iTunes can be so frustrating sometimes

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  1. RichardCranium

    RichardCranium Supporting Member

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    Agggjjhhhhhgg I'm about at the end of my rope with my iPhone and the new version of iTunes. All of a sudden I can't transfer any new music or podcasts to the phone and can't figure it out and can't find anything really on the web. I've had a real love/hate with iTunes and it's hate today for sure. Sorry but just ranting and I'm tired of trying to get it to work.
  2. Kwesi

    Kwesi Supporting Member

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    Details on the problem? Specific error message? We might be able to help you out?
  3. fenderphil

    fenderphil

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    Yeah. I miss the explorer style menu on the left.

    Here's what I learned. You can't drag a playlist like before. You select the songs on the playlist and hold and drag. A menu pops up on the right and you drag to your phone from there

    Hope this helps.
  4. DigMe

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    Just use Google Play with gMusic app instead. No syncing or transfers required.

    bc
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member

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    I've used Google Play/gMusic. It's jut not reliable enough when driving. It won't play full albums/playlists. I don't like messing with my phone while I'm driving.
  6. Jhengsman

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    That is what I thought but it turns out that is just the default setting. You have to go to the View menu and turn on the sidebar. A separate problem for me has cropped up as iTunes is larger then my screen and I can't resize it to use the scroll on the right
  7. MarkMgibson

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    There's simpler apps around than iTunes, and they're all probably better. iTunes sucks like hoover.
  8. bassybill

    bassybill The smooth moderator... Supporting Member

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    I got an iPad through work this year and tried for a while to get into it, but eventually gave it up because I couldn't be bothered to spend time getting over the frustrating obstacle of getting stuck every single time I wanted to do something useful with it. iTunes was a major stumbling block. It's so badly thought out that it's like some sort of sick joke.
  9. RichardCranium

    RichardCranium Supporting Member

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    Basically what's happening is when I try to drag a song or podcast to my phone on the left side bar it won't transfer and just shows the file as grayed out and has a dotted circle on the left side of the file. I usually drag and drop and rarely sync podcasts or playlists but even that didn't work. I'm sure it's a simple setting but I can't figure it out.
  10. Eric Perry

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    QFT.

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