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How to: Add Music to your iPhone with iTunes

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Sometimes you get caught up with all the other amazing features of the iPhone (think Safari and the abundant supply of 3rd party applications), you forget that it’s also an iPod! Well, if you have just purchased an iPhone, then adding music and syncing your songs from iTunes will be on your priority list.

However, the process is a little different with the iPhone. You can’t drag and drop songs directly to your iPhone within iTunes, like you normally would with your iPod. You need to create a playlist, then sync that playlist with your iPhone. I would hope in the future that Apple will install an update so we can just drag and drop songs, rather than go through the following steps.

Let’s take a brief overview of what is required to add music to your iPhone! If you already know how to do this, great–if not, continue reading!

How to Add Music to your iPhone with iTunes

Step 1: Launch iTunes and plug in your iPhone.

Step 2: Create a new “playlist” in iTunes. Name it whatever you want–say, “My iPhone Playlist” or something like that.

Step 3: Drag the songs you want from your iTunes library to your new playlist–in this case, “My iPhone Playlist”

Step 4: Click on your iPhone and go to the Music tab. “Sync Music” should already be checked. Now click on the button “Selected playlists”, then tick off “My iPhone Playlist” (or whatever your playlist is named).

Step 5. Sync your iPhone and when it’s done, the songs from “My iPhone Playlist” should now be on your iPhone. If you want to make any changes to your mp3 library on your iPhone, you’ll have to modify the songs within your playlist, then re-sync again. Yes, I know it can be a pain.

If you know of an easier method to add music to your iPhone, please let me know! If this tutorial has worked for you, let me know in the comments! =)

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