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How to Sync Music with the Motorola Droid and iTunes

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November 13th, 2009

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By Ari Driessen
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Motorola Media Link

Like every other Android-powered phone on the planet, the Droid can have its hunger for your music, video, and pictures satisfied by the ol’ drag-and-drop method of transferring files. But, if you picked up a Motorola Droid and your 16GB microSD card is still yearning for your iTunes media library, Motorola has kindly decided to give your index finger a rest with its Motorola Media Link software.

Motorola Media Sync will let you transfer and organize your music, photos and video with your Motorola Android-powered phone. Here’s how:

  1. Browse to Motorola’s Media Link website.
  2. Click the Download Now button.
  3. Locate and run the downloaded installation file.
  4. After installation has completed, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Restart.
  5. Plug in your Droid using the USB to microUSB cable.
  6. Mount your Droid so you can copy files. To do so, pull down the notification window (aka ‘window shade’) from the top of the screen and tap USB connected. When prompted, tap Mount.
  7. Launch Motorola Media Link.
  8. The Profile Wizard should automatically launch. Follow the on-screen directions, selecting the folders where your various media types are stored. Be sure to select iTunes on the Link Your Music screen.
  9. Click the Sync button.

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16 Responses to “How to Sync Music with the Motorola Droid and iTunes”

  • alida estrdad
    April 14, 2012

    I having problem with my Facebook and how to download my music

    • Hi alida,
      I would make sure to power down your phone and the power it back on and see if that fixes your Facebook issue. If you are still having issues with it I would log out of it and then log back in and/or delete the app and then download it again. If you have a Android smartphone you will plug it in and then drag and drop in the audio files just like it was a portable hard drive. You will run into issues if you are trying to bring songs from iTunes into your android phone because they use different formats. You would have to convert them first before you load them on your phone. Hope this helps get you going.

      -Scott at Wirefly

  • sgomez58
    August 6, 2011

    Does anyone know if this will also work for any Android based phone, or just the Motorola Droid? I just bought a Droid Charge, and would like to synch my iTunes up with it.

    • sgomez, it will work with any Android phone. The “DROID” series on Verizon is just a brand of Android phones and they run the same version of Android as any other Android phone. The “DROID” name for Verizon is like “EVO” for Sprint and “myTouch” for T-Mobile.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Does any one know a safe program for transferring songs from an Android phone to an itunes library? Is this even possible or does Apple DRM prevent this?

    • ccavanah
      June 25, 2011

      Just wondering if you ever figured this out? I would like to access songs I downloaded free onto my Droid X with the Music Wizard App and transfer them to iTunes on my Dell laptop. And I thought I had figured it out because the names of the songs did transfer to iTunes on the computer. But when I click and try to play them on the computer, a warning says that the song cannot be used because the original version cannot be found. Is something set up to prevent me from transferring free songs obtained with the Music Wizard App?

  • Thanks for making this so easy! Between Wirefly’s directions and the ease of use of Motorola Media Link, I just fell more deeply in love with my Droid 2. My Droid is everything I had hoped it would be and more!

  • Alex Choi
    June 12, 2010

    Does it cost money to transfer the music into the droid?

  • Hi Esther I had the same problem choosing between the iphone and Droid. I ended up choosing the DROID because verizon has better sig everywhere and I’m always going from California to Florida. Also I really did miss having an actual keyboard on my phone and like that the droid has both. Overall I’m glad that I chose the Droid, I’ve had it for a week and I’m in love with it! Note: I was an iphone owner for about a year.

  • Double Twist will let you Sync with your Mac.

  • yes, i have everything apple, and i dont want at&t, so i need some help with droid capability with apple.

  • nice but its only for pc’s not macs
    funny i must be the only person to have a droid and mac instead of iphone and mac

    • steve jones
      March 13, 2010

      Just got Droid after going thru 3 iphones. would be interested in sites you find for pc and mac work-togethers for droid.

      • Esther
        April 1, 2010

        I’m am trying to decide between an iphone and a droid. For those of you who had an iphone, why did you switch? Thanks.

        • apple has gotten so up nosed, it’s disgusting, DROID X, is a way better phone, kicks iphone in the ass, big time, to sync your music from itunes to droid, Motorola offers a sync software for free, hit the motorola site and browse for software, believe me, you wont be upset, droid …. way…… better…..iphone sucks !

    • you’re not the only one my friend. T~T

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