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How to play downloaded mp3 on iphone (A How-to Guide)

Last Updated on February 23, 2022 by Kennedy

When it comes to playing music on a mobile phone or smartphone, it is very much easier to to on android compared to iPhone and people who switched from android to iphone usually find it difficult playing mp3 files on their iPhone.

Yoi need not to worry as I will show you how to play downloaded mp3 on iphone.

On android, all you need to do is to download mp3 file on the internet and use the phone default mp3 player or any mp3 app to enjoy your music without undergoing any long process.

However, the case is very different on iphone.

But it is very easy I’m assuring you as I use both the iPhone and android phone to listen to my favorite songs.

Now let me show you how to play downloaded songs on iphone using the best method which doesn’t require long process.

How to play downloaded mp3 on iphone

To play downloaded mp3 on iphone, you have to download offline mp3 app for iPhone, import the downloaded file into the app and play your music.

For this tutorial I have two apps which I use to play downloaded mp3 on my iPhone and they are;

  • Offline music player
  • Cloud music player

There are lots of good quality offline music player on appstore but so far I’m using these two as mostly I make use of my android phone when it comes to listening to music.

Now let’s proceed to how you can use these apps to play downloaded mp3 on iphone.

1. Offline music player 

Before getting started, you must have a Google account as it requires you importing files from your cloud account straight into the music app and I use google drive. But there are other options like Dropbox, onedrive, etc. 

So if you have a Google account, kindly download and install Google drive app on your iPhone and sign into your account.

Now you have to import all the downloaded mp3 files into your Google drive and this requires tapping on the plus ➕ icon on your Google drive, select upload, locate the downloaded mp3 files and upload them to your Google drive.

If you have multiple mp3 files on your iPhone then you have to mark all of them and upload them to your Google drive account.

Moving onto the next step. 

Open the app store, look for an mp3 app called Offline music and kindly download and install the app on your iPhone.

how to play downloaded mp3 on iphone

Once you have done that, open the offline music app on your iPhone and look below the app you will see list of options which includes import button.

Click on import and on the next screen tap on from cloud sources and select Google drive which you have to Sign in and give permission for app and tap continue. 

You don’t need to worry about giving permission for the app to have access to your google account as they are trusted from my perspective. 

Select your preferred Google account if you have multiple on your iPhone and it will open your google drive displaying files uploaded to your Google drive. 

Select all the mp3 files uploaded to your google drive and import them into the offline music app. Afterwards tap on tracks and you will see all the mp3 files you imported into the offline music app.

Now you can go ahead and play play downloaded songs on iphone.

Cloud music player

how to play downloaded mp3 on iphone

This is another good quality app if you are looking for how to play mp3 on iphone. It works similar to offline music app above which you can import songs from cloud sources or transfer from your computer.

To get started, download and install Cloud music player and open the application.

Tap on sources, at first you will see Wi-Fi transfer but you have to tap on other sources and select Google drive.

It will open your google drive and display all the uploaded files in your google drive including the mp3 files. Select all the mp3 files and it will start to download all of them straight into the cloud music player app.

And that’s it. 

You are good playing mp3 files on your iPhone.

So these are the apps I use when it comes to how to play mp3 on iphone and there are other apps in the app store which you can explore and use for your mp3 files.

The methods I explained doesn’t require using iTunes in playing mp3 files on your iPhone and this is mostly what I use when it comes to how to play downloaded mp3 on iphone.

If you recently purchased a new iPhone and same time new to iPhone especially when it comes to music or listening to music, the above tutorial gives you the best answer to the question of how do I listen to downloaded music on my iPhone.

Why is my downloaded music not showing up on my iPhone?

If you download music through Google or any search engine, you have to import the music using any mp3 for iPhone. But if the mp3 files are downloaded through iTunes then you have to open apple music and you should see the downloaded music right inside the apple music.

Going back to the question of the day, how to play downloaded songs on iphone. There are lots of offline mp3 apps you will find in the appstore and all that is required from you is to upload the mp3 files into any of cloud services like the google drive, onedrive, Dropbox, etc and then import the mp3 files straight into the offline music player on your iPhone.

Next us to start playing mp3 files or your imported songs on your iPhone without needing to go through this process using the iTunes. And this is all I have for you on how to play downloaded mp3 on iphone and my very best method used in playing mp3 files on my iPhone eve if I didn’t download it through Google or any other search engine.