dumb question: how to put music on the iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by supgraffix, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Question...I just purchased an iphone the other day and I'm having trouble putting music on it. When I plug my iphone in and load up itunes it shows my iphone and when I expand it I see the music folder. However, when I try to drag and drop any songs from Library > Music into the iPhone > Music folder it doesn't do anything. None of these songs were purchased from the itunes store, but I didn't think that should matter. Is there something obvious that I'm missing? If I can only put music on my iphone that was downloaded from itunes I'm going to go walk out in front of a bus.
    Thanks
     
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    cyclingplatypus

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    Attach the phone and then click on it in iTunes, you'll see tabs at the top, go to music and select which playlist you want. :D
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I actually just figured that out, lol. So does this mean there is no way to drag and drop music, you just have to sync? That kind of sucks. This also means I have to put all of the music I want into playlists. Why didn't they just use the same functionality the ipod has where you can drap and drop from your Music Library? That is so much easier. Apple needs to get their sh*t together...
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    So I synced the playlist, but when I go to it on my i-mac, all the songs are grayed out and I cant seem to edit them there. How dumb that it doesnt have the same user friendliness that the ipod does. Am I able to delete songs on the actual iphone?
     
  5. macrumors member

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    When you attach the iPhone, and you click on the iPhone name. Under the main summary tab you will see "manually manage music and video". Once you apply, you will be allowed to drag and drop.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!
     
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  8. macrumors newbie

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    Drag and Drop

    Thank you for the drag and drop procedure-- I too have never been able to figure out how to do it on the IPHONE:):):)
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    putting music on

    if you click manually manage music and videos it says that it will erase all of the songs on my phone and swap them with the songs on the computer. is there another way to put music on?
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Te best way is to go to the library and there is a tick box in each song, unselect all those which you dont want on your iphone. After doing that with all your library go to summary and select sync only checked songs.
     
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    Bostonaholic

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    If I buy music through iTunes on my iPhone, when I sync to iTunes on the computer, will the music transfer to the computer as well or will they only be available on my iPhone? If so, I'm guessing they'll be .aac?
     
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    Just right click on the iPhone on the left pane of iTunes and click on "transfer purchases."
     
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    Bostonaholic

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    Sweet, thanks. I haven't yet synched my iPhone since I'm only on Linux for now. I wanted to make sure I could transfer the music to my computer before I buy more.
     

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