How to Use iTunes with your Android Phone – the old drag-and-drop method

Many say that those days when you needed to go through complicated methods in order to get your music on your phone are gone as long as there are so many apps that can help you, but things are not always that easy and here I have an example. It’s true that several third-party programs allow you to directly transfer your iTunes music to Android, but there are still many issues at this chapter.

First of all, there is no mystery that iTunes has a very strong association with Apple in general and with Apple products. Yet, you cannot say that it is impossible to transfer music from iTunes to your Android phone, so if you don’t want to rely on a third-party app to use iTunes with your Android phone, then you can manually transfer the files to your device.

Yes, I am talking about the old drag-and-drop method which still works just fine in this case too. All you need is the original microUSB cable for your device, and if you’re using a Mac then you must also have the Android File Transfer app installed.

This method of manually transferring your music files from iTunes into your Android phone (or tablet) is simple and efficient and it doesn’t require any sort of special software if you’re on a Windows PC, but I have to tell you from the start the fact that it has a major downside: this is limited by the available storage on your device or its microSD card. And you can drag and drop music files between it and your computer, but such a procedure is far from elegant.

How to Use iTunes with your Android Phone:

  1. First of all, you need to connect your Android phone to your PC with the help of the original USB cable;
  2. After that, you have to open Windows Explorer;
  3. You’ll need to locate the directory on your Windows PC that houses the actual physical files – I am talking about the iTunes folder on your computer;
  4. On a Mac you’ll find it in Music>iTunes>iTunes Media, but on Windows is enough to go into My Music>iTunes;
  5. Drag and drop it into your device’s music folder to copy the files onto your phone. The music will be visible in your chosen music player app once the transfer is complete.

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