What happens to my itunes music?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Ezra923, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Ezra923 macrumors regular

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    The only 2 devices i own are an iphone 5 and an ipad3. Ive spent about $1,000 on itunes music wich is what i use to jog and bike ride. Lately ive been wanting to switch to a Lumia 920 after being with ios since the first iphone. Getting a bit boring :( but only a little.
    What would happen if i did the switch? My music, contacts? Icloud?

    Thanks
     
  2. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Nothing would happen to your music. It's been awhile since I've used a Windows Phone device but I remember using an app to sync music to the phone. I'm pretty sure it can pull in your iTunes music and let you sync it to the phone. I'm not sure about contacts but there probably is a way to get them on the phone and I'm sure someone here will know how.
     
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  4. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if Windows 8 has anything similar but Google has Play. Basically it syncs your iTunes library right to their cloud thing. The app is on ur phone and u can access it on any computer u log into google from. Syncs playlists and everything.
     
  5. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Are you syncing from a Mac or Windows computer? If using a Mac, you can download this app from the Mac App Store. I used a older version of it last year with a Samsung Focus running Windows Phone 7.5 and it worked fairly well--occasionally wouldn't recognize device but reboot of device usually fixed the problem. Seems the newest version is not getting 'glowing' reviews though. Also, be advised it only handles media. I think I had to move my contacts/calendars over to Google in order to sync with my WP device. Needless to say, that experiment was short lived (Wife and I sync all of our calendars and contacts across multiple devices using MobileMe at the time).

    If you're using Windows, this article seems to cover all of your syncing options (sorry, no familiarity on the Windows side in about 5 years).
     
  6. Ezra923 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually im not using any computer at all. I only own an ipad 3 and my iphone 5 but i think i get what you guys are saying
     
  7. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    That actually is problematic. Off the top of my head, I cannot see how you'd be able to access your music from iTunes via anything other than in iDevice without a computer being involved.
     
  8. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Oh that is a problem. By two devices I didn't think that meant no computer. I thought it meant two portable devices. If you know someone who has a computer then I would sign into your iTunes account and redownload your music and put it on the device. I don't know if its possible to do without a computer. If you can get access to a computer I would also upload your music to Google Music because iOS, Android and Windows Phone all have apps to access Google Music.
     
  9. Ezra923 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmmm yea i may be able to get my hands on a cheap netbook lol
     

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