Nokia Lumia 625: How to transfer your iTunes music

WP-iTunesThe Nokia Lumia 625 is one of the most accessible and intuitive smartphones around, especially with Windows Phone 8 on board. It can be daunting to have to switch over from another smartphone though, especially when you have all your music stored through iTunes. Here’s how to transfer your tracks hassle free.

Actually, moving your music tracks from iTunes to your new Nokia Lumia 625 isn’t a problem at all. Whether you’re a Windows or a Mac user, just follow our guidelines and you’ll be using Nokia Music to play all of your old music in no time at all.

Nokia Lumia 625: Everything you need to know

Before we start, you should note that you’ll only be able to transfer music that’s free from DRM (digital rights management) protection, but that shouldn’t be in issue in most cases.

Windows 7 and Windows 8

Microsoft makes the Windows Phone 8 OS that your Nokia Lumia 625 runs on, so it stands to reason that owners of the most recent Windows desktop operating systems should have an easy time transferring files from one to the other. This even proves to be the case when it comes to transferring music from a third- party Windows application such as iTunes.

All you have to do is follow this link to download the Windows Phone app for desktop to your Windows computer, and ensure that your Nokia Lumia 625 is connected. Now, go into the app and click on Settings, then opt to ‘Sync music, videos and more from’. Now select iTunes.

Windows Vista and Windows XP

So what if you’re using one of the older versions of Windows, like Vista or XP? Don’t worry – there’s an easy way for you to put your iTunes music onto your Nokia Lumia 625 too. Just start Windows Explorer (also known as File Explorer on some computers) and connect your Lumia 625. Now you can either copy and paste or drag and drop your music files from the iTunes folder direct to your phone. Simple.

Mac

So everything’s fine and dandy for Windows users, but what about Mac? You might be surprised to learn that getting iTunes music from Apple’s own system to your Nokia Lumia 625 is just as easy. Simply follow this link to download the free Windows Phone app for Mac. Now open the app and connect your Lumia 625, and you should see your phone recognised. Hit the Music tab and select which iTunes music tracks you want to copy across, then hit the Sync button to start the transference process.

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