How to Transfer iTunes Music to Galaxy S8

Buyers who come with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will start asking a lot of questions. This quick guide will explain how previous iPhone owners can transfer their iTunes music to Galaxy S8. A task many have to do rather than leave their music collections behind.

Samsung’s new phones have a lot to offer. From the massive screen, the stunning water-resistant design to the microSD slot for storage expansion. There’s a lot to like, so some may be making the switch from iPhone to Android.

Our link above goes into some details about switching from one phone to another. However, we would like to pay a little more attention to these very important music collections. There is more than one way to do this, and below we’ll cover a dew in different ways.

Here we will explain everything you need to know. Let’s start with how to use Samsung’s own fast and efficient method called Smart Switch. Then tap into other options like click and drag to move the audio files to your phone or an SD card, or a program that does everything for you. There are countless options online for being an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy. Lets start.

Here’s how to transfer iTunes music to Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+.


The first is Samsung Smart Switch. It is extremely powerful and works on Android, iPhone and more. Connect the two phones together using a cable and the included USB dongle and follow the onscreen instructions. This can transfer an entire iPhone along with all your music in less than 30 minutes, typically. This dongle was supplied with the Galaxy S7 and will likely be included with all S8 purchases.

Connect an iPhone Lightning cable to the iPhone and the USB end to the Samsung dongle. Then find the app called Samsung Smart witch and launch it. Follow Samsung How to use Smart Key for more details. Our image below is from the Galaxy S7 Edge, but essentially works the same on the new Galaxy S8. Only the adapter is USB Type-C.

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This method actually does everything, not just music. While we focus on that, this tool will literally transfer anything from an iPhone to a Samsung. Making the switch painless. How long it takes depends on the amount of songs, videos or data transferred. I have a large collection so it took about 45 minutes.

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Alternatively, Samsung also has a desktop program with more options and an easy-to-use interface.

Drag and Drop Transfer

For me the easiest way to add iTunes music to S8 or any device is to do it manually myself. Insert a micro SD card into a computer or your Galaxy S8 and drag any songs, albums or collections to it. This can move everything at once and make this process extremely easy.

Connect your phone using the included USB to USB Type-C cable and get started.

iTunes Locations

Once you find your iTunes music folder, you’ll want to open it and have it handy on the desktop. Now plug the S8 into your computer via USB or insert an SD card. Users may need to pull down the notification bar on the Galaxy S8 and select USB options to turn on Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). Although it may be set to this by default.

Mac users need to install the following: Android File Transfer program. Plug it in when it’s done and something like the image below will pop up full of files. Find or create a music folder. Our image below was from an old Galaxy music transfer, but the same steps apply.

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From here, all you have to do is leave it on your desktop and Galaxy S8 or S8+. It may take some time depending on the size and speed of your computer and USB ports.

Easily click and drag your entire music collection to Galaxy S6

Above, I’m simultaneously transferring 14GB of music from iTunes to an old Galaxy S6. This is the easiest method as I can click and drag the entire file or open the iTunes music folder and select individual songs or albums. In closing, internal storage is faster and preferred location. Especially considering the Galaxy S8 has 64GB built-in.

When this is over, we are all done. Owners can now unplug the phone and enjoy all their iTunes music on Android. Now play them with Samsung’s Music player, launch Google Play Music or download a media player from Google Play Store as below: DoubleTwist. It also has a remarkable sync and transfer tool.

iTunes to Android Transfer Tool

As we said before, there are many options available to complete this task. Those who do not prefer to navigate between files and folders can use a program called. Transfer from iTunes to Android. This is a free tool you can download on Windows or MAC that can transfer anything and everything with ease. With just the touch of a button.

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Install and run iTunes on Android on your PC or Mac. It might be called iTunes to Galaxy. The software will open with your iTunes library. Then simply connect a Galaxy S8 to the computer. There are two options you can choose: “” and “”.

Click “” to sync iTunes to a new Galaxy, then choose “Entire library” or “Select playlists”. It works for music, movies and other file types.


Moreover, this program also provides a nice interface to drag and drop individual songs or albums. Similar to our instructions above, only in a way that may be easier for some owners.

Buyers can also use it to transfer contacts and other important information from their iPhone to the Galaxy S8. If Smart Switch is giving you trouble, try it today.

Stream with Google Play Music

Last but certainly not least is Google Play Music Manager. Quickly transfer everything over WiFi or upload iTunes music to Google cloud. Google Play Music allows up to 50,000 songs in the cloud; this provides more storage space than most people will need.

To start Google Play Music in a web browser on the computer. Tap the three lines in the top left and scroll down to the “upload music” option. From here you will be prompted to download Music Manager. This is the tool we need.

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Install Music Manager and sign in to a Gmail account. Then it will instantly find all the music in iTunes and start uploading it to the cloud. To change what is installed go to settings > preferences.

If you only stream music to Google cloud, it will stream over internet or WiFi and can use your monthly data limit. Therefore, we recommend adding songs to SD card or internal storage instead. Additionally, you will be able to access anywhere even without a data connection or WiFi.

In closing, the aforementioned steps will run the entire iTunes music collection. none Android device, not just Galaxy S8. We’re all done. Now enjoy all your music on the new Galaxy S8 or S8+.

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