How to Upload Songs from CD to iCloud from iPhone/Computer

If you don’t want to lose songs on CDs, you may want to upload songs from CD to iCloud for a backup. Here are two methods in this guide to tell you how in every detail.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Can you upload CD to iCloud?

The answer to the question - can you upload CD to iCloud is YES. You are able to upload songs from CD to iCloud to make a music backup and make it convenient to enjoy the music on your iOS devices wherever you go.

However, since CD saves music in CDA/wav. format, which is not compatible with iCloud and some portable music play. Therefore, it is suggested to extract CD songs to computer to save them as mp3 first, and then upload them to iCloud.

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

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

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

Rip Settings

After saving CD songs to your computer, you can try the two methods below to upload them to your iCloud.

How to upload CD to iCloud Music Library from computer

If you have subscribed to Apple Music or iTunes Match, you can add CD to iCloud Music Library from computer by using iTunes. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer > Click File from the menu bar > Choose Add File to Library > Choose the songs you just exported from CD. Wait for them to be added to iTunes library.

Add File To Library

Step 2. Click Edit from the menu bar > From the prompt window, click General > Check the box next to iCloud Music Library > Click OK to confirm.

Turn On iCloud Music Library

If you want to access the songs on your iPhone/iPad, connect the device to the Internet, sign in the Apple ID you’re using in iTunes, and turn on iCloud Music Library by going to Settings app > Music. Then, you can enjoy the CD songs in the Apple Music app on iPhone.  Just in case, if iCloud Music Library not showing up on iPhone, you can get some useful solutions here.

How to Upload CD to iCloud from iPhone

You can also choose to transfer music from CD to iPhone first and let the songs be backed up to iCloud automatically in your spare time so that you can get access to these songs as soon as possible.

You may need an easy-to-use transfer tool to give you a hand to transfer CD music from computer to iPhone. Here FoneTool is highly recommended. Besides songs from CD, FoneTool allows you to transfer songs downloaded from any source to iPhone, iPad, and iPod without Apple ID or network limitations.

Click the icon below to get the tool to your computer for free, and follow the simple three steps to transfer CD music to iPhone.

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Step 1. Plug your iPhone into computer with USB > Open FoneTool and click Phone Transfer > Mouse over to PC to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

Transfer To iPhone

Step 2. Drag and drop the CD songs from computer to the box. You can also tap the folder icon to choose the wanted songs.

Select Files

Step 3. Make sure you have chosen all wanted music > Click Start Transfer to start the process.


Step 4. When it is completed, you can turn on iCloud backup on your iPhone by going to Settings app > [your name] > iCloud > Turn on iCloud Backup. You can choose to tap Back Up Now or wait for music to be automatically backed up to iCloud when your iPhone is charging, locked, and connecting to Wi-Fi.

Backup iPhone To iCloud

If you receive the message: iCloud backup failed due to not enough space on iCloud, you may need to manage iCloud storage or try other ways to backup iPhone data.

Besides, if you have any other files, like photos, contacts to upload iCloud, you can try FoneTool's new function - Manage iCloud to upload files to iCloud directly.

Bonus: How to backup iPhone music without iCloud

Besides powerful transfer functions, FoneTool also provides you with professional backup solutions to backup selective files or everything from iOS devices to computer.

Different from iCloud, it seems that you have unlimited space to save your backup files because FoneTool allows you to backup iDevices to any local folders on computer, external hard drives, NAS, etc. Within a few clicks, you can finish the backup process. Here is how to do it.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB > Open FoneTool and click Selective Backup from Phone Backup page.

Custom Backup

Warm tip: You can also utilize the iPhone to PC function to transfer music from iPhone to computer so that you can enjoy the songs on computer.

Step 2. Check the Music icon or any other icons to preview and choose the files you’d like to backup to computer > Click OK to confirm.

Select Files

Step 3. If necessary, modify the storage path to save the backup files > Click Start Backup to begin the task.

Click On Backup

How can you view or restore the backup files? Just click Backup History to visit the Backup History screen when the backup is finished, from here, you can browse, restore, or delete your backup.

Restore To Device


In conclusion, if you want to upload CD to iCloud, you can save CD songs to computer in mp3 format first. Then you can choose to import CD songs to iCloud Music Library from computer or transfer CD songs to your iPhone and upload them to iCloud later.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.