As an Android user, I always wanted to know if there was an easy way to transfer music/books from my iTunes account onto my android phone. Imagine my glee when I came across the Sync iTunes app that does just that. The best part about it is the app transfers the music wirelessly. I not only transferred music from iTunes to my smartphone, but also to my tablet and to my husband’s smartphone in a few simple steps.
I don’t have an extensive library so the free version of the app works just fine for me. The free version has a 100-file limit per sync session. Additionally, the free version only allows you to synchronize one playlist at a time. The free version is “paid for” by ads. The pro version ($2.99) removes the ads and file size limitations. If you have a large library, spend the $3 and go pro.
Here’s how to wirelessly transfer music from iTunes to Android:
- Download and install the Sync Tunes software on your computer. It’s Windows and Mac compatible.
- Next download the Sync Tunes app on the destination devices. In my case, it was my smartphone, tablet and my husband’s smartphone.
- Launch the app on the computer. Doing so will also launch iTunes if it’s not already running. Once launched, Sync Tunes will ask for the IP address and Port for the mobile device. If you’ve launched the desktop app before, it will display the last known synced device. Don’t fret if you don’t know the IP address and Port. The next step will take care of that.
- Launch the Sync Tunes app on your device. The IP address and Port numbers are listed at the bottom of the app screen. Insert those numbers into the appropriate fields on the computer software (the fields normally auto update the minute you launch the device app, but just in case it doesn’t, insert them manually).
- Click Connect. The computer software will connect to the device and display your iTunes playlist.
- Select the playlist you wish to sync and click “Start Sync.” One thing before you press Start Sync, let Sync Tunes know what to do with previously synced media. You have the option of keeping them on your android device or deleting previously synced files.
- Upon clicking “Start Sync,” Sync Tunes confirms the files you want to sync. This is your last chance to make changes. Once the files are synced, you can access them on your mobile device. Make note of the synced files location. It’s displayed at the bottom of the Sync Tunes desktop screen.
I’ve used it to sync music and audiobook files. It works like a charm.
- If you sync to several mobile devices, always double check the IP and Port numbers before syncing.
- When done, tap to “Quit” the application as it will continue running in the background unless you do so. Closing the desktop app will not stop the app from running on the mobile device.