Transfer music from itunes to galaxy s3?

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Transfer music from itunes to galaxy s3?

I come from iphone 4s and just got samsung galaxy s3... is there a way to transfer my music from itunes to galaxy s3?

 

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iSyncr worked really well for me in a simular situation with my new Galaxy Note. Really did a nice job keeping it organized, and carrying over the extra info.

 

 

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iTunes usually keeps a folder in the Music folder of the PC (probably same for Mac) with all your music on there....you can try dragging the songs on your Galaxy S3 when you connect it to your computer, and it shoujld automatically convert it to a playable format

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Don't know about videos (have never bought any from iTunes) but songs haven't been DRM protected on iTunes for years (since early 2009) and there is no copy protection.  If you have some older ones, they may have DRM.  But anything recently bought will not.  For songs with no DRM, you can literally just cut and paste the songs from your computer to the phone.  But the iSynchr app on the Play Store also works great to not only tranfer the songs to your phone, but your iTunes playlists.

 

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Simply mount the phone or an SD card on the computer and drag and drop the music you want. I used a folder called Music on my SD card. Itunes can't manage the music the way it does with the iPhone or an iPod but the files will play just fine with the stock music player once their copied onto the phone.

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Make sure your music is synced on your galaxy s3 (in settings under your gmail account) and it will be there for you to listen. It's pretty self explanatory once you get in there. May not be the best option for you but it's an option.

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marsjohn wrote:

Make sure your music is synced on your galaxy s3 (in settings under your gmail account) and it will be there for you to listen. It's pretty self explanatory once you get in there. May not be the best option for you but it's an option.


Isn't teh default for copying cd's to itunes AAC? Beleive the purchased ones are AAC also, not sutre if the S3 can suppot that format, they may have to be converted to MP3

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wingrider01 wrote:

Isn't teh default for copying cd's to itunes AAC? Beleive the purchased ones are AAC also, not sutre if the S3 can suppot that format, they may have to be converted to MP3


Galaxy S3 plays AAC just fine, as do most all Android devices these days.

 

Yes, iTunes is set to rip CDs to AAC format, by default.  But its easily changed to default to MP3, by simply going into the Settings in iTunes.

 

And yes, all purchased music on iTunes are AAC, in Apple's attempt to use non-standard (or even proprietary) formats and technologies (hello Lightning connector), instead of standardized ones to prevent customers from switching to other device brands.  But most devices support AAC now, so customers are no longer limited.

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

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Everyone, check out this great video tutorial on this very subject: How To Transfer Music from iTunes to Samsung Galaxy S3

 

Here is some more info directly from Samsung: Easy Phone Sync

 

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liaoyanzhen wrote:

For standard music you can transfer them to your mobile directly. ;Make sure that Samsung Kies is actually installed on your laptop or computer. Them following below steps:

1. Attach your Galaxy S3 to your laptop or pc with a USB cable.

Tips: The Samsung Kies will launch automatically. If the software doesn't automatically launch, just double-click the icon on your desktop.

2. Transfer iTunes files to your device

 


Samsung Kies is not compatible with iTunes files since they are encrypted. Plus, it's not legal to do so.

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MarcelRaoul wrote:

Samsung Kies is not compatible with iTunes files since they are encrypted. Plus, it's not legal to do so.


iTunes music has been protected by "Fairplay" DRM since 2009.  Any songs purchased after that time (and therefore with no DRM) work perfectly fine on Android devices).  If someone still has music files older than that, its true they will not play on Android devices.  However, the files can be converted to be DRM free, for a fee.

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