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Topic # 185850 7-Dec-2015 21:41
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Can someone tell me if there is a easy way to insert music into ipad air 2 version, without using itunes. 

I have never had a smooth experience with itunes so never got around it. 

If there was a simple software which i can use to copy paste music it would be great for my upcoming travels

thanks :)

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  Reply # 1442381 7-Dec-2015 21:53
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Itunes?

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  Reply # 1442383 7-Dec-2015 21:59
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You'll need iTunes installed, but try Copytrans - gives you an easier way of copying music etc to iOS :)





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  Reply # 1442384 7-Dec-2015 21:59
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Sorry. For all its faults there is nothing better or easier than iTunes for managing music on Apple devices IMO.




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  Reply # 1442962 8-Dec-2015 17:14
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I set my device to "manually manage music and videos" so that you can just drag and drop from iTunes onto the device. I find this easier than making and syncing playlists.




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  Reply # 1443028 8-Dec-2015 18:53
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littleheaven: I set my device to "manually manage music and videos" so that you can just drag and drop from iTunes onto the device. I find this easier than making and syncing playlists.


Use to do that, but it got to hard managing multiple devices from one library, and then whenever there was an issue or an upgrade requiring a fresh OS install it was all gone.  Now we each just have our own play list and each device is set up to sync with the chosen playlist.   All that we need to do is keep the playlist updated by dragging and dropping anything new, connect the device and hit the sync button, job done. 






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  Reply # 1443330 9-Dec-2015 09:20
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scuwp:
littleheaven: I set my device to "manually manage music and videos" so that you can just drag and drop from iTunes onto the device. I find this easier than making and syncing playlists.


Use to do that, but it got to hard managing multiple devices from one library, and then whenever there was an issue or an upgrade requiring a fresh OS install it was all gone.  Now we each just have our own play list and each device is set up to sync with the chosen playlist.   All that we need to do is keep the playlist updated by dragging and dropping anything new, connect the device and hit the sync button, job done. 




Yes, I would get very frustrated with the whole OS install wipe. Actually, since Apple Music came along and did weird things to my library, I have defected to Spotify and find that much more user friendly. I just store my favourite songs locally for offline use so it doesn't hammer my data allowance while I'm driving.




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  Reply # 1443349 9-Dec-2015 09:41
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littleheaven:
scuwp:
littleheaven: I set my device to "manually manage music and videos" so that you can just drag and drop from iTunes onto the device. I find this easier than making and syncing playlists.


Use to do that, but it got to hard managing multiple devices from one library, and then whenever there was an issue or an upgrade requiring a fresh OS install it was all gone.  Now we each just have our own play list and each device is set up to sync with the chosen playlist.   All that we need to do is keep the playlist updated by dragging and dropping anything new, connect the device and hit the sync button, job done. 




Yes, I would get very frustrated with the whole OS install wipe. Actually, since Apple Music came along and did weird things to my library, I have defected to Spotify and find that much more user friendly. I just store my favourite songs locally for offline use so it doesn't hammer my data allowance while I'm driving.


The stuffing up of my library (changing cover art etc.) was the main reason I discontinued Apple Music, and decided to get e premium Spotify account.

As for the OP - iTunes is the only way to do it.
Create a Playlist in iTunes (call it iPad Music or something similar), highlight songs you want from your library, right click, add to playlist.
Tell iTunes you only want to sync selected playlists to your iPad and Robert is your mother's brother.

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  Reply # 1443356 9-Dec-2015 09:45
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*dons flamesuit*
iTunes isn't actually that bad, its a bit bloaty (slow to load on windows/slow pc's)..but..
Normally the 'issues' are either easily solved, or are the users own fault (i.e synced with someone else's library for their initial setup and don't want to lose all 'their' illegitimate apps & music etc).



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Reply # 1443359 9-Dec-2015 09:47
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thanks i ll try to give itunes a shot :(

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