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  • 15. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    Andreas Carlsson Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)

    ..and if you don't see such a button?


    Is it because you don't have "Manually manage music and Videos", or that we don't have Musicmatch here in Sweden, or something else?

  • 16. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    Conor S Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much karissafrey.


    That solution worked brilliantly for me!

  • 17. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    E9TOU Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does this only work for Macs or something? I don't see the "Autofill From" button that karissafrey mentions.

  • 18. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    Tony4Tony Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    there is NO AUTOFILL FROM: at bottom of ANY page. I have scanned carefully word for word through every reply and have spent an emergency hour trying to FORCE a new edited track onto the iPhone 5 so I can run an important music rehearsal and needed an emergency edit on site away from the music library, did the edit to create the emergency file, but am helpless to use the new track. This is utterly unacceptable. There used to be iPod rip and all kinds of emergency 3rd party apps. I have all the updated versions described in these replies, and there is NO AUTOFILL FROM: at bottom of any page, screen or iTunes 11 windows. This is a track of original music I OWN which is just one more frustration, and has nothing to do with protecting music licensing. MY ORIGINAL MUSIC. Of course we all can't keep the same exact synced version of iTunes on 5 different devices to avoid this. It's impossible. Please list any 3rd part apps, any solutions, any carefully worded step by step instructions. Thank you in advance for any assistance or education you can provide to the many of us who depend on music for our careers and we are law abiding, and licensing respecting users who are still PARALYZED by these locks, and procedures.

  • 19. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    Andreas Carlsson Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)

    I feel with you.


    I have a similar problem now: I bought an album with my iPhone. Is there an easy way to get it to my Mac and my iPad? - NO!


    I love Apple and iTunes, but sometimes.....

  • 20. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    shaco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope this helps!


    Thank you stevejones1588!

    I'm running iTunes 11.0.1(12) with an iPhone 5 (6.1) named "Cologne."


    In iTunes, I made a playlist ("new") with one song that I wanted to move to my iPhone:

    File/New/Playlist/typed in "new"

    Songs/then dragged the song over to the playlist window.


    Then I clicked the "iPhone" button. Then I clicked the "On this iPhone" button.


    But when I selected the playlist "new" next to the "Autofill From:" dropdown menu, and then clicked on the "Autofill" button, I got the following error:


    "iTunes cannot add any songs to the iPhone Cologne because no songs in the playlist new can be copied to this iPhone."


    So, I took your advice.


    I control-clicked on the problematic song, and selected "Create AAC Version." And then I put that copy of the song into playlist new instead of the old copy (which I had purchased and downloaded back in 2009).


    That did the trick!

  • 21. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    JCC449 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    YES you have to first click on "Manually Manage Music and Video" on Your iPhone or iPod at summary page under "option".


    Without this step, the "autofill" button won't appear. A KEY KEY KEY KEY POINT STEP.



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  • 22. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    JCC449 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


    there is another a lot easier way to DO THIS



    Click "manually mangae music and videos" in Option under your iPhone/iPad Summary.



    drag the music file u want and throw it right into iPhone/iPad's  Music.






    u can go ahead arranging and placing it under the playlist you want in phone after all.

  • 23. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    momojoneski Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i am genuinely happy for all of you on this thread to have solved this issue!! I have a new Iphone and have no music on it at all, or anything for that matter and spent WEEEKS reading forum after forum for what should be a click of a  button!


    But I bet Im not alone in asking this question for others reading this post and 'Desperate' too...


    What the heck are you talking about???!!!!!


    Where is the info you are all posting???, where are the 'Option' buttons??, where does it say 'manually manage music and video'??? Drag to 'where from where'???


    I have my Iphone connected to my MacPro and it just thinks its a battery charger!!


    Icloud doesnt seem to excist other than in the form of a silvery pretty icon that apparently stuff gets sent to..


    ITunes either on my Mac or my iPhone doesnt have Anything that applies to either at the same time...


    Can someone put a full report of what they have done (from which device) from the beggining with a clear/step by step advance through the procedure, so anyone looking for this advice, not just those 'in the loop' understand where to start. That would be fab!!!


    Soz.....just begging to realize how isolated in their own soup Macs have become and how, really, useless, this brand spanking iphone really is....there, Ive said it....

  • 24. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    gary99099 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, but it stills says it will erase all the music on your phone.

  • 25. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    sehund Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I never found the autofill button that karissafrey talked about. I am using iTunes 11.02. I had the same problem that was described initially. I recently got a new computer and I just wanted to upload a few new songs from the new computer to my iPhone without syncing and thereby erasing my iPhone. Here is what worked for me:


    1 In iTunes: Select the songs that you want to add to your iPhone.

    2 With your iPhone plugged in, click the tringle and select the 'Add To' option (see screenshot)

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    3 After clicking 'Add To' you can select you iPhone in the next screen and add the songs to any playlist on it.



    That's it.

  • 26. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    sehund Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I stay corrected. It didn't work. It let me add the music as described but never actually synced them with my iPhone.

  • 27. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    s e e d Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    The easiest way to have "control" of your purchased music is to ELIMINATE itunes all together.  Buy your music at Amazon (cheaper costs anyway) and use Amazon Cloud Player.  I can stream from the cloud or download them to my iphone using their app which is not bad at all.  Total time.. seconds.  Time wasted with Apple itunes garbage... hours.  Read the posts and people say the same thing time and time again.


    Apple lives in a perfect world, unfortunately life isn't perfect so their apps fail ALL THE TIME.

  • 28. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    spontaneous149 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    do you know if this works for the iTunes 11.0.4 version beause i cant find the autofill button anywhere.

  • 29. Re: add songs without syncing to iTunes
    Jake.fromstatefarm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok i just had this problem as well with the new itunes and although this  may be a little dangerous i got passed the sync and was able to add  music and keep my old music too. Ok so i clicked the normal manage songs  manually and a pop up box showed up saying that it would erase my music  currently on my iphone. I really wanted the music i just downloaded so i  clicked apply and accept immediately on my computer it showed i only  had the songs which i bought. In a panic i quickly unplugged my phone  from the computer i checked my music library on my phone. All the songs  were there and working so i plugged my phone back into the computer to  see that the manage songs manually boxed was still checked and my songs  were still on my phone. I then proceded to add my music to my phone  along with keeping the music which i already had.