How does the watch sync music?

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  1. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    I know you can use 2gb of the 16gb for music on the apple watch. Any idea of how you sync the music? Is it wireless via iTunes? Or does the magnetic charging cable also sync?
     
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    Wireless transfer from iPhone.
     
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    From phone? You'll be able to sync from your iPhone? Wow!
     
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    Someone earlier posted a bunch of the apple watch settings screens.

    One setting was for how much storage you want to allow for music. Another was which playlist to sync. SO, it appears you sync one playlist at a time. Seems fine to me but I doubt I will use that feature.

    They had similar settings for photos. How much storage to allow and which folder to Sync. I loved this because my phone already has a favorites folder I use to quickly bring up the pictures I share the most so I can avoid hunting through the 17,000 pictures I actually keep available.

    Where did you find out the watch has 16gb?
     
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    Your iPhone is the portal for all info to pass through, to or from.

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  8. Locoboof, Mar 23, 2015
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    How does the watch sync music?


    Oh ok... So it'll take from a specific playlist off the phone. Got it.

    Sorry,I misspoke. It's 8gb of storage. I saw it on 9to5Mac.
    [​IMG]http://9to5mac.com/2015/03/10/apple-watch-includes-8-gb-of-storage-allows-2-gb-of-music-storage-and-75-mb-of-photos/
     
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    THANKS. I had really not seen anything about the storage sizes. I though the method of using a playlist or folder made total sense and seems like it will be very easy to manage.
     
  10. Locoboof thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you!
     
  11. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I just noticed it only syncs the music while charging. I'm guessing it may take a while. I would assume the photos probably have the same constraint.
     
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    Wow! Good eye! I totally didn't notice that. Looks like I'll have to sync before leaving the house. That or buy another cable and I can charge in the car and sync from my phone.
     
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    I bet it uses the same tech as Airdrop to accomplish this.
     
  14. Locoboof thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's a very good guess....
     

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