Best way to copy music to iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RickR, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. RickR macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I've used my 30GB iPod for quite awhile and don't have memory issues. My entire iTunes collection is around 18GB so I simply sync it. With the iPhone I just want to put my favorite music and no video at this time.

    How is the best way to do this? I tried to simply drag songs over but it didnt work. I don't seem able to choose by genre, artist, etc. Is the only way to do this to create a playlist in iTunes such as 'iPhone music' and then choose to sync that playlist? If I do that will it then play okay if I search my genre, artist, etc, on my iPhone?
  2. St. Germain macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2006
    Create an iPhone playlist. Sync only that playlist.
  3. thuff13 macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2007
    I use smart playlists to select my music. I have one that selects all of my music that I have rated 3 stars or better. If you want to select by genre or artist you could create a smart playlist that selects all of the songs in said genre or by said artist. That way when you add music from that genre or artist it automatically gets put in there and you don't have to worry about manually creating a playlist.
  4. RickR thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I didn't even know about smart playlists. Obviously I'm new to iTunes so that will help me a lot!

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