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How To: Sync iTunes with Android

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by SOHurley, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. SOHurley

    SOHurley Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This guide is an easier, edited version of a article I read online. The source can be found at the bottom.

    For those of you coming from iPhones/iPods and have massive clean & organized music with iTunes, there is indeed a way to sync your music for free to your android phone. If you like it, support the project, the software I'm about to talk about is free.

    iTunes Agent - Windows based software that reads iTunes, keeps organization and brings the files to your Android Phone.
    iTuneMyWalkman - Mac users that are smart enough to know that there are other Mp3 players other than iPods, install this software instead of iTunes Agent.

    1.) Download iTunes Agent,

    2.) ---> Once Installed, the software will run in the system tray.

    3.) Plug in your Android (EVO 4G in this guide.) and mount it as a hard drive. The software is going to write files to your SD Card.

    4.) ---> Create a folder on your SD Card titled Music. I will explain why below.

    Configuring iTunes Agent




    Now, if you indeed have iTunes installed, you'll see this ballon on the bottom of your tray, letting you know that you're a pro at following directions, and you installed it successfully.


    Right click iTunes Agent, and click Preferences. The next picture is what pops up.



    Leave the checked ballons alone, unless you know what you're doing, and want to customize it to your taste. Be advised:

    • Name: HTC EVO 4G (or your specific mp3 player)
    • Sync Pattern: iTunes
    • Music Location: Locate your Music Folder you created on your SD Card
    • Recgonize by Folder/File: Click Create.
    • Click: New Device, and you'll have a config for HTC EVO 4G, you can make multiple configs, it will detect each unit that is connected.

    " The fine print. It's going to delete your music folder that you already have on your phone/mp3 player if you specifiy the location directly to it. Link it to your empty "Music" folder, then make changes as you see fit. "

    iTunes will create a new section called "My Devices" above your Playlist section.

    1. Drag Your Music
    2. Sync iTunes Agent
    3. Watch long progress bar
    4. Verify
    5. ???
    6. Profit.


    Congrats, Achivement Unlocked.


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  2. jayk32

    jayk32 Newbie

    Thanks 4 the info!! :)
    cheattowin1 likes this.
  3. SOHurley

    SOHurley Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'm glad it helped you man. That's no problem. I'm too stuck on iTunes to switch to Winamp. Not just yet.
  4. Connectz

    Connectz Android Enthusiast

    Works perfectly! Thanx!!!
  5. unplugged12

    unplugged12 Lurker

    been looking for something like this ! thanks!
  6. patt1293

    patt1293 Lurker

    Great tut but if you want easy and will pay a couple bucks for it. Go find iSyncr it's fast and easy :D
  7. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    Used it and it successfully synced the files I wanted (TV Shows bought from the iTunes Store), but I still couldn't play them on the Captivate....any solutions/ideas?
  8. Sev

    Sev Member

    Thank you VERY much. I didn't want to add my music and manually change the names AGAIN.

    Would this work for Vibrant? Stupid question...
  9. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

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    Sev Member

  11. RedRyno

    RedRyno Well-Known Member

    ...After you click "create" a window pops open, what do I do then?

    I've done this twice on both my pc's and I get nothing...
  12. mched

    mched Well-Known Member

    Does the album art show up?
  13. SOHurley

    SOHurley Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes, album art does show up. Sorry for the delay, I was away.

    For the person with the create issue, a window is not supposed to pop up, it creates a section on your SD card, and iTunes for sync. Please upload a SS, so we can trouble shoot for you.
  14. GeekEcosse

    GeekEcosse Lurker

    Hi and thanks for the guide. I do not have a SD card but have ~16GB of space on my Galaxy S but it will not let me select the Music folder on this internal memory. Ideas ?
  15. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Doesn't work for me. The agent claims it can't communicate with iTunes. I suspect it's because I'm running a 64 bit version.
  16. GeekEcosse

    GeekEcosse Lurker

    I am 99% sure (at work so cannot check) that I am running Itunes 64 bit on 64bit Win7 and the agent detects it. I just do not have a SD card as I have a big internal memory.
  17. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Interesting. I get all kinds of errors that list SIDS. I also get .Net errors, but .Net 2.0 comes with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I don't know what my issue is TBH. I'd love for it to work.
  18. moe_12345

    moe_12345 Guest

    Thanks for this very simplified guide. Perhaps to point out a very small note here that you should DRAG your MUSIC/PLAYLISTS to over/on top of your device name under My Devices in iTunes...;)
    The only method that works successfully for me with my HTC Desire. I have tried Salling Media Sync; DoubleTwist; WinAmp, MediaMonkey and they all did only partial syncs and ommitted lots of music/playlists. iSyncr just didn't work for me and the config process appeared complex! This is so simple and coming from iPhone/iTunes previous use/ownership I was reluctant to ditch iTunes altogether.
  19. el tacorojo

    el tacorojo Lurker

    tried this out for the first time kinda confused me for a min but figured it out . thanks for the post
  20. moe_12345

    moe_12345 Guest

    Only problem is PLAYLISTS DO NOT show up on your android device - the music files sync just fine but that's about it.
  21. Video_freak

    Video_freak Newbie

    Yeah, that's very annoying. Other than that though this is really cool, thanks!
  22. chris504

    chris504 Newbie

    Having trouble. It takes about an hour to sync and the progress bar shows everythings been synced sucessfully but after its done all my SD card has in the Music folder is tons of subfolders for each artist and album but only 2-3 songs are in there out of 1100+ in my itunes. Tried erasing contents of Music folder and resync but similar result. But in File Manager my 32gb card shows almost halfway used up so i dunno whats wrong
  23. austindta09

    austindta09 Lurker

    What if I only want to sync a few albums onto my phone? Do I just un-check everything besides those albums on iTunes and then drag the checked music files over to "my devices" in iTunes?
  24. Serdna117

    Serdna117 Newbie

    BTW, for mac users who just want to transfer a couple songs or whatever from itunes, you can just right click on whatever you want to transfer click "show in finder" and then drag and drop onto whatever folder in your mounted device.
  25. typoerror

    typoerror Member

    Double Twist

    probably the best media player for android and work amazingly well with itunes.

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