How to Sync Music to iPhone iPod without Erasing the Old Songs

by Shannon |Aug 04,2017..

Background: Many iPhone users complained that each time when syncing music with iTunes, it will replace all the old songs in iPhone and iPod. In this article, we are going to teach how to add music to iPhone and iPod without erasing existing songs. 

As a powerful and effective tool for Apple users to manage their iPhone, iPod, iPad and data, iTunes will sync the contents in your devices. In that way you could reach the files you want whenever you are using your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Thanks to iTunes, you could listen to your favorite music and view the cherished photos anytime anywhere. However, sometimes using the sync feature may bring you problems also. If you sync your music with iTunes, you may find all the old songs stored in the devices will be deleted. That is very annoying. Actually, there is better way you could try to add music to iPhone and iPod without deleting the existing songs.

Adding music without Erasing: Using IOTransfer

As using iTunes sync music will replace the existing songs, you may need an iTunes alternative tool which can help you transfer and manage music files. IOTranser would be the best choice for you. It provides the easiest way to import music from computer to iPhone and iPod. With just 1 click, you are able to sync your songs from iTunes, computer and even from another iOS device.

l  Download IOTransfer from the official website, or from other qualified download sites, such as Cnet, Softpedia. And follow the instructions to install IOTransfer on a Windows computer.

l  Open IOTransfer on PC. Connect your iPhone or iPod to computer via USB cable.

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l  Go to Music, click “Add”, find the location of the music files on computer in the pop-up window, choose the songs you want to import to iPhone or iPod, click "Open". The songs will be transferred to your iPhone or iPod in a second.

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In addition to transfer music from computer to iPhone, iPod, there are 3 features in the program "Sync to iTunes", "Sync to PC" and "Sync to Device", Which make no limits in transferring content between iOS devices, iTunes and PCs. No doubt that IOTransfer is the right program, for iPhone, iPod, iPad owners who are looking for an easier way to transfer data and manage contents.

Manually manage iPhone music in iTunes

Another setting you have to change is to stop iTunes from syncing your device automatically. Otherwise when you connect your device to iTunes, it will automatically sync music and replace the old songs.

Step1: Connect your iOS device to computer and open iTunes.

Step2: Select your device on up left corner in iTunes.

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Step3: Click  "Summary", scroll down to "Options", cancel the option "Automatically sync when this iPhone is connect", and select the option "Manually manage music and videos".

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