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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-22-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Music downloads

I'm new to Blackberry and it's the first portable digital music player I've had.


What is the easiest most direct way to download music to the Blackberry?


Thanks, Rich

Elite I
Posts: 6,343
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: 9800 - OS

Re: Music downloads

It's recommended to buy a microSD card to store your media files on, so you don't run out of memory on your device.


Depending on what OS your BlackBerry is tells you what size microSD card you can buy. You can check under Options | About (will be listed as v4.xx.xxx). Look at the chart at the following link to see what size you can obtain - http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB05461


On the BlackBerry go into Options | Media Card. Recommended media settings are as follows:

Media Card support : ON
Encryption Mode : NONE
Mass Storage Support : ON
Auto Enable Mass Storage Mode When Connected : YES

Mass Storage mode allows your BlackBerry to act as an extra drive when connected to your PC. So it will show up as an extra drive letter in Windows Explorer. So you can just drag/drop media files onto your media card


Or if you use ITunes, you can you the Media Sync to synchronize with the device. Read up about that here: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devices/features/media/mediasync.jsp#tab_tab_overview




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