Synchronize your music from your computer to your smartphone or tablet

To perform this task with your BlackBerry smartphone if encryption is turned off, you must turn on mass storage mode. To perform this task with a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, you must turn on file sharing. You can't synchronize encrypted music to your tablet.

You can choose to synchronize specific songs, collections of music such as your playlists, or a random selection of songs from your iTunes or Windows Media Player music library. The amount of music you can synchronize depends on the amount of storage that is available on your smartphone or tablet for storing music files.

  1. Connect your device to your computer.
  2. In the BlackBerry Desktop Software, click Music.
  3. If necessary, select your music source from the drop-down list and click Get Started.
  4. In the drop-down list, select one of the following:
    • To synchronize your complete music library, click Sync All Music.
    • To select specific songs to synchronize, click Sync Individual Songs. Select the checkbox beside one or more songs.
    • To synchronize a specific playlist or synchronize songs by artist, album, or genre, click Sync Music Collections. If you don't see a specific type of music collection, click show categories button and select the collection you want to view. Select the checkbox beside one or more music collections. To synchronize a random selection of your songs in addition to the collections of music you selected, click Random Music.
  5. Click Sync Music.
To view your playlists on your device, click the Media icon or Music icon. Your songs that aren't in a playlist appear together in the Music playlist or in their Artists, Albums, or Genres collections.

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