How to use iTunes with the HTC Desire
Here's a quick guide to using your HTC Desire phone with your existing iTunes music collection.
- An Android and iTunes synch guide
- iTunes Sync - synchronize your playlists onto Android phones
- How to sync iTunes onto your HTC Desire
An Android and iTunes synch guide
My new shiney HTC Desire phone is about as funky as a new toy gets... but one issue was how to use my existing iTunes playlists with the Android phone.
Most people have hundreds, if not thousands, of songs loaded into iTunes and organised into playlists, and the thought of starting again is not a happy place to be.
The bad news is that you cannot just plug your Desire into your computer and use it with iTunes... the good news is there is a simple way to make iTunes work with the HTC handset.
iTunes Sync - synchronize your playlists onto Android phones
iTunes Sync is a freeware application from BinaryFortress that allows you to sync your existing iTunes playlists onto any MP3 player - which means your HTC Desire.
Basically, this software allows you to continue to use iTunes to manage your songs and playlists, and then sync these onto your HTC Desire.
How to sync iTunes onto your HTC Desire
A quick download of under 500kb, iTunes Sync is easy to install. The first time you run the software you'll be able to add your HTC Desire as a new MP3 player, choose a directory on your Desire's SD card to use for your library and then allocate a playlist to sync. Once running, you'll see an icon in your system tray.
Each time you plug your Desire into your computer and connect as a disk drive, it will recognise your phone and give you the option to sync your playlist. The first time I synched, I copied over 500+ songs in less than 10 minutes - and this included songs bought on iTunes as well as those I'd uploaded via CD.
On subsequent occasions, any changes to your iTunes library can be mirrored to your Desire with just one click. Neat tip - if you want to sync multiple playlists, just create a new playlist in iTunes that itself contains your chosen playlists.