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How to move music from iTunes to Android

Want to move your music from iTunes to an Android-powered smartphone? We're here to help. This easy guide will show you how to move music files between iTunes for Mac or PC to a device running the Android OS.

How do I move my music from iTunes to Android?

If you’ve ever owned an iPod or iPhone, there is a good chance that your entire music collection will be stored within iTunes. This is a great program for playing and organising your music but it can make things complicated when it comes to moving that music on to your new Android smartphone.

Due to the huge range of Android handsets that are available, there are a healthy number of different ways to transfer music between your phone and iTunes. The most popular methods are using mass storage mode to drag and drop audio files, or making use of your phone manufacturer's bespoke software to handle it all for you.

Don’t worry if that all sounds like gobbledygook because the Geek Squad are here to help! Take a look at our guide which will take you step by step through the best options for your particular brand of phone.

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From iTunes to Samsung

Transfer your music through Samsung KIES

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  1. The first step to moving your music from iTunes to your Samsung phone is to consolidate all of your iTunes tracks in to one folder - the iTunes Media folder. Open up the iTunes software and click on File in the menu bar (if you menu bar is missing, press the alt key on your keyboard).
  2. Within the File menu, click on Library followed by Organise Library. A new window will open up, make sure the box next to Consolidate files is ticked and press OK to continue. A copy of your music will now be stored in your computer's Music folder.

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  1. Now it's time to open Samsung Kies, the dedicated computer software for your smartphone. If you don't have it already installed on your computer, download Kies here. Your phone doesn't need to be connected at this stage, but there's no harm in plugging it in ready for later.
  2. Click on Music, found in the left-hand column under Library. This will display any music files that have already been discovered by Kies. We want to make sure all your music is in the Kies Library, so click File from the menu bar and choose Add folder to Library.
  3. You must now find your computer's Music folder. This is easily found from the left-hand column in the Explorer window which should now be on screen. Check down the list under either Computer or This PC for a folder entitled Music. Click it once to highlight it, then press the Select Folder button.

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  1. After a short wait, your iTunes tracks will start to show up in the Kies Library. Tick the boxes next to each track you'd like to have on your Samsung phone, or if you'd like to transfer all of your music simply tick the top box to highlight all the tracks in the library.
  2. There are three buttons at the top of the library, a plus sign, a dustbin and a phone. Click on the picture of the phone to send your selected songs to your Samsung smartphone!

Transfer music to your Samsung using copy & paste

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  1. Firstly, we need to make sure your iTunes music is all in one place. Open the iTunes software and click File from the menu bar at the top of the program. If you can't see a menu bar, press the alt key on your keyboard first.
  2. From the menu which appears, click Library followed by Organise Library.
  3. Make sure the box next to Consolidate Files is ticked, then press the OK button to continue.
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  1. Now that your music is all in one place, it's time to find it! Click on the Start menu and select Computer or This PC to open an Explorer window. Find your Music folder in the left-hand column, then go to Music > iTunes > iTunes Media and right-click on the Music folder. Left-click on Copy to add the Music folder to your clipboard.
  2. Connect your Samsung phone to your computer using the USB cable. If an autorun box appears, choose to open folder to view files. Otherwise, click on the Start menu again and choose Computer or This PC. Your phone should show up under Devices.
  3. Double-click on the name of your phone, then right-click on the Music folder. Choose Paste from the context menu to move your music across to your handset!

From Itunes to HTC

Transfer your music through HTC Sync Manager

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  1. Firstly, we need to make sure your iTunes music is all in one place. Open the iTunes software and click File from the menu bar at the top of the program. If you can't see a menu bar, press the alt key on your keyboard first.
  2. From the menu which appears, click Library followed by Organise Library.
  3. Make sure the box next to Consolidate Files is ticked, then press the OK button to continue.
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  1. Now that your music is all stored in the same place (your computer's Music folder), we can open HTC Sync and connect your HTC smartphone. If you haven't already installed the PC software, you can download HTC Sync here.
  2. Once opened for the first time, HTC Sync should automatically start adding your music to its own library. To be extra sure that it's found all of your songs click on the Music tab at the top of the program and press Music Settings from the left-hand column.
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  1. Tick Automatically import from iTunes to HTC Sync Manager. You may also click the add button to manually add music that may not be in your iTunes library. If you're pressing add, you must find the folder your music is stored in - usually this is stored under Computer or This PC in a folder called Music.
  2. click on This Computer to view the songs you've just added from your itunes collection. right-click on any artist, album or track and choose Copy to phone. After a few seconds, your selection will be added to your phone's memory and you can start listening to it!

Transfer music to your HTC using copy & paste

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  1. Firstly, we need to make sure your iTunes music is all in one place. Open the iTunes software and click File from the menu bar at the top of the program. If you can't see a menu bar, press the alt key on your keyboard first.
  2. From the menu which appears, click Library followed by Organise Library.
  3. Make sure the box next to Consolidate Files is ticked, then press the OK button to continue.
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  1. Now that your music is all in one place, it's time to find it! Click on the Start menu and select Computer or This PC to open an Explorer window. Find your Music folder in the left-hand column, then go to Music > iTunes > iTunes Media and right-click on the Music folder. Left-click on Copy to add the Music folder to your clipboard.
  2. Connect your HTC phone to your computer using the USB cable. If an autorun box appears, choose to open folder to view files. Otherwise, click on the Start menu again and choose Computer or This PC. Your phone should show up under Devices.
  3. Double-click on the name of your phone, then right-click on the Music folder. Choose Paste from the context menu to move your music across to your handset!

From itunes to Sony

Transfer your music through Sony Media Go

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  1. Firstly, we need to make sure your iTunes music is all in one place. Open the iTunes software and click File from the menu bar at the top of the program. If you can't see a menu bar, press the alt key on your keyboard first.
  2. From the menu which appears, click Library followed by Organise Library.
  3. Make sure the box next to Consolidate Files is ticked, then press the OK button to continue.
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  1. At this stage, your music should be nicely grouped inside your Computer's Music folder ready for the next step. It's now time to connect your Sony smartphone and open the Sony PC Companion software! If you haven't already installed the software, download and the Sony PC Companion from here.
  2. After opening the software and connecting your phone, find Media Go and click on the Start button. You may have to wait for a couple of minutes while Media Go finishes downloading, but once Media Go is open you're only a few steps away from completion.
  3. Media Go is clever enough to automatically scan for and add music from your computer's Music folder, which is where your iTunes folder is located. To confirm that the correct folders have been added, click on File from the menu bar and choose add/remove media from library.
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  1. You will be presented with a list of tickboxes and folders that are likely to contain music. Make sure that Music\iTunes\iTunes Media is ticked then press OK to continue. If the iTunes Media folder isn't present, click the Add Folder button and navigate to it from your Explorer window.
  2. The Media Go library will now be populated with your music collection. Click on an album, artist or track then press the large Add to button in the bottom-right corner of the program. This will add the selected item to your Sony smartphone! Simply repeat this step for any additional albums or tracks until you're happy (or you run out of space on your phone)!

Transfer music to your Sony phone using copy & paste

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  1. Firstly, we need to make sure your iTunes music is all in one place. Open the iTunes software and click File from the menu bar at the top of the program. If you can't see a menu bar, press the alt key on your keyboard first.
  2. From the menu which appears, click Library followed by Organise Library.
  3. Make sure the box next to Consolidate Files is ticked, then press the OK button to continue.
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  1. Now that your music is all in one place, it's time to find it! Click on the Start menu and select Computer or This PC to open an Explorer window. Find your Music folder in the left-hand column, then go to Music > iTunes > iTunes Media and right-click on the Music folder. Left-click on Copy to add the Music folder to your clipboard.
  2. Connect your Sony phone to your computer using the USB cable. If an autorun box appears, choose to open folder to view files. Otherwise, click on the Start menu again and choose Computer or This PC. Your phone should show up under Devices.
  3. Double-click on the name of your phone, then right-click on the Music folder. Choose Paste from the context menu to move your music across to your handset!

From itunes to any other Android phone

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  1. The first step is to make sure your iTunes music is in one easy-to-find folder. To do this, open iTunes and click File from the menu bar at the top of the program. If you can't see a menu bar, press the alt key on your keyboard first!
  2. Click Library from the dropdown menu, followed by Organise Library.
  3. Tick the box next to Consolidate Files if it isn't already ticked, then press the OK button to continue.
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  1. Now that we've moved your music in to one handy folder, it's time to find it! Click on the Start menu and select Computer or This PC to open an Explorer window. Find your Music folder in the left-hand column, then go to Music > iTunes > iTunes Media and right-click on the Music folder. Left-click on Copy to add the Music folder to your clipboard.
  2. Connect your Android smartphone to your computer using the USB cable. If an autorun box appears, choose to open folder to view files. Otherwise, click on the Start menu again and choose Computer or This PC. Your phone should show up under Devices.
  3. Double-click on the name of your phone, then right-click on the Music folder. Choose Paste from the context menu to move your music across to your handset!

If you need any further help, Geek Squad Agents are standing by, 24/7. We can show you how to transfer your music, and even transfer your photos and contacts for you in just a few minutes. For help, call us or visit us in selected Carphone Warehouse stores.

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