10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2013 11:26 PM by coolisonkeny
iamahippotoday Level 1 Level 1

Hi, I can't find an option to manually choose what music to upload to my ipod touch.  I have a lot of music files on my computer that I don't want to be on my ipod so really don't want to use sync.  I was also ultimately hoping to store my music files on an external drive and am assuming that if I did this and used sync I'd lose my music when charging my ipod?

 

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer.

 

Ipod is OS6.0.1

Itunes I just updated to v 11.0.1 (12)


PowerBook, G4 5,8
Solved by dlee_13 on Dec 27, 2012 10:29 PM Solved

Once you plug in your ipod click on your iPod in the top right like shown below

 

iPod 1.jpg

from there scroll down to options and once you see Manually "Manage Music and Videos" tick that then click sync in the bottom right.

 

To manually add music just select the songs and drag them over to your device. I'm assuming you have the newest version of iTunes so it may be easier to go View > Show Sidebar then it will look more like the old version and easy to manage!

 

I Hope this helped

Reply by lllaass on Dec 26, 2012 7:05 AM Helpful

Did you try the instrucions here:

Also go to iTunes>Help>iTunes Help>Sync Your iPod>>Sync Your Device>Sync Your Device Manually

Reply by Methi99 on Dec 27, 2012 6:59 AM Helpful

If you have iTunes 11, scroll right down to the bottom and you can ifnd it in the Options windows above the tab reset warning! Atleast I cna find it!

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  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    See the Manual Method of:

    iTunes: Syncing media content to iOS devices and iPod

    Also go to iTunes>Help>iTunes Help>Sync Your iPod>>Sync Your Device>Sync Your Device Manually

  • iamahippotoday Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you very much for your help, but there is no option to "Manually manage music and videos" or "Manually manage music" in the ipod's summary in itunes.  The only options are regarding how you'd like to back up. 

     

    I've tried plugging in my ipod nano 3rd gen and I can still manually manage music with this, just not with the ipod touch..?

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    Did you try the instrucions here:

    Also go to iTunes>Help>iTunes Help>Sync Your iPod>>Sync Your Device>Sync Your Device Manually

  • iamahippotoday Level 1 Level 1

    Hi - no, unfortunately in the itunes help I can get to Sync Your Device following that pathway, but there is no Sync Your Device Manually tab.  The closest is Require a prompt for syncing...

  • Methi99 Level 1 Level 1

    If you have iTunes 11, scroll right down to the bottom and you can ifnd it in the Options windows above the tab reset warning! Atleast I cna find it!

  • dlee_13 Level 1 Level 1

    Once you plug in your ipod click on your iPod in the top right like shown below

     

    iPod 1.jpg

    from there scroll down to options and once you see Manually "Manage Music and Videos" tick that then click sync in the bottom right.

     

    To manually add music just select the songs and drag them over to your device. I'm assuming you have the newest version of iTunes so it may be easier to go View > Show Sidebar then it will look more like the old version and easy to manage!

     

    I Hope this helped

  • Methi99 Level 1 Level 1

    Or you could just create a different playlist with songs you want to sync, select your iPod, go to the music tab, select sync music, Sync selected music and select the playlist!

  • iamahippotoday Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks everyone!  Would you believe I just hadn't scrolled down (or realised you could scroll further down) so I hadn't been able to find the Manually manage music tab as all the options were hidden!  I am an idiot!  But thanks so much!!

  • dlee_13 Level 1 Level 1

    Glad you could fix it :)

  • coolisonkeny Level 1 Level 1

    I know how to put music onto your ipod touch WITH computer.

    Make sure that your music files are media files (so the regular orange blue player), after this being done, make sure that the music is in an open folder or on your desktop at ALL TIMES. For IOS5 or above, you would have to convert it into the media section on the top left side of the itunes place, it will have an indication by if you drag your song icon in there it will light up and glow blue a bit. Once you drop it in there, you have to sync your device, making sure that the songs are on your desktop and in an open folder (not a closed one). If this doesn't work, than just take a bunch of music files (not in a folder) and drag them everywhere in the itunes place, trying to insert them into a place, making sure that it lights up blue.