- 08-13-2013, 06:30 PM #1
I switched to t mobile since at&t was giving me horrible service. I wanted a 920, but whatever I got a Lumia 521. I like it very much but how do I get music onto it. Windows media player syncs up until 85% than hangs. The app that comes with windows 8 ( whatever its called ) sees the pictures and so forth on the phone but can't sync anything to it. I tried the desktop app put I don't think it should take 15 mins to sync one song. Should I just put songs into the SD card and out it in the phone?
- 08-13-2013, 06:34 PM #2
What about Manually Dropping the music into the music folder from windows explorer that works really good.
- 08-13-2013, 07:39 PM #4
Are you sure you have enough space on phone HD to put the music on it. You should not have to be connected via WiFi or cellular to drop music or sync it to the phone. Not sure what to tell you.
- 08-13-2013, 08:46 PM #5
08-13-2013, 09:55 PM #6
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One of the best things about Nokia Devices even going back to Symbian Phones is their ability to connect with a computer whether a pc or laptop.
As the commenter above me said, it's quite easy to just drap and drop music, pictures, ringtones from the computer to the device.
It's so easy even a Caveman can do it.
....At least a now defunct Geico Caveman
- 08-14-2013, 09:01 AM #11
I just remembered the first time I tried it failed but not in your fashion. The phone wouldn't connect to the PC. I had to switch USB ports and use the short cable that came with my phone. I have no idea why I had to it that way.......I guess I'm a moron.
- 08-14-2013, 09:29 AM #12
08-14-2013, 09:38 AM #13
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Second...As far as the hanging when copying whatever content. Sometimes it will take a few minutes for the phone to completely connect with the computer even if the device is showing up in windows explorer as being connected. Another thing I've found is if you are copying content to micro card on the phone, let the card and it's contents completely load before copying anything. If you don't it will slow down. I have about 1000 tunes on my card and when I open it on explorer to copy more tunes or whatever, If I do not let the card's contents load completely, it will slow down alot and/or hang up a bit when attempting to copy anything new.
- 08-14-2013, 06:35 PM #14
This is what happens all the time I have tried to sync one song with the file explorer and an album with the desktop app. Both of them don't actually sync. I waited approximately 15 mins for each of the sessions. Zune has never taken that long. Also When I went to the file explorer in the lumia it prompted me with an error message saying the phone is write protected. There is no SD card in it. I have tried deleting all the folders within the music folder and that doesn't work. It keeps saying its write protected or read only.
So I don't know what to do. The app that comes with windows and automatically detects the phone has the same sync problem but I will not post a screen shot of that.
Thank you for the help.
- 08-14-2013, 09:14 PM #17
Can you load some songs onto your micro sd card from an adapter and not your phone. Then plug in the card and see what is there. Also have you used the card anywhere else. Of course if you are using the phone's limited memory and not a card then forget everything I just said.
- 08-14-2013, 09:25 PM #18
I got it to work. Well the drag and drop. I went to device manager and uninstalled the portable device driver and restarted the computer. Then tried to do the drag and drop with the wire that came with the phone and it didn't work. Did the process all over again but with wire that came my focus flash, no luck. Did the process all over again. Thought why not? But with wire the Lumia came with ( that thing is really short ) and it worked. I have no idea what happened. It this little wire magic?
Also with the small wire, it doesn't give the option to eject. I mean that " safely remove hardware and eject media ".
Thanks to everyone who commented.
08-15-2013, 12:01 AM #19
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- 08-15-2013, 05:20 PM #22
Also I get duplicate values of the songs. There is only one version of each song on the phone but in the music app the same song appears 2 or 3 times. If I delete one, none of the other copies of the same song will play.
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