Post by Nick Odell Post by Sam Plusnet Post by Serena Blanchflower
It looks as if my iPod, which I have been using to listen to music,
audiobooks and podcasts, is nearing the end of its useful life. My plan
is to switch to listening to such things on my phone, which has been
equipped with an SD card providing acres of space for audio files.
Please can umrats suggest the best apps both for transferring audio
files from computer to phone and then for listening to them. Books from
Audible are no problem, as I'm just using the Audible app for them but I
also have a lot of books in either MP3 or M4B files, along with music on
MP3. Suggestions of apps for podcast listening would also be gratefully
Why do you need an app?
If you connect the phone to your computer via a USB lead, the computer
should happily recognise the phone, and let you copy files to it.
The only thing you would need to do is discover the location where the
phone stores audio files.
I am not convinced that it is as easy as that, Sam. I think you would
have to load some sort of app, invoke Google Play or... well...
something. I have tried directly downloading .mp3s onto my Android
phone (ancient Motorola Moto E - the earlier one) via the computer and
the first obstacle seems to be that Android can not find them. That is
why I still listen to .mp3s on an .mp3 player.
Any tips on how to make my Android phone behave differently -
preferably without involving any apps that were not already pre-loaded
when I got it - would be appreciated. I will be watching this thread
Many thanks to everyone for the advice.
When I first tried connecting my phone to the computer File Explorer
could see the phone was there but would give no info on what files /
folders it might have, not even the fact it had an SD card. Further
investigation (and looking in the help files on my phone - that's a
novel idea!) showed that I could change the settings on the phone by
pulling down the notifications window and clicking on the notification
that the phone was connected for charging. Then I was able to change
the settings to allow files to be transferred and to decide whether the
computer or phone should be in charge.
I now have all my music on my phone, and my audiobooks are currently
being copied across.
Now to start reading properly, and considering, the suggestions for
which apps to best use for listening to everything on the phone.
Best wishes, Serena
I woke up today with a strong desire to accomplish something. Luckily, I
remembered that a nap is something. (Henri, Le Chat Noir)