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    Default cannot transfer music to iphone 5

    Anyone else have this issue? I can't drag music into iphone 5 in itunes.....

    Music that i've bought on itunes isn't bad since i just download to both devices.

    But music i've ripped from cd's i can't transfer.
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    Default can't transfer music to iphone 5

    When I try and drag drop tunes from itunes to the phone it doesn't let me.

    Does anyone else have this problem?

    I've searched it and everyone suggests to restore the phone to factory settings. I don't want to do this.

    Is there any other way?

    thanks,

    jord
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    Default Re: can't transfer music to iphone 5

    If your running iOS 7 and are not on a Mac you won't be able to. Not sure if that's your problem.
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    Default Re: cannot transfer music to iphone 5

    In iTunes when you've connected your iPhone, the first tab has an option "manually manage your music". If this is checked, then you should be able to drag and drop music onto the phone. If it is not checked, you need to go to the Music tab and set up your syncing options.
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    Default Re: can't transfer music to iphone 5

    Please be patient while awaiting a response. You DO NOT need to create a second thread asking the same thing. Thanks.
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    Default Re: can't transfer music to iphone 5

    sorry man. I didn't see the thread and didn't realize that you have moved it.

    Thought the first thread didn't go through.

    thanks,

    jordan
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    Default Re: cannot transfer music to iphone 5

    i can sync computer but when i select that option it says that it will remove all music than sync from this computer.
    personally i think that's kinda dumb.

    I have music on 2 different computers with different libraries.

    yes i should have it all on one.
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    Default Re: cannot transfer music to iphone 5

    Quote Originally Posted by jorbjorb View Post
    sorry man. I didn't see the thread and didn't realize that you have moved it.

    Thought the first thread didn't go through.

    thanks,

    jordan
    No problem, my friend...

    Quote Originally Posted by jorbjorb View Post
    i can sync computer but when i select that option it says that it will remove all music than sync from this computer.
    personally i think that's kinda dumb.

    I have music on 2 different computers with different libraries.

    yes i should have it all on one.
    Unless something has changed, you should be able to manually manage your music on your computer without deleting your music. You use to be able to create playlists and add the songs to it which would prevent the songs from being deleted when you synced. I rarely use iTunes except for backing up and restoring purposes so hopefully, someone else will chime in on this matter.
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    Default Re: cannot transfer music to iphone 5

    iOS devices can only sync with one iTunes library database.

    (If someone else can expand on this that would be great)


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    Default Re: cannot transfer music to iphone 5

    that's brutal.
    my ipod classic you can transfer any music from any device to it.
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    Default Re: cannot transfer music to iphone 5

    Two possible solutions for you:

    1. Sync your phone to your home computer. Yes, this will delete all the music now on it, but you can re download it to iTunes from the iTunes Store.
    2. Upload your CD-ripped music to a third party carrier -- possibly Google Play Music -- and stream it using a third party app like gMusic.

    Third possible solution, too, and this is Apple being Apple:

    3. Pay Apple the $25 a year for iTunes Match. Get your music "matched", then download it to your device.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4914

    They'll give you what you want -- for a price.
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    Default Re: cannot transfer music to iphone 5

    did you fix this issue
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    Default Re: cannot transfer music to iphone 5

    In the end, is it work? And nowadays you can find many other ways to transfer music to iPhone5/6/6s/se and so on. You can google the FonePaw iOS Transfer or Wondershare which are popular file management tool.
    Last edited by christhoove; 09-13-2016 at 06:09 AM.
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    Default Re: cannot transfer music to iphone 5

    Can't transfer music from iTunes to iPhone 5? Here suggest you to use a third-party tool to help you. With this software, you can sync music from iTunes to iDevices with easy steps. After your iDevices are detected with connecting to computer, choose "iTunes Library", tap "Music" and choose the songs you want to transfer. Then, you can click "Export" to export them to your iPhone 5. By the way, you can also choose the songs you would like and move them to your iPhone by the drag-and-drop step.

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