How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Android

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Transferring music from iPhone to Android may seem challenging, but there are a couple of methods you can use to transfer your music easily, regardless of whether you use Windows or macOS.

On Windows, the process is straightforward once your music is synced, while Mac computers require a third-party app such as Google Play Music or Android File Transfer to sync tunes 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 all the songs are in your iTunes Library. There are a couple of things to keep in mind if you plan to sync the tunes 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 PCs.

How to Transfer Music From iPhone to Android on Windows

After 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.

Screenshot of selection in iTunes
  1. Launch iTunes. Under the Library section, select the songs you want 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 and then go to the Music folder of the device.

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

That's it. Enjoy your music on your Android device.

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

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

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

  3. Click the Menu icon located in the top left corner of the screen and select Upload music.

  4. Click Select from your computer and choose the songs you want to add.

  5. After the songs have all 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 them offline.

Android File Transfer

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

  2. Download and install the application.

  3. Connect your Android device to the Mac computer.

  4. Launch the Android File Transfer application.

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

  6. Eject the Android device when the transfer is complete.