How to sync your Samsung Galaxy Tab with iTunes

User guides 15:29, 21 Dec 2010

We show you how to sync your Samsung Galaxy Tab with iTunes

It's not only Apple products that can sync with iTunes – Android devices, like the Galaxy Tab, can too.

To achieve this Steve Jobs-angering hack all you need to do is download a simple application, called iTunes Agent.

Here's how it's done:

The first section details how to acquire a small piece of software called "iTunes Agent", that allows you to use your Galaxy Tab with iTunes on a Windows-based computer (we are assuming that you already have iTunes installed, and have an existing library of music). Mac users can achieve the same results by installing a program called iTuneMyWalkman.

  1. Download and install iTunes Agent
  2. Once installed, the application runs in the system tray and monitors iTunes
  3. Plug the Galaxy Tab into your computer's USB port and mount it (figure 1 above)
    1. Touch the USB icon that appears in the menu bar at the top of the display, and drag it down to expose the Android Notification Pane
    2. Tap on USB Connected, and select Mount
  4. Create a folder on the mounted Galaxy Tab called Music

The second section, below, details how to create a configuration for the Galaxy Tab in iTunes Agent's Preferences (figure 2 for all steps below).

  1. Right-click on the iTunes Agent icon in the system tray
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Leave all defaults checked and click the New button
  4. Give the device a name (Galaxy Tab in this case)
  5. Leave Synchronize pattern: set to iTunes
  6. Click the Choose button and select the Music folder you created on the Galaxy Tab
  7. Click the Create button and select the Music folder you created on the Galaxy Tab
  8. Click Save and then Close

The final section explains how to add music to your Galaxy Tab (figure 3 for all steps below).

  1. Launch iTunes and you will see a playlist folder called My Devices, under which you will see the Galaxy Tab
  2. Simply drag the music you wish to synchronize from your iTunes library to your Galaxy Tab into this playlist
  3. Finally, right-click on the iTunes Agent icon in the system tray and select Synchronize devices

Music is now copied to your Samsung Galaxy Tab and can be played using the Galaxy Tab's Music application.

 

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