[2024 Guide] How to Add MP3 to iTunes on iPhone

Want to add MP3 files to iTunes? This guide will tell you everything about how to add MP3 to iTunes on iPhone.


By Lena / Updated on June 7, 2024

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How to Add MP3 to iTunes on iPhone without Computer 

I downloaded some MP3 songs on my iPhone. Can I add these MP3 files directly to iTunes on iPhone directly without using the computer?

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iTunes is a great media data management tool that can help you manage all your songs. You can use iTunes to categorize songs so that when you want to listen to a certain type of song, or a song by a certain artist, you can find it quickly. 

Now that you have some MP3 files on your iPhone, you definitely want to transfer them to iTunes for better management. You’ve come to the right page! We'll tell you everything about how to add MP3 to iTunes on iPhone.

Can You Add MP3 to iTunes on iPhone without Computer?

Now you may not have a computer at hand, so is it possible to add MP3 to iTunes on iPhone without computer? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is No.

You can’t add MP3 to iTunes on iPhone without using a computer. Even if you want to add MP3 to Apple Music on iPhone, you still need to use a computer. You may have found that you can tap the MP3 to play it, however, there is no option for you to choose to transfer the MP3 file to iTunes or Music app.

If you want to add MP3 files to iTunes on iPhone, you should first transfer the files from iPhone to computer and then add the MP3 files to iTunes library. In this way, you can listen to these songs via iTunes or sync them to iPhone.

How to Add MP3 to iTunes on iPhone

Here are two ways that can help you add MP3 to iTunes on iPhone. Please choose a method according to your situation.

  • Way 1 will help you add MP3 files in Files app to iTunes;
  • Way 2 will show you how to transfer MP3 from Music app to iTunes.

Way 1. Add MP3 to iTunes Wirelessly

If your MP3 files are in Files app, you can take advantage of iCloud Drive to transfer MP3 files to computer and then add MP3 files to iTunes.

Step 1. Copy MP3 Files to iCloud Drive

  • Go to Files app and find your MP3 files.
  • Tap the three-dots icon > Tap Select.
  • Tap the Folder icon > Select a path in iCloud Drive to save the MP3 files or you can create a new folder > Tap Copy to confirm.

Move MP3 to iCloud Drive

Step 2. Download MP3 Files to Computer

  • Open a browser and go to iCloud.com.
  • Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  • Select iCloud Drive and find the MP3 files.
  • Press and hold the Ctrl key > Choose the MP3 files with the mouse.
  • Click Download button to save MP3 files to computer.

Download Music from iCloud

Step 3. Add MP3 Files to iTunes

  • Download and install the latest version of iTunes.
  • Click File from the menu bar.
  • Select Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library to add the MP3 files to iTunes library.

Add File to Library

If it does not work, you can go to this Fix Can't Add MP3 to iTunes Library guide to get solutions.

Way 2. Directly Transfer MP3 Songs from iPhone to Computer

If your MP3 files are in Apple Music app, you can use one third-party transfer tool called FoneTool to help you transfer MP3 songs to computer and then add them to iTunes.

FoneTool is one professional iOS data management tool, which supports data transfer between iPhone and computer, between two iDevices. It can help you transfer both purchased and non-purchased music from iPhone to computer. What’s more, it can share data between devices that run with different iTunes/Apple accounts.

1. Download, install and launch FoneTool on computer.

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2. Connect iPhone to computer via the USB cable.

3. On the home interface, choose Phone Transfer option on the left pan > Move the mouse to the iPhone to PC, and click Start Transfer.

Transfer to Computer

4. Choose the MP3 songs you want to add to iTunes.

Choose Songs

5. Finally, click Start Transfer to export MP3 files to computer.


When the transfer is completed, you can follow Step 3 in Way 1 to add MP3 to iTunes.

As mentioned before, FoneTool also supports transfer from computer to iPhone. If you want to transfer MP3 to iPhone, you can click Transfer to iPhone option to make it.

In addition, FoneTool has one mobile app that can help you transfer data from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly. You can go to App Sore to download FoneTool and let it help you share MP3 songs, photos, videos or other data in Files app with friends.

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Final Words

There is no option for you to directly add MP3 files to iTunes on iPhone. You should first transfer MP3 files from iPhone to computer and then add MP3 files to iTunes library.

Does this guide solve your problem? If so, you can share this “how to add music to iTunes on iPhone” guide to help more people. If you have any questions about this guide, please feel free to contact us.

Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.