Picture this: You’ve just bought a new iPhone and are trying to figure out how to transfer the vast music collection that you have neatly sorted and organized into folders, labeled with the right artist and album names, from your computer to your iPhone. Maybe you’ve just downloaded an awesome new album released by your favorite indie artist and want to listen to it on your commute to work starting in the next 10 minutes. Or maybe you have curated your music collection in iTunes over the years, and as Apple shifts away from the iTunes branding, you now want to have the collection on your iPhone. Do you know how to transfer music from your PC or Mac to your iPhone using a fast, reliable method that is much better than Apple’s own AirDrop? Here’s how to transfer music from a computer to an iPhone using the Wi-Fi Transfer feature in Documents.

Wi-Fi Transfer is by far the easiest way to transfer files from a PC or Mac to your iPhone or iPad and vice versa. All you need is the Documents app installed on your iPhone or iPad (get it for Free from the App Store) and a connected Wi-Fi network or a USB cable.

How to transfer music from computer to iPhone

  1. Download Documents on your iPhone.
  2. Make sure both your iPhone and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. Open Documents on your iPhone.
  4. Tap the + button and select Connect to Computer.

  1. On your PC, open the web browser and go to https://docstransfer.com.
  2. Enter the code displayed on your iPhone device.
  3. Your iPhone and computer are now connected!
  4. Drag and drop the music files or folders that you want to transfer from your computer to your iPhone.

That’s it! Your music files are instantly copied from your computer to your iPhone. The file and folder structure stays the same and is shown to you in the browser window. You can even move files around on your iPhone by reorganizing them in the browser, and Documents will automatically work its magic.

The Wi-Fi Transfer feature in Documents is the best way to transfer music from your computer to an iPhone without using iTunes. Why depend on an old and buggy app when all you need is just a browser and the Free Documents app?

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Similarly, if you want to transfer music from your iPhone to your Computer, simply select the files in the browser and click on the Download button. The files will be downloaded from iPhone and saved on your PC or Mac.

Once you're done transferring your music, tap Disconnect on your iPhone or close the web page.

How to play music in Documents

We’ve just learned how to transfer music from your PC or Mac computer to your iPhone using the Wi-Fi Transfer feature in Documents. But do you know the advantages of doing so? Here’s why Documents is a great home for your music collection on iPhone.

  • To listen to music in Documents, just tap on the music file(s) you have transferred from your computer, and it’ll start playing — no additional steps needed. 
  • The Documents app by Readdle comes with an advanced audio player that supports a wide range of popular audio formats, such as aac, .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .amr, .au, .l16, .m3u, .m4a, .m4b, .m4p, .mp3, .pcm, and .wav. It even supports playback of high-quality .flac audio files.
  • Documents automatically loads music files in a folder as a playlist, so if you have a neatly organized file collection, you’ll love this feature. Forget about manually adding songs to a playlist in iTunes; just copy your favorite songs into a folder, and Documents will turn it into a playlist.
  • You can manually re-order tracks in the playlist by dragging and dropping them in the list. You may also sort files by Name, Date, or Size to choose in what order they’re played. Alternatively, you can just Shuffle them.
  • You also have the ability to mix music from multiple folders to create a temporary playlist, which is great for listening to your choice of songs when driving or commuting. This temporary playlist stays active until you close the audio player.

Happy listening

Now that you've learned how to transfer music from computer/iTunes to your iPhone and iPad, we hope you’ll love the audio player experience in Documents. If you have any feedback, we’re always happy to hear from you.

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