9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2013 3:19 PM by martin55
martin55 Level 1 (0 points)

Using a Mac how do I sync my cell phone with only a few playlists from my much larger music collection (instead of all checked music)? I need to limit the memory given over to music. From the Mac Help screens I have the following (in italics):

 

"Set up syncing for iPod, iPhone, or iPad

You can set up your iPod, iPhone, or iPad for automatic or manual syncing.

 

Automatic syncing: Sync your entire iTunes library or choose specific items to sync. Whenever you connect your device, iTunes updates it automatically to match any changes made to your library since the last sync. You can automatically sync a device with only one iTunes library at a time.

 

Manual syncing: Drag items to your device individually.

 

With either syncing method, you can also fill any available space on your device with a random selection of songs by using Autofill.

 

You can change your sync settings any time you connect the device to your computer.

 

Show

Select items to sync automatically

Hide

Sync your device manually

If you use manual syncing, you can sync items from more than one iTunes library to your iPod. (You can sync iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad with only one iTunes library.)

 

You can manually sync music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and iTunes U lessons. You can’t manually sync photos and info (contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and so on).

 

Connect your iPod, iPhone, or iPad to your computer and select your device.

 

Click the Summary button and select “Manually manage music and videos” (below Options)."

 

BUT when I open my iTunes I only see 'Manually manage video' 

 

iTunes.jpg

  • martin55 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apologies I did not see that this was for the Windows discussion until after I posted it.

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    martin55 wrote:

     

    Using a Mac how do I sync my cell phone with only a few playlists from my much larger music collection (instead of all checked music)?

    On the screen above, uncheck Manually manage music & videos.

    Click the Music tab and tick and tick Sync selected playlists, artists, albums, genre then tick the playlists you want to sync.

  • martin55 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please look at the screen I posted above (Click on it and it will open up larger). You will see what I see on my MAC. As you can see I do not have "Manually manage music and videos"iTunes-3.jpg under the "Summary" tab. Perhaps this is only available in Windows. I mistakenly posted to the Windows forum. Note I also posted on teh MAC discussion group when I realized. Above now you can see my "Music" tab.

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    You have iTunes Match turned on.

    You do not sync music from your computer.

     

    See this -> http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5637

  • martin55 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes with Match turned off (on iPhone5  go to Settings > Music - iTunes Match OFF) I was able to re-sync after a couple of attempts ffrom my chosen playlists only. Initially my home computer told me I needed more room on the device! It seemed to be syncing without first removing all the songs loaded previously. Anyway I just freed up 4GBytes. Thanks!

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    Is there some reason you are not iTunes Match?

  • martin55 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well it seems if I have it on I cannot sync to the computer. Also having it on means that I fully load the memory in my iPhone5. Previously I was barely able to update my Apps (and I don't have that many). Note I have the 16GByte iPhone 5 (Mistake! I now believe I should have got a larger memory) Around 1.5GBytes seem to be for internal memory. CUrrently my Usage says I have 9.0 GBytes used and 4.5GBytes remaining. Is it possible to have Match on and not fully load the Music part of my iPhone?

    (I can start a thread for that to allow you to gain points?)

     

     

    Thanks Chris!

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    martin55 wrote:

     

    Well it seems if I have it on I cannot sync to the computer

    You mean you cannot sync music with the computer when using iTunes Match.

    But then you have iTunes Match so you don't need to sync with the computer.you don't need to.

    You don't need to download all music in iTunes Match to your phone.

     

    Is it possible to have Match on and not fully load the Music part of my iPhone?

    Yes.

  • martin55 Level 1 (0 points)

    Perhaps when I turned iTunes Match on orginally I already had lots of music on the iPone5 and they must have stayed there and Match just filled up the remaining space. I know I have not downloaded that many songs from Match...or maybe I need to check in on Match what I did wrong initally.