Bought a Iphone today...It sucks

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by menizzi, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. menizzi macrumors newbie

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    I had a old IPhone with ios 4 years ago and I knew Putting music on it would be a choir as it is not drag and drop like on android.

    I made ALL my play lists then I dragged the music from my folders one by one. ITunes crashed 3 times and I had to restart. I picked that I wanted to manually do my music well at the end I could tell music was not being added to the phone even tho it was in the playlist. 75 of 91 songs caught my eye. Then I told iTunes to just sync my music with my play lists.

    It just deleted all my playlist and music that I setup in iTunes.

    Lame as ****. I knew this going in that adding music is **** but wow man 2 hours of work just gone.

    also can someone tell me how to delete all this u2 music **** from my folder.

    win 8.1
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    IPhone 6S with 9.1 update
     
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  3. menizzi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I am not signing up for yet another tech site that wants yet another user name and password. I have way to many of those.
     
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  6. iNinja08 macrumors regular

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    I'm convinced that sometimes it's just the technology that does not like you, not the other way around
     
  7. menizzi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have browsed for years but I wanted to post because this just pissed me off so much. None of my music is on google...I seemed to have found a minor work around and that's to copy the files to a usb stick. Then drag each folder 1 by 1 to the playlist tab to the left...and now some music files are not copying over... maybe 3 or 4 files so I have to see whats going on with that.

    .flac do not want to port over. maybe its unsupported
     
  8. Eau Rouge macrumors regular

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    FLAC is unsupported in iTunes and the iOS music app. Need to go 3rd party.
     
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  10. 9fiftyfive macrumors member

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    Try using a media player instead of the music app. VLC is pretty good
     
  11. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    most times the issue is between the keyboard and the chair
     
  12. emilioestevez Suspended

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  13. emilioestevez Suspended

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    Oh, and that awful U2 garbage music that users complained about receiving automatically on their devices?

    Apple had to create a special portal to remove it. Hilarious. Here you go:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201396
     
  14. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    I'm not how it is hard, you create playlists on your computer, connect iPhone to computer make sure select 'sync all music' then click sync and it's done...all your music plus playlists.....

    Have I missed something?
     
  15. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    I must be the only one who has NEVER had an issue with iTunes.

    Seems like a user error to me. Maybe if you weren't computer illiterate.
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    This is why I don't use iTunes at all to sync music to my iPhone. I do use iTunes for music, but just to play it on my Mac and to upload it to Google Play (I have a system preference that detects changes in my iTunes music library and adds/deletes to Google Play as needed).

    Messing around with iTunes for music/playlists on your iPhone is just asking for trouble and with the availability of a lot of other options (Google Play Music) it long ago ceased to be relevant for me in this context.
     
  17. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    This is a fair point and as much as I love Apple and all their devices, iTunes is an awful program. It's confusing and cumbersome to use at best, it seems that everyone's struggled with it at one time or another and the basic concept of dragging and dropping content as you see fit is totally lost on Apple.

    My suggestion is to tell it treat your device as a hard drive, then you can drag and drop songs and playlists to it, still within iTunes but much easier. Then I use iCloud for all of my backup and storage.
     
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  19. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    While iTunes isn't that great, it is not that hard to use imo.
     
  20. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Wow, you must really hate U2! I actually like their music so I didn't mind a free album, though it's not among my favorites.

    Apple would have done better by just providing a link that would add the album to your library, rather than just adding it automatically. Even better, just make the album free on iTunes and advertise it.
     
  21. menizzi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are missing that I did do that and when I clicked from manual to auto sync I tunes deleted all the playlists I had just created and worked on. In fact It Locked up 3 times in the 2 hours I was working on my stuff. That's what you missed.
     
  22. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    LOL!!!! I loved the album. I'm a huge U2 fan.

    Different strokes etc....
     
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  24. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    The latest version of iTunes is the worst, and the music app that comes with the iPhone s&%ks too. Tiny buttons to try to touch and white with light blue and grey, makes everything hard to see.

    I actually think that Apple (and Microsoft - by the way) screw up things that actually work & are nice, so they can slowly make it better again - upgrade/version by upgrade/version. Then back to crap to justify more "upgrades".
     
  25. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    ...so what you're saying is that this is an OS X iTunes thread, and not an iPhone thread?
     

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