For those who prefer to manage their music and videos on their iOS devices manually, the process is simpler than you might think. This is because Apple provides the option to manually manage your media regardless of the connection type, whether via iTunes or otherwise.
Here’s our guide on how to turn on manually manage music and videos so that you can easily transfer, organize and manage your media files on your iTunes library or iOS device.
Step 1: Open iTunes
The first step to turning on manual management of music and videos is to navigate to your iTunes library on your computer. Once you have it open, connect your device to the computer via a USB cable.
Step 2: Select Device
When your device is connected to the computer, find it in the left-hand pane of the iTunes window. In case the left-hand pane is not visible, click on “View,” then click “Show Sidebar.”
Step 3: Turn on Manual Management
To turn on manual management, click on the “Summary” tab on the top menu. Scroll down in the Options section until you see “Manually manage music and videos.” Enable this option by ticking the box next to it.
Step 4: Apply Changes
After you’ve enabled the manual media management option, click on “Apply” to save the setting.
Step 5: Manually Add/Delete Media
Now that you have set up manual media management, you can easily manage the media on your device. Select the media you’d like to add/remove, and simply drag and drop the selected files to your device via the iTunes sidebar.
Enabling manual management is a quick and easy process that allows you to efficiently manage your media files on your iOS device or on your computer’s iTunes library. With these steps, you’ll be able to transfer music and videos quickly and manage media on your device with ease.