Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Ridiculous lack of choice with Apple


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2012, 21:34
Stiggles
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Posts: 7,948
Exact-a-mundo.

If you bothered to read the manual you would know that any music (/media) saved to the "Automatically add to itunes" folder is added to the device next time you plug it in.

Pic of said folder: http://i44.tinypic.com/2u4mvlk.jpg
Haha! I'm willing to bet 98% of itunes users do not know about that! Also, what manual?

Why is that folder also a sub folder? No one would see that. Another example of apple sheer idiocy.

Also smartarse, the last time i used itunes it didnt have this folder so why i would look for it now is beyond me....

I dont need to drag and drop or do anything.

I just plug in. It sync, copies and backs up without pressing anything. Oh and it charges.

Nothing crappy about it.
Ah but the fact is, you still need the shit itunes. With drag and drop you need no software whatsoever. Its much quicker.

Charges? Every single phone on the planet charges over usb....
Stiggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 01-04-2012, 21:35
Stiggles
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Posts: 7,948
Nope. Wrong again.

iTunes opens as soon as it sees my iPhone. It syncs, backs up and copies all media and charges...which I normally do at night. I dont even have to watch it or drag stuff. EASY!

Most of my stuff comes via uTorrent so you are talking complete shite there.
Actually hes not. Ive had itunes refuse to add songs i have downloaded elsewhere. Also some tunes as in WMA need to be first converted before itunes will allow them.

Dont have that issue withh Android

Also, why do you keep talking about charging like its something only iphones can do?
Stiggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 21:44
Steve™
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Glos / Hereford[shire]
Posts: 6,584
Ah but the fact is, you still need the shit itunes. With drag and drop you need no software whatsoever. Its much quicker.

Charges? Every single phone on the planet charges over usb....
Again if you bothered to research you would know you could drag and drop, but I cant think for the life of me WHY you would want to make work for yourself when you can just set iTunes to sync automatically and no work involved.

Actually hes not. Ive had itunes refuse to add songs i have downloaded elsewhere. Also some tunes as in WMA need to be first converted before itunes will allow them.

Dont have that issue withh Android

Also, why do you keep talking about charging like its something only iphones can do?
Not for me. Learn to use iTunes!

The point I am making is that I plug my phone in to charge it and it takes care of everything, from backing up, to copying new music I have downloaded.

No need to drag and drop, all done automatically!
Steve™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 21:50
wilt
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Potterspury
Posts: 884
Also, why have apple made it so hard to put music on this daft thing?

I just downloaded a ton from 7digital. itunes wouldn't see it so i had to add each file manually which took ages. Then had to select them all in itunes just to put them on the phone...

How can anyone find this easier than drag and drop??
Why not drag and drop the folder which contains your music into itunes?

It will then be added to your library.
wilt is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 22:12
Steve™
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Glos / Hereford[shire]
Posts: 6,584
Why not drag and drop the folder which contains your music into itunes?

It will then be added to your library.

Thats too easy for these super hybrid script kiddies. They want to write a batch file and some c++ and FTP it to a remote server encrypted before, downloading it again and dragging and dropping it into their Android phone, because to them thats easier than something doing it automatically.
Steve™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 22:50
psionic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Crystal Palace TX
Posts: 18,923
Why not drag and drop the folder which contains your music into itunes?

It will then be added to your library.
Indeed and the iOS device will sync wirelessly.

Edit: Never mind. I really don't understand why this thread has gone on so long. Lots of misinformation, and opinion disguised as fact.

It's only a damn phone - people should just get whichever one they're happy with.
psionic is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 22:55
swordman
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,921
Exact-a-mundo.

If you bothered to read the manual you would know that any music (/media) saved to the "Automatically add to itunes" folder is added to the device next time you plug it in.

I dont need to drag and drop or do anything.

I just plug in. It sync, copies and backs up without pressing anything. Oh and it charges.

Nothing crappy about it.
you need to read a manual to add music dear me .. that's apple for you.

What if I just want to move something to my phone and nothing else
swordman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 23:09
Stuart_h
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,724
my genuine reason for disliking itunes was that we had 4 ipods in the house a few years ago.

in order for itunes to work properly i had to either set each ipod up as a playlist (which lost the basic 'just tick' benefits of itunes) or i had to create 4 different windows accounts .... one per ipod .....

that just struck me as plain daft ???

i believe that itunes works much better if you use a Mac but its (IMHO) a horrible app for Windows users. Try and run it on a netbook and its a huge resource hog.
Stuart_h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 00:01
Steve™
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Glos / Hereford[shire]
Posts: 6,584
you need to read a manual to add music dear me .. that's apple for you.

What if I just want to move something to my phone and nothing else
haha No no, I dont, but some people should clearly.

lol very cryptic. Then just drag and drop!




my genuine reason for disliking itunes was that we had 4 ipods in the house a few years ago.

in order for itunes to work properly i had to either set each ipod up as a playlist (which lost the basic 'just tick' benefits of itunes) or i had to create 4 different windows accounts .... one per ipod .....

that just struck me as plain daft ???

i believe that itunes works much better if you use a Mac but its (IMHO) a horrible app for Windows users. Try and run it on a netbook and its a huge resource hog.
I'm sure we can find an "issue" with anything if we look hard enough....

My genuine reason for disliking Android was that we have 9000 Android phones in the house and it was ok except when we charged them all at the same time it blew all the electrics and light bulbs and the house burnt down and now we live in the empty Android Samsung boxes under a tree in Blackpool and for us Android just lost that "just tick" benefits as soon as it made us homeless and catch scurvy.

I think 9000 Android phones work much better if you have your own power station, but for anyone else its a real power hog.
Steve™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 00:02
rottweiler
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: England
Posts: 2,454
That is no longer the case, we have 2 iPhones and 2 iPods in our house and they all work fine on iTunes, no need for separate accounts etc
rottweiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 03:15
Stiggles
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Posts: 7,948
Again if you bothered to research you would know you could drag and drop, but I cant think for the life of me WHY you would want to make work for yourself when you can just set iTunes to sync automatically and no work involved.
I'll say it again since it seems your neanderthal brain missed it first time:-

ITUNES DID NOT HAVE THIS FEATURE THE LAST TIME I USED IT.

Get it yet?

Now, if it didnt have it then why on earth would i have looked for it now since i had never heard of it. Interestingly, ive just asked all my work colleagues im on with just now on the nightshift and guess what. Not one knew about that.

Not for me. Learn to use iTunes!
But but but, i thought apple made things so simple according to your kind of ilk. I shouldn't need to learn how to use it surely!!!...

The point I am making is that I plug my phone in to charge it and it takes care of everything, from backing up, to copying new music I have downloaded.
Yessssss but you said charge it in 2 different posts like it meant something. Mine backs up as well when i plug it in but, since i now know about this stupid hidden sub folder i shall now be fine.

No need to drag and drop, all done automatically!
To be honest, i still prefer the drag and drop way. Still easier and faster. Also if like now im using my works computer, i cant do squat with the phone if i wanted to add music, movie, pics. I could with Android.......
Stiggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 03:18
Stiggles
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Posts: 7,948
That is no longer the case, we have 2 iPhones and 2 iPods in our house and they all work fine on iTunes, no need for separate accounts etc
Yep, if you want everything the same on all devices. Like me and the missus, i have my iphone, she has her iphone and ipad. She plugs her idevice into the computer and wallop! She loses everything and it syncs my stuff on hers. She needs her own windows account to solve this.
Stiggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 07:35
Steve™
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Glos / Hereford[shire]
Posts: 6,584
I'll say it again since it seems your neanderthal brain missed it first time:-

ITUNES DID NOT HAVE THIS FEATURE THE LAST TIME I USED IT.

Get it yet?

But but but, i thought apple made things so simple according to your kind of ilk. I shouldn't need to learn how to use it surely!!!...

To be honest, i still prefer the drag and drop way. Still easier and faster. Also if like now im using my works computer, i cant do squat with the phone if i wanted to add music, movie, pics. I could with Android.......

You clearly havent read all my posts, or even in a direct reply to you (post #128). I have already said you can drag and drop with iOS - NO WONDER YOU MISSED IT IN THE MANUAL!!

Clearly not simple enough for some lols lols. Stick with Android....Please!....us iOS users dont need you clogging up the support channels asking how to make a phone call.

PS. Phones have cameras now too!

lols
Steve™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 07:46
Stiggles
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Posts: 7,948
You clearly havent read all my posts, or even in a direct reply to you (post #128). I have already said you can drag and drop with iOS - NO WONDER YOU MISSED IT IN THE MANUAL!!

Clearly not simple enough for some lols lols. Stick with Android....Please!....us iOS users dont need you clogging up the support channels asking how to make a phone call.

PS. Phones have cameras now too!

lols
Us iOS users? Your not an iOS user. Your an Android user since you posted bullshit after bullshit about an S2 then went and bought a Sony Ericsson phone.....You don't have an iphone.

Sorry, but can you point me to the manual for iOS? It doesn't come with the iphone nor does it come with the download. So smartarse, where is it? Why is it no one knows about this mysterious hidden sub folder. If it was common knowledge, the net wouldn't be absolutely full of people asking this same question would it?

I hadn't seen the reply about the dragging and dropping since ive been working all night but, its clear YOU didn't know about that either! If you did you would have had great pleasure in telling us this! But you didn't. lols
Stiggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 07:48
Steve™
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Glos / Hereford[shire]
Posts: 6,584
Yep, if you want everything the same on all devices. Like me and the missus, i have my iphone, she has her iphone and ipad. She plugs her idevice into the computer and wallop! She loses everything and it syncs my stuff on hers. She needs her own windows account to solve this.

OMG . Yes you can keep them seperate, and no you dont need multiple windows ids or seperate computers....BUT you do need to be able to follow instructions.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1495
Steve™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 07:52
Stiggles
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Posts: 7,948
OMG . Yes you can keep them seperate, and no you dont need multiple windows ids or seperate computers....BUT you do need to be able to follow instructions.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1495
Yup, i know about that but, once again, its another pain to do. Another bad design for apple and another good reason not to use itunes! Drag and drop, you dont need this crap.

That also is a recent addition. You haven't always been able to do this.

Anyway, I'm off to bed. Argue later!
Stiggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 07:58
Steve™
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Glos / Hereford[shire]
Posts: 6,584
Us iOS users? Your not an iOS user. Your an Android user since you posted bullshit after bullshit about an S2 then went and bought a Sony Ericsson phone.....You don't have an iphone.

Yes I do have an iPhone. Yes I do have a Sony Xperia S. Yes I do have a Galaxy S2.

http://i42.tinypic.com/bdlh6r.jpg

Why the hell do you think I have been talking about iOS all this time if I didnt have one??!

Honestly dude, get a grip ffs
Steve™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 08:05
Stiggles
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Posts: 7,948

Honestly dude, get a grip ffs
I really do think you need to take that advice and for christ sake, quit being so defensive about a mobile operating system you have nothing to do with. If you wrote it i could understand, but christ, your like a bloody fanatic!

Look, lets just agree to disagree here ok before this thread gets closed.

I think iOS is dated, looks awful and is cobbled together. I think Android is much much more advanced and handles apps much better. You think otherwise.

Ok

Anyway, im away this time! Night!
Stiggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 08:12
Steve™
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Glos / Hereford[shire]
Posts: 6,584
I really do think you need to take that advice and for christ sake, quit being so defensive about a mobile operating system you have nothing to do with. If you wrote it i could understand, but christ, your like a bloody fanatic!

Look, lets just agree to disagree here ok before this thread gets closed.

I think iOS is dated, looks awful and is cobbled together. I think Android is much much more advanced and handles apps much better. You think otherwise.

Ok

Anyway, im away this time! Night!

Dude its not personal, just healthy debate, I'm sure you are a nice bloke

And I think we are both equal in the fanatic scores

(iOS is better )
Steve™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 08:59
Stuart_h
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,724
OMG . Yes you can keep them seperate, and no you dont need multiple windows ids or seperate computers....BUT you do need to be able to follow instructions.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1495
So those instructions suggest different accounts (which I mentioned) or different playlists (which I mentioned and you lose the "just tick" features) or a separate iTunes library .....
Does this mean I have my 60gb of music loaded multiple times?
Stuart_h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 10:58
psionic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Crystal Palace TX
Posts: 18,923
OMG . Yes you can keep them seperate, and no you dont need multiple windows ids or seperate computers....BUT you do need to be able to follow instructions.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1495
Some people press the alt key when starting iTunes. It then prompts for which library/profile you want to use.
psionic is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 11:42
finbaar
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,975
Dude its not personal, just healthy debate, I'm sure you are a nice bloke

And I think we are both equal in the fanatic scores

(iOS is better )
Steve thanks for constantly bumping my anti Apple thread. I only created it as a bit of balance to the anti Android threads and without your help I think it would have fallen away.

So Steve once again on behalf of the little green fella thanks, you’re the best.
finbaar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 11:47
ACU
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,506
Efficiently = because I can do everything you can with less
Not less money! You pay an arm and a leg for what it is.

I see that your using free dating sites. Funny that, you will spend over the odds on a mobile phone. Yet wont spend anything to try and find a woman/bloke.
ACU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 11:53
Stuart_h
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,724
Not less money! You pay an arm and a leg for what it is.



I see that your using free dating sites. Funny that, you will spend over the odds on a mobile phone. Yet wont spend anything to try and find a woman/bloke.
Yikes !!!

lesson learned that everyone should check their screenshots before they post them

can we not try and sort a Digital Spy romance somehow ?
Stuart_h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 12:03
ACU
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,506
Yikes !!!

lesson learned that everyone should check their screenshots before they post them

can we not try and sort a Digital Spy romance somehow ?
To be fair to him, his potential partner has a lot to contend with...iOS/Apple/iphone/ipad are all pretty awesome.
ACU is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:32.