Found An Amazing New Feature In 3.0

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HeavenlySword, Apr 4, 2009.

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  1. HeavenlySword macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    I tried emailing myself a song from my Macbook to my iPhone 3g, when I opened the song in Mail, normally it only allows you to play the song in Quicktime, now you can hold down on the song and save it directly to the iPod app. It even saves the song info; Album, Album Art, Artist ect.


  2. Lord Egregious macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
  3. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I think this was one of the things they showed in the keynote. For some strange reason I thought I remembered them saying that you can save music to your iPod library.
  4. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    That's a great find(if someone else found it first, then credit to them also).
    I'd prefer Bluetooth file transfer as well, but at least, it appears that music can be transferred now.
    Does it work with both iTunes and non-iTunes songs?
    Does this work with video too(file size permitting)?
  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    If email attachments can be saved to the library, then maybe other music services like Amazon could be used to download songs directly too.
  6. HeavenlySword thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    No, I tried this with a video, and the annoying message came up; "This attachment is too large to be viewed."
  7. Shockre macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2009
    why this doesnt work for me? i just emailed a song to my mobile me mail and when i tried to save it it wouldnt give me the menu to save it. im on beta2.
  8. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    This is great!
    It's kinda like wireless syncing, only just for music.
  9. lmcintyre macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2006
    dear apple,

    Please allow un-synced iTunes purchases to be pushed over wi-fi through mobile me.
    K thanks.
  10. HeavenlySword thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    If your using a Mac, make sure the song is under your iTunes/iTunes Music/ and try sending it, Btw, I'm using gmail, I haven't tried it with anything else.
  11. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
  12. ZunePod macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2009
    YAY! That means Apple could implement full Bluetooth Support
  13. Shockre macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2009
    so the song has to be from iTunes library?
  14. HeavenlySword thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    I'm not 100% sure because all of my songs are located in iTunes, not just in some random folder. So I simply opened Mail app on my Macbook and clicked Attach and navigated to Music/iTunes/iTunesMusic and clicked a song. It also appears to work with multiple songs, just hold Command as you select, but you may get the content is too large if you attempt to download multiple songs.
  15. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    Does the song have to be purchased from the iTunes store? Was the one you used as an example purchased from the iTunes Store?
  16. mfillhart macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2009
  17. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world

    That is great, nice find and thanks for posting.
  18. Haephestos macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2009
  19. mattroman246 macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2009
    Upstate NY
  20. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    It probably has to be in iTunes format, it may not work on direct .MP3 files.
  21. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    This is probably one of the best features I have heard about on 3.0. Due to long sync times, my iPod portion of my iPhone has been really sad. I can never add songs onto it at the last second (before I run out of the house) because I'll be watching my iPhone "back-up" for at least 10 minutes. If I ever want to sync my iPhone, I almost have to work it into my daily schedule. Now, I can just email the song to myself - much, much faster than syncing.
  22. lorenwade macrumors 68000


    Aug 27, 2008
    No kidding. I'm in the same boat. The only time I get to sync is when I'm asleep!
  23. abarna21 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    i don't get the save option.
    i tried with 2 different songs.
    1 from itunes and one random, not in itunes, and still no save option for me
  24. HeavenlySword thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    anyone know how I can contact tech blogs such as; Gizmodo and Engadget and see if they'll put up this newly found feature with credit to me?
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