Saving Music Email Attachment? New to iPhone...

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  1. c0419 macrumors newbie

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    Just got the iPhone 6 today. I've only had Android, never thought I'd get an iPhone. But I wanted a change and so far (for the few hours I've had it) I think I'm gonna be happy with it.

    One possible problem for me is that I make music, so I get a lot of emails from other people containing songs and ideas. With Android I was able to save them right from Gmail onto my phone which was nice because if I was out somewhere and wanted to listen to the song to get some ideas, I have it right at my disposal. I'm not seeing any way to do that on the iPhone.

    Is there anyway to do this? I will probably jailbreak tomorrow if that would make a difference.
     
  2. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    You can download a file management app to store those music files. Or you can download 3rd party music player app to directly import those music files
     
  3. Angel841 macrumors member

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    Use Documents 5 for music or any other type of file. https://appsto.re/us/Vw_Vv.i
     
  4. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    I usually download the music files I receive in correspondence with my producers and engineers into Dropbox using the share sheet. I use Outlook for iOS for my email client. From there I can download the file straight to my device in Dropbox by starring it (it saves a copy locally to your device).
     
  5. c0419 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if I download a file management app the option will come up to save the file?

    Can everyone elaborate on what they posted? I'd like to be able to save the file without the involvement of a computer. I use Dropbox but a lot of people actually don't have it and just prefer sending the file directly.
     
  6. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    I used to have an app called Files (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/files-document-pdf-reader/id294150896?mt=8).

    When my computer was broken, I couldn't sync new music to my iPhone. So I downloaded this app to store new songs on my iPhone.

    As for saving the music files onto the phone.... I used to get confused every time how to do it. From what I remember, I had to first play the music files directly on the email. And then if I click and hold the file, I will be given an option "open file in." If you see this, select the app's name. Then the music file will be downloaded to the app.

    Another thing to note... The app has 200mb storage limit. I believe you can buy more storage though.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Download an app called Xender. I was able to play music and save to my phone through that app.
     
  8. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Welcome to Apple and their idiotic need to regulate the consumer by inhibiting your ability to add file attachments to emails. Trust me, it isn't just mp3's that you can't add. And if you think that is bad, try starting a new email on your phone and adding an attachment like a pdf, doc, mp3... oops. Apparently, you can't. Only a photo or video.

    You bought the wrong phone for what you do!

    3rd party apps, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc OR jailbreaking are your options. Some of the things my iPhone can't do (that every other platform and OS on the planet can) really irks me at times. :mad:
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Unless he, you know, completely ignores all of the helpful posts above yours.

    But unfortunately, I'm betting the OP can read.

    OP - If you're ever going to access the files on a computer later I suggest Dropbox. You save them to the Dropbox app on your phone and then you can get them out of the Dropbox folder on your computer later.

    If you're never going to involve a computer then I'm fond of this app for saving and sending documents from an iPhone.

    You can also combine my suggestions and log in to Dropbox with that app and then decide whether you want to save each file to the phone only or the Dropbox folder within the app.
     
  10. c0419 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to everyone for the help. I'm going to try everyone's suggestions and see if something works. If none of these apps work, I was going to jailbreak my phone today anyways. Is there a for sure way to do this when jail broken?
     

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