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How To Effectively Use Your PDA As An MP3 Music Player

Jan 27, 2008
Your PDA can be used for many business and personal applications. One of these personal uses is that it can play MP3 music files. All PDAs come with MP3 players already in them. All you have to do is learn how to use them.

The first thing you will have to do is to store songs on your PDA. This is usually done by uploading songs onto a memory card from your computer. Then, you can put the songs into your PDA by attaching the memory card and downloading the songs.

You can also download music to your PDA using USB cables from your computer if your PDA has this capability. Another way to get music is by email, assuming your PDA can receive email. An internet-ready PDA can capture songs from the internet. When you get your PDA, look to the instructions to find all the different ways your particular PDA can download MP3s.

You can keep a set of memory cards with songs you want to hold onto, or you can use one memory card. If you use just one, you will always have to download any music you get from the internet or email onto a computer before your PDA memory becomes overcrowded.

If you are trying to play MP3 files from a stand-alone MP3 player, you may find that the files are not compatible with your PDA. MP3 files have to be formatted for the PDA. If this is the case, you will get an error message that lets you know.

Once you have downloaded your songs, you need to arrange them. You can sort them into play lists. That makes it easier for you to find the MP3 you are looking for when you want to hear it. With a few taps on your touch screen, you will be hearing your favorite tunes.

The windows media player makes it easy to know what you are listening to as it goes down a play list. The screen will display the name of the song, the artist, and the album. You can pause and un-pause the song that is playing by tapping a virtual button on the screen.

Of course, you can still use the MP3 function of your PDA even while you are busy accessing other parts of the PDA. It might slow down your work, depending upon how fast and powerful your PDA is. However, many people have gotten accustomed to working on their computers while playing their MP3s. If you are one of those people, you might like this feature.

When you start playing MP3s on your PDA, you will notice that there are small speakers on the PDA that allow you to hear the MP3 music. Some people are satisfied with these speakers, while others prefer the sound of the headsets that can be purchased separately. The headsets may have a higher quality sound. They also provide privacy for the user and keep down noise pollution for those nearby.

If you learn to use your PDA to play MP3 music, you will get a new kind of enjoyment from it. It is nice to have a tool that accomplishes the tasks you need to complete. It is even better to be able to do it while listening to the music you like.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his 18 year old son in Jensen Beach, Florida. Find more about MP3 cell phones as well as a quality PDA at http://www.nsearch.com
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