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Tutorial: Transfer Music from an External Hard Drive to iPhone

"I haven't gotten enough space on my computer, so I have to store more than 3000 songs on an external hard drive. Now I need to transfer some selected songs from the external hard drive to my iPhone. However, I don't know how to do it. Any suggestion?"

It's a good idea to save songs on an external hard drive, because it is a way to secure your songs. You know, sometimes, because of computer crash, you may lose them forever. And it frees up more space on computer for new files and apps. But by doing this, it may take you a lot of time when need to transfer music from an external hard drive to iPhone. Fortunately, now with TunesGo, it's much easier to transfer music from external hard drive to iPhone.

Download Wondershare TunesGo trial version to transfer music from an external hard drive to iPhone.

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Note: Separate Wondershare TunesGo (Windows) and Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) are both available to download. Download the right version for your computer according to its operating system.

Wondershare TunesGo is a desktop app for iPhone. It enables you to put any song from an external hard drive to iPhone without any incompatible problem. And this process is much easier than sync songs from iTunes to iPhone. Only in 3 steps, you'll make it.

Step 1. Connect external hard drive with computer

Plug in the external hard drive with your computer. Make sure you can open it and see all songs you need to copy to iPhone are there. By default, on Windows PC, you can see the hard drive in Computer. On Mac, the hard drive is on desktop.

Step 2. Connect iPhone with computer

Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone with computer and launch TunesGo. After recognizing your iPhone, MobileGo for iOS will show your iPhone in the main window. And all media files are sorted into categories and displayed in the left.

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Step 3. Transfer music from external hard drive to iPhone

On the left of the main window, click ‘Media'. In the popped up window, click ‘Music' tab. From the ‘Music' window, on the top, click the triangle under Add to reveal the drop-down list. Choose Add Files or Add folder. Browse your computer to find the songs or folder in the external hard drive you need. Click Open to import songs to iPhone. When the transferring process begins, a progress bar will tell you how it is going on.

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See, this is how to transfer music from an external hard drive to iPhone. It's very easy, right? during the transferring process, if an iPhone incompatible song is added, a window will pop up, asking you to convert it. Click Convert and after the conversion, this song will be added to iPhone automatically. Why not download TunesGo to have a try right now!

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