A few days ago I decided that I wanted to add some music to my smartphone. I’m a music lover and I have a large collection of music files that I’ve compiled over the years – CD’s I owned that I ripped the music from, songs I’ve purchased at various places (including Amazon and iTunes), even some old cassettes and vinyl that I converted into digital files.
I have Amazon music on my phone, but it only lets me play songs I’ve purchased from Amazon. You used to be able to upload other songs you owned, but I never did that. You still can, but you are limited to 250 songs. With something like 12,000 songs in my library, that didn’t seem feasible.
I do have an iPod, but rather than carry two items (my phone and iPod) around, I thought, “Why not put some of the music files on my phone?” Easy, right?
I spent an hour or so pulling out some music and putting it in a file on my PC so that I could drag/drop it onto my phone. Unfortunately, I forgot something.
I own an iPhone. 😦
So when I hooked up my iPhone, it wanted to sync with my iTunes account. Which wouldn’t have worked, because I have two different apple IDs – one on my phone and one for iTunes. And which I didn’t want anyway, because I didn’t want my entire iTunes library on my phone.
Now, I own the music in my library. I also own the phone. So why can I not just simply drag/drop files from my PC onto my phone? Oh, right, because it’s Apple.
I could go out and get a third party app/software that would let me transfer the music files. But it would still put them in the iTunes library on my phone, which I also do not want. My husband doesn’t understand my frustration. Maybe you won’t either.
Regardless, I am incredibly frustrated. After two hours and bunch of internet searches later, I am disgusted with the whole process. All I wanted was to have my music (again, which I own) be portable so that I could take it with me.
Guess I’ll go dig out my Sony Walkman. 😛