Android phone is a great tool for listening to music. We can listen to our favorite music on Android phones and share these music to our good friends. Compared with Android phones, computers are not so convenient to listen to music, because we can't move the computer anywhere. Therefore, more and more people want to know how to transfer music from computer to Android phones or tablets, so that they can enjoy the joy of music anytime, anywhere.
Here are 5 free but effective ways on how to put music on Android from computer, as well as detailed step-by-step guides to perform these methods.
The easiest way to transfer music files from PC or Mac computer to Android devices is using a third-party program. There are many music transfer programs available and one of the best is Android Mobile Manager, which is a program to transfer not only music, but also other types of data from computer to Android phones or tablets in just a single click. See what makes this program outstanding:
With the help of Android Mobile Manager, you can do almost everything on your Android devices. Next, we will show you how to use Android Mobile Manager to transfer music from computer to Android devices.
Step 1: Install and launch the program
First of all, get the Android Mobile Manager program installed on your PC or Mac computer. Launch it and link your Android phone to the computer via USB cable or WiFi. But you should enable USB debugging on the Android phone device to make sure your Android phone will be detected by Android Mobile Manager successfully.
Step 2: Transfer music from computer to Android
On the left side interface, select the "Music" button on the menu, you will see all the details on the right panel. Turn to the top menu to choose the "New" button, then, you can browse your computer to find the music you want, and import them from computer to your Android device.
With Google Play Music to sync music to Android from computer, you don't need to use a USB cable to complete this task. But the process is actually not easy, because first you need to upload the music files to the Google Play Music Library (by the way, Google Play Music allows users to upload 50,000 songs for free), and then install the Google Play Music app on your Android phone to listen to these uploaded music files. Here is the detailed step-by-step guide on how to download music to my phone from my laptop:
Step 1: On your computer, open web browser to visit the webpage of Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen#/now).
Step 2: From the main page of Google Play Music, click the 3 lines icon which is next to the button of "Listen Now".
Step 3: Turn to the bottom of the web page and you will see the option of "Upload Music". Just click it, select the music files that you need and upload them to Google Play Music library.
Step 4: Once the upload process is finished, you can turn to your Android phone, launch the Google Music app on the phone and all uploaded music files will be present here. Now, you can choose to download the music files you want to your Android phone.
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As long as your computer and Android phone are equipped with Bluetooth, then you can also transfer music from your computer to your Android phone via Bluetooth. The advantage of this method is that you don't need to use a USB data cable or connect to the Internet. However, you need to be mentally prepared that Bluetooth transmission is one of the slowest methods. Now let's see how to download music from computer to phone by using Bluetooth.
Step 1: Turn to your computer, search for "Bluetooth" on the search bar and click on the first option, which will allow you to enter the Bluetooth settings. Just click on the "ON" button to turn on Bluetooth on your computer.
Step 2: Turn on Bluetooth on your Android phone by going through: Settings > Bluetooth > Switch ON Bluetooth or directly swipe down the phone screen to enable Bluetooth.
Step 3: Once the Android phone is shown in the computer, click on it and hit on the "Pair" button to show a code on the computer and Android phone. Just click on the "Yes" button on both the computer and Android phone to enable the connection.
Step 4: On the computer, right click on the music files that you want to send to your Android phone and click on "Send" > "Bluetooth Devices". Then, select your Android phone and click on the button of "Next".
Step 5: Turn to your Android phone, accept the incoming files on the phone screen and the music transfer process will begin at once.
Mac OS X has its own music transfer app for Android - Android File Transfer, to let you connect your Android phone to Mac computer as a USB. You can click here to get the software installed on your Mac machine, and then transfer the songs on your Mac computer to your Android phone manually.
Step 1: Download, install and run the Android File Transfer program on your Mac. Use a USB cable to connect your Android phone to the Mac computer.
Step 2: With the Android File Transfer installed and launched on your Mac, your Android phone will be opened as the USB and you can open the music folder here.
Step 3: Double click the desired files from your mac and drag & drop them to your Android phone.
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If you just want to transfer music or other media files from your computer to your Android device without any other operations, such as opening, editing, or modifying files, then you can connect Android phone to PC with USB cable and choose MTP, which will appear once you plug your Android device into computer via USB. Here is the detailed operation process of how to add songs to Android from computer by using MTP for your reference:
Step 1: Plug your Android device into your Windows PC using a USB cable.
Step 2: Once connected, you will be given a list of connecting options on the phone screen. Just choose "MTP(Media Transfer Protocol)".
Step 3: Turn to your computer and select the music files you want.
Step 4: Drag the music files from your PC and drop them into the Music folder on your Android device.
The five methods written above have been tested and succeeded by myself. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Some methods will inevitably encounter various problems when they are first tried. Combining these several methods, I am most satisfied with the Android Mobile Manager, which has the highest success rate, smoothest to use, and correctly add music to Android from computer at the fastest speed. Compared with other methods, you no longer need to deal with so many complex problems, because this software is simple and trouble-free.
Which method do you like best? Let us know in the comments section below.
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