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To HATE iTunes?

(40 Posts)
Snatchoo Wed 18-Sep-13 22:58:12

- Takes forever to load
- has to be reopened every time the computer has hibernated otherwise doesn't find my iPhone
- NEVER syncs properly - I've just spent about half an hour trying (again) to remove some music, ticked the boxes, clicked sync annnnnnnnnnd........no change made angry

Just a small rant. I'm downloading the new update now, hopefully that will fix it hmm

Xmasbaby11 Wed 18-Sep-13 23:01:32

I hate Itunes and I hate my Macbook. Can't seem to get the hang of any of it. Never buying Apple again.

Euphemia Wed 18-Sep-13 23:01:44

It's the worst-designed most clunky piece of shitey software ever. I include in that Windows 2003, which I have to use at work on an ancient PC. At least on Windows 2003 I have some chance of finding the function I'm looking for.

mumofthemonsters808 Wed 18-Sep-13 23:04:40

I thought it was only me who had these sort of problems, for want of a better word " it is a pile of shite".

reggiebean Wed 18-Sep-13 23:09:24

Snatchoo ios 7 is brilliant, it will all be worth it grin

LegArmpits Wed 18-Sep-13 23:09:33

Have a look at Copy Trans Manager. It's free and it works a treat!

NoComet Wed 18-Sep-13 23:35:50

YANBU
In my old motherboard DH had to do incredibly complicated hacks every time it needed up grading. It wasn't a very old or slow PC, but iTunes updates hung everytime.

Even when it will work it's clunky, counterintuitive and shit.

nancy75 Wed 18-Sep-13 23:51:36

I thought it was just me, I hate I tunes with a passion, none of it does what you want it to, every button is hidden and it takes forever to go anything oh and god forbid you get a new computer and want to use your I tunes on it! My blood boils just thinking about it

missnevermind Thu 19-Sep-13 00:05:07

Ohh we use Copy Trans.
Havnt used iTunes for years

In fact I installed it recently on the new computer to do something in particular and it installed all sorts of bugs. The computer was useless afterwards and I had to do a complete rebuild.

Snatchoo Thu 19-Sep-13 00:44:11

Well, I have finally got iOS 7 on it now.

The first time, it got to the end and said there was a problem loading it hmm so redid it and it's ok now.

Not sure I like the new icons much but never mind.

To get the music I actually WANT on it, I've removed it all then added it. Fuck it, it's nearly 1am I might as well finish what I started!

Euphemia - this is what I don't get. How can the iPad and phone and pods all be so easy to use, so easy to set up, but iTunes so so so shitty?

Snatchoo Thu 19-Sep-13 00:44:35

missnevermind tell me more about Copy Trans.....

Snatchoo Thu 19-Sep-13 00:59:22

OMG miss you have to tell me tomorrow, it has finished syncing all the music back on AND HASN'T REMOVED THE SONGS I ASKED IT TO!!!

AAAAAAAAAAARGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Madlizzy Thu 19-Sep-13 01:01:31

It's doing my head in trying to get all my apps back on after upgrading to iOS7. I've got to get up for work in the morning and this is doing my fecking head in. It's taking fecking bloody hours to sort it.

Thechick Thu 19-Sep-13 06:47:23

Are the songs in a playlist? Are you sure that you've told the playlist to only include ticked songs?

CoffeeAndScones Thu 19-Sep-13 06:55:06

You would be very unreasonable to not hate it. It's the worst.

frenchfancy Thu 19-Sep-13 07:03:39

YANBU I refuse to buy apple products because of it, we have samsung phones and a samsung tablet.

Unfortunately DD have an ipod so I still have to use the pile of s**t.

Crowler Thu 19-Sep-13 07:10:38

I think it's silly that Apple insists on controlling the content on iphones etc. Our whole house is Apple so I do feel that I've been held hostage by Itunes.

I almost never buy anything from itunes.

missnevermind Thu 19-Sep-13 07:33:55

www.copytrans.net/copytransmanager.php

Sorry to post and run. But sometimes its the only way I get to post grin

I have given up on it. tried installing new one but wouldnt work so uninstalled and reinstalled now it wont recognise devices says piece of software is not installed. spent hours on the help chat did everything they said, someone was supposed to ring me back 3 times and no one did they are crap. I wouldnt ring them cos it was not free line. so just have to i cloud stuff. will look at this trans thing i think. I also use spotify now.

KatyTheCleaningLady Thu 19-Sep-13 10:14:18

Fuck iTunes. It's shit. I regret having bought an ipod. I should have bought something else. Amazon is cheaper, anyway.

Snorbs Thu 19-Sep-13 10:33:25

iTunes on Mac is ok but it's an absolute dog on Windows. I don't know if this is a deliberate ploy by Apple to help promote sales of Macs, or they simply don't care that the Windows version is so awful, or their Windows programmers work by smashing their faces into their keyboards and provided the resulting code compiles they ship it.

Saying that I did hear a rumour that the Windows version is pretty much the Mac version plus an Apple-written compatibility layer between iTunes and Windows to glue it all together. It would go some way to explaining why it's so unstable at least.

NoComet Thu 19-Sep-13 11:09:06

Os 7 has actually down loaded very sweetly, but it's horrible, too bright!

EddieVeddersfoxymop Thu 19-Sep-13 12:55:38

I feel I have met kindred spirits here!! I HATE itunes.....what annoys me the most is that we have to have seperate log ins on the pc so I can have a library, DH has a library, DD has a library and the ipad can be backed up. 4 logins!!!!!!!!!!! We don't share the same music taste so no way we can share a library, and I dont want all the music to sync to the ipad etc.

I don't trust itunes....I'm always scared that one day it will implode and all my music will be gone........

Snatchoo Thu 19-Sep-13 12:56:55

Thanks miss. I'll have a look later.

Definitely only ticked options - I have ticked the 90s playlist option, but for some reason the ticked album 97 Brit Awards blush isn't downloaded. Have tried to remove Fleetwood Mac - has removed about 75% of songs? It's doing something, but not everything!

I think I might just untick the 90s playlist and create my own. I am so annoyed with it.

And yes, don't like the way it looks now. Too bright! Especially the text messages for some reason.

Had forgotten actually that on transferring iTunes from old to new computer it became corrupted. I had to reinstall which meant adding all my music again. Thank god I still have all my CDs!

Snatchoo Thu 19-Sep-13 12:57:55

We share iTunes which is fine, most of the music is mine anyway.

Lasvegas Thu 19-Sep-13 13:34:34

misnevermind thanks for the reccomendation another I hate itunes here. I cannot get my music off ailing lap top onto a new lap top. Without taking a degree in software!

It never ceases to amaze me how a company which can produce such modern innovative and beautiful pieces of hardware can continue to use a piece of software which is just so rubbish. It just looks awful. Don't even get me started on how it works (or not).

It took me 3.5 hours last night to get iOS7 onto the iphone... I should have waited, bet it would have been a doddle doing it tonight. The servers can't cope with the world doing everything at the same time. It was worth the wait though, I'm loving the new features. Particularly pleased to see videos hived out of the camera roll into a separate folder (simple things...)

missnevermind Thu 19-Sep-13 17:41:57

We are running 2 iPhones 3 I touch's and 2 nanos from the CopyTrans.
No overlapping no having to share and it's all quite quick and painless

Snatchoo Thu 19-Sep-13 20:23:16

Am downloading right now.

Snatchoo Thu 19-Sep-13 21:31:13

miss

How do you transfer the songs and stuff from iTunes to CopyTrans? It's only downloading the stuff from my phone, I can't figure out how to do it!

cerealqueen Thu 19-Sep-13 21:49:06

I hate hate ITunes too and I don't really like my mac either it doesn't seem to do anything with any logic or ease......

It is so badly designed, by somebody with no intuition, like Amstrad or something equally shite.

Snatchoo Thu 19-Sep-13 21:59:09

cerealqueen - I went to university at McGill in Montreal for a bit. I loved it, but the 24 hour computer room only uses Macs. I just couldn't use them, so difficult!

Selks Thu 19-Sep-13 22:11:45

I hate iTunes too. It's impossible to use without something not being visible, not working, or ending up being a HUGE hassle.

NuggetofPurestGreen Thu 19-Sep-13 22:36:12

I like it! Have never had any trouble with it. And I find MacBooks ten times more intuitive and user friendly than pcs.

I swear I don't work for Apple grin

PigStack Thu 19-Sep-13 22:38:28

Hate it too. DD got a voucher from Santa and we can't use it because it keeps asking for extra security details that are IMO unreasonable. I have been using my account for years but all of a sudden it gets narky. angry

Snatchoo Thu 19-Sep-13 22:55:19

PigStack I set up iTunes when I bought my husband an iPod for Xmas a few years ago. When I got an iPhone, I tried setting myself up as a person and it just wouldn't do it!

Card number - not accepted
Tried a credit card - not accepted
Tried a different credit card - not accepted
Set up Click and Buy account - not accepted

Infuriating! angry

Saffyz Thu 19-Sep-13 23:15:09

I love iTunes! Don't have any problems using it.

Snatchoo Fri 20-Sep-13 12:24:30

Saffy.

You lie.

grin

Badvoc Fri 20-Sep-13 12:26:23

I am so glad others have issues with iTunes...I thought I was the only one!
Have had no end of trouble trying to download music onto the kids iPod shuffles...

Saffyz Fri 20-Sep-13 12:56:03

grin

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