For music lovers and iTunes loyalists but have switched to Samsung Galaxy S6 since its launch, the struggle for moving all the features onto your Samsung Galaxy S6 is a hard task. Luckily, we are going to outline the existing options so it can be as trouble-free as possible.
But if you want to do it manually, you can plug in your Samsung Galaxy S6 over USB and do the transfer. But usually working with a cloud service or a third-party Wifi sync application can be more functional in the long run.
Hold, drag, and drop
Simply work with your music library outside of iTunes via Finder or My Computer. All you have to do is to know where to look. And here’s how:
- Hit the menu button in the top-left of the iTunes window
- Tap “Preferences”, then the “Advanced” tab at the top selection
- The top of the window will specify where your iTunes music is stored
- Simply launch Finder or My Computer from the desktop. Navigate to the file path we found in the iTunes setting
- Plug your Samsung Galaxy S6 into your computer with a USB cable and navigate to it in a new Finder or My Computer window. You may need to swipe down from the top of the screen of the S6 and tap USB options in the notification tray to turn on Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
- Navigate to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Music folder on your computer. Organize your iTunes library window and your S6 music window side-by-side so both are noticeable
- Hit, hold, move and release folders and individual tracks from the iTunes library window into the Galaxy S6 Music folder and if you’re on a Mac, you may need to install Android File Transfer for this to work
For a first-time import, this is easy, and potentially all you need if your music library doesn’t change too often. If you’re mostly active in acquiring tunes, you may need something that keeps both devices synced and updated
Through Google Music Play
Music apps that are officially from Android come with a web client that shunts your music collection up into cloud storage. They did it so it can easily trickle down to your Samsung Galaxy S6. With this feature, you can store around 50,000 songs in Play Music, which should be enough for most collections. Here’s how:
- Check out Google Play Music on the web
- Tap the gear icon in the top-right, and select “Settings”
- From the bullet options, simply scroll down to “Music From This Computer”, and tap the “Add Your Music” button below
- iTunes will be shown as a source option on the next screen. Check the box below to make sure cloud-stored music stays in sync with your growing collection, then click the Add My Music button below
- Leave your browser open to allow your music to upload. Progress can be seen in the bottom-left corner of the Play Music window
- Open the Google Play Music app on your Galaxy S6. Once finished uploading, songs in the cloud will show up in the app
- In the Play Music app, tap the menu in the top-left, then Settings. Scroll down and check Automatically cache so your music collection will download once your S6 is connected to a Wifi network and plugged into a power source. Alternatively, you can download or stream individual tracks and albums
Play Music remains a highly attractive solution, though there are similar premium music locker services available that have a similar set-up. Here are a few options.
If all of the above steps make you a little bit uncomfortable, or sending all of your files up to Google makes you a bit nuts, and would rather keep everything local, you can wirelessly sync your S6’s music library with your computer over the same network using something like doubleTwist AirSync.
- Obtain AirSync from the Play Store and install the doubleTwist music player
- Download and install AirSync for your computer
- Launch the doubleTwist on your S6, tap the menu icon in the top-left, then “Settings” at the bottom
- Hit the AirSync menu, and ensure that “Enable AirSync” is toggled on and that your phone is connected to the same Wifi network as your computer
- Launch AirSync on your desktop and it should detect your S6 and offer a configuration button to click
- Look at the AirSync passcode shown on your Galaxy S6 in the doubleTwist settings menu and enter it on the configuration window on your computer.
When the two devices paired, simply hit the Music tab at the top of AirSync on your computer, select the Sync music box, and the Sync now button at the bottom. Automatic syncing can be enabled from the Device tab
Generally, these kinds of apps need a desktop client and one on the phone. The one area where this method has a fussy advantage is that these apps will sync up playlists a lot. But while you do it, make sure the apps you downloaded are not sucking the battery juice that much. With that matter, we recommend ChargerSticks Pink Portable USB Charger, if you need a little backup power source wherever you go.
Source: Android Central