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when I load the music onto the iphone via itunes, am i able to remove the music from my computer to save space or do i need to keep them
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    when I load the music onto the iphone via itunes, am i able to remove the music from my computer to save space or do i need to keep them on itunes and the pc for the iphone to keep the music stored on it when i connect it back up to itunes to add more music??

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    Yes, keep it, at least on a disc or external drive.

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    I've got them saved on discs anyways, what i mean is once on the iphone can i remove them from the computer and still be able to add more music on the iphone without the ones i've put on the iphone already, being removed cos they are not on the itunes list or the pc anymore, ??

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    When you sync, it will only load the music you have in that folder, so your music needs to be in iTunes, but you could remove it from another file like My Music if you wanted, Sounds like you need more disk space if the music file are loading up your hard drive, external hard drive or start deleting crap.

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    What blkcadi said is true however if you absolutely need the space you can choose "manually manage music and videos" under the general tab. Unfortunately this means you will have to drag and drop any future content, but at least you will still have your music.
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    I like manually doing things anyways cos it gives you more control as to what you want on, what to not put on etc, to be honest, manual is much easier then automatic in most cases as you have more control, am i right??

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    To some extent, yes. You know EXACTLY what is on your iphone and what is not, but for example, I like having my podcast download and than plugging in my ipod and letting them sync automatically while I do other things. This way I dont have to constantly check when one it out it just appears on my iPod. I would not be able to do this if I were manually managing music and videos. To answer your original question though you will keep your songs if you are in manually manage music and videos mode.
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    I use Itunes Folder Watch to manage my music on my phone. I have a folder set up that is called Managed Music and I drag and drop music to and from it. Whenever I launch iTunes it scans this folder and removes files no longer there and adds new ones I dropped into the folder. It keeps iTunes nice and clean for me. I cannot fit all of my music onto my phone so this helps me swap things up easy peasy.

    I forgot to mention it works with apps, podcasts, movies, etc too.
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