How to Transfer Music from Old iPhone to New iPhone without iTunes?

Last Updated : Sept 12, 2018 | Written by Jason

How to transfer songs from old iPhone to new iPhone without iTunes? As new iPhone xs/xs max/xr models are rolling out, the key 2 parts here are iPhone to iPhone music transfer and without iTunes. No matter what is your purpose - sharing songs between two devices with your friends or ditching the old phone, this tutorial can help you get all songs from one device to another with or without a computer.

Transfer Songs from iPhone to iPhone Xs/Xs Max/Xr without iTunes

 

1. In regards of device involvement, there are mainly two ways to transfer songs from iPhone to iPhone - transfer without computer wirelessly or transfer with a computer. Rest assured that both ways are iTunes-free.

2. For each way, we provide 2 tool options for you. If you prefer transfer music from iPhone to iPhone without a computer, click to read tutorials on Bluetooth and AirDrop sharing. If you do not mind sitting next to a computer, go on for iPhone Music Manager freeware and DearMob iPhone Manager.

Choose Your Way:

I. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone with Bluetooth

Things you will need:

1. A jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch running iOS 4.2 till iOS 7.
2. Wi-Fi and Internet access on the device.
3. AirBlue Sharing from Cydia app at about $5.
Note: Music Bluetooth transfer only appliable on jailbroken iPhones!
If you are determined to jailbreak your iPhone, please check out our jailbreak guides according to your iOS version:
Jailbreak iOS 7/8/9 Or Jailbreak iOS 10

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone with Bluetooth

With AirBlue Sharing installed on your jailbroken iPhone, open it.

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth and select an iPhone you want to transfer songs to, or other devices like Android/Windows phone.

Step 2: Tap songs in your playlist, and conduct "Transfer" to export music from iPhone to another iPhone via Bluetooth.

Step 3: To receive music from iPhone, you should enable "Recieving" on AirBlue Sharing.

Note: The thing is, this Bluetooth transfer tool will be only compatible with iOS 4.2 till iOS 7. How to Downgrade iPhone iOS >>

II. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop

Things you should know:

The first note here would be AirDrop only supports sharing songs that are sharable under Apple Music rules, which means songs saved locally on iPhone won't show up on the AirDrop share list and your purchased songs cannot be shared for direct listening.
(see how to remove Apple Music DRM).
Only songs with "..." icon is deemed shareable and the real thing you are sharing is merely a link to the song.
Since AirDrop is a built-in feature of iPhone iOS 7 and above, all you need is two iPhone devices.

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop

Swipe up to iPhone control center and enable AirDrop for both iPhones. Remember to make sure that Bluetooth and WIFI are both enabled.

Step 1: Find the song in your Apple Music

Step 2: Click on Share button

Step 3: Select AirDrop contacts, AirDrop will auto detect your nearby iPhone.

III. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone with iPhone Music Manager

Thing you will need:

1. DearMob iPhone Music Manager Freeware
2. A lightning cable
3. A computer
This non-wireless transfer method is totally free and stable, without the need for wifi connection or Bluetooth. However, purchased Apple music songs cannot be transferred due to DRM protection.

Transfer Music iPhone to iPhone

Step 1: Export iPhone Music to Computer with DearMob iPhone Music Manager

Notes: Music purchased from 3rd-party music APPs won't transfer from old iPhone to computer directly.

a. Connect one iPhone to computer (Windows 10) or Mac (macOS High Sierra) to export iPhone music to computer first.

b."Select all" or click on certain songs you want to export and click sync. (If you also wish to add ringtone to iPhone, then click on ringtone button to trim songs to MP3 ringtone).

c. When transfer is completed, you'll see the songs saved in the folder C:> Users > My Music > iPhone Music Manager.

Step 2: Download Music to iPhone 8 from Windows 10

a. Disconnect previous iPhone and connect another iPhone to computer, tap on "Trust" when "Trust This Computer?" dialog pops up.

b. When recognized, click on "Add Music" and then choose songs to import from the previous folder.

c. Click on "Sync" on the down-right corner to complete the last step of transferring music from iPhone to iPhone free.

Note: you can even transfer and customize a song into MP3 ringtones, text tones and alarm tones for free.

IV. How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone with DearMob iPhone Manager

Thing you will need:

1. Get DearMob iPhone Manager
2. A lightning cable
3. a computer
This non-wireless transfer method can let you remove DRM from Apple Music for music transfer iPhone to iPhone and alows you to transfer other contents like Videos, Audiobooks, SMS Messages, PDFs, APPs etc. You can get utilities far more than just sharing songs.

Transfer Apple Music iPhone to iPhone DRM Removal

Step 1: Export iPhone Music to Computer with DearMob iPhone Manager

Notes: Music purchased in Apple Music can be transfer from iPhone to iPhone after DRM removal.

a. Connect one iPhone to computer (Win10) or Mac (High Sierra) to export iPhone music to computer first.

b."Select all" or click on certain songs you want to export and click "Export".

c. When transfer is completed, you'll see the songs saved in default folder C:> Users > My Music > iPhone Music Manager.

Step 2: Download Music to iPhone from Windows 10/macOS

a. Disconnect previous iPhone and connect another iPhone to computer, tap on "Trust" when "Trust This Computer?" dialog pops up.

b. When recognized, click on "Add Music" and then choose songs to import from the previous computer folder.

c. Click on "Sync" on the down-right corner to complete the last step of transferring music from iPhone to iPhone free.

DearMob iPhone Manager combines music transfer with iTunes purchase DRM removal to let you transfer any songs you want from previous iPhone to another device, be it new iPhone Xs/Xs Max/Xr, computers, Android devices, Windows Tablets, etc.

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