I've been looking for a manageable way to get my playlists and songs from iTunes to a flash drive to play in Mylink (2017 LTZ). I've seen a few solutions out there that mostly revolve around editing the playlists files, but those are not practical for me as I can't copy over my entire music file to a flash drive.
My solution involves an Android phone or tablet (sorry iPhone users).
Android phone or tablet Synctunes app from Play Store (paid version) PC Flash drive
Synctunes is an app I found to get my iTunes songs and playlists over to my Android phone easily. I like iTunes for album and playlist management. The app has two components - one on the PC, one on the phone. On the PC, it connects to iTunes and reads the playlists. You choose the playlists you want to send to your phone and when you connect your phone, Synctunes will send over the playlists and the songs while maintaining the file structure of the songs (i.e. Artist>Album>Song). This makes it easy for me to play my iTunes playlists on my Android phone with the phone's built in music player. I copied over about 15 playlists and 2500 songs.
I then physically connect the phone to the PC with a USB cable and copy the songs to the PC. You can copy straight to the flash drive from the phone but it will likely be a longer process than copying from phone to PC, then PC to flash drive. In Synctunes, you can state whether you store music with the internal storage or external, if you have it. The actual location is not intuitive, so look at the storage address in the phone app.
So I navigate the folders in the phone and copy all of the folders into a temp folder on the PC. I then put the flash drive into the PC and copy over the contents of the temp folder to the flash drive. At the root (top) level of the flash drive you should see your playlist files and your Artists folders. You should not have a "Music" or other similar top level folder.
I put the flash drive in my truck and it took about 3-4 minutes for Mylink to read the file structure, but it's all there. All of my playlists and dozens of artist folders with hundreds of subfolders. I'm sure people have other solutions but this one worked well for me.
2017 LTZ with 8" MyLink.
Periodically the truck fails to recognize USB devices when I start the truck, including USB flash drives and my phone via Android Auto. If I press the Media button, I see the phone via Bluetooth but I do not see the flash drive. It doesn't matter which USB port I use and the music was playing via the flash drive before I shut off the truck.
The Projection button on the radio screen does not change to Android Auto as it would do under normal operation.
This will likely be a warranty issue but if anyone's seen it beforehand so I can point the dealer in the right direction that would be helpful.
I bought a 2010 silverado ltz and it came with a mylink radio with NAV, BT, everything works (truck was sold with pretty much every option so not sure why someone put this in) I did some research and it looks like this is common in buick enclaves/terrains, acadia etc.
So everything works except the voice control in the radio and obviously when I make a call or try to talk no one can here me. (onstar mic works with onstar not radio I tested this by talking to onstar).
What I want to know is, what pins would be for the microphone? I cant find a wiring diagram or a picture with a factory power plug that shows which is microphone. I just want to hook up an external generic mic. Im attaching some pictures so hopefully someone will see it and know.
Links to images below (until I figure out how to add pictures within the post)
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So I purchased this Silverado back in 2014 and have had nothing but problems with the MyLink system. My biggest problem is that my phone (iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 7) all connect to it just fine 40% of the time. And the other 60% without changing setting it will suddenly connect but not recognize it as a phone, so I can not make calls or receive them unless I turn my phone onto handheld mode.
I've tried talking to GM (obviously my warranty is expired at this point) but GM ran me in circles for a year and never helped me, and I can't seem to find any other info on it. I have a WT2 with the smaller IO4 Mylink and can't afford the $1,200.00 upgraded version.
Has anyone else had a similar problem?
Fixes tried before posting: turning off truck and restarting, turning off phone and restarting, resetting Bluetooth on both truck and phone, Forgetting and relearning devices on both truck and phone, bashing head on dashboard
None seem to work and it appears to be completely random. It's been going on for the entire 3 years I've owned it and no one seems to know what to do. We even checked it on the scanner (Snap-On wireless).
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