How to Transfer Playlist from iTunes to iPhone

Playlists in iTunes can't be copied to iPhone? Here are 2 solutions to solve your problem: sync iTunes playlist to iPhone or copy playlists from iTunes to iPhone directly. Choose the one that's right

Playlists in iTunes can't be copied to iPhone? You're kidding me! You must learn how to transfer playlist from iTunes to iPhone if you have some killer playlists in iTunes and want to enjoy your music life on the go. Anyway, don't worry about that. Here are 2 solutions to solve your problem: sync iTunes playlist to iPhone or copy playlists from iTunes to iPhone directly. Choose the one that's right for you.

Solution 1: How to sync iTunes Playlist to iPhone via iTunes

Obviously, iTunes is the best tool to manage music: import songs from CD, purchase music from iTunes Store, create amazing playlists with hundreds of songs, and even play music on a computer as a player. More important, it is the tool for you share music between your computer and your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Here are the steps for how to use iTunes to sync iTunes playlists to your iPhone.

Notes: the steps for copying playlists from iTunes to iPhone are different for different versions of iTunes. First, you're supposed to know which version of iTunes you're using: on Mac, launch iTunes and click "iTunes" > "About iTunes". On PC, launch iTunes > at the very top left, click the little icon to choose "Show Menu Bar", go to "Help" men to choose "About iTunes".

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  1. Launch iTunes on your computer.
  2. Plug your iPhone to the computer, making sure your iPhone is detected by your iTunes and displayed in iTunes.
  3. Click the "Music" icon below the menu bar or in the left bar. And then check the box for "Sync Music".
  4. Choose the option "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres". Then in the Playlists area, check the playlists you want to add to your iPhone.

how to transfer itunes playlist to iphone

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  1. Launch iTunes on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone with your computer, ensure your iPhone is displayed in iTunes and click it.
  3. Click the "Music" icon in the left bar. And then check the box for "Sync Music".
  4. Choose the option "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres". Then in the Playlists area, check the playlists you want to add to your iPhone.

how to transfer itunes playlist to iphone

iTunes Playlists synced to your iPhone may not work properly. Before the transferring, you must ensure all songs in the playlist are in your iTunes, for a playlist is only a list for these songs. When copy iTunes playlists to iPhone via iTunes, iTunes may be unresponsive. You need to be patient. That's a problem that most of iTunes users could encounter, especially when there are many files managed by iTunes. To avoid the problem, you can try solution 2.

Solution 2: How to transfer playlist from iTunes to iPhone via iTransfer

iSkysoft Toolbox - Transfer (iOS)

Copy iTunes playlists/music/videos to iPhone hassle freely!

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Step 1 Download and install iSkysoft toolbox on your computer. Choose Transfer on the main interface. Connect your iPhone to computer with a workable USB cable and tap on Trust This Computer on the device.

iskysoft toolbox main interface

Step 2 Choose “Transfer iTunes Media to Device” on the main screen as below.

Choose Transfer iTunes Media to Device

Step 3 The program will auto-scan your iTunes library and display all the media files on a popup window. Choose the files types you would like to transfer, and then hit Transfer button on the bottom to start.

auto-scan your iTunes library

Step 4 All selected media files will be added to your iOS device when the transferring process finishes. That's it!

copying files to iTunes to your device

More Info: iTransfer & iTunes - the best companion

Though iSkysoft iTransfer contains the transferring music to iDevice feature that iTunes have, they are not competitor, but companion. iTransfer is mostly built to copy music files from iPhone, iPad and iPod to iTunes, not the other way around. For copying songs to iDevice, it focuses on fast speed and making iTunes unsupported format work on iPhone, iPad and iPod. Combining iTunes and iTransfer makes your mobile life much easier and efficient. Check out the main features for iTunes and iTransfer

iTransfer

iTunes

iTransfer facilitates smart transfer and copies all music and other files from your iPhone, iPod or iPad to iTunes or Mac/PC in a single click without any duplicating contents. iTunes is the best tool to manage files and purchase songs, not for transferring
It offers super easy backup of files from device to iTunes/computer due to accidental deletion in iTunes. It's very helpful feature in case your computer crashed, or the files got deleted by mistake. iTunes backup doesn't contains songs, playlists, videos, etc. It contains basic settings and photos of iPhone, iPad and iPod. It is used to restore iDevices
Offers preview feature so you can always be sure the right files are being transferred. No preview feature
Copy iTunes unsupported music and videos to iDevice without a hatch. iTunes can import songs from CD, but not any song that in a format that it doesn't support
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Nov 29,2018 15:25 pm / Posted by Elva to iPhone Transfer

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