How to Create and Export iTunes Playlist to iPhone

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2019-07-25 / Update for  Transfer Music

Music has a huge effect on our lives and the choice of music also varies from person to person. So, it is not very surprising that everyone wants to make a playlist specifically designed for them containing their favorite songs in a chosen order. But when the time comes to create that playlist, most people don’t know how to create a playlist on iTunes and that makes them frustrated. Basically, you have to add a few songs to iTunes library and add them to your Playlist and you can use a third-party app to transfer an already created playlist to iPhone. Both of these are very genuine options and they are elaborated in details in this article.

Part 1: How to Make a Playlist on iTunes

Creating a playlist is one of the genuine features of iTunes. It is a decade old feature of the app that has made it very popular among the users. To create a playlist, you have to create music icons beside the music files to create it. Although the app itself and the feature is very popular, still a lot of users have no idea on how to add playlist to iPhone. Fortunately, if you have no idea how to add a playlist on iTunes, we are here to help. Just follow the instructions below:

1. Run the iTunes app on your computer.

2. On the main window, go to “File”, navigate to “New” and then go to “Playlist”.

3. Provide a name for the Playlist.

create playlist itunes

Now, you just have to add some chosen music files or songs to that Playlist.

1. You can perform this in two ways, you can either go to iTunes library then drag the chosen files and drop them on the Playlist or you can right click on the songs and select “Add to Playlist”.

2. Finally, you can also edit the Playlist.

add songs to playlists  itunes

Editing is very simple, you can either change the listing by changing the order of the files or you can completely remove an item by deleting them. Most of the users think that deleting an item from the playlist will remove the file completely but that is not true, if the file is added to the library then it will only be deleted from the playlist but it will remain on the Hard Drive.

Part 2: How to Transfer Playlist from iTunes to iPhone

If you are using Tenorshare iCareFone then it does not matter that you don’t know how to make a playlist on iTunes, because this tool does not work like that. But this software will help you to export your very own iTunes playlist. So, your task is very simple just sync iTunes playlist to iPhone. There must be a previous playlist that you made before, so just transfer it with Tenorshare iCareFone’s 1-click data transfer feature to get it on your iPhone. The tool supports both Mac and Windows, so you can use anyone one of them as per your desire. Now, if you have no idea how to transfer playlist from iTunes to iPhone then just read the instructions below:

1. Download and install Tenorshare iCareFone on your computer. Be sure to get the latest version of the app.

2. Now, plug in your iPhone and computer via USB cable.

3. The connection won’t be successful unless you go to your iPhone and tap on the prompted message that says “Trust This Computer”.

4. After the connection is established, you need to run iCareFone on your computer

5. On the main window of Tenorshare iCareFone, click on the option called “Transfer iTunes Media to Device”, you will find it on the left side of the panel.

choose transfer itunes  media to device icarefone

6. After that, the window will show you the variety of media files you can choose from.

7. They all will be selected by default but you can change that selection to “Playlists” as per your need.

choose playlist

8. Finally, click on the blue “Transfer” button at the bottom to transfer the desired files from iTunes to iPhone.

start transfer

As you have realized, Tenorshare iCareFone is precise, fast and very reliable. Unlike iTunes, you don’t have to go through the trouble to create a new playlist and then transfer and follow the elaborate syncing process.


Lastly, it can be said that a playlist plays a vital role for any smartphone user and to be not able to create that personal Playlist creates a big problem. But not to worry, the article clearly shows how you can make a Playlist on iTunes and also clarifies that removing any files from the playlist does not mean that the file itself is getting deleted. You can either do that or opt for an easier approach with Tenorshare iCareFone by transferring the previously made Playlist or simply export iTunes playlist to iPhone in a flash.