You can download music to your HTC One X in two ways. When you find a non-DRM protected audio file on the Web, you can download the file and save it to your phone’s storage using the browser. The second way to get music onto your device is to transfer audio files from your computer when the phone is connected with the USB data cable. Use the HTC Sync Manager to sync music between your computer and phone, or connect the phone to your computer in Mass Storage mode to access the HTC One X as a removable drive.
Download with Browser
Press the “Applications” key on the HTC One X to open the Applications screen, then tap the “Internet” icon to launch the stock Android browser.
Browse to a site that offers MP3 downloads. For example, sites like Last.fm, MP3.com and Jazztrax.com offer free songs, radio shows and podcasts for download.
Tap and hold the MP3 download link. The Download File... dialog box opens.
Tap the “Download" option to download the MP3 file and save it to your Music folder.
Transfer via Mass Storage Mode
Connect the USB data cable to the HTC One X, then connect the other end of the cable to a USB port on your computer. The USB Connected screen displays on the phone.
Tap the “Disk Drive” option, then tap “Done.” The phone registers to the computer as a removable drive.
Open Windows File Explorer, then click the entry for the HTC One X in the left sidebar. The SD card file system opens in the center panel.
Click the “Music” folder to open the directory.
Drag and drop audio files from your computer into the Music folder on the phone. If you do not see a Music file on your SD card, you can create one. Right-click inside the root folder of the SD card, then click “New.” Click “Folder,” then type “Music” as the folder name. The HTC One X Music app finds music stored anywhere in internal storage or the SD card.
Disconnect the USB cable from the phone, then tap the “Music” icon to launch the Music app and play the audio files.
HTC Sync Manager
Open the HTC Sync Manager download site in a browser on your computer, then click the “Free Download” button. Click the “I Agree to the Terms of the License Agreement” check box, then click “Download.” Save the file to your hard drive. Double-click the EXE file to launch the installation, then follow the prompts to install the software.
Open HTC Sync Manager, then connect the HTC One X to your computer with the USB data cable. The first time you connect the device with the HTC Sync Manager software running, the Sync Manager drivers are installed to the phone. The device registers to the syncing software.
Click the “Music” option in the top navigation menu of the HTC Sync Manager, then click “Settings.” The HTC Sync Manager software finds and lists the audio files on your computer and device. Each entry includes a check box.
Click the check box in front of each audio file and playlist on your computer to sync to your device.
Click the “Sync” button. Selected audio files and playlists are transferred from your computer to your device.
- Note that the SD card on the HTC One X is inaccessible while the device is in Mass Storage mode. You must disconnect the phone from the USB cable to see your new files on the device.
- Information provided in this article applies to the HTC One X. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly for other versions of the HTC One.
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