If you have decided to put aside your old iPhone and switch to Android once and for all –well done–, you may come across the odd stone along the way that makes it difficult for you to enjoy the experience with the Google operating system. And maybe one of those stones is iTunes.
The manager/player/multimedia content store of the bitten apple allows you to store movies, videos, and music in the cloud and synchronize all files between devices easily and quickly. Everything seems very easy … until you decide to use iTunes on an Android mobile.
Assuming that there is no official iTunes application for Android, it must be borne in mind that the existing solutions are far from perfect. Even so, in this article, we explain how to synchronize your iTunes account on Android and not die trying.
Synchronize iTunes on Android: the easiest way to do it
When it comes to synchronizing the content hosted in iTunes on an Android device, one of the few ways that exists is to use a specific application that allows data to be sent between both platforms. One of the most famous and used is iSyncr, developed by JRT Studio Music Apps.
The first step will, of course, be to download the application on your mobile. It is available on Google Play for free. It is compatible with practically all recent versions of the operating system, so there should be no problems when using the app on any device. However, in addition to downloading and installing iSyncr on mobile, it will be necessary to do the same with the desktop version of the platform on a Windows or Mac computer.
Once the necessary software has been installed on the two devices, the process to synchronize iTunes on Android with iSyncr can be carried out in two different ways: wirelessly via Wi-Fi or via cable. USB connection to the computer.
Synchronize iTunes with your Android via Wi-Fi with iSyncr
To carry out the content synchronization process through Wi-Fi, the first thing to do is to make sure that both the Android mobile or tablet where iSyncr has been installed and the computer from which the content is to be transferred is connected to the same network. Then you have to follow these steps:
- Open the iSyncr application on your Android select the Wi-Fi option.
- iSyncr will start searching for available devices to sync. Select the one that corresponds to your computer.
- Once connected to the computer, all available content will appear. Mark everyone you want to synchronize and click on “Sync Now”.
- When the syncing process is complete, all the content will be available on your Android.
Synchronize iTunes with your Android via USB with iSyncr
Although the creators of the application themselves recommend carrying out the synchronization process over Wi-Fi, there is the possibility of carrying out this process by cable in case the network is not available, as long as, yes, the iSyncr app is installed on both devices. In that case, the steps to follow are the following:
- Open the iSyncr application on your Android select the USB option.
- Connect your Android device to your computer via USB. In the pop-up menu that will appear on your smartphone or tablet, choose the type of MTP connection.
- Run the desktop version of iSyncr. The app will be minimized in the Windows toolbar –in the lower right part– or the macOS menu bar –in the upper right part–. Access the menu, and select the Android device connected to the computer.
- On the iSyncr screen that will open on your computer, check or uncheck the playlists and content that you want, or not, to sync.
- When the syncing process is finished, all the content will be available on your Android.
Whichever process you have decided to follow, you will now be able to enjoy your iTunes music and playlists on Android in your favorite music player. It must be borne in mind, that yes, that in case of adding new content to iTunes, it will be necessary to carry out either of the two commented methods to synchronize the new content.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.