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Transferring music

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This is my first post for help. I have the Poweramp unlocker my music is stored on my sd card. How do I transfer all my music onto a new phone.

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The simplest way would be to take the SD card out of your old phone and put it in your new one. Otherwise, copying via a USB cable to a computer and then back onto your new phone (also via USB cable) would be the next easiest option.

A couple of things to consider:

1) The new device may use a different name for its SD Card location. Poweramp should still find it, but it would be worth going in to Settings > Folders and Library > MusicFolders once you have installed PA, and untick any locations that you don't want scanned, and just tick only the music folder located on your SD Card.

2) Such a change in directory naming can cause problems with playlists as they could now be referring to files in non-existent folders. Poweramp should be able to work this out, but if not you may need to edit the files to reflect the new directory path format (M3U or M3U8 files are just plain text list of paths/filenames, and are really simple to edit if you need to).

3) If needed, remember to export/backup your PA Settings and any internally-created playlists from your old device and then re-import the settings on the new one. The Playlist files can just be copied over (see 1 and 2 above). Things like ratings and most-played counts will not be transferred, and nor will downloaded album art.

You may find that forum user TheoKlink's "New Playlist Manager" app might help if you have a lot of internal playlists, ratings, etc that you want to retain between devices. 

Andre

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On 7/27/2017 at 1:31 AM, andrewilley said:

 

3) If needed, remember to export/backup your PA Settings and any internally-created playlists from your old device and then re-import the settings on the new one. The Playlist files can just be copied over (see 1 and 2 above). Things like ratings and most-played counts will not be transferred, and nor will downloaded album art.

Andre

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How do you export/backup and then import settings? I need to do a reset on my phone and would like to keep that information.

Jim

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1 hour ago, jcgc50 said:

How do you export/backup and then import settings? 

Settings > Export Settings

Then copy the resulting file to somewhere safe before wiping your device. Then use Settings > Import Settings to restore from the saved file.

Andre

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The best way for me is to use iSyncr on my desktop and phone to sync iTunes playlists to my phone.  Been using this app since 2012.  Works nice.  i can just lay in bed or whatever and access my playlists over the wifi and sync to my phone.  It's easier to work on playlists on the computer then sync to the phone.  it is to tedious to build playlists on the phone itself.  and why recreate the wheel when i already have tons of playlists on the computer.  It took  a few years to figure why the playlists in all mixed up on the phone.  apparently either Android or iSyncr don't play well with the automatic sorting on iTunes so i have to manually sort my playlists in iTunes.  so annoying but at least i finally can have my albums and tracks in order on my phone.

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@hypomaniac-eric Of course that does assume you use iTunes, which personally I have never allowed on any hardware that I own (phones, tablets or PCs).

Andre

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12 hours ago, andrewilley said:

@hypomaniac-eric Of course that does assume you use iTunes, which personally I have never allowed on any hardware that I own (phones, tablets or PCs).

Andre

What's wrong with iTunes?  I have a love hate relationship with it.  Microsoft dumbed down they're offerings.  I read recently there's a musicbee windows program and android app does the same thing as isyncr.  the windows program is the music player and it syncs directly with the app i believe.  i haven't tried it yet but might sometime.

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2 hours ago, hypomaniac-eric said:

What's wrong with iTunes?  I have a love hate relationship with it.

I guess I have more of a hate-hate relationship with Apple products in general. Great hardware, but their software is far too keen that you do things "their way" and lock yourself into their ecosystem rather than allowing you to work the way you want to.

Andre

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3 hours ago, andrewilley said:

I guess I have more of a hate-hate relationship with Apple products in general. Great hardware, but their software is far too keen that you do things "their way" and lock yourself into their ecosystem rather than allowing you to work the way you want to.

Andre

A few years ago I got brave and switched from Android to an iPhone 6+.  took me almost a month to get used to iOs.  I enjoyed the phone after that till i got my GS7.  I was so glad to be back on Android.  the reason i got a iphone is because i got frustrated with the android hardware.  the iphone 6+ camera was awesome.   But the software is too awkward and restrictive.

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This is a happy tour for me to read on your site, since I have learned how to transfer music in easy way from follow the comment guide. Thank you so much. 

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"Things like ratings and most-played counts will not be transferred, and nor will downloaded album art."

These are huge feature gaps that paying users have been asking for years.  I don't even bother to use star ratings anymore (which is a real shame) because I KNOW I'll lose them with an upgrade/reset.

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If you have read this thread then you will find there is a way to backup and restore your ratings.

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