Transferring your iTunes library when you own an Android device instead of an iPhone, iPod or iPad can be a frustrating task. You will usually encounter problems involving device incompatibility and non-matching file formats.
Android phone users were not able to experience portability and convenience when it comes to their iTunes playlist. Fortunately, several people provided solutions to this problem by creating applications to serve as a medium for iTunes-Android syncing.
Android is not really iTunes’ best friend and you may need a couple of applications to make the two of them work together. doubleTwist is an application “to cure iTunes withdrawal”, as New York Times stated, for Android users.
This step-by-step tutorial will help sync your iTunes with your Android device using doubleTwist.
Follow these easy steps to finally enjoy your iTunes library anytime and anywhere with your Android device.
This will cover doubleTwist for Windows.
Step 2: Link your Android device to your computer using the USB cable and enable USB file storage mode.
Step 3: After installing the program, start running it.
Step 4: Once you opened doubleTwist, click your Android device located on the left pane under “Devices.”
Step 5: After clicking your device, a bar will appear on the right pane displaying some information about available free space on your device. Check or uncheck the boxes corresponding to which files you want to sync or un-sync.
Step 6a: To transfer your music, select “Music” on the left pane under “Library”. You can transfer tracks or albums one by one by selecting them from the library. Drag the files from the library and drop them to your Android device on the left pane.
Step 6b: To transfer your photos, select “Photos” on the left pane under “Library”. Transfer photos through the same drag-and-drop technique like in Step 6a.
Step 6c: To transfer your videos, select “Videos” on the left pane under “Library”. Transfer videos by drag-and-drop technique.
Step 7: You can also add files by clicking “Library” to “Add files to the library”, “Add folders to the library”, “Import iTunes Playlist”, or Import WMP Playlist”.
doubleTwist is a great application not only for your iTunes music but for your iTunes videos and photos as well. It also allows you to create playlists and rate your songs and videos. It is an all-in-one movie, music, radio, podcast player and syncing application just like iTunes. It is basically an iTunes for your Android device. Save yourself from that “iPhone envy” and maximize your iTunes experience using doubleTwist.
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