate to the Music folder of the device.
  4. Copy and paste the songs you would like to transfer.
  5. Enjoy your music on your Android device.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Android on Mac

If you're using an Apple computer, you have a few options available to transfer your music files to your Android device.

Google Play Music

  1. Launch your browser and navigate to Google Play Music.
  2. Log in using the same Google account linked to your Android device.
  3. Click the Menu icon located in the top left corner, click Upload music.
  4. Click Select from your computer and choose the songs you'd like to add.
  5. Once the songs have been uploaded, launch the Google Play Music app on your Android device.
  6. You'll now be able to play your music when you have an active internet connection. Otherwise, you'll need to download the songs from Google Play Music to play them offline.

Android File Transfer

  1. Launch your browser and navigate to Android File Transfer.
  2. Download and install the application.
  3. Connect your Android device to your Mac computer.
  4. Launch the Android File Transfer application.
  5. Copy and paste the files you'd like to transfer to your Android device.
  6. Eject the Android device when the transfer has completed.