1. iphonelvr's Avatar
    Is there any way to download mp3 to the iphone directly? I kniw with android we have this ability but with iphone how do you do it?
    03-17-2013 02:07 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Add music to your iTunes library and sync.
    03-17-2013 02:11 PM
  3. alicepattinson's Avatar
    There are also some apps on Appstore that you can download mp3
    03-19-2013 02:54 AM
  4. Partho Chatterjee's Avatar
    You can download song from iTunes store but you can import any mp3s to itunes library
    03-19-2013 03:42 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There are also some apps on Appstore that you can download mp3
    Not really...there are apps (or used to be) that allowed files to be "saved" within the app, almost like saving the website address to an MP3 file on Safari and accessing it. Not really the same as saving directly to the iPhone (which, thankfully, is not possible since it would open the door to all kinds of issues that you find on other platforms that allow this kind of thing).

    I always get wary of these threads when the first post says "I know on Android we can...", usually spells out the obvious.
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    03-19-2013 08:26 PM
  6. iphonelvr's Avatar
    Not really...there are apps (or used to be) that allowed files to be "saved" within the app, almost like saving the website address to an MP3 file on Safari and accessing it. Not really the same as saving directly to the iPhone (which, thankfully, is not possible since it would open the door to all kinds of issues that you find on other platforms that allow this kind of thing).

    I always get wary of these threads when the first post says "I know on Android we can...", usually spells out the obvious.
    What obvious would that be?
    03-19-2013 09:36 PM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    does this make you not lv your iphone as much now?
    03-19-2013 09:40 PM
  8. iphonelvr's Avatar
    does this make you not lv your iphone as much now?
    No. It doesn't
    03-19-2013 10:10 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    What obvious would that be?
    Blatant, trolling, "kick up dust" kind of posts...the kind that get little quarrels started and inevitably get locked because of the non-sensical content that is usually present from the get go.

    Notice I used the term "usually" though, take that for what it's worth. The simple answer to your question is that you can't download MP3's directly to the iPhone without a jailbreak and the use of certain apps that allow it (in some way), and even in those cases, it's not the same as you can do on your android device.
    03-19-2013 10:45 PM
  10. linsiris's Avatar
    Not really...there are apps (or used to be) that allowed files to be "saved" within the app, almost like saving the website address to an MP3 file on Safari and accessing it. Not really the same as saving directly to the iPhone (which, thankfully, is not possible since it would open the door to all kinds of issues that you find on other platforms that allow this kind of thing).

    I always get wary of these threads when the first post says "I know on Android we can...", usually spells out the obvious.
    I beg to disagree, this apps actually download the songs to your iPhone, (they have a size, occupy space) proof of that is that if you plug your device into iTunes, you can transfer this downloaded songs from the app to the stock music app.

    So I would say that the answer to the OP question is yes, you can download mp3s directly to your iDevice and listen to them w/o internet connection, the difference is that you CANNOT download them directly into the stock music, but some of them even let you "import" the music you already have on your stock music app directly on your iDevice (it is not really import since they don't duplicate the songs, I don't know how they do that though).
    Last edited by linsiris; 03-20-2013 at 01:39 AM.
    03-19-2013 11:38 PM
  11. iphonelvr's Avatar
    Blatant, trolling, "kick up dust" kind of posts...the kind that get little quarrels started and inevitably get locked because of the non-sensical content that is usually present from the get go.

    Notice I used the term "usually" though, take that for what it's worth. The simple answer to your question is that you can't download MP3's directly to the iPhone without a jailbreak and the use of certain apps that allow it (in some way), and even in those cases, it's not the same as you can do on your android device.
    Well I wasnt trying to troll. Why would I? what for? My username is iphonelvr so you posting that doesn't make any sense at all. Good day.
    03-20-2013 08:31 AM
  12. iphonelvr's Avatar
    Oh and another reason I asked is because when I downloaded tuneshell I was able to download the songs and it would go directly to my ipod directory. Since the last tuneshell update, I didn't have the ability. No trolling at all on my part. It's too bad when most android users come to this forum all they do is troll. But that wasnt my intention as I love the iphone also.
    03-20-2013 08:33 AM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    It's very simple to download mp3 to an iPhone.... and I shared it above. It really can't get more simple than import the mp3s into iTunes and sync.
    03-20-2013 08:34 AM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Well I wasnt trying to troll. Why would I? what for? My username is iphonelvr so you posting that doesn't make any sense at all. Good day.
    Again...i said "usually", so if it didn't apply to why you're here, all the better.

    linsiris...feel free to offer an example of this. I'd really like to see in what fashion it saves it to the device and how it could be used in the way one would expect to use an MP3 file (IE: listening to it). I will certainly admit I am wrong if i can see an example...to be honest, I've never actually given it much research since iTunes is such an easy layout to do this with, i guess i just can't see why someone would want their music saved outside of the native music app (given the features and near effortless UI it offers).

    Also, in order to use it with the music app, you still have to connect to iTunes right? What's the point? Like adding a middle man.
    03-20-2013 08:57 AM
  15. Quis89's Avatar
    It's very simple to download mp3 to an iPhone.... and I shared it above. It really can't get more simple than import the mp3s into iTunes and sync.
    Well it can get simpler than that. And it actually does get simpler on Android. Kind of a let down. Oh well
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    03-21-2013 03:16 PM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    In native form, none of Apple's iOS based devices have ever allowed for direct download from the internet (mobile safari) when it comes to media files outside of pictures, so your let down is something that has been exactly the same for the last 5+ years. Apple also has quite a bit invested in their iTunes software and app, so it should not come as a surprise that they want to refrain from giving the ability to just randomly download stuff from online that would interfere with that...i mean you're talking a phone made by a company that also makes money selling MP3's, so you do the math there.
    03-21-2013 03:38 PM
  17. Quis89's Avatar
    In native form, none of Apple's iOS based devices have ever allowed for direct download from the internet (mobile safari) when it comes to media files outside of pictures, so your let down is something that has been exactly the same for the last 5+ years. Apple also has quite a bit invested in their iTunes software and app, so it should not come as a surprise that they want to refrain from giving the ability to just randomly download stuff from online that would interfere with that...i mean you're talking a phone made by a company that also makes money selling MP3's, so you do the math there.
    Exactly the same for 5+ years is true. Time to match the competition. This is a feature I could do on Blackberry, Windows and Android. And yes they do make money selling MP3s. As does Google. But not all MP3s are available in the iTunes Store. So again, it's a letdown. I just don't quite fancy such restrictions. I love the phone but that is definitely something I am not a fan of.
    03-21-2013 04:00 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Exactly the same for 5+ years is true. Time to match the competition. This is a feature I could do on Blackberry, Windows and Android. And yes they do make money selling MP3s. As does Google. But not all MP3s are available in the iTunes Store. So again, it's a letdown. I just don't quite fancy such restrictions. I love the phone but that is definitely something I am not a fan of.
    Are you looking for a debate here? Apple doesn't have to match anything, especially when the other companies are trying to play catch up with them on so many levels. You pretend like it's something the iPhone isn't capable of doing...which isn't the case at all. Also, arn't you using a Note 2? As far as I understood, that wasn't a google phone, that was a Samsung phone...

    thedunn805...are you going to give an example or just do like so many have in the past and say "There is one" and vanish...
    03-21-2013 04:26 PM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    SeanHRCC there's one called, "Free Music Download" Downloader and Player." I have the paid version, though I don't use it, I bought it for my little brother so could transfer all the music he wanted to download into his iTunes library on his Mac, so I could put the music in the native Music app.
    So again, you're talking about an app that downloads the songs into the app itself, but cannot be used by the music app native to the iPhone? If you look up above, i mentioned this, and i know there's probably a hundred or so of these kinds of apps...there is not, however, an app that allows you to download MP3's directly to the iPhone for use with the native apps (like you have when you load music from iTunes).
    03-21-2013 05:39 PM
  20. Quis89's Avatar
    Are you looking for a debate here? Apple doesn't have to match anything, especially when the other companies are trying to play catch up with them on so many levels. You pretend like it's something the iPhone isn't capable of doing...which isn't the case at all. Also, arn't you using a Note 2? As far as I understood, that wasn't a google phone, that was a Samsung phone...

    thedunn805...are you going to give an example or just do like so many have in the past and say "There is one" and vanish...
    There's no need for a debate. There are undeniable features in Android that iOS lacks that would be welcomed on my iPhone. Other manufactures certainly aren't playing catch up anymore. Samsung and Apple are on a level playing field with both having advantages over the other. The freedom of file management definitely being one that I miss from Android.
    03-21-2013 06:49 PM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There's plenty of ways to do file management on the iPhone...downloading MP3's directly to the music app just isn't one of them (for very obvious reasons I mentioned before).
    03-21-2013 10:01 PM
  22. Quis89's Avatar
    There's plenty of ways to do file management on the iPhone...downloading MP3's directly to the music app just isn't one of them (for very obvious reasons I mentioned before).
    It's not a "very obvious" reason when all other mobile OS' have managed to incorporate this feature with no issues. It's called "penny squeezing". I understand Apple is a for profit company. I just don't agree with my phone being so limited in areas that flourished on my Android devices. Oh well.
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    03-21-2013 10:43 PM
  23. linsiris's Avatar
    linsiris...feel free to offer an example of this. I'd really like to see in what fashion it saves it to the device and how it could be used in the way one would expect to use an MP3 file (IE: listening to it). I will certainly admit I am wrong if i can see an example...to be honest, I've never actually given it much research since iTunes is such an easy layout to do this with, i guess i just can't see why someone would want their music saved outside of the native music app (given the features and near effortless UI it offers).

    Also, in order to use it with the music app, you still have to connect to iTunes right? What's the point? Like adding a middle man.
    Wow what did I miss here? I'll try to make this short and to the point for I don't like to perpetuate endless (and sometimes pointless) discussions as the iOS vs Android ecosystem.
    Yes, iTunes is easy and everything but there are hundreds of alternatives to the music app and maybe you don't need them, don't see the point, don't like them or whatever still they exist, they even let you edit and email songs and for iTunes just in case you don't know not all the iTunes stores worldwide offer music to purchase, some countries don't have this option (just have the appstore), some other people (like me) don't carry their laptops around either to be plugging and transferring music all the time but want/like to have the option to download them if they want to, and (believe it or not) the iTunes stores does not have all the songs in the world. So there are many reasons why some people like and appreciate having this option.

    Here are some screenshots I took from one of this apps, don't know if this will do (if they don't, feel free to download one and learn a bit more about them).

    Downloading mp3 to iphone 5-imageuploadedbytapatalk1364057516.441045.jpg

    You can see that they are actual files with size and all.

    Downloading mp3 to iphone 5-imageuploadedbytapatalk1364057627.329800.jpg

    And again the OP asked a simple question which answer is yes.

    Have a good day everyone.

    P.S: Didn't mean to be rude or offend anyone.
    03-23-2013 01:09 PM
  24. wenfaying's Avatar
    Mp3player
    06-22-2013 12:55 AM
  25. Jonathan Hansen's Avatar
    If you download the mercury browser, you can download videos, audio files, and other things directly to your iPhone or drop-box. Open the mercury browser, navigate to en.savefrom.net. At this page you can copy links and paste them into the download bar. Then click the download button and you will get the option to download the file in several different formats. Click and hold on the setting you want and then hit download link. It will download to your iPhone, but you will have to open the mercury browser to reach it. Another option is after downloading it to the mercury browser, you can send it to drop-box where you can favorite it and view it for offline use.
    I know this is a little late, but better late than never.
    iphonelvr likes this.
    07-26-2013 10:37 AM
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