[Top 4 Ways] How to Add Music to iPhone SE 2022/2020

Want to transfer music from computer to iPhone SE 2022 but do not know? This guide will show you the methods to add music to iPhone SE with or without iTunes.


By Lena / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Now you just get the new iPhone SE 2022 to replace your current Android phone. Listening to music is a very important part of your daily life so you want to add music to your new iPhone SE. The Move to iOS app can help you transfer data from Android to iPhone SE but not including your lovely songs. If you have songs stored on the computer, you can choose to transfer them to your iPhone SE. Let’s see how to transfer music from computer to iPhone SE with or without iTunes.

Part 1. How to Add Music to iPhone SE from iTunes

iTunes is the official mobile device management utility developed by Apple to help users manage media files and also offers a way to sync these files to iOS devices. To transfer music from computer to iPhone SE, you should first add the songs to iTunes library and then sync them to your devices.

Add Music to iTunes Library

1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

2. Connect your iPhone SE to computer and usually, iTunes will launch automatically. If not, open it by yourself.

Note: For the first connection, a window will appear on your PC and you should click Continue to allow iTunes to read your iPhone data. Also, tap Trust on your iPhone.

3. Click the device icon > Go to Summary > Uncheck the “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” option and check the option “Manually manage music and videos” > Click Apply to confirm.

4. Click File option > Choose Add File to Library from the drop-down list to add music files to iTunes that you want to move to iPhone.

Add File to Library

Add Music to iPhone SE from iTunes

1. Go to Music > Check the Sync Music option.

2. Choose to sync Entire music library or Selected playlists artists, albums, and genres.

3. Click Apply to sync music from iTunes to iPhone SE.

Sync Music to iPhone

Something you should know:

● iTunes requires you to pair your computer with your iPhone, that’s to say, you can’t sync music from different iTunes libraries to the same iPhone.
● iTunes moves the music to your iPhone by syncing which means that it will make the iPhone data keep the same with iTunes library. In other words, the existing media files like music, movies, TV shows, etc. that are not existing in iTunes will be deleted and replaced by the synced items. You’d be careful when syncing to avoid data loss. Or you may refer to Way 1 in Part 2 to get a no-data-loss way.

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from PC to iPhone SE without iTunes

If you want to transfer music to iPhone SE without iTunes, you can utilize FoneTool, Dropbox or MediaMonkey to make it.

Way 1. How to Add Music to iPhone SE via FoneTool

FoneTool is one professional iPhone data backup & transfer tool for Windows users. It is developed by a team that has focused on data security for more than 10 years.

You can let it help you transfer music, photos, videos and more between iPhone and computer. It's possible to transfer non-purchased music to iPhone. What's more, it will not erase any existing song or other data on the device.

1. Download, install and launch FoneTool > Connect iPhone to computer via USB cable.

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2. Choose Phone Transfer > Go  to PC to iPhone.

Transfer to iPhone

3. Click Music tab > Drag and drop the songs you want to transfer. Or you can click the "+" to browse the computer and select songs.

Choose Music

4. Finally, click Start Transfer to add music to iPhone SE.


Fone Tool also supports iPhone to iPhone transfer. You can transfer all data at once or transfer selected songs, videos, photos, etc.

Way 2. Transfer Music from PC to iPhone SE without iTunes but via Dropbox

Dropbox functions like a container where you can put all your files in and it offers 2 GB of free storage space. To add music to iPhone SE, you should first upload the songs to Dropbox on computer and then install Dropbox on your iPhone and sync it, then you will find your songs and download the song for offline listening.

1. On your computer, sign in to your Dropbox and upload the songs you want to transfer to iPhone.

2. On your iPhone, download the Dropbox app from the App Store and find the songs you need. You can listen to these songs via the network. Or If you want to save the song for offline listening, you can swipe the song that you want to keep on the device from left to right and hit the “Star” to mark the song as favorite.

Add Music to iPhone via Dropbox

Way 3. Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone SE without iTunes but via MediaMonkey

MediaMonkey is a music player as well as a song management program for Windows PC. It can help you transfer songs from computer to iPhone SE and you can listen to the song in the regular Music app.

Note: You will need to have iTunes installed on the computer because MediaMonkey needs the driver of iTunes to access your iOS device.

1. Download MediaMonkey on your Windows PC.

2. Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable.

3. Go to Edit > Preferences >Devices and check the box next to “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

4. Copy and paste the songs you need to the library of MediaMonkey, or just go to Tools > Options > Volume Leveling > Automatically analyze volume of unanalyzed files to automatically add your music.

5. Right-click on the song you want to transfer and choose Sent to > iPhone.

Transfer Music to iPhone via MediaMonkey


That’s all for how to add music to iPhone SE 2022/2020. You can choose to transfer music from computer to iPhone SE using iTunes or take advantage of FoneTool, Dropbox or MediaMonkey to add music to your device.

If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will reply to you ASAP.

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.