Ok. I just got my Samsung Epic Friday afternoon (SWEET!) and one of the most important things was that I load my music into it.
Before I even bought the phone, I looked up instructions on using it with my iTunes. Syncing is so much easier than copying files through Windows Explorer (that’s what I did with my Palm Pre, I hated it, it took forever). So I sat down with my laptop and my shiny new toy and was completely prepared to follow the instructions (which are the same for every single place I looked) and have everything work. Well, the prompt verbage doesn’t match between the phone and the tutorials. Every tutorial says to “mount” your phone
After about half an hour of trying to see where I must have gone wrong, I gave up and tried it my way. Let me say, if I hadn’t read these tutorials, it would have taken me a lot longer to figure this out. But as the instructions were written step by step with very specific verbage, it was frustrating that they didn’t match.
Here are the steps, with the correct wording.
- Download iTunes Sync from Cnet.com (here)
- Install iTunes Sync
- Connect your Epic to your pc with the USB cord
- Select “mass storage” on your Epic
- Select “connect USB storage” on your Epic
- When your pc recognizes your Epic, select “open folder to view files” from the pop up window
- Create a folder on your Epic for music. I named my folder “music” (I know, I’m creative).
- Create a playlist, in iTunes, with the music you’d like on your Epic. I named my playlist “Epic” (once again my creative side shines through)
- In iTunes, add your desired songs to the playlist you created.
- Right click the iTunes Sync icon in the system tray.
- Select “configure MP3 players”
- Click “add” button
- Name your MP3 player (named it Epic) in the “MP3 player name” form field
- In the “MP3 player subFolder to sync to”, select the folder you created on your Epic
- In “folder structure” select how you’d like the music subfolders to appear on your phone. I chose “\artist\album – # – song name”
- in “iTunes playlist” form field, select the playlist you created in iTunes.
- Click “ok”
- Select “close”
- Open iTunes Sync and click the “sync MP3 player” button
- Wait until sync is done, pick up your Epic and pull down the status bar. Click “turn off USB storage”.
- Click the next “turn off USB storage” from the next screen that appears on your Epic.
- Safely eject your Epic from your pc.
- Rock on.
Oh, and the Epic’s volume selection should stop at 11 not 15.