Want to learn how to put music on Android for FREE? What else is a phone for but maximum convenience, after all! Having music on your phone means that you won’t need to purchase another device solely for playing music, and since phones can be brought practically anywhere, you’ll always have tunes to listen to wherever you go! Today, we’re going to be introducing you to seven completely unique methods of putting songs on your Android device for maximum efficiency. So, continue reading until the very end to learn more!
For the first method that we’re going to be introducing, we’re going to use the basic Windows method. It is the most common way of putting music on an Android device. You won’t have to pay or download a program in order to do it, but it is completely manual. That means, that you will have to do some ‘prep’ work before you can even proceed to the actual transfer of music. This prep-work is also required every single time, at least, in the sense that you wouldn’t have anything to transfer without it! We’re going to be extracting iTunes music to move to our Android device for demonstration, so make sure to stay tuned if you want to learn how that works.
Things that you should prepare before you proceed include the following:
Everything else required will be introduced in the tutorial below.
As mentioned, we’re going to be extracting the music we’re going to be transferring to our Android device from iTunes. So, you’ll need to have a folder prepared to store that music in! Create a new folder by right-clicking on an empty space on your desktop and then selecting New > Folder! Name your folder whatever you want, for our example, we’ve named ours iTunes Music.
Now, launch iTunes and use the drag and drop method in order to transfer the music onto the folder that you created. For this, you’ll need to select items from your iTunes library, drag it off the iTunes window, and then drop the files onto the prepared folder.
Next, go to This PC on windows explorer and select your Samsung device from available devices and drivers that are connected to your PC!
For step number four, you will need to open up your device and select Allow when the “Allow Access to Phone Data” message appears on your screen! This is a required step, you will not be able to proceed without doing it.
Once you’ve given your PC access to your device, this Phone folder will appear on the storage of your device. Select it in order to view the data on your phone!
Then, locate and select the Music folder!
This is where the music on your device is stored, as well as where we are going to import the music that we extracted from iTunes into!
Once again, we’re going to use the drag and drop method in order to transfer the extracted iTunes music onto your device.
To be clear, you will need to select the items you want to transfer, drag them towards the “Music” folder, and then drop them on the “Music” folder! Once you’ve done that, you would have successfully transferred music to your Samsung phone!
For our next demonstration, we’re going to be showing you how you can do the same thing on a Mac PC! In fact, we’d argue that this method is a lot easier than the previous. Unlike the Windows method, this one will be entirely automated. The only catch is that you’re going to have to set it up the first time you use it, but that’s really not that difficult to do! We’ll show you just what we mean by that as we proceed with our breakdown of how you can put music on Android with the iMusic data transfer tool! Which offers key features that include:
For this, you will also need to have your device connected to the PC where the audio files that you want to transfer your Android are located!
You’ll need to launch iMusic in order to do this (you can download the Mac/Windows version here.) Once the program is launched, move to the DEVICE page in order to begin!
In order to put music on Android with iMusic, you’ll need to select the second option offered. That is, the Transfer Music from iTunes to Device option! This will open up the secondary window shown in the next step.
Finally, you can transfer the contents of your iTunes library to your Android by selecting the ‘Entire Library’ option (or selectively choosing which to transfer with the ‘Selected Playlists’ option.)
When you’re ready, simply click Transfer to commence the automatic transfer!
We won’t be going as deep about the other five programs that we’re going to be introducing. However, we’ll give you a basic idea of what you can expect from the tools listed below, especially how it compares with the two programs that we have already mentioned! This will be a mixed bag of automated data transfer tools and manual transfer tools (like the Windows method had been.) So, make sure to pay close attention to the programs that interest you!
Price: $39.95 per year (up to $79.95 per year for business license)
Platform: Windows & Mac
Dr.fone is a serious contender when it comes to automated transfer apps. It’s second only to iMusic in terms of affordability — everything else is pretty much on par. That means, they offer practically the same set of tools. Be it the automated file transfers, the built-in library managers, or even the extra premium features that maximize its convenience. Unfortunately, dr.fone loses out a bit due to its rather pricey subscription system (which starts up at around $39.95 per year for a personal license to $79.95 per year for a business license.)
Platform: Windows & Mac
Syncios managed to snag a pretty high spot on our list because of affordability but it doesn’t quite deserve to be over dr.fone because of reported issues with the program. For one, despite its premium price, it’s not really something can be considered premium — at least in terms of design and interfacing. For another, we also have to consider the fact that people have reportedly experienced difficulties when it comes to transferring certain types of media with it. It also isn’t compatible with certain iOS and Android generations. All in all, it is effective at transferring music on Android, but it could do with a bit of upgrading in terms of available features and design.
As mentioned, we do have a non-automatic program on this list, and that is our third program! One might think that it’s not quite on par with the others — especially as far as features go. However, the fact that it is a FREE program has boosted it pretty high, despite the fact that manual transfers can be a pain sometimes. Now, this is only available for Mac OSX PCs. That is because it is meant to replace the built-in feature on Windows PCs that we demonstrated earlier.
Price: (Subscription-based) 49.95 per year
Platform: Windows & Mac
iTransfer is another one of those big names that you hear often — much like iMusic and dr.fone, and perhaps it deserved a much higher spot on this list. However, once more, it fell a little short in comparison to the others in terms of affordability. As it stands, you’re looking at around $49.95 per year (as the starting price.) When you think about how it's practically the same as dr.fone and iMusic, despite the more expensive price. Well, then it can’t quite compete.
For our last program, we have a Windows-only open-source software called DoubleTwist. As far as features go, it’s way behind its competitors. It’s also frustratingly buggy at times and could do with some intensive upgrades. However, that doesn’t change the fact that it works. With it, you can transfer music to an Android device relatively easily, which is the pre-requisite for making it on this list of ours.
Conclusion: This concludes our quick breakdown on “How to Put Music on Android” on a Windows or Mac PC! As you have probably read, there are tons and tons of different methods of doing this. Some just happen to be easier and more convenient than others! Now, if you want to be able to transfer files to your Samsung phone with relative ease, the software that we’d recommend that you choose is the iMusic transfer tool. It is, undoubtedly, the most reliable of all the solutions that we introduced today!