iTunes music files got messed up after moving from the Mac to Android via doubleTwist

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  1. hajime, Jun 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012

    hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, I have been using the iPodTouch and Mac for years. I bought the Galaxy Note few days ago.

    I connected my Galaxy Note to the Mac using an USB cable. Then, I used doubleTwrist to copy the music files to the Note. After the transfer, my music files got all messed up when displayed on the Note. (Perhaps I did not do a good job in organizing the files under iTunes right at the beginning.) I want to do a fresh start. Could you please let me know the following:

    1. What is the best way to delete all the music files from my Note?
    There are hundreds of them. I do want to keep the good music files
    originally installed by Samsung.

    2. Is doubleTwrist actually the best app to transfer music files from the Mac to the Note? What other suggestions do you have?

    3. In order to avoid messing up the files again, should I just copy the playlist from iTunes to the Note alone?

    I am not familiar with iTunes also. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
  2. maflynn, Jun 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012

    maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
    You're asking help for an android phone on an apple fan site. My first recommendation is to find some android forums for support. While there are people here that own android devices, you may get more exposure and help in an android forum

    Secondly I'm not sure what you mean by iTunes match got messed up because iTunes match is apple devices, not android. I'm not sure how it would or wouldn't work for android.

    Doubletwist is the most popular music syncing app but I never had any luck syncing my music with it. The app always failed to sync some playlists or musics. Admittedly that was a a year or so ago. I've since moved back to the iPhone.
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Thanks for your advice. I have tried two Android forums already. Unfortunately, there has been no reply. I guess they don't use iTunes. I know that there are some mac users who own an Android phone. I also think that my iTunes music files on my MBP and iPodTouch got messed up. That is why I posted on an apple fan site to fix the problems on both my Apple products and the android phone.

    Here are a few issues I am having:

    1. On my MBP and iPodTouch, under Music, I often see repeated names. For example:

    a) Song-Tom Laurie listed after another Song-Tom Laurie
    b) 8 copies of Track01, 7 copies of Track02, 5 copies of Track03, etc.
    c) "Audio Book" followed by "Audio Book1"

    Do you know the reason? I probably did not store the music files correctly.

    2. On my MBP and iPodTouch, there is a playlist. I don't find it on my Android phone.

  4. zer0lol macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2012
    you mean you got duplicate files on itunes or just on you idevice and note?
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007

    I think the duplicated files might be due to the possibility that different CDs contain the same songs. What do you think?
  6. jcpb macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2012
    1. Factory reset the phone. Wipe all settings and data on it. It's not like there's anything you need from it anyway.

    2. Can't you just drag and drop?

    3. Manual sync with Android.
  7. zer0lol, Jun 29, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012

    zer0lol macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2012
    set itunes to show the duplicates,so click the file and than show duplicates only, and delete the double ones, not both always keep one.

    as for android there is a app now to sync you phone with itunes but i dont know how well that works... good luck anyway :D

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