How to sync the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 with iTunes

How to 12:11, May 03 2010

We show you how to synchronize music from an iTunes library with the Xperia X10

So you have a large iTunes library and now you have a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 -- but how can you make them work together to synchronize your music? The following guide shows you how to quickly and easy set up your computer to sync your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 with music from iTunes.

The first section details how to acquire a small piece of software called "iTunes Agent", that allows you to use your Xperia X10 with iTunes on a Windows-based computer (we are assuming that you already have iTunes installed, and have an existing library of music). Mac users can achieve the same results by installing a program called iTuneMyWalkman.

  1. Download and install iTunes Agent
  2. Once installed, the application runs in the system tray and monitors iTunes
  3. Plug the Xperia X10 into your computer's USB port and mount it (figure 1 above)
  4. Create a folder on the mounted XPERIA X10 called Music

The second section, below, details how to create a configuration for the Xperia X10 in iTunes Agent's Preferences (figure 2 for all steps below).

  1. Right-click on the iTunes Agent icon in the system tray
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Leave all defaults checked and click the New button
  4. Give the device a name (Xperia X10 in this case)
  5. Leave Synchronize pattern: set to iTunes
  6. Click the Choose button and select the Music folder you created on the Xperia X10
  7. Click the Create button and select the Music folder you created on the Xperia X10
  8. Click Save and then Close

The final section explains how to add music to your XPERAI X10 (figure 3 for all steps below).

  1. Launch iTunes and you will see a playlist folder called My Devices, under which you will see the Xperia X10
  2. Simply drag the music you wish to synchronize from your iTunes library to your Xperia X10 into this playlist
  3. Finally, right-click on the iTunes Agent icon in the system tray and select Synchronize devices

Music is now copied to your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and can be played using the Xperia X10's Music application.

 


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