Why Is This Such a %#^#^ ORDEAL???

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by GalFriday, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. GalFriday macrumors member

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    My iPod Touch 4G is pretty much garbage. The battery is shot and it hangs constantly. I am getting a new phone (Android, no snark please) on Monday and simply want to transfer my music from the iTunes folder on my PC to a MicroSD card for my phone. This is supposed to be simple, right? NO!!! You would think just copying the tracks from the Music folder within iTunes to the SD card would do the trick, right? NO! I have been trying for FOUR HOURS. FOUR. HOURS. Everything looks like it copied over just fine-and SOME of it does, but a lot of it winds up being empty folders. WHY?? Why can I not simply copy over my own damned music? I am using a 32GB Sandisk card and only have 7GB of music. I am ready to smash every damned Apple item I own. It should not be a damned ordeal to take MY music and put it where I WANT IT. Why won't it work? As you can tell I am a bit infuriated right now, and would appreciate any help.
     
  2. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    You should ideally have a copy of all your music separate from that in your iTunes library, on your PC or on an USB or external hard drive, making copying them to a microSD a simple matter of drag and drop...You had to import music to iTunes, remember?

    What did you do with those files?
     
  3. barkmonster, Aug 2, 2014
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    Sounds like a lousy SD card to me.

    Copying files with either iTunes or using the Finder (or on a PC, Windows Explorer) is as straight forward as it gets. No different from copying to a USB stick or any other destination in fact.

    If the destination, in your case an SD card, isn't recieving the files correctly from such a simple and basic operation as copying files to it, then it's certainly not iTunes that's causing it.
     
  4. KingShoot007 macrumors member

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    LOL of course the iPod Touch 4 will be horrible. It uses hardware from 2010. Get a newer iDevice instead of Android
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    This has nothing to do with your iPod. It's either your SD card or the SD card port on your machine.

    Since it's microSD, you're probably using an adapter, yes? Make sure it's stuck in there correctly.

    I would also try moving your music to it in smaller batches. Not all sdcards are alike either, they come in different speeds.
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Where did you buy the SanDisk card? There are a lot of fakes being sold.

    If it's a genuine SanDisk card and you've eliminated the SD card reader or adapter as the cause of the problem, then it's time to RMA. Four hours for 7 GB of music is not normal even if you only have a class 4 card.
     
  7. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch. What were you doing for four hours? I'd verify the sd card is capable of holding data first.
     
  8. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    What does it have to do with Apple? You can't transfer files from your PC?


    hint: buy a mac :)
     
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  10. GalFriday thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you all very much and I am so sorry for how rude my post was. I was tired and frustrated and should have cooled off before posting. I know my iPod is not to blame, I was just angry with iTunes but I realize it's not to blame either.

    I'm also sorry for not being clear. It didn't take 4 hours to transfer my music, it took about 15 minutes, but every time I did some music would transfer and some would not. I'd have intact albums for some artists and empty folders for others. I kept trying over and over for about 4 hours until I gave up. I think you're probably right, the card and/or adapter is wonky. I did a scan on it and it came up with no errors, but still. I got it from Amazon about 8 months ago. It had been working fine in my Samsung Galaxy Tab (I did format it before trying to copy my music to it) but obviously something is up. I went out and bought a new card and will try iSyncr when my phone gets here.

    Kingshoot, your post was snarky and unhelpful. My iPod Touch 4G worked just fine until a couple months ago when the battery stopped holding a charge for long. It's slow but I primarily used it as a music player and streamer so it wasn't a big deal. I use Android phones because I have vision issues and the iPhone screen is just too small for me. I think it's a great phone though!

    Thanks again everyone for your help and I'm sorry for posting in anger.
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    No problem, it happens. I do it sometimes too, hah.

    Let us know what happens. I had to restart my machine today because my trackpad wouldn't reconnect for whatever reason. I thought I broke the MicroUSB port. Computers are weird sometimes.

    If you're using an adapter, that could be it though. I have about 10 of them and only like three of them are any good.
     
  12. ourmountain macrumors regular

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    This is the answer. The new MicroSD you picked up should do the trick. Be sure to use the new adapter (likely included) to rule that out as well.

    Can you read? He chose a device based on his needs, and specifically requested help with an issue without snark. So go spout your opinion elsewhere - it's none of your business what device he chooses to buy.

    Hint: Actually attempt to help with the issue, rather than make a biased recommendation when one isn't requested.
     
  13. GalFriday thread starter macrumors member

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    Just wanted to post an update. My new phone came today. Popped the new card in and downloaded iSyncr. It transferred my iTunes library over to my new Android phone beautifully! Very happy!
     
  14. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yay, a happy ending! Glad it worked out for you. :)
     

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