How To Manually Transfer MP3 Files to Apple iOS iPhone and iPad via iTunes

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Due to storage space or only wanting to listen to selected music, you might not want to transfer or automatically sync your entire music MP3 collection to your Apple iOS iPhone or iPad. Here is a simple tutorial on how to individually select and manually transfer your mp3 files to your iDevices, this enables you to avoid syncing all your files.

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Click on your device, in the summary page, check ‘Manually manage music and video’ and then click on the ‘Apply’ button. Confirm to apply the settings. Watch the simple video tutorial I’ve created.

To transfer mp3 to your device, just drag and drop the mp3 to the ‘Music’ list.

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I used to be a huge Winamp fan until they release version 5, which is a disaster. I don’t even know where to begin with, the user interface is user unfriendly, the buttons are tiny and the music list appears to be everywhere.

When they say Apple is good at producing user friendly interface, they are right. iTunes is an amazing piece of music player, apart from syncing photos, music, contacts, calendars between your iPod and iPhone, it is possibly the best music player in the market, and its free! Download Apple iTunes 8.1 for Windows and Mac!

iTunes is a free application for Mac and PC. It plays all your digital music and video. It syncs content to your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. And it’s an entertainment superstore that stays open 24/7. What’s new in iTunes 8.1:

  • Rip your music collection from your CDs to mp3 or aac
  • Burn music to a CD
  • BackUp your entire music collection
  • Sharing over a Network
  • Listen to Streaming Radio

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27 comments on “How To Manually Transfer MP3 Files to Apple iOS iPhone and iPad via iTunes

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    raj May 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm [ Reply ]

    i like the media player

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    osei evans June 23, 2009 at 3:54 am [ Reply ]

    the slide to unlock my iphone has become inactive. what do i do ?

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    AMIT August 28, 2009 at 7:42 pm [ Reply ]

    i want to download apple itunes

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    darsh September 30, 2009 at 11:49 pm [ Reply ]


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      Jimmy April 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm [ Reply ]

      OPlayer Lite – free video and music media player for iPhone/iPod

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    Horace Hall December 28, 2009 at 12:19 am [ Reply ]

    need to download itune to my ipodtouch fast

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    sajith January 4, 2010 at 4:10 pm [ Reply ]

    how can i get the iTunes ID and password?

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    ghanshyam March 13, 2010 at 8:25 pm [ Reply ]

    i have iphone 3gs which itune dowanload

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    tray mutunwa March 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm [ Reply ]

    pipo my ipodtouch wont start and its not showing on the pc which software do i down load and how do i go about it?

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    babu March 30, 2010 at 11:14 am [ Reply ]

    i like the media player
    i want to download apple itunes

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    abdirizak April 9, 2010 at 2:33 am [ Reply ]

    iPod is disable connect to iTunes

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    jaspreet singh May 8, 2010 at 11:35 pm [ Reply ]

    i like apple media player …..

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      Amazon April 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm [ Reply ]

      Amazon Cloud Player for iPhone and ipad ios 6 and ios 7

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    nickson October 21, 2010 at 12:56 am [ Reply ]

    i like i pod touch

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    mengseang October 27, 2010 at 7:55 pm [ Reply ]

    I have an iphone 3g but it’s hard to connect to the i-tune and also add video or mp3 to my iphone. One more thing my phone has trouble with safari . Example : if i want to download something, it appear safari could not download this page . Sometime it suggest me to create an i-tune account . How to do that ? Please help me , thanks .

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    priyanka agrawal January 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm [ Reply ]

    i like apple stuffs

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    Alfred Asante February 24, 2011 at 6:27 am [ Reply ]

    i want to download iphone 3G soft ware

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    anil March 2, 2011 at 12:36 am [ Reply ]

    i want to download apple itunes i like verymuch

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    ali shah March 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm [ Reply ]

    how can i get itunes id nd password

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    nooragha March 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm [ Reply ]

    i want to download itune 3gs and whenconnect my iphon it not synec….?

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    arthellano b callanta jr August 14, 2011 at 2:04 am [ Reply ]

    i have my itune on my pc but old version, i bought a new iPad2 16 gb i cannot sync it on my old version of iTune

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      arthellano b callanta jr August 14, 2011 at 2:07 am [ Reply ]

      i want to download newest version of iTune

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        Boyman April 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm [ Reply ]

        convert itunes to media player

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    sukhdeep March 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm [ Reply ]

    I want to dowanload

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