Released on September 22, 2017, Apple’s brand new iPhone 8 comes with something old and something new. iPhone 8 still features the same Touch ID fingerprint authentication, 3GB of RAM and battery life as its predecessor iPhone 7. The glass back design, wireless charging feature, and Bluetooth 5.0, among other changes and improvements, make it worth to upgrade to iPhone 8. iPhone has become a part of our life, and we use it to make phone calls, watch movies and videos, listen to music, etc. Apple’s iPod used to be the favorite device of many music lovers. Now iPhone has replaced it and become the most popular music player. Nowadays it’s a more and more popular choice to download music to iPhone. How do I download my favorite songs to my iPhone 6 to listen offline? If you have the same question, you can find answer in this article.

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Part 1. Download Music to iPhone 8

Download Music to iPhone from YouTube

In addition to watch videos and movies, people also listen to music on YouTube. The site has an overwhelmingly large music library covering music all genres and styles. You can also find some rare and little known songs on YouTube. As long as you use the right method, it’s easy to download songs from YouTube. Here’s it works to download YouTube music to iPhone.

iFunia YouTube Downloader for Mac

It is a powerful YouTube 1080p downloader that can download video or audio from websites including YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook, Spotify, SoundCloud and 1000+ other sites. The app can also download video to audio file. As a result, you can use it to download music to iPhone from a wide variety of video sharing sites and music streaming sites.

1. Install iFunia YouTube Downloader for Mac. Go to YouTube, search a song that you like, drag the thumbnail of the video which contains this song and drop it to the interface of the app. It also allows copying and pasting the video URL.

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Note: iFunia YouTube Downloader for Mac offers batch download feature, if you’d like to download multiple songs, just copy and paste all the URLs, one of each line. If there is a need to download music from YouTube playlist, you only need to copy and paste the playlist URL instead.

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2. At the Format field, there is a drop-down menu which lists all the output formats (including both video and audio) available for download. To download the music, you only need to choose the output format as MP3 or any other available audio format that is supported by iPhone 8. After you click the arrow down icon on the right, the download will start. By using this app, you can conveniently download music to iPhone 8 with super ease.

iPhone 8 Supported Audio Formats
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

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If you are a Windows user and want to download music to iPhone, you can use aTube Catcher, the best Windows alternative to iFunia YouTube Downloader. The two software applications work the same way. Users only need to add video URL and choose the output format as any iPhone 8 supported audio format.

This is a web based application to download the music on YouTube to MP3 as well as other formats.

1.Go to where you can find a URL box. Copy the music video’s URL and paste it at the URL box.
2.Click the dropdown menu below the URL box and select the desired output format. Click the Start button, and the application will prepare the downloading. It will take a while.


3.After the preparation is finished, there will be a Download button. Click the button to start downloading music.

Note: This web based application can’t download songs in bulk nor download YouTube playlist, if you have such needs, it’s recommended to use the above mentioned software.

Download Music to iPhone from SoundCloud

Above is the best way to download YouTube music to iPhone. Now let’s talk about SoundCloud which is one of the biggest music streaming platforms. You can find tracks of almost every music genres there. Some SoundCloud tracks are set to be downloadable by the uploaders. For such tracks, there will be a Download button below the “Write a comment” field. Some tracks are listen only, which means you can not download the music directly. The good news is that there is an easy way to download any SoundCloud song.

Download SoundCloud Tracks and Playlists

No matter you want to download individual SoundCloud tracks or all the tracks in a playlist, it’s recommended to use iFunia YouTube Downloader (for Mac) or aTube Catcher (for Windows). It works the same way as downloading music from YouTube.

1.Copy the URL of a SoundCloud track or playlist to iFunia YouTube Downloader for Mac or aTube Catcher.
2.Choose the output format as one of the iPhone 8 supported audio formats. Click the download button.

Clip Converter can also be used to download Music to iPhone 8 from SoundCloud. It’s a web based app and is easy to use.

1.Go to Copy and paste SoundCloud URL and click the Continue button.
2.Select the output format that you need. Click the start button to start downloading music.

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Note: If you need to download multiple SoundCloud songs in bulk or download all tracks from a playlist with one click, Clip Converter is not powerful enough to use. iFunia YouTube Downloader for Mac or aTube Catcher will help you out.

Part 2. Transfer Music to iPhone 8

The final step to download music to iPhone 8 is to transfer the downloaded music to your iPhone. You can easily transfer the files via iTunes, email, iCloud Drive, Dropbox or other cloud storage services. Below is a brief guide to transferring music to iPhone 8 using iTunes.

1. After the music downloading is finished, you can view the files on your computer. Drag the audio files into iTunes. After adding the songs to iTunes, you can edit the song tile, artist name and other information.

2.Now you can sync your iPhone 8 with iTunes using Wi-Fi or USB. Both choices are easy, and you can just choose the one that you think is more convenient.

Above are the most convenient ways to download music to iPhone 8. By following the steps, you can easily save all your favorite songs to your phone and listen to them whenever and wherever without any limit. What are your opinions on this article? Hopefully it’d help you out.