How To Mirror Music/Playlists on iPhone/iPod/iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by sarah3, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. sarah3 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    Hi, I just got a new iPhone. I'm very happy with the way I have my iPod/iTunes organized and would like to have iTunes sync with my iPod and iPhone so that all three mirror each other when I plug in each device. Ex: have all my playlists on my current iPod/iTunes transfer over to the iPhone, and when I download new songs and drag them to the appropriate playlist in iTunes, have the downloaded song transfer to both the iPhone and iPod when I sync.

    I am very confused on how to achieve this. It seems like most threads I've researched discuss having separation between the devices. I'd like them to match. Any advice would be much appreciated!

    And one more related question - yesterday I downloaded a song in iTunes from my iPhone. I tried to drag the song over to my iPod playlist in iTunes and it would not drag over. It is possible to download songs from iTunes on the iPhone and transfer them to the iPod, right? I'd like to know how to do this as well (again, I guess it would all be part of that "mirroring" process I described above). Thanks in advance...
  2. Bozley0621 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2009
    If you manage the playlists and track, album, artist, etc details in iTunes, they will transfer to each device in the same way.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Yes mirror is enabled by DEFAULT (to copy all songs and playlists according to your rules).
  4. sarah3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    Thanks. I realized I had the "manually manage music and videos" box checked which I think was messing me up.

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