How do I transfer music from my PC to my iPhone?

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Stuart Wright

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I've used iTunes to convert one album to m4a but there is no obvious (or obscure for that matter) way to transfer the album to my iPhone.
How the hell do I do it?
Some websites just say drag the music and drop on the iPhone icon in iTunes. That does nothing.
I thought Apple was supposed to be user friendly and intuitive. This is far from it.
Please help.

P.S. Why can't the iPhone just play MP3s like the £15 MP3 players in Tesco? Wouldn't that make life so much simpler?
 
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jerryq7777

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It does play mp3s thats all i have on my iphone.
Try file/sync iphone that should transfer your songs to the phone but will depend on some other settings as i too have found :mad:
 

Stuart Wright

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Tried syncing. It did very little, and if there are any settings, their location is well hidden.
 

jrwagh333

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Clcik your iphone, then go to the music tab and make sure "sync all music" is ticked, then sync again. And i can also confirm it plays MP3's 320K/bs aswell
 

Stuart Wright

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There are no tabs on my iPhone and nothing labelled 'music'.
 

jerryq7777

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Saldawop

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Have you added the converted songs to a Playlist?ANd is that playlit set to sync with the iPhone?
 

pacificdragon

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All I have is MP3 music on my iphone downloaded from sites outside of itunes ( saying nothing more )

when it comes to the syncing of music I have the box checked that says manually sync music,,this allows me to drag and drop from my itunes library to my iphone and never had any problems, I only do the manual way as I often download the whole album but only want to have a few of the tracks on my iphone.

The other settings I have for the syncing is to automatically sync my photographs, applications, contacts etc as I want to make sure any apps I have downloaded or stored on itunes and therefore if I have to restore all my data is still saved, my contacts are backed up by Google ( Gmail ) again should I need to restore everything is there and my photographs I have created a folder called Iphone photographs and set the path to that on my computer for the same reasons above.

If your still having problems itunes and iphone have a very helpful FAQ's section and step by step guide which can be found here Apple - Support - iTunes

Kind regards,

Brian.
 

Stuart Wright

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Ah the tabs are in iTunes, not in the phone. Gotcha. And there is an advert pops up in iTunes when I connect the phone. I had to decline the advert before I saw the music tab and the sync options.
My HQ VBR MP3s working fine, now, thanks all for your help.
 
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