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HT1347 There is no "add to" button in itunes to transfer music to iphone.

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rtrangsr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 9, 2013 12:59 PM

I need to transfer music from my itunes to my iphone. BUT, there is no "add to" button. Please help! this is very frustrating because I simply want to copy my music onto my iphone.

  • scroobyplex Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Have you ever heard of "drag 'n drop"?

  • scroobyplex Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Just to be sure we are not talking about different things: I meant drag 'n drop on the sidebar, like usual.

    Also, there is "Add file" and "Add folder" in the menu. Don't tell me, none of them works.

  • scroobyplex Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    OK, let's sort this out:

    rtrangsr wrote:

     

    There is no "add folder" and there is no "add file." I went to "help" and searched for it, they are not there in itunes. I don't know what you are referring to when talking abotu "menu."

    Nonetheless, I don't understand why I can't drag and drop my music as I used to eb able to and I cannot do it now.

    itunes_menu.jpg

    If you can't see "Add folder" and "Add file" there, you must have a very old version of iTunes. I of course suppose we are dealing with iTunes 11.

     

    I can only imagine that the MEDIA folder is either not set or on a drive/path, where iTunes can not access it or has not enoogh user rights for. This may make iTunes block you from adding or drag 'n drop.

     

    If you say you can transfer to your nano (I also got one, nice thingy, huh?), then you seem to not use the library for the nano. Do you actually have files in your library? I was referring to drag 'n drop to put files from anywhere on HDD into the library by this method. For the library, have you tried the setting about copying files? Perhaps this could work, because iTunes would not copy everything to MEDIA folder. What about apps? Can you download and install? Are they in the MEDIA folder?

     

    Going back to your original post:

     

    rtrangsr wrote:

     

    I need to transfer music from my itunes to my iphone. BUT, there is no "add to" button.

    How do you generally did it in the past? Drag 'n drop (means manually) or by syncing?

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)

    scroobyplex wrote:

    If you can't see "Add folder" and "Add file" there, you must have a very old version of iTunes. I of course suppose we are dealing with iTunes 11.

    The OP is using Mac OS X/MacBook Air. There is no Add folder on the Mac.

    I have asked this post to be relocated to ITunes for Mac.

  • scroobyplex Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Sorry, didn't know. He didn't tell in the 1st post.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)

    rtrangsr wrote:

     

    There is no "add folder" and there is no "add file."

    Go to iTunes menu File > Add to library...

    If you have the left sidebar displayed (iTune menu View - Show Sidebar)  drag the songs from the iTunes window to the iPhone on the left.

    If the left sidebar is NOT displayed, select and drag songs to the right. A right sidebar will appear with your iPhone at top and playlists below. Drag top your iPhone.

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