How to Sync iPhone Music Without a Cable

by John Mitchell

You don't necessarily need your USB cable to sync music from your computer to the iPhone. Wirelessly syncing is possible with a piece of computer software and its iPhone companion app. Once you have downloaded and installed the software and app, you can start syncing your music tracks over-the-air. You have three options to complete this task: Wi-Fi Sync for iPhone, PwnTunes and Spotify.

Wi-Fi Sync for iPhone


Go to to download the software. Wi-Fi Sync works in conjunction with iTunes and lets you sync your music library with the touch of a single button. Install the software on your computer. You will need to have a jailbroken iPhone to get the companion app. Open the Cydia app, search for "Wi-Fi Sync" and install it. The iPhone app costs $9.99, which you must purchase through the Cydia store.


Get PwnTunes at if you would like to sync your jailbroken iPhone without using iTunes. The software lets you sync with or without a cable. As of August 2011, the computer program costs $12.99 while you can download the iPhone companion app for free in the Cydia store. The software allows you to virtually drag and drop songs and other multimedia from your computer to the iPhone. Select multiple files at once, which is a convenient way to sync your whole music collection or add new tracks to your device.


Download and install Spotify on your computer and your iPhone. Go to for more details on getting the software and mobile app. The software is free, but may need to pay to take advantage of the full service that Spotify offers. However, for the purpose of syncing your music library to the iPhone without cables, you can do that without paying a cent. The Spotify program will replace the iTunes software on your computer. After that, you open the iPhone app and tap a button to begin the wireless sync. With Spotify, you don't need to jailbreak your iPhone either.


  • close Although it is not illegal in the U.S. to jailbreak a mobile phone, jailbreaking your iPhone will void the warranty. Apple prohibits this practice.

About the Author

John Mitchell is an expert in all things technology, including social media and smart phones. He is a news ninja for Qwiki, bringing the latest news on the interactive platform. Mitchell graduated from the University of Sedona with a master's degree in pastoral counseling psychology and authored the book, "No More Taxes."

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