Loading a playlist on a new, unregistered 3Gs as a gift?!?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhonics3G, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. iPhonics3G macrumors newbie

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    I am giving a new 3Gs as a gift and I thought I'd come up with a playlist of special songs to load onto the new phone. Here's are the issues:

    1. Both I and the recipient share the same iTunes account
    2. We use seperate computers

    I know if I register it on my computer and load up the playlist, when its initally docked on the other computer she can select "transfer purchased itunes songs", but the playlist itself will be lost since iTunes will only let you sync one computer at a time.

    I know I could get the iTunes key off of the other computer and technically put it on mine, but the other computer is in another state and asking for this information is going to raise some eyebrows.

    Is there any other way to accomplish this so the playlist stays intact?
     
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Could you not wait until the recipient opens up the gift and then ask for the info so you can get that person what they need. Once it's been opened - it's not a surprise anymore and you can instruct that person not to hook it up before you make that knowledge transfer
     
  3. iPhonics3G thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really do appreciate ANY response to this issue, but yes that sort of defeats the purpose. It's going to be given as a gift at a birthday party and I want to make it even more special by being able to just put the phone on a speaker and let it play. As I said, I know that I can load all the music on there and since we share the same iTunes account, it can all be transferred back when she registers it to her computer, but it'll lose the playlist and all those songs will get mixed in with all of the other purchases. So as far as a "playlist" is concerned, it'll only last that night.
     
  4. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Just load the playlist on the iPhone so she can play it right away. Later, when she syncs the iPhone, if it doesn't import the playlist into iTunes, simply export the playlist in your iTunes. Email her the file and she can import it with the "import library" function.
     
  5. iPhonics3G thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, this sounds like a plan. I've never done that, so all it exports is the playlist itself and not the music. In other words, it's just a tiny little file I can send over after the fact?
     
  6. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, you'll just have to make sure you export just the single playlist. I am not at my computer at the moment and I don't recall exactly how you so it. Right click the playlist or select the playlist and look in the file menu for the export functions.
     

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