[Mac To iPhone] How To Transfer Music from Mac to New iPhone 11/11 Pro

Author Tasnia Salinas By Tasnia Salinas, on April 7, 2020, in iPhone Transfer

Summary: In this article, we help you to learn How To Transfer Music from Mac (Catalina, Mojave, etc.) To iPhone 11/11 Pro. Get Best iPhone Music Transfer - SyncBird Pro. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version here before continuing.

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Common Cannot Send Music from Mac To iPhone Scenario: Couple days ago, my girlfriend cannot annually transfer music from her Mac to her iPhone XS and today I have run into the same problem. I manually manage my Music library on my iMac 2015. After updating to Catalina I could no longer manually move music drag between the Music app and my plugged in iPhone (How To Transfer Files Between iPhone and Mac). The iPhone icon to the left on the Music app didn't light up when I dragged music onto it. Is it a Catalina bug or how can I fix this issue?

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How To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11/11 Pro

Diagnosis: With the growing number of music stream users, more and more people quit saving music library on a computer or iOS device. The On-demand Apple Music, Spotify or Google Music just way convenient. But for hardcore music fans, these CD ripped music tracks, iTunes purchases are just indispensable property. In this article, we discuss how to transfer your entire music collection from your Mac to an iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro.

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Part 1: How To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 with iTunes

macOS is friendly towards iPhone, iPad, or iPod content management. If you're using macOS Mojave or earlier (or a Windows PC), the in-built iTunes app can help you transfer music, videos, TV Shows, Podcasts, and other kind of media content from Mac to your iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro (How To Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone). This way, you need to connect your iPhone to your Mac with USB cable, or put it close to your Mac computer and transfer/sync your music over Wifi. Follow steps below to start.

How-To Steps To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 with iTunes (macOS Mojave)
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    Step 1:

    Connect your iPhone to your Mac > Open iTunes > Click the Device button near the top left of the iTunes window.

    How To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Step 1
    Step 1 - Connect iPhone To Mac
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    Step 2:

    In the sidebar on the left of iTunes, select Music > Check the Sync checkbox, then select the music you want to transfer from this Mac to your iPhone 11.

    How To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Step 2
    Step 2 - Select Music On This Mac
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    Step 3:

    You can choose to sending music from Mac to your iPhone automatically or manually, with USB cable or over WIFI network. When you're ready to start, click Apply.

    How To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Step 4
    Step 4 - Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11

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Part 2: How To Transfer Music from Finder To iPhone 11 (Catalina)

iTunes is becoming a history is macOS Catalina and future versions. Apple replaced iTunes with three standalone apps - Music, Podcasts, and TV Shows. Another change is that the iPhone, iPad and iPod music syncing feature has been removed to Finder app (The Ultiamte Guide On How To Backup an iPhone 11). If you are new to macOS Catalina, and want to move your music from Mac to an iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro, follow our detailed tutorials on transferring music from Mac to iPhone.

How-To Steps To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 (Catalina)
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    Step 1:

    Connect your iPhone 11 to your Mac (running Catalina and later) > Open Finder > Click your device icon on the left side:

    How To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Step 1
    Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11
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    Step 2:

    Click Music tab on the topbar (How To Download iCloud Photos on iPhone) > Check Sync Music onto iPhone > Click Apply to start copying music from Mac to your iPhone 11/11 Pro.

    How To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Step 2
    Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11

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Part 3: Best Alternative To Transfer Music from May To iPhone

SyncBird Pro comes as perfect iTunes alternative that are truly essential for your iPhone, iPad and iPod music management. No matter your music are burned from CDs, downloaded from Internet, or recorded on your own, SyncBird Pro can help transfer your music from any Mac to your iPhone 11/11 Pro, without overwriting existing songs. Follow steps below to learn how to transfer music from Mac to iPhone without iTunes.

Best Alternative Way To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11
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    Step 1:

    Download and install SyncBird Pro on your Mac computer > Connect your iPhone 11 to this Mac with a USB cable > After loading your device storage status, click Music:

    How To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Step 1
    Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Using SyncBird Pro Step 1
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    Step 2:

    Choose the music that you want to transfer from Mac to your iPhone 11/11 Pro > Click To Device on the right side.

    How To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Step 2
    Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Step 2
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    Step 3:

    Click Start Transfer > After a few seconds, SyncBird Pro will finish sending music from Mac to your iPhone 11.

    How To Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Step 4
    Transfer Music from Mac To iPhone 11 Using SyncBird Pro Step 4

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The Bottom Line

By year 2020, and probably in far future, iCloud is an indefensible feature for both cloud computing and storage. If you use iCloud or other services like Apple Music to keep your content up-to-date, give a chance to upload your local music to iCloud with iTunes Match (How To Transfer Contacts from iPhone To iPhone). If you need complete Mac To iPhone Music Transfer solution, it's suggested to get SyncBird Pro.


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