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  • gomer43 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    That only lets you manually sync instead of automatically sync - but you still have to sync. The users in this thread want to manually drag and drop songs, videos, albums, etc. on the iPhone like you can with the iPod.
  • Joe Otoole Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    yeah, you can manually sync, but not manually manage your content. No drag and drop is BS
  • tehPickle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I wasn't anticipating functions being stripped away on this newest, greatest iPod ever. This should either be a really easy update fix, or it was done intentionally and I've bought my last Apple product (sorry MBP, I really wanted you).

    PowerBook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.10)   iPhone 8gb
  • nervenet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can't believe that I can manually manage the music on my $100 iPod nano to use it to listen to my music on two machines, but my $600 iPhone can't do the same. I sincerely hope this is something they plan on rectifying soon, or I may as well go back to carrying a nano and a Treo.
  • yoefro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I hope that Apple reads into this forum and when they release the new IPhone software that manual management of music, videos and pictures are includes. Paid way to much for this for features to be downgraded.
  • Sam Miller3 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I agree, the ability to manually manage songs and videos on my iPhone should be added. Saying this feature already exists in the form of 'smart playlists' is simply not enough since it doesn't account for those of us who use multiple computers with difference iTunes libraries.

    For example, my mac mini currently stores all my videos and TV shows I've purchased from iTunes since it syncs with my Apple TV. My macbook pro is setup to sync with my iPhone, yet I have no way to put any of these TV shows or movies on my iPhone unless I first transfer them to my macbook pro, add then to my iTunes library, then connect my iPhone.
  • Michael Smith29 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Here's my scenario..

    So I've added a bunch of contacts to my iPhone, in the device. I don't have any contacts in any of my address books on any of my macs. I've just never used the address book to keep track of that stuff.. I have one or two here or there, but no master list. I'm willing to start but have not done it yet.

    When I got my iphone I activated it using my macbook pro because that was the computer I had with me. So at the moment it is paired with that computer.

    My email is also on my macbook, because I take it with me to work. But I'm not syncing email. I just added an imap account on the iphone.

    My music is all at home on my G5. Oh.. and I also have my old G4 powerbook, which is now my wife's and it has some purchased music and tv shows on it.

    I will want to sync my iPhone contacts with my macbook pro. But my music I will want to PUT on the iPhone from my G5.

    If I plug my iphone into my G5 right now what will happen to the contacts I've already created in the phone? Has anyone tried it?

       
  • Sergiop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The lack of 'drag' and 'drop' capability is a big bummer.
    Apple should fix that.
    Let's make some noise.
    People should know that the Iphone goes backwards when
    it comes to Ipod features.
  • RossGGG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This lack of a feature is really inconvenient for me. I keep all of my music and TV Shows on my iMac at home and a smaller subset of music on my MacBook Pro. I just don't have enough space to mirror my entire iTunes library on my MacBooks smaller hard drive, mostly because of the Boot Camp partition on Maya documents I keep on it. Most of the time this is fine because I can always wait to get home to add new music to my iPhone, but what about when I'm on vacation? Or, for instance, right now I am attending summer school in Hawaii and it wasn't feasible to bring my iMac with me on the plane? I'm stuck with only my MBP for the next five and a half weeks and apparently no way to add new purchased songs to my iPhone, unless I want to resync it and loose all of the media that isn't on my MBP.
  • John Jacobsen Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Apple, please respond to this. Who made you take this feature away?
  • howiegroove Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Does anyone know how I delete the music that I put onto my iphone? Thats all I want to do right now. I can create an iphone playlist and sync that for right now (even though it is a bit more of a hassle). I just need to know how to delete songs off my iphone.

       
  • Paul Bruneau Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)
    Just tossing out a guess here, but the only way to delete would be to sync to a playlist (or playlists) that doesn't have that the music on it that you wish to delete.

    Which is totally stupid. Bring back drag and drop, Apple! I hate playlists!

    Stupid me I tried to go to the user guide to figure out how to do it. Of course no where ever ever ever will a company say "and by the way, you can't drag and drop stuff to your iPhone". They just leave stuff out and leave it to you to try to figure out what is missing.
  • Rob Meyer Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    I'm not being snarky here, but what I am I missing?

    I was a little shocked that you can't drag and drop files from the library into the phone like you can with iPods...but it seems like more of just a user interface wrinkle than a major issue. I just created an "iPhone" playlist, set it as the one to sync, and then drop my files into there instead of the iPhone itself.

    So while it's a bit weird up front, once the playlist is created it's just a matter of dragging and dropping into the playlist instead of the phone. Then hitting sync, so there is one extra step (albeit a quick one). Or is there something else I'm missing?
  • Sergiop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm not being snarky here, but what I am I missing?
    So while it's a bit weird up front, once the playlist
    is created it's just a matter of dragging and
    dropping into the playlist instead of the phone. Then
    hitting sync, so there is one extra step (albeit a
    quick one). Or is there something else I'm missing?


    What you are missing is that many people use
    many computers and it is very inconvenient to have
    all the songs stored in a single computer. The playlist
    solution does not work in this case.
  • lisabobd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i could not agree more. for a device that cost what it does you should be able to manually manage your music.