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KBAS1986 Calculating status...
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Jun 29, 2007 7:42 PM
please someone help me with this

i have half my music on my comp @ home and the other half on my laptop, how can i make my iphone manually manage the music?
Sony Vaio, Windows XP
  • longfocus Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2007 8:23 PM (in response to KBAS1986)
    I was wondering the same thing and it appears that at this time you can only SYNC music/videos/photos to the iPhone. I'm sure they will fix this in a later update.

    - TL
    Windows XP
  • Jeffrey Waggoner Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2007 9:14 PM (in response to longfocus)
    I was surprised by that as well...I hope they fix that, and provide the "disk mode" that other iPods have. I worked around it by making a Playlist on my Mac called "tunes for iPhone" and then just syncing that.

    G5 iMac 1.8 GHz   Mac OS X (10.4.10)  
  • AppleLuver201 Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2007 9:57 PM (in response to KBAS1986)
    have you tried just dragging the music etc onto it? what happens?
    Black Macbook 2 ghz /Core 2 Duo / 120 GB Hard Drive
  • t4tennessee Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2007 9:58 PM (in response to AppleLuver201)
    dragging won't work
    G5 tower and G4 12inch powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Don Ayer Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2007 10:10 PM (in response to Jeffrey Waggoner)
    indeed, that seems to be the only way and I'm having trouble getting it to work with my A/V libraries spread out over 3 computers.
  • k.davis Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2007 10:39 PM (in response to KBAS1986)
    Yeah, this no manual adding music to the iPhone needs to be resolved immediately. It also needs to be handled for video. Come on Apple. Please do not take things away from us in a 500-600 dollar device.
    Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • robrobchicago Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2007 12:25 AM (in response to KBAS1986)
    dudes, i totally agree- i need to be able to manually drag videos and albums from itunes onto the iphone.

    i only listen to music by album, not playlists, the current setup is cumbersome to say the least.
    powerbook g4/ handbuilt pc, Other OS
  • Madmax770 Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2007 12:42 AM (in response to KBAS1986)
    The only solution I can see until a new software release is to create a special playlist and select that only that playlist be synced. This will enable you to in a way manually manage the songs/videos you transfer and retain the ability to listen to the artists individually.
    Iphone 8GB
  • Madmax770 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 30, 2007 7:08 AM (in response to KBAS1986)
    Ok, after some more research this is some information I found about this issue.


    The iPhone is designed to sync from a playlist. This article will give more information.
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305741

    The playlists are very flexible and customizable in iTunes, this article gives more informaiton. http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=iTunesMac/7.0/en/513.html
    MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Iphone 8GB
  • ageleigh Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2007 8:36 AM (in response to KBAS1986)
    Ok, I really wish I would have known that you can only sync playlists. I always have added my songs onto my ipod by putting them in the library first and then manually selecting and dragging the ones I wanted to add. I thought I found a fix-around to the playlist thing, but today all the songs I had added lastnight just magically disappeared!! So apparently if you do just sync the songs in your library you need to keep the songs there. Really stupid if you ask me!

    PC   Windows XP  
  • k.davis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 30, 2007 10:41 AM (in response to Madmax770)
    This syncing playlists is all fine if all you want to do is sync to one computer, but if you want media from more than one computer, like a tv show that was purchased on a computer other than your synced computer it is not possible even if you move the media to the computer you sync to. You get a message that this computer is not authoriezed for this media or some such. I still own it. It's mine, who cares which computer I puchased it on. Apparently Apple does. I do not think this was through all the way.
  • Joe Otoole Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 30, 2007 10:46 AM (in response to KBAS1986)
    This is a big problem. No manual management of files is seriously cumbersome. I'm not so sure they'll change it. AppleTV is the same thing, and they haven't changed that yet. I don't see it happening.
    Mac OS X (10.4)
  • gomer43 Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2007 11:18 AM (in response to KBAS1986)
    They apparently meant to add this, since the user guide reads:

    You may want to prevent iPhone from syncing automatically if you prefer to add items to iPhone manually or when you connect iPhone to some other computer than the main computer you sync iPhone with.
    MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Bonnie Forman Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2007 11:22 AM (in response to gomer43)
    To manually manage your syncing, open iTunes and from the iTunes menu select Preferences/iTunes. Then select Disable automatic syncing for all iPhones checkbox.
    iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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