How to download songs to your phone

Downloading MP3 files directly to an iPhone and locating them can be a bit tricky due to Apple’s ecosystem, but it is possible using a few different methods. Below is a step-by-step tutorial on how to download MP3 files to an iPhone and find them using different methods. I’ll include screenshots as well.

Method 1: Using Safari and the Files App

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone.

    • Navigate to the website where you want to download the MP3 file.
  2. Download the MP3 File.

    • Find the MP3 file link and tap on it. A prompt should appear asking if you want to download the file. Tap “Download”.
  3. Accessing the Downloaded File.

    • Open the Files app on your iPhone.
    • Navigate to the “Downloads” folder within the Files app to find your MP3 file.

Method 2: Using a Third-Party App (Documents by Readdle)

  1. Install the Documents by Readdle App.

    • Download and install the “Documents by Readdle” app from the App Store.
  2. Open Documents by Readdle.

    • Open the app and tap on the browser icon (a small compass) at the bottom right corner.
  3. Download the MP3 File.

    • Use the built-in browser to navigate to the website where the MP3 file is located.
    • Tap on the MP3 file link to download it. The file will be saved in the app’s downloads folder.
  4. Access the MP3 File.

    • Go back to the Documents app’s main screen.
    • Tap on the “Downloads” folder to find and play your MP3 file.

Method 3: Using iTunes or Finder (macOS Catalina and later)

  1. Connect Your iPhone to Your Computer.

    • Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer.
  2. Open iTunes or Finder.

    • On macOS Catalina and later, open Finder. On older versions, open iTunes.
  3. Add MP3 Files to Your Library.

    • Drag and drop the MP3 files into the Music section of iTunes or Finder.
  4. Sync Your iPhone.

    • Select your iPhone in iTunes or Finder.
    • Go to the Music tab and select “Sync Music”. Ensure your MP3 files are checked.
    • Click “Apply” or “Sync” to transfer the files to your iPhone.
  5. Find Your MP3 Files on Your iPhone.

    • Open the Music app on your iPhone.
    • Your MP3 files should appear in your library under “Downloaded Music”.