Want to learn how to sync music from multiple mac to iPhone? It’s actually not that difficult. It’ll just involve a bit of management. Don’t worry though, we’ll teach you the very basics in the step-by-step breakdown we’ll be providing down below. This is true both for the traditional iTunes method (where in both a manual and automatic method are available) and an introduction to a third-party software that will allow you to do basically the same thing — just much more efficiently.
The third-party program that we’re going to be introducing is iMusic. It is available on both Mac and Windows PCs and offers a new way of syncing music between multiple Mac PCs and your iPhone. It was created to be highly intuitive, allowing you to sync your music from device to device, device to pc, and pc to a device with relative ease. You shouldn’t have to worry about trying to figure out what to do next, because everything is laid out in a manner that will be easily understood even to the utmost beginners. Features offered by this program include:
There are several pages worth of tools and options available on iMusic (which you can either try out for FREE or purchase from their official website.) However, the one that we’re going to be focusing on is the device page.
Step 1: Connect the Device to PC
Access the device page simply by clicking the “Device” icon (circled in the image below.)
Step 2: Sync Music to iPhone
On the device page, there should be five main options laid out. The one that we’re going to be using for this basic step-by-step is the Transfer iTunes Music to Device option.This is what will allow you to sync music from multiple Mac PCs and your iPhone. This is what will allow you to sync music from multiple Mac PCs and your iPhone.
Step 3: Transfer
If you want to sync all the music on your device, then make sure to select the “Entire Library” option. Once you’ve done that, all you really have to do is click the Transfer button.
You can do these steps again and again (as many times as you need to) until you have complete sync of all your Mac PCs.
For our second demonstration, we’re going to be showing the more commonly used method — which is through the transfer options provided by iTunes. The first being the manual transfer. This type of ‘sync’ is done a bit at a time, and it’s particularly helpful when you want to move data without having to use the automatic sync option (which we’ll talk more about later.)
Step 1 — Device
In order to gain access to the device options, you’ll need to move to the device page. This is fairly easy to do. Simply click the device icon (as is circled in the image below) and you should be immediately moved to where the device options are located.
Step 2 — Manually Manage Music...
In order to be able to manually transfer songs from your iPhone to your PC library. You’ll need to access the options menu — which can be found on the Settings > Summary page. Once there, you’ll have to scroll a bit in order to locate and select the “Manually manage music…” option. If you do not have this selected, then you won’t be able to manually transfer music.
Step 3 — Apply
Of course, you’ll have to make sure that you apply your new settings as well. Which can be done simply by selecting the "Apply" button on the bottom of the screen.
Step 4 — Drag and Drop
With the “Manually manage music…” option on, you should now be able to head to your iTunes library and drag items on there to drop onto your iOS device (as is shown in the image below.)
Now, as for the automatic sync option. It’s a bit more complicated in terms of certain limitations. Which has to do with the fact that iTunes primarily supports only tracks purchased from the Apple Music Store. Because of this, you might run into a couple of issues upon using the automatic sync feature (which is why people turn to easy-to-use third-party programs like iMusic.) A couple of the most common limitations of this feature include:
Step 1 — DEVICE
First, just like before, you’re going to have to move to the “device” window in order to access your device’s settings. Like before, all you need to do is select the device icon on the upper-left corner of the screen.
Step 2 — Sync Music
This time, rather than the Summary page, we’ll be moving to Settings > Music. This is the place where you’ll find your sync music options.
To activate the automatic sync, all you really have to do is select the “Sync Music” box. Once you’ve done that, you can proceed by clicking the Sync button on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 3 — Remove & Sync
Unfortunately, if you receive the error shown in the image below, the process won’t go as smooth sailing for you. The Remove and Sync error is very common. It occurs when you have non-Apple Music items on your device that is not already on your iTunes library.
When this occurs, you can either select "Remove and Sync" — agreeing to wipe out the songs on your device, or you can cancel and use another tool (like iMusic.)