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The easiest way to transfer CD to iPhone or iPod without iTunes is to use CopyTrans Manager. CopyTrans Manager is a free iTunes alternative. It helps you add songs and videos to any iDevice, including all iPod and iPad models.

How to transfer CDs to iPhone in two steps:

  1. Convert CD songs to an iPhone format.
  2. Transfer music to the iPhone.

Convert CD to mp3

First, let’s convert CD tracks to an iPhone-compatible format. Tracks on audio CDs usually come in the .cda format. Since Apple devices cannot read this format, you first need to convert them to .mp3.

To rip music from CD:

  1. Insert the CD into the PC.

  2. Start Windows Media Player and make sure you are in Library mode: convert cd to mp3

    NOTE: you can use any other program that allows you to rip the CD songs into MP3 format.

  3. Select the CD on the left pane and click Rip settings on top: rip music from cd

  4. Choose More options: how to rip music from cd

  5. Set the correct format under Rip settings. It should be set to MP3: how to copy a cd

  6. Choose the PC folder where the CD songs will be saved to under Rip music to this location: how to transfer cd to iphone

  7. Click OK: windows media player cd rip options ok button

  8. To start converting the CD music and copy it to the PC, click Rip CD: how to transfer music from cd to iphone

    Let the ripping complete. It shouldn’t take long. cd rip in progress

  9. Open the PC folder where the CD songs were transferred to. ripped cd songs folder on windows

How to save mp3 to iPhone

And now we will transfer the ripped tracks from the PC to the device with our free iTunes alternative — CopyTrans Manager.

How to put CDs onto iPod

You can use CopyTrans Manager and the method described below to transfer music and videos from a PC to all models of iPhones, iPods, and iPads. You can also look up our iOS and devices compatibility summary for the latest updates.

To save mp3 to iPhone:

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Manager. Refer to the Installation guide if necessary.
    Manage your music for free

  2. Run CopyTrans Manager and connect the iPhone, iPod, or iPad to your PC. CopyTrans Manager will list songs, videos, and playlists you already have on the device. how to save mp3 to iphone

  3. Now drag and drop the songs from the PC folder to the main CopyTrans Manager window: how to save an mp3 on iphone

  4. To apply the changes and download CD to iPhone, click Update: how to put cd on iphone

The CD songs are now copied to the iPhone. Enjoy! how to download cd to iphone

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