Now that Windows Phone 8 is here I’m sure quite a few of you have opted to try the new OS from Microsoft. If you have been using Android or iOS for some time, you may need a while getting used to WP 8. Here we’re going to look at how you can sync your WP 8 and iTunes.
There are many ways in which you can sync your phone and computer, avoiding using Zune to access your photos, videos or music. WP8 devices use Media Transfer Protocol, enabling the use of your phone as an external hard drive. All you need to do is select the files you want to transfer to your phone, and just drag them from iTunes and drop them into your phone. You can also go through Windows Media Player. If you’re a Mac user, you can download the Windows Phone app, and this user friendly app will let you transfer your media files from your Mac to your phone. You can also transfer photos you clicked on your phone, to your Mac. Once you start the app, you will be asked whether you want to sync your Windows libraries or iTunes. When you select iTunes, a new window will open, displaying all your various media files including podcasts. You can then select the stuff you want to transfer into your phone. This removes the hurdle iOS users had to move over to WP 8, and it functions smoothly and seamlessly.
But in case you have purchased a video or music file from the iTunes store, remember that it will be format protected (by DRM) exclusively for iDevices. So if you want to transfer these types of files you need to disable the DM protection, otherwise you won’t be able to play them on your WP 8 device.
For this you can install a tool that can remove the DRM called Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, on your PC.
First download the converter: http://www.aimersoft.com/drm-media-converter.html
Either drag the files from iTunes to this software or select Add to import the files.
Next step is converting the audio file. A list will drop down, prompting you to select the output format; select the ‘.mp3’ format. For videos, selct ‘Common Video’ and ‘.mp4’ as format. Next, from the ‘Settings option, select the appropriate resolution from the drop down menu. Click on Browse to specify the location to save files after conversion.
Now you need to commence converting. Click Start and wait for a while; unless you have a powerful chip and a superfast connection, this process is likely to take some time. Once done you can locate the files by clicking on Find Target.
You could also do this: For the final syncing, you need to disable the setting ‘Connect to Xbox Music’. If you don’t do this your albums will be split into small bits. It would also be better to delete previously stored music files on your phone, after creating a backup on your computer. You can then connect your phone to the PC; once our phone is detected, you can follow the steps to sync your iTunes and phone.
Enjoy your music on your phone!
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