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3 Ways To Move Your iTunes Music To Android

3 Ways To Move Your iTunes Music To Android

One reason many iPhone users are fearful of switching to an Android device is that they don’t know what will become of all of the music they purchased and stored on iTunes. Luckily, there are a number of ways for you to transfer your music files from iTunes to your new Android smartphone, and I’ll go over several of them below.

1. Drag And Drop

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    This is the simplest way to go about things, in my opinion. All you need to do is go to the music directory on your Mac or PC. There, you will find a folder labeled “iTunes.” Simply click “iTunes,” then “iTunes Media,” then “music,” and you will find all of the music you have stored or purchased on iTunes.

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    From here, it is a simple process. First, plug your Android device into your computer using a micro USB cable and open its file directory (to do this on a Mac, you must first install the Android File Transfer App or your phone won’t be detected). Then, select the music files in your iTunes folder. From here, all you have to do is drag and drop these files into your smartphone’s music folder, and you will have access to them on your mobile device.

    For more advanced users:

    Here’s a slightly different version of this method that some of you may prefer. First, create a new folder on your desktop named “music.” Then, navigate to your iTunes folder, select your music, and drop it into your newly minted “music” folder.

    Now, plug in your Android device and wait for your computer to recognize it (again, to do this on a Mac, you must first install the Android File Transfer App). Once that is done, open up your phone’s file directory. There should be a folder there named “music,” and it will probably be empty. Here’s the fun part: drag the new folder on your desktop named “music” straight into your Android phone’s file directory. Voila! All of your iTunes music is now on your Android device, and can be played right then and there on any music app you have.

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    2. Let Google Play Do It For You

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      Google created a wireless file transfer service that allows iPhone users to easily move their music to Android devices. All you have to do is download Google Play Music Manager. Sign in with the same account you use for your Android device, and follow the instructions. It will ask you where you want to transfer your music files from, and iTunes will be one of the options.

      Select that, and the Music Manager does all of the grunt work for you. What it does first is it analyzes the songs you have in iTunes. Then, it searches its cloud directory to see if it has access to that song.

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      If it does, it allows you to stream that song on your Android phone through the Google Play Music app. If you want to download those songs permanently (as opposed to keeping them in Google’s cloud), all you have to do is find your transferred albums, hit “options,” and select “keep on device,” which downloads your music to your smartphone’s local memory.

      If Google Play Music is the only app you use for music playback on your Android, then this is probably the quickest and easiest way to transfer your songs from iTunes.

      3. Use AirDroid File Sync

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        If you only need to transfer a few albums, this is the perfect option for you. All you need to do is download the AirDroid program on your computer, and the AirDroid app on your phone.

        Then, simply select the music you wish to transfer within the AirDroid program, and wait for it to upload. Next, open the AirDroid app on your phone, and download the very same songs you just uploaded from your computer.

        If you are uploading large music files, there is a chance you might hit the file size limit for the free version of AirDroid. Luckily, you can unlock the premium version with a cost effective $1.99/month subscription (I would say this price is worth it if you transfer many large music files on a daily basis).

        Once you have downloaded the music to your phone, any music app you have should be able to find your collection and play it.

        Conclusions

        There are a couple of other ways to transfer your music from iTunes to Android, but they are often too complicated for their own good. The above methods are, simple, efficient, and effective, and should get your new Android smartphone or tablet up, running, and playing your favorite music in no time. With that said, enjoy your new device! If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below and I’d be happy to try and help.

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        Last Updated on February 15, 2019

        7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

        7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

        Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

        Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

        Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

        So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

        Joe’s Goals

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          Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

          Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

          Daytum

            Daytum

            is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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            Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

            Excel or Numbers

              If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

              What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

              Evernote

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                I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                Access or Bento

                  If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                  Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                  You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                  Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                  All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                  Conclusion

                  I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                  What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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