3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2007 7:43 PM by Mike Kelley
killa_z Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
this may sound silly but i have no clue how to do this

i assumed the iphone behaves the same as an ipod does in itunes and i simply drag and drop but it does not allow me to do so

when i go to devices>iphone and then select the music tab, i select the 'sync music' box and it only allows me to sync 'ALL songs and playlists' or sync 'selected playlists'

what if i only want to put for arguments sake 5 different tracks on there and i dont want them on a playlist

how do i do this and drag and drop my own music on there like i do with my ipod???

help always appreciated

BlackMacBook - 2GHz Core2Duo, 2GB RAM, 120GB  iPod BlackNano - 8GB  iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5), New to mac!
  • Ansuz82 Level 6 Level 6 (8,265 points)
    The only way to sync music to the iPhone is to put said music on a playlist and sync that playlist. I have a dedicated playlist in iTunes aptly named "iPhone Music." I update this playlist with whatever songs I want on the phone and on each sync it makes the necessary changes.

    There is no drag and drop functionality.
  • killa_z Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    so basically i cannot put a song onto my iphone which is NOT on a playlist, quite silly IMO
  • Mike Kelley Level 7 Level 7 (29,275 points)
    The iPhone works differently because it isn't formatted like a hard drive the way the iPod is (conversely, the iPhone works on both Macs and PCs without the need for reformatting, so there are advantages in this approach).

    If you learn to use smart playlists you'll wonder why you ever synced any other way, even for your iPods. Smart lists can do some amazing things.