Trying to download music from web and import it to 'Music' app


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 31, 2011
Hey all,

Is there anyway to download music from Safari (i.e. Band camp), Mail as an attachment, Dropbox or basically any other place that isn't iTunes and have it appear in the Music app?

I'm currently travelling so don't have access to my main Mac, and there are several bits of music on various platforms I'd love to have available to me at any point in Music.

Appreciate any responses!



macrumors 603
Aug 4, 2011
No. You can play through DropBox or other apps only.

I recommend signing up for iTunes Match. Back on my iPhone 5 16GB, I would cycle playlists. e.g. I was in Philippines for work last month. Tired of my playlists, dumped them, and pulled down 4 others on hotel wifi.

No longer a problem on new 64GB 6, first thing I did was load about 15. but Match is still a hugely convenient service.


macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
It doesn't work this way. Apple forces you to use iTunes to sync anything with your iPhone.

Another reason for jailbreaking. You'd be able to use Bridge which would import your songs to the music app on your iPhone directly.
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