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Motorola i880 MP3 player

How on earth do I download songs to this thing!? I've got everything I need and no one seems to know how to use it! Please HELP.

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    I have the i880 cell phone with the data cable and i am using windows vista. How can i download music, or where can i go to download music to this phone?

  • Jestyn Feb 05, 2008

    I have the same problem, I can down load music to my phone but it can't read it. Every time that I load music to my phone, it's the same thing. I about to give it up, your my last hope. Please help.

  • latraea Feb 15, 2008

    i dont no how download music for ringtones or for my mp3 player i got the data cord and i have songs downloaded to my computer please help!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    i just pure dont know how what do i need? Where do i go?

  • rikgomez Mar 07, 2008

    ok i have the MP3 Loader on my computer and i have a USB Cable for my phone (i880). How do i put songs on my phone using the mp3 loader and the usb cable???

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    i have memory card in phone and can't find music

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    i dont know hoe to download musiv to ma phone

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    1. don't know how to get music on my motorolla i880

    2. don't know if i have the right supplies to put misic on my i880

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    how do i buy a cord to make mp3 player work for phone

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    Loaded music on memory card from pc then into phone and no music found but if you go under media player you can see and hear the music but not on music player, why?

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    Have a usb cable and trying to download music with itunes

  • latoyasexy1 Apr 01, 2008

    have a usb cable and a micro sd adapter chip that came with the phone , but how do i put the music on the phone and save it in it's correct file so i can get to it?

  • jeffbeal34 Apr 02, 2008

    i have an i880 got the usb cord and memory card no music found

  • Denise Hunter Apr 30, 2008

    Hi , I've used windows media player to put songs on It doesnt work. I've cannot figure out roxio??? What do I do?? Help please

  • Denise Hunter Apr 30, 2008

    How do I get music on this phone??? I've been trying with windows media player and roxio...

  • nburgin1 May 03, 2008

    My computer doesn't take the card, but I have the USB data cable. How do I download using this. Each time I try to download the music goes into my media storage instead of the music player. HELP!!!!

  • saia May 11, 2008

    music not found

  • Kristen1234 May 23, 2008

    So my dad has the i880 motorola phone, and we have no clue where to put the adapter at in the phone?

    please help.

    i have found where to put it in the computer, but i dont know where to put it into the phone at?


  • keyla21 May 25, 2008

    how to put songs on the mp3 player

  • Rickag Jun 13, 2008

    I just got this phone and have no idea of how to download music on it. Please if someone knows how to help me I would appreciate it. Thanks.

  • theman69 Jun 16, 2008

    how to down load music from my music library

  • hicktowngrl9 Aug 10, 2008

    i have tryed everything i downloaded the iden mp3 loader and it sayd failed to upload what do i do?

  • arturomh Sep 09, 2008

    how can i download music in to a motorola i880 cell phone using windows vista

  • JimHaze117 Oct 18, 2008

    I need to know how to download music on my i880 phone step by step ,

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    i tried to but i just can't find how to do it?

  • brianvau2421 Dec 10, 2008

    i have the same problem cant figure it out for some reasonI need help. put music on card put the card in the phone and the phone wont recognisz the music.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    I can not get the music on my mp3 player

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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    how two put music on the phone

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    how do i download music to this phone?

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    i want to add music to my music to my phon i880 motorola

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    can you tell me how to download music onto the i880 phone from the computer?

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009


  • angry custom Mar 26, 2009

    no fuckin way to put music on this no good mother fuckin piece of junk

  • netdrummer Apr 06, 2009




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Hi my name is michael. i had the same problem like solution #2
i solve my problem by first getting the song i wanted on the sd disk first and took the following steps after.

1. take the sd card out and then back into the driver.
2. wait a second and the (removable disk) window will appear. select the( open folder to view files unsing window explorer).
3. the next window will pop up and will display folders, audio, image, music, podcast, video, and all the songs you downloaded. highlight all the song by holding right click and release when done.
4. now in the upper left tab right click edit scroll down to (move to folder) and click on it.
5. now, ( move items) will appear. right click on the (+) next to the driver the sd card is in and then highlight music
6. now at the bottom of that window right click move
7. exit out all the window and remove sd card. place the sd card in your phone and then wait a second and select option #2
8. now choose your song and play. the music player in this phone will only look in that folder for songs. if not in that folder it will not find it
there may be an easyer way to do this all i now it work and there is no money envolved.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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I called In to Sprint and Motorola ..There seems to be a major problem with this phone. Our company has 5 of them and not a one will read the memory there is not a solution until Motorola decides to fix it. Sorry for the bad news

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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I have tried 3 data cables and they sometime work and some times don't(most of the time don't). don't bother with them. here is the BEST solution. go to walmart, buy a USB card reader. they cost anywhere from $7 to $30 depending on the one you want. i got mine for $9.99. Make sure it takes sd or mini sd cos you will need to use the adapter that came with the card. Put it in your computer and download music onto it. MP3 works best. but i880's also take other formats so i would try them too. put the card back in the phone, go to the music player under the main menu and you should have the songs. e-mail me if you have any problems and i will be glad to assist. the Hard part, will be trying to get the songs to play as your ring tone. That is a long an tricky process. ill e-mail the step by step process to anyone that wants it.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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Very Simple Solution. I have the same phone.
First you need a Data Cable that connects your phone to a USB port on your PC.
Secondly, go to
and download the mp3 loader.
Its very easy to use. good luck.
btw, I found a data cable on ebay for $5

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Plug mp3 player in to usb. Does your computer recognize mp3 player? If yes, than go to "start menu" than "my/computer", than you will see drive folder with mp3 player. Leave this window up.

Now find your music folder with songs. Click song file, drag file to mp3 player drive folder and drop it in there. It will be added on your mp3 player.

Another way mabey easier, is to open media player, click sync device, Now media player can read mp3 player. In media player, find your songs in library or the folder that has them. click on "songs" or song file and drag it to the right side of media player and add it to the list of songs that will be added to mp3 player. Once all the songs are in the list on the right side, you can click the button at the bottom and they will be added to mp3 player.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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Same as the people above said - I have the same phone I880 (I love it)! You need to convert your songs, I did from my CD collection. No I did not D/L songs. Just converted my favorites from CD's to MP3's then you can open the two windows (after you connect the cable - the easiest and fasted way) and yes- drag and drop between the two windows). My phone hooks up on window J: your's might be different. Before i had the cable then I used the Memory card my phone and installed it into the MicroSD stick that came with your phone. Put that in your PC's sims card slot. But the Cable is SO much EASIER! Just Drag and drop from window created on Desktop or wherever to your Music Folder on phone card after conversion (Must format card prior to using to create folders.) I have had up to 61 songs holding - depending on lenghs of songs. Some are long...

If you are here then you can take the time to Google on how to convert. It is a learning experience. I did it. It is worth it and great. Good phone! I am now checking my e-mail from it- just learned that one. No-do not feel stupid, these documents didn't come with phone. just learn as you go. that is what you are doing by reading these pages. that is why i am here. :-) Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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You have to put the music under music not audio it should play fine. to load ring tones go to and download webjal. that should work make sure that the songs are in mp3 format

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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I've recently purchased an i880 and here are the steps to accomplish several issues. (also works for i870, I have one of them too):

*make sure your card is formatted using the phone itself
*go into settings and click on "memory card"
*click on USB connection
*be sure it has "Reader Enabled" selected.

With those steps, you should be able to load music onto the phone with a data cable.
*note: Be sure you put your music in the "Music" folder. If it doesn't exist, just create it on your computer. Files in the "Audio" folder aren't detected my the media player.

Another option:

If you don't have a data cable, which I've acquired recently, you can put your micro SD in a lesser expensive mp3 player after the phone has formatted it. You should be able to open it up as a folder just as you would if you had used an adapter or a jump drive. From this point you can drag and drop files easily.

-Good luck!

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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What do i do

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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This phone is only compatable with amr files. you need to remove the sim card, put it into the SD card, put the sd card into your computer, and put an amr music file into the music folder. Use Switch sound file converter.

This is what should make it work, however, it doesn't anyway...

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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The mp3 player it isnt able to many things PE I buy a bluetooth but I can't hear the music on that I think the probles is the mp3 player .......

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

Gentlemen with i880/885/580s:
I helped design that phone, here is your issue, FIRST stick your brand new virgin(or reformatted) microSD card into the phone.
It will re-format it with a MUSIC directory(few others also).
Now the easiest thing is to stick the card back in a PC card reader, and place your MP3s in the MUSIC directory(<32 letters on name).
That is it. Then go to Media center or Music Player.
They work with microSD cards all day long.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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1) Make sure that you have successfully loaded music to your phone. I know that it plays MP3's. The music that you are copying to the phone might not be compatible with the phone player.
2)Please be advised that although you downloaded music to your phone, you can only listen to it and not use them as ringtones.
To use the songs as ringtones, you would have to get the phone "unlocked".
Yes it will cost you money and I think that your cellular company might frown upon unlocking the cell phone.
To get it unlocked, go to a place that deals with cell phones. If you live in the Toronto/GTA area, you can go to the Pacific Mall on Kennedy and Steeles and look around.
Good Luck

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

I have herd the i880 doesnt take any micro SD cards bigger then 512

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

Ok i have the MP3 Loader on my computer and i have a USB Cable for my phone (i880). How do i put songs on my phone using the mp3 loader and the usb cable???

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

How do i put music in ma phone like wat program do i got 2 download???

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

Im having the same problem. i went out and bought the usb adapter and everything. i put music onto the micro sd chip, then loaded it into the phone. it cam up with 4 options.

Card Actions

1. do nothing
2. Go to Music Player
3. Go to camera
4. Go to Media Center

i don't know what to do. when i select option 2 it goes to the music player , then says " no music found"...

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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You need to purchase a card reader to load items onto the memory card (they run for around $10 at a decent electronics store) or if you have a digital Camera that uses SD memory, you can use the card adapter and use the camera as a card reader to load the music onto it.

just make sure that you load the music into the MUSIC file, otherwise your phone will not ba able to find it

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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You can useBlue tooth 2... I take the micro flash card out and put it in the SD adapter And use My card reader., Your computer see's it as a removable drive

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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I just got my i880 on the 28th. I was able to put songs on my phone. There are a couple of different ways in doing this. One is to use bluetooth, fast and simple. The other is to use the data cable but your files MUST be in mp3 format and have a file name less than 32 characters. A great forum to use is has lots of useful information. My friend placed my songs on my phone. He put the card into the adapter which then went into the USB cable and downloaded the music right into the card that way. You can also connect to the phone with the USB data cable just have to have everythings saved and named correctly. Check out that forum and see if that helps at all :)

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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Try using your USB data cable and make sure your music on your computer is in mp3 format

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