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  • Occasionally I have no choice but to connect to my computer.

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    Question Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    Curious to know how many of you still have not cut the cord from your computer and still manage your media on your iOS device via iTunes from your computer? The day iTunes match went live along with iCloud I have not plugged any iOS device into my computer.
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    Default Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    I still use it to sync my music and pictures...just easier and I know everything is right there and backed up!
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    I use it for large play lists but other than that nope.
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    Default Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut

    Every once in a while I'll do manual backup in iTunes like before a major iOS upgrade. But I never use it to transfer music or sync the phone. I do connect it every once in a while and open iPhoto to transfer home video since photo stream only has photos.
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    Default Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    I use it all the time. Back up my iPad. I still buy CDs. I like having a physical copy for back up. I upload them to iTunes then sync my iPad n iPod. Just the way I like things
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    Default Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you c...

    Currently not as it requires a ton of space in my PC, once I get a Mac though that will change as I'd like to know that there is a place where it is physically stored, not a cloud storage.


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    The only thing I use it for is adding movies to my iPhone and iPad. I am always converting DVD's that I own over to my Mac so I can load them onto my iOS devices to watch while traveling or at the gym. That's the only thing I do with a computer for my iOS devices.


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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you c...

    Nobody is voting! lol
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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you c...

    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    The only thing I use it for is adding movies to my iPhone and iPad. I am always converting DVD's that I own over to my Mac so I can load them onto my iOS devices to watch while traveling or at the gym. That's the only thing I do with a computer for my iOS devices.


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    I'd agree with you there except I started purchasing my movies in iTunes the past year instead of Blu Ray. Either way it's very rare I put a movie on any portable device.
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    Default Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    I use iTunes Match and backup to cloud every night on all 3 of my devices. Once a month I plug in and do a backup with iTunes as a precaution and to transfer any apps I've purchased from device to HDD.

    I used to obsess about backups in the old days.
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    Default Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    I use iTunes to add songs to my playlists, is there another way?
    Say if I rip a CD to my iTunes library, is there a way to get one or several of those songs onto a playlist without physically connecting to iTunes with sync cable? If there is a way then yes, I probably would cut the cord
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    I use iTunes to put pictures from the Camera Roll into existing folders. Is there a different way?

    Thanks.


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    Default Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    Quote Originally Posted by charlyee View Post
    I use iTunes to put pictures from the Camera Roll into existing folders. Is there a different way?

    Thanks.


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    You can do that from camera roll and using the edit button, select photos, then add to button on the bottom
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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    The question Is phrased poorly because one can still use iTunes on a computer with features like iTunes match and movies in the cloud to add items to their iOS device without using a cable physically and it is also possible to get everything directly from your device without using iTunes at all, so I'm not sure if the question is about cutting the physical cord or about not using the desktop application. I myself use it without a cord most of the time, now that I've subscribed to iTunes match, and find that most often when I plug in my device it's to upload custom ring tones as those are not yet available through iTunes match and I don't buy ring tones from the iTunes Store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZOFOURTWENTY View Post
    You can do that from camera roll and using the edit button, select photos, then add to button on the bottom
    Thanks but the only option I have with the add to is new album not existing one. What am I doing wrong?

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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut

    Would love to cut the cord, but can't. Podcasting apps have burned me too many times wiping out my data plan. Settings may say WiFi, but end result is DATA PLAN gets burned!
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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    I still do for playlist management and syncing new photos imported off my DSLR.

    One headache I can't seem to resolve without spending a day or two of typing is contact management.

    Had a series of Android phones over the last couple years and my iOS contacts are far outdated along with photos of each person in my address book on my Mac.

    So as a short term solution, I set up my contact list on my iPhone as a MS Exchange service. Got my contacts back, but they will not sync anywhere else or locally to my Mac due to the cloud nature of the way Android devices handle contact management.

    It's rather frustrating.
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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    I'd love to cut the cord, but I need some help in order to do so.

    I would LIKE to be able to transfer files from my PC to my iPhone via my wifi network, but I am unsure how it works. I DO NOT want my iPhone to SYNC with files from my PC, I simply want to be able to PICK AND CHOOSE the songs/movies/whatever that I send to my iPhone. I am afraid to choose "Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi" because I don't want it to SYNC.

    Does anyone know if this is possible? How is it done?
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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    I use it to synch, and create ring tones.
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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    Yes, still using iTunes tor backups to my HD ( then to Timecapsule), also for syncing my music files and photos in selected folders (from Aperture).

    The idea of the cloud backup would likely require additional space than the initial 5GB, due to the photos.
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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    (Maybe duplicate post. If so, sorry) My niece introduced me to the PhotoSync app, and I really love it. There is also a matching program for MAc and PC. Finally! A way to transfer without Apple OS at all!
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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    I use it because I don't have enough storage on the Cloud for my 64 GB phone....
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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    Quote Originally Posted by anotherDenro55 View Post
    (Maybe duplicate post. If so, sorry) My niece introduced me to the PhotoSync app, and I really love it. There is also a matching program for MAc and PC. Finally! A way to transfer without Apple OS at all!
    You need the cord to charge the device (;


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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    Only to do a full back once a month or to do an update for jailbreak purposes.
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    Default Re: Do you still use iTunes to manage your media on your iOS device or have you cut the cord?

    I completely agree and would like to add that

    only people who don't add a lot of media to their device (8gb and 16gb phones etc) and people with small iTunes libraries can really benefit from cutting the cord.
    My library is very large 100+ movies, 15k+ songs, my experience is that filling an iPod or iPad up over wifi is slow.
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