Need help with music-about to return x

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by No Gods, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. No Gods macrumors newbie

    No Gods

    Oct 27, 2017
    I’m desperate here. I’ve come back to iPhone from android and my wife and I have iPhones at the same time again. I’m trying to do something very simple: transfer my music onto the x. Problem is iTunes. It’s the worst computer program I’ve ever seen.

    1. I need a way to transfer my music without having to see or deal with hers at all. I don’t want our music mixed.

    2. I want to drag and drop files of all kinds without seeing her stuff, and I want it organized. These same files dropped onto an android and google play music sorts them into artists and albums just fine. Do I really need to overhaul the tags on my entire collection?

    I’m about to return this for a V30 or something if I can’t simply transfer music without dealing with my wife’s crap. We’re only 2 people I can’t imagine how a whole family uses iPhones unless they all have their own computer.
  2. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
  3. itsmilo macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2016
    You can switch between different iTunes library by holding the option key (i think) and opening iTunes at the same time
  4. Jjayf macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2015
    The one thing I hate about Apple is the overly complicated and unintuitive iTunes program. Good luck with adding your own music and having it organized properly. While iTunes attempts to organize songs by artist and album, it took me literally months to edit tags so that individual songs were organized in albums and artists properly.

    The best way to keep things seperate as you are attempting is to have different computers. Baring that, seperate user accounts on a single computer is the next best option. My wife and I have separate computers.
  5. No Gods thread starter macrumors newbie

    No Gods

    Oct 27, 2017
    I’m on windows.
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    Looks like I’ll probably return this. Apple could make the best phone ever and ruin it with their own controlling stupidity. It’s unnaccept that I can’t manage my own files separately from my wife’s on a shared computer.
  6. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    Why don't you just have separate accounts on the computer?
  7. No Gods thread starter macrumors newbie

    No Gods

    Oct 27, 2017
    For some reason windows is terrible at that and our accounts were never fully separate. Anything we do shows up on the others account. I rarely use computers these days I do everything on my phone and tablet, so I just jump on my wife’s pc on the rare occasion that I really need to use one. I only wanted to use it to transfer my music folder from my android tablet to the iPhone X. Still haven’t been able to get it done. If I add it to her iTunes my music will be lost in a vast sea of hers, unorganized apparently and split into individual tracks. It’s a nightmare.
  8. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Upload to a cloud service and then add that service to your X. Easy.
  9. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2009
    I organize with playlists and treat them just as I would a folder for the most part. Just select the Albums I want, right-click, New Playlist or add to an existing playlist. I suppose it could be done with individual songs too. Playlists can hold other playlists, so it's not too hard to organize. Not sure if it's a good solution for everyone, but it gets the job done for my needs. On my device, I just live in the Playlists section. Everything is there, organized exactly how I want it and everything is easy to find.
  10. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Use Google music and setup a family plan. Voila. No more issues, independent libraries and no need to transfer anything, plus it's all playable on any web connected device that has a browser. In fact, there really isn't much on my iPhone I use that's Apple - stuff is either Google or other social media stuff. Only reason I have an iPhone at all is because I had an iPad first, and so it made sense when I finally got an iPhone 4S. No other reason, just shared apps. I happen to like the simplicity of the iPhone as I don't bother tweaking things, which is why I've stuck with it, but I ditched iTunes as soon as I could.

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