How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iCloud?

By Surbhi Totuka November 22, 2016 How To, iOS

“Music is a piece of art that goes in our ears and then straight to our Souls” and we cannot agree more. With that been said, Apple has completely changed how people listen to music with their revolutionary iPod music players. Over the ears iPods too have changed a lot in their appearance with iPod mini (2004) to the latest wireless AirPods (2016).

But despite of these changes, what stayed consistent is their music management software named, iTunes software. Yes, the software too has seen a fair share of changes and improvements, its core functionality has remained intact. Nevertheless, it still cannot be accessed from multiple systems. Therefore, it is essential that your transfer your entire iTunes library to an iCloud account to make it accessible through other devices. iCloud offers 5GB of free storage space that you can also upgrade by buying premium plans.

So, let’s learn how to transfer our Music to iCloud account but before that we should have a basic understanding about what iCloud means.

What is iCloud?

iCloud is a cloud storage service developed by Apple Inc. iCloud allows users to backup their iOS device settings and data on cloud so they can be accessed from any location or device. Thus, we can say that iCloud is for backup and doesn’t store music (other than music purchased from the iTunes store, which can be re downloaded for free if still available in the store).

Transferring Music to iCloud

So how to transfer music from iPhone to iCloud. You’ll get the answer here! Transferring music from iTunes to iCloud is easy, especially because Apple wants to make synchronization easier and faster. You can transfer your favorite music within minutes and store it securely over iCloud.

Here is the step by step illustration summarized in quick steps:

  1. In your iPhone, navigate to settings> iCloud > storage and backup.


  1. Under Backup, enable “iCloud backup” option.
  2. Then you need to go back to the previous screen and turn on or off the data you want backed up from selections.


  1. Now, scroll all the way down to Storage and Backup and tap it.
  2. Click on Manage Storage.
  3. Under the heading ‘Backups’, and select the device you want to manage.
  4. You will find yourself on a page called ‘Info’.
  5. Under the heading Backup Options, you’ll see a list of the top five storage-using apps, and another button reading ‘Show All Apps’.


  1. Press Show ‘All Apps’, and you can now choose which items you want to back up.
  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to a Wi-Fi signal, plug it into a power source and leave the screen locked. Your iPhone or iPad will automatically backup once a day when it meets these three conditions.

How to create a Manual Backup?

You can even create a manual backup of iCloud by connecting your iPhone to a Wi-Fi signal. The process is explained as follows:

  1. Go to settings>iCloud.
  2. Select Storage and Backup.
  3. Then enable “Back up now” option.


This will automatically create a backup of all your data as soon as it gets connected to a Wi-Fi signal.

Hope these steps will not make “Music Transferring process” a trouble anymore. Still in case you get stuck at any point then feel free to contact us on our toll free number 855-765-6710 (US, Canada).