When I first got my smartphone, I needed to figure out how to get music from my laptop computer to my phone. I quickly learned that I had two options:
I usually go with the second option because I typically can’t find the USB cable when I need it, or I don’t have it with me. And this option is quick. However, I do use the first option occasionally when I want to sync songs I bought online that are protected with media usage rights. (If you try to sync protected songs using the second option, the songs won’t play on your smartphone because the media usage rights will be missing.)
Sometimes the hardest part for me is deciding what music I want to listen to during my commute on the bus. Fortunately, because my memory card holds so many songs, I don’t have to pick just a few artists or albums anymore. I can take hundreds of songs with me now, so I have a lot of different music on my smartphone.
To get music onto a memory card, open Windows Media Player 11 on your computer, and then start syncing music:
In Windows Media Player 11, click the Sync tab.
Drag songs, albums, or playlists to the List pane to add them to the list of music you want to sync.
Make sure that all of the music will fit on the memory card, and then click Start Sync.
If I add songs that I later decide I don’t want on the memory card, they’re easy to delete. Under Removable Disk, click Artist or Album, select the unwanted songs, and then press DELETE.
After I sync music to the memory card, I just eject the SD card adapter from the SD slot, remove the microSD card from the adapter, and then put the microSD card back in my smartphone. I try to do this immediately, so I don’t lose this tiny card.
Keep in mind that this is only one of a few different ways to sync music to a flash memory card or a device in Windows Media Player 11. There are other options ranging from syncing random songs (see Sync manually in Windows Media Player) to setting up sync partnerships so music is synced automatically (see Set up a device to sync in Windows Media Player). You might want to try a few different ways, and then see what works best for you.