Bought a Iphone today...It sucks

menizzi

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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
32gb ram
256gb ssd
dual video cards
Dell M4700 workstation
IPhone 6S with 9.1 update
 

menizzi

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Nov 5, 2015
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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.
 

menizzi

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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
 

9fiftyfive

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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
32gb ram
256gb ssd
dual video cards
Dell M4700 workstation
IPhone 6S with 9.1 update
Try using a media player instead of the music app. VLC is pretty good
 

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eyoungren

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Agreed, dude. As much as I prefer iOS to Android, iTunes is a flaming piece of sh.it software. Everyone I know hates it. Apple's always shifting options around or outright hiding/removing them after an update. The UI/UX's been on a downhill trajectory for nearly a decade.

Here's what a functional iTunes looks like:
http://www.bluehuffy.com/info/restore_itunes_library/images/itunes_fully_restored.jpg
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.
 
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ericgtr12

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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.
 

zorinlynx

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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
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.
 
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menizzi

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Nov 5, 2015
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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?
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.
 

woodekm

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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".