Old 3GS Use Idea

PerpetualOmega

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Original poster
Feb 25, 2014
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Hi,

I would like to permanently leave my old 3GS in my car for using as a media player. The iphone would be hidden and connected to the stereo via A2DP.

However, my question is: how would i transfer music onto the 3GS from home. My current phone has unlimited cell data and is the 3GS's personal hotspot

My car is too far from the house to WiFi sync.
The 3GS phone will be connected to the new phone via personal hotspot when in range. (So syncing can take place then).

I thought about Dropbox, but you have to manually pull every song from the cloud.
BTsync, but again have to pull the music.

Is there an app for me to place a music track into a folder on my desktop and have it automatically transfer to the 3GS?

thanks for your ideas.

Beanie
 

CEmajr

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Dec 18, 2012
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Charlotte, NC
Hi,

I would like to permanently leave my old 3GS in my car for using as a media player. The iphone would be hidden and connected to the stereo via A2DP.

However, my question is: how would i transfer music onto the 3GS from home. My current phone has unlimited cell data and is the 3GS's personal hotspot

My car is too far from the house to WiFi sync.
The 3GS phone will be connected to the new phone via personal hotspot when in range. (So syncing can take place then).

I thought about Dropbox, but you have to manually pull every song from the cloud.
BTsync, but again have to pull the music.

Is there an app for me to place a music track into a folder on my desktop and have it automatically transfer to the 3GS?

thanks for your ideas.

Beanie
You can use iTunes Match. I also own a 3GS and almost never plug it into my computer, yet it still has access to my entire iTunes library thanks to iTunes Match.
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
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This isn't meant to be a smartarse question (well maybe a little). Why not just take the phone inside when you want to add music to it? Seems far more convenient than doing all of this hotspot gibberish every time.
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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This isn't meant to be a smartarse question (well maybe a little). Why not just take the phone inside when you want to add music to it? Seems far more convenient than doing all of this hotspot gibberish every time.
+1 to this. Saves you sitting there waiting for sync etc
 

PerpetualOmega

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 25, 2014
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+1 to this. Saves you sitting there waiting for sync etc
I do not have to sit there as it will sync over the air as im moving.

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This isn't meant to be a smartarse question (well maybe a little). Why not just take the phone inside when you want to add music to it? Seems far more convenient than doing all of this hotspot gibberish every time.
We didn't need to go to the moon, but we did.

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thank you CEmajr & Bacong for your advice.
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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I do not have to sit there as it will sync over the air as im moving.

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We didn't need to go to the moon, but we did.

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thank you CEmajr & Bacong for your advice.
You can't sync over a personal hotspot only via iTunes Match or that god awful google player app. So your hands are tied so to speak
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
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You can't sync over a personal hotspot only via iTunes Match or that god awful google player app. So your hands are tied so to speak
I'm not sure which version of the Google Play Music app you used, but you can download music via WiFi. You can also install a utility on your PC that allows you to sync your iTunes library with your Google Music account, up to 20k songs I believe.

On a side note, I very much prefer the Google Play Music app over the stock Music app on the iPhone.
 

CTHarrryH

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Jul 4, 2012
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I use my 3gs exactly for that purpose. I bring it into the house when I want to sync it with iTunes for new music or to change my selections. But I don't get new music very ofter so it isn't a big issue for me.
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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I'm not sure which version of the Google Play Music app you used, but you can download music via WiFi. You can also install a utility on your PC that allows you to sync your iTunes library with your Google Music account, up to 20k songs I believe.

On a side note, I very much prefer the Google Play Music app over the stock Music app on the iPhone.
Re read my post. I was referring to syncing via iTunes over wifi so to speak
 

cambookpro

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Feb 3, 2010
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Do you buy your music from iTunes?

If you do, couldn't you just set the iPhone to automatically download new music from Settings? Then whenever it connected to the hotspot it would download any new purchased songs.