Drag & Drop songs from iTunes directly into phone folder in Windows Explorer

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  1. subberz

    subberz Member

    When moving specific music files from my computer to another device I got used to just dragging the files directly from iTunes to the folder in question.
    (Why do I like doing this? It's really handy when I just want to move certain songs I already have in a playlist - much easier than dragging individual audio files.)
    When I previously dragged and dropped, the file(s) automatically got copied from it's location on my computer to this new folder - I've successfully done this with my BlackBerry (previous phone), with other USB devices like an external drive or even my DropBox folder.

    For some reason this doesn't work for my new phone's folders (Samsung Galaxy S3) when I have them open in Windows Explorer! The first time it didn't work I joked in my head it might just be Samsung and Apple just not getting along, but after checking a bunch of settings I just can't figure out where I can make this work.

    A work-around I've managed it having an 'interim folder' in My Documents to drag the songs from iTunes to, and then drag from that interim folder to the phone's music folder.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem? Is there any way to make these 2 play nice with each other? I just can't grasp why it would copy to every other folder and just not my Android's.


  2. TimeTraveler

    TimeTraveler Active Member

    Try iSyncr from the playstore. It's one of the best iTunes/Android music sync app.
    Works great on my G-Note.

  3. Angus19

    Angus19 Active Member

    I think you should be able to drag and drop onto a memory card and than stick that in the phone. Mosts apps should be able to read it. Annoying workaround but it works
  4. !on

    !on Well-Known Member

    I just go in my iTunes folder & drag n drop.

    Tried the moto media sync, it made a mess of my compilations. Tried double twist / air sync, was pitifully slow.

    If you want something doing, do it yourself! :p

    moto_defy (swype)
  5. Bluegato

    Bluegato New Member

    I have exactly the same problem, does anyone have a solution? I can drag and drop music from my itunes libary easily onto my crappy mp3 player but not onto my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini.

    I dont want to keep taking the sd card out of the phone as I will prob damage it and I shouldnt need any extra syncing software.
  6. RealTime

    RealTime New Member

    Did any of you try to copy and paste them in?

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