How To Download Songs on your iPhone without iTunes
The iPhone is one of the best pieces of technology out there today. It can do almost everything a computer and phone can do, all in a compact little device that can fit in your pocket. So while the iPhone can do some absolutely amazing things, there are some things about it that are frustrating. For example, adding music to your device via iTunes can be a chore for many people. I’m sure we have all helped out parents, grandparents or older relatives add music to their devices from time to time.
Thankfully, there are other ways to add music to your device if you want a different experience than simply using iTunes for everything. Now, there is nothing wrong with iTunes for most people, but some want a different experience or simply do not want to use it for one reason or another. If that is you, then you have come to the right article.
This article will take a look at a number of simple and easy ways that you can download songs and music onto your iPhone, without the need to use iTunes at all. We have decided to zero in on three different methods, which are the easiest and most accessible for most people to do. Of course, there are likely many different ways to do this, but these three are among the most popular and easiest.
Use Spotify, Google Play Music or Another Streaming Service
With music streaming services growing immensely over the past few years, there are actually millions and millions of people who barely (if ever) use iTunes for getting or consuming music on their device. Some of the biggest players in this market are Spotify and Google Play, just to name a few. While many of us simply stream music from these services, it is also possible to download songs from many of these apps. Some of them might require a membership or subscription, but that will only cost you around $10 a month at most.
Of course, the steps to take to download music on these various services will differ depending on which you use. However, most of the time, it is fairly simple to see within the app. For example, in Spotify (as long as you have the Premium membership), all you have to do is go to your library, choose an album or song, and then toggle the Download button so it’s green. This song or album will now be downloaded to your device after a few seconds.
That’s right, you can actually use Dropbox to download music straight to your device. While it is primarily used for things like work, school or other projects, it can also be great for music as well. Of course, you will need Dropbox on both your desktop/laptop computer and your iPhone for this to work. Simply install Dropbox on your computer, then copy all the music you want to add and put it in your Dropbox folder. Once the music uploads, simply open the Dropbox app on your device, and then simply tap the song within the app to play it. If you want them available offline (downloaded), simply mark songs as favorites, which will make them available anywhere, without a need for an internet connection.
Use an iTunes Alternative
Of course, there are also a few different iTunes alternatives that you can use instead of either of the above two options. Some of the most popular of these are MediaMonkey and CopyTrans Manager, which can be downloaded completely free and offer a great alternative to iTunes. These can be a bit more complex than either of the earlier 2 options, but is definitely still viable.
Whichever of those methods you decide to use, you can rest assured that it will be a good way to get music downloaded onto your device. While iTunes is still the preferred way for most people to use and is likely the easiest, there are a ton of people looking to get away from it for one reason or another. Also, if you have jailbroken your device, there are a few other ways to get music on your device. However, with many simple and easy options that don’t require jailbreaking, there is no need to jailbreak your device to get music on it without iTunes.
Even if you don’t use iTunes for your music needs, there is a good chance you shouldn’t get rid of it completely. If you do, you won’t be able to do things like sync devices, or have a backup. So while you may not use iTunes for your music needs anymore, you shouldn’t get rid of it completely.