How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free

Want to learn how to put music on android ? This article will show you 7 helpful ways to move music on android to listen on the go.

Jul 20,2019 • Filed to: Android Music Transfer • Proven solutions

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!

Part 1. How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free

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:

  • Connect your Android Device via USB connection
  • Have the music that you want to transfer ready or available on the PC

Everything else required will be introduced in the tutorial below.

Steps to Put Music on Android from Windows for Free

Step 1 — Create a Music Folder

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.

 How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free   -Create a Music Folder

Step 2— Drag and Drop Method

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.

 How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free   -Drag and Drop Method

Step 3 — This PC

Next, go to This PC on windows explorer and select your Samsung device from available devices and drivers that are connected to your PC!

 How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free   -Go to this pc

Step 4 — Allow Access to Phone Data

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.

 How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free   -Allow Access to Phone Data

Step 5 — Phone

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!

 How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free   -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!

 How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free   -locate and select the Music folder

Step 6 — Drag and Drop

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!

 How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free   -Drag and Drop

Part 2. How to Put Music on Android from Mac for Free

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:

iMusic - Best iTunes Alternative to Put Music on Android from Mac Easily and Safely

  • Super easy to put music on Android from Mac .
  • 1-click to backup iPad music to iTunes Library/Mac.
  • Transfer music from Mac/PC/iTunes to iPhoneXR/XS/8/8plus/Android phone easily.
  • Download music from over 3000 music sites, including download YouTube to MP3.
  • Record music from any radio stations with music tag, covers, album name attached.
  • Burn music to CD then store it forever.

Key Features of iMusic

  • Automatic bi-directional transfer between Android and Mac PC.
  • Compatibility with iOS and Android as well as Windows and Mac.
  • Premium toolkit filled with convenient solutions for common transfer problems.
  • Intuitive interface that is 100% beginner-friendly.
  • FREE version available for transferring your first batch of audio.

Steps to Put Music on Android from Mac for Free by iMusic

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!

Step 1 — DEVICE

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!

 How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free   -DEVICE

Step 2 — Put Music on Android

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.

 How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free   -Put Music on Android

Step 3 — Transfer

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!

 How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free   -Select Transfer

Video Tutorial: iMusic- How to Transfer Music from Computer to Android Easily

Part 3. 5 Other Tools to Put Music on Android or Tablet from iTunes (Windows/Mac)

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!

1. dr.fone - Transfer (Android)

URL: https://drfone.wondershare.com/android-repair.html

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.)

How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free - dr.fone - Transfer (Android)

Pros:

  • Automated iTunes to Android transfers.
  • Available both on Mac/Windows.
  • Features premium transfer tools for maximum convenience.

Cons:

  • Yearly payments are required in order to use the premium version.
  • FREE version is highly limited in terms of usability.
  • “USB debugging” set-up is required for first-use of device.
  • 2. Syncios

    URL: https://www.syncios.com/data-transfer/

    Price: $29.95

    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.

    How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free -Syncios

    Pros:

    • Automated transfer of music from iTunes to Android.
    • Available on both Mac and Windows.
    • Multi-media transfer available (for apps, videos, contacts, audio, etc.)

    Cons:

    • PAID program — costs $29.95 for the full license.
    • FREE version is highly limited in terms of usability.
    • Multiple issues with design, device compatibility, and even transfer capabilities.

    3. Android File Transfer

    URL: https://www.android.com/filetransfer/

    Price: FREE

    Platform: Mac-Only

    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.

    How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free -Android File Transfer

    Pros:

    • Direct connection between Android and Mac PC.
    • Multi-media transfer possible (apps, videos, photos, audio, etc.)
    • FREE to use program.

    Cons:

    • Mac-only software.
    • Manual transfer only.
    • Difficult to use and not suited for beginners.

    4. iSkysoft iTransfer

    URL: https://www.iskysoft.com/itransfer-for-windows.html

    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.

    How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free - iSkysoft iTransfer

    Pros:

    • Automated iTunes to Android transfer.
    • Available for Mac and Windows OS.
    • Premium toolkit for maximum transfer convenience.

    Cons:

    • Yearly subscription payments are required for the Premium version.
    • FREE trial version is highly limited.
    • “USB Debugging” set-up is necessary for use.

    5. DoubleTwist

    URL: https://www.doubletwist.com/

    Price: FREE

    Platform: Windows-only

    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.

    How to Put Music on Android from Windows/Mac for Free - DoubleTwist

    Pros:

    • Automatic Sync for WMP/iTunes to Android.
    • Multi-Media Transfer available (audio, video, and photos)
    • FREE open-source software.

    Cons:

    • Frequently crashes or lags.
    • Does not always scan WMP or iTunes library properly.
    • Slow, and cannot be considered fully dependable.

    iMusic - Put Music from Window/Mac Computer to Android with Simple Clicks

    • Move computer music to android/iphone without erasing existing data.
    • 1-click to backup iPad music to iTunes Library/Mac.
    • Transfer music from Mac/PC/iTunes to iPhoneXR/XS/8/8plus/Android phone easily.
    • Download music from over 3000 music sites, including download YouTube to MP3.
    • Record music from any radio stations with music tag, covers, album name attached.
    • Built-in library collected thousands of songs for free download.

    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!

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