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Uploading to MP3 Player or Smartphone
How To upload mp3 Files to mp3 Player or Smartphone - iPod / iPad / iPhone / Android
There are a variety of ways you can listen to an mp3 music file:
Uploading to a portable media player such as an iPod, Smartphone (iPhone or Android Phone), iPad or other media player
(see instructions below)
Loading Songs to Any Media Device
Uploading mp3 files to your iPod / iPad / Smart Phone (Android or iPhone) or Other mp3 Player
Unless your mp3 player or smartphone supports direct downloading (such as downloading through iTunes or Google Play), it is important to realise that these gadgets (or Media Players such as Windows Media Player) are not involved in the download process. The solution is to download the files from the website to a computer. Once the files are on your computer they can be synced or moved to your player.
Introduction: Uploading files to your mp3 player from a computer
Music files that have been downloaded to your computer can be uploaded to a portable mp3 player so you can take your songs with you wherever you go. How you load the songs to your mp3 player depends entirely on the type of mp3 player you have. There are many players on the market which makes it difficult to be specific. Once you have downloaded the mp3 files to your computer, read the instructions that came with your mp3 player as to how you then load them to that player.
For general instructions that apply to most mp3 players, follow these instructions:
Transfer Music from Your PC to Your MP3 Player
You can always do a search on the internet yourself, where there are excellent resources and forums specific to your particular phone or player. Type something like this into your favorite search engine... "How to download music to a ...[enter your phone / player name and model]"
Smartphones - Android
Buy music direct from Google Play™ using your Android Smartphone
Upload mp3 files from your computer to Android Smartphones:
- Connect your Android Smartphone to your computer using either a USB cable or Bluetooth.
- A window will pop up showing your Android Smartphone device. Click to open contents of your smartphone.
- You can now drag and drop the mp3 files located on your computer to the Android Smartphone folder.
- The mp3 files will then upload to your Android Smartphone.
- Disconnect your Android Smartphone from the computer once upload is complete.
Download mp3 files direct from the website to Android Smartphones:
- Ensure you are accessing this website from your Android Smartphone.
- Find the mp3 file on this website you wish to download to your Android Smartphone.
- Place your finger on the link and hold.
- Keep holding until a drop down window appears.
- Select "Save link" to save the mp3 file to your smartphone.
The mp3 file can now be located in your music folder on your smartphone. It can also be found under the "Downloads" icon on your smartphone.
Using Apple Devices – iPod / iPhone / iPad
To purchase an mp3 music file and then listen to it on an Apple device such as an iphone, ipod, or ipad, there are basically two ways you can go about doing this:
1. Purchase through the itunes store using your Apple device, and download direct to your device from the itunes store.
Click here to go to our artists page on itunes.
2. Purchase from the artists website, download direct to your computer, then sync your computer to your Apple device.
1. To purchase songs directly from iTunes and download direct to your Apple device
Apple media devices such as iPhones, iPods and iPads, are designed to be compatible with Apple software only. For the purposes of downloading music off the internet direct to your Apple device, this means purchasing your music through the itunes store. To purchase music from The Secret Place in this fashion click here to go to our artists page on itunes.
If you have already purchased the music from The Secret Place and now wish to upload those files to your mp3 player....
see # 2 below.
While direct downloading to your device from any web site without using itunes may be possible, it is beyond the scope of our support to assist anyone in doing so. (see “Jailbreaking” below)
In order to purchase and download songs direct to your Apple device (such as an iPhone, ipod, or iPad) your device must be connected to the Internet and an iTunes Store account created. You will also need the Software Update iPhone 3.1 in order to search for, browse, preview, purchase, and download music from the iTunes Store directly to your device.
- Tap iTunes to browse or purchase music from The Secret Place direct from the iTunes Store on your Apple device
- Search the iTunes Store by tapping Search, entering The Secret Place – Ray Watson in the search field and then tapping Search. You can purchase individual songs or entire albums and can preview songs by tapping on the title of the song.
- Tap the price, then tap Buy.
- Sign into your account.
- Your purchase is charged to your iTunes Store account.
Once your purchase begins downloading, it appears in the Downloads screen (under the More menu). Your purchased content is then automatically copied to your iTunes library. If you are not sure how to do this, Apple has excellent tutorials on how to use iTunes and your Apple device: Apple Tutorials.
2. I have already purchased music from The Secret Place website without using itunes, so what do I do now?
Download direct to your computer, then sync your computer to your Apple device.
If you have already purchased music from The Secret Place and wish to load those mp3 files to your Apple device, then read the instructions that came with your device. It usually requires something simple like dragging the files on your computer into your computers itunes library, and then syncing your device with your computer.
If you have an Apple device such as an iPod or iPad then follow these instructions:
To download a song onto your computer, right click on the links found on the download page and select "Save Target As". Select a folder destination on your computer to save them to. If you then want to put them into iTunes, you will need to open the folder in which you saved the songs and drag the mp3 files into the music library of iTunes. The next time you sync your iPod / iPad with your computer your iPod / iPad will be updated with the new songs that you dragged into the iTunes library. If you are not sure how to do this, Apple has excellent tutorials on how to use iTunes and your Apple device. Apple Tutorials
What about Jailbreaking?
Without modification, Apple devices will only run programs approved by Apple and distributed via the Apple App Store. However, these devices can be "jailbroken", allowing applications and programs that are not authorized by Apple to run on the device. Once jailbroken, iPad users are able to download many applications previously unavailable. This makes possible the downloading of music direct from the web to the device without having to go through ITunes. However, Apple claims jailbreaking voids the factory warranty on the device in the United States even though jailbreaking is legal. While direct downloading to your device from any web site without using itunes may be possible, it is beyond the scope of our support to assist anyone in doing so.
There are many other possibilities constantly being made available through the world wide web and it is almost impossible to keep this help file uptodate. For more information regarding further options we recommend you do a simple online search on the subject, or choose from a list of updates we have below.
Downloading music direct to your smartphone
There are many smartphones on the market today, all them able to play mp3 files, but with different methods of application. Downloading music from the internet directly to your phone may be possible, but you will need to read the instructions that came with your smartphone. There are many videos on youtube that can be very helpful. If you have an Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry, Android or any other popular brand smart phone we recommend you do a search on youtube on how to download music files to your smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S2
Other phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 are able to download files directly from the internet.
Instructions from the user guide for this particular model state:
To download files from the web,
1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Internet.
2. Search for a file or application and download it.
How to download files direct to your Apple device without using iTunes
Downloads Lite for iPad - Download Manager
In order to download direct to your iPad you need a download manager. Downloads Lite for iPad is a fully featured download manager that lets you download files from Internet to your iPad. You can view or play the downloaded files right on your iPad or transfer them to your computer. Downloads Lite has all the essential features of the full version of Downloads except that it is limited to store up to 7 files.