By Demi / Last update September 7, 2022

You may buy a CD to support your favorite music producers or save it as a collection. While if you want to listen to the CD music wherever you go, you may not be willing to bring a heavy CD player with you. Then, you may want to transfer music from CD to iPhone.

Music CD

Since you cannot copy music from CD to iPhone directly, this guide provides you with two tools, enabling you to make it. Keep reading this guide to know how to transfer music from CD to iPhone.

How to transfer music from CD to iPhone with iTunes

When it comes to transferring music from computer to iPhone, you may firstly think of iTunes. As an official media file management tool, iTunes also allows you to transfer music from CD to iPhone. You can import music from CD to iTunes and then sync music to your iPhone. Following are detailed steps.

Step 1. Import music from CD to iTunes library

1. Open iTunes and insert your CD to computer > When a window prompts, click Yes to import every song on CD and skip to 3, or No to import selective CD music to iTunes.

2. Click the CD icon when it appears in iTunes >Check the items you want to import > Click Import CD.

Import CD to iTunes

3. Click Edit from the menu bar > Choose Preference > From the prompt window, click General.

4. Click Import Settings > Select MP3 Encoder in the Import Using bar.

5. Check the box next to Use error correction when reading Audio CDs > Click OK to confirm and wait for the CD music to import to your iTunes library.

iTunes Import CD Settings

Step 2. Sync CD music to iPhone

Now, you can import CD music to Apple Music on your iPhone like what you used to do in iTunes.

1. Connect your iPhone to computer > Run iTunes > Click the phone icon > Choose Music from the left bar.

2. Check Sync Music and choose the songs you just imported from CD > Click Apply to begin.

Sync Music To iPhone

Please be noted that the sync process will overwrite and replace the previous media files on your iPhone. If you wonder how to transfer music from CD to iPhone without iTunes, the next part can give you an answer.

How to transfer music from CD to iPhone without iTunes

Considering that the music on CD and iPhone are in different formats, you can extract music from CD to computer to save them as MP3, and transfer it to iPhone with a professional transfer tool without iTunes. Follow the steps below to make it.

Step 1. Extract music from CD to computer

You can rely on Windows Media Player to import CD music to computer with the steps below.

1. Insert your CD to computer > Go to the File Explorer > Locate and right-click the DVD RW Drive to open Windows Media Player.

2. In Windows Media Player, click Rip Settings > More > Choose Rip Music.

3. Set the format as MP3 >You can also modify the location to save the music > Click OK.

Rip Settings

Step 2. Transfer CD music to iPhone

It’s time to record music from CD to iPhone. To avoid data loss and transfer wanted music from CD to iPhone, it is recommended FoneTool, a professional iOS data transfer tool. With a simple design, you can finish the transfer process with no effort.

It supports you to transfer not only music, but also photos, videos, and contacts from computer to iPhone, iPhone to computer, and iPhone to iPhone. The tool is also perfectly compatible with iPad and iPod.

Click the icon below to download the software to your computer and transfer CD music to iPhone in three simple steps.

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1. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB > Open FoneTool and click Phone Transfer > Go to PC to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

Transfer To iPhone

2. Click Music icon > Drag and drop the CD music from the local folder to the box. You can also click the add icon to add the songs to the box.

Select Files

3. Make sure you have added all wanted files to the box > Click Start Transfer to begin the task.


When it is finished, you can unplug the iPhone from computer and check the songs in the Music app on your iPhone.

Besides the transfer functions, FoneTool is also a powerful backup tool. You can let it backup iPhone to PC fully or selectively.


That’s all for how to transfer music from CD to iPhone 14/13/12/11. You can sync CD music to iPhone using iTunes. Although the sync process is simple, it also brings the risk of data loss of the previous media files on your iPhone. Therefore, you can also try its alternative - FoneTool to help you import music from CD to iPhone.

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iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad