October 6, 2010 12:04 AM Subscribe
Is it just me, or is iTunes the most annoying, inconvenient, fricking stupid piece of software ever created? Help me figure out how to use this piece of crap.
posted by moorooka to Technology (30 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
So I have a second computer now (its a mac, which I haven't really used before), and I plug my phone in, I stick my apple account name and password in for 'home sharing', which is supposed to let me use more than one computer with my phone.
Now, I then click on my iPhone under 'devices', and tick 'manually manage music and videos', but when I click 'apply' it says my phone is synced with another library and I'm only allowed to sync my phone with one computer at a time, and it then asks me if I want to sync it with the new computer (ie delete all the music). Wait, isn't that the point of the home sharing thing? So I can use more than one computer? And isn't the point of 'manually manage music' that I DON'T want to sync anything? AAARRGH!!!!
When I look at the music in my iPhone, I can see it all, but it's all greyed out and I can't click on it. WHY? I've googled and apparently I should be able to just drag and drop. I can't.
Anyway, it seems that I can't use my iPhone with this new computer without syncing it first, meaning that all my music will be deleted. Unless I copy the music from my old computer to the new one first using a USB drive or something (of course I can't use the iPhone as a USB because that would be too convenient).
Who designed this idiotic system? I just want to put on a couple of songs and delete a couple. Why does apple make this so damn hard? Yet somehow there are people who actually think iTunes is good. What am I missing?