The iOS operating system , used in Apple smartphones , is a great system, no doubt about that, but it is also something "special . " Apple's obsession with having a closed system makes some tasks, which are very simple in Android , become complicated for users less used to dealing with technology. One of those tasks is to transfer music from the computer to the mobile terminal , in this case to the iPhone . On Androidall we will have to do is connect the device and transfer the files to the corresponding folder, as if we were copying them to any location on our computer. However, to transfer music to the iPhone we will first have to transfer it to iTunes . It is precisely this first step that we want to deal with in this article. Not that it's complicated, but some new iPhone users may not yet know how to do it. We are going to review how we can add music to iTunes , thus making it ready to transfer to iPhone .
If we have audio or video files that we want to transfer to our iPhone , we will first have to import them into the iTunes program , available for both Windows and Mac , so that they appear in the iTunes library . This process is really simple. First of all, it should be noted that when we add items to the iTunes library, the program saves a reference to each file in the iTunes folder, but the original file remains in its current location . If we want the file to change location and be stored in the iTunes folder, we will have to change it in application preferences. Taking this into account and keeping the files where we want, to add them to the iTunes library the first thing we will have to do is open the program. Once open, we will simply drag the file or folder that we want to add to the iTunes library within the program . If it is a compatible file, we will automatically see at the top that the files are being imported.
If for some reason we don't like drag and drop, we have another option to add the files. To do this, click on File and then on "Add to the library" . In the window that opens, we will look for the file or folder that we want to add and iTunes will automatically begin to transfer the files.
If we have it configured so that, as we said before, iTunes simply creates a reference on the file without changing its location, the import will be really fast . If we have configured it to change the location file and store it in the iTunes folder , then it will already depend on the transfer speed of our hard drive, but it will take much longer.
In this simple way we will have our local files added to iTunes , ready to be transferred to the iPhone or iPad if we wish. The example we have done with audio files, but the process is the same for video files . Of course, with video files we can have more problems, since iTunes is compatible with very few formats, so it is very possible that we have to convert them first.