Putting Music on Your Device

Now that you know how to control the music, you can learn how to add music to your device. You have three options: You can add music to the memory card, add music using a USB connection between your phone and a computer, or add music by downloading it from Amazon MP3. We cover the Amazon MP3 option in the next section. For now, let's look at the other two options.

■ Add to Playlist—Opens a playlist menu. You can choose to add a song to the Current Playlist, a New playlist, or an existing playlist (but not the current one). If you touch New, a dialog box appears prompting you to enter a new playlist name with the keyboard. Alternatively, you can touch Save in the dialog box to give the playlist a default name, such as Exercise Music.

■ Use As Ringtone—Sets the current song as the ringtone for your device. The next time you receive a call, the song will play in place of the ringtone you had previously set. Note that a song used as a ringtone only plays from the beginning of the track. There's no way to have it start with a song's chorus, for example.

■ Delete—Deletes the song. Use this option carefully. When you delete a song, it's gone from the device permanently; if you don't have a copy on your computer, that means it's gone permanently.

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Pull down the window shade notification area to reach background controls for your music; then touch the song name to open the full control screen.

Adding music to your phone by transferring it to the memory card requires you to have a computer with a memory card reader. If you do, simply plug in the memory card reader and then drag and drop your music files from their location on your computer to the Music folder on the memory card. After the files have transferred, insert the memory card back into the Android phone. Now you should have access to your music (assuming that it's in a recognized format).

If you don't have a card reader on your computer, you can still transfer music to your device using a USB connection between your computer and your device. Use these steps to transfer music to or from your device:

1. Connect your Android phone to your computer using the USB cable that was provided with the device. If this is the first time you've connected the device to the computer, it might go through a process of installing device drivers that tell your PC how to communicate with your phone. This should take only a few minutes.

2. When the drivers are installed, you should see a notification on the device that shows a USB icon in the notification area. If you pull down

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Revelation Third Day the window shade to view the notification, you should see a message that reads, "USB connected. Select to copy file to/from your computer." Touch this message.

3. A notification pop-up appears asking if you want to mount your device to copy files between the device and the computer. Touch Mount to activate the connection between the two.

4. At this point, your computer's AutoPlay option should take over. When the AutoPlay window appears, select Open Folder to View Files to open your device as a portable hard drive on your computer, as shown in Figure 8.5.

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Select Open Folder to view files to open the Android phone as a portable device on your computer. Now you can transfer files between the computer and the Android phone.

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Select Open Folder to view files to open the Android phone as a portable device on your computer. Now you can transfer files between the computer and the Android phone.

5. Double-click the Music folder to open it.

6. On your computer, open a separate window to navigate to your My Music folder, or wherever you have your music files stored. You should now have two windows open, one for the computer and one for the device, as shown in Figure 8.6.

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FIGURE 8.6_

Drag and drop files from your computer to your device or from your device to your computer.

FIGURE 8.6_

Drag and drop files from your computer to your device or from your device to your computer.

7. Drag files between windows to move them from the computer to the device or from the device to the computer.

8. When you're finished, close both windows and disconnect the device from the USB cable. Now you can find the music that you added to the device in the music application.

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