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iTunes - confusing to sync with iPhone

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I have found peace with iTunes. Like chas says, I gave in and do pretty much what iTunes wants me to do. Works for me now. I've learned that iTunes gives me all the control I need over syncing various types of information and media, while usefully automating many functions. Like Palm's syncing and unlike Windows ActiveSync, I can see what's going on under the hood, with a lot more useful functionality than either. But there certainly is a learning curve.

Longtime Windows, then onto slippery slope with iPod/iTunes in 2006, then Apple TV, iPad, iMac, iPhone and finally rejuvenated a discarded MacBook. Happy camper.
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I've also found iTunes to be confusing; and I'd agree with most of what the original post said.

The particular difficulty I have (other than un-nerving messages about everything getting deleted that's on the iPod) is that if I've downloaded things straight over wifi to the iPod, then it doesn't appear to be possible to get it into iTunes without having to resort to 3rd party software, which you shouldn't have to.

Yes, if you use it exactly as they intend, and you create playlists etc., it can work; but as with others here, I've not found it as intuitive as it could be (mind you, the Sony software for a Sony MP3 player I have is just as odd in its own way - but at least the Sony MP3 player allows me to use Windows Explorer to drag files around )
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Glad this post was revived. I'm with the OP. iTunes just screws with my mind. I read Apple started iTunes as a music/photo manager. Then it grew from there to a do all program. From upgrades and installs of everything from apps to whatever.

I find it to be bulky and cumbersome. Just can't get the hang of it. I'm having my young son come over and give me some lessions.
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