Zune how-to guide

    Learn how to use Zune. Zune software is a digital media manager for your computer. Play and organize your music collection, rip and burn CDs, create playlists, sync them to your device... even stream music, movies, podcasts, and pictures over your home wireless network.

     

    Keep in mind, Zune software is not compatible with Mac computers.

     

     

    Download and install Zune

    1. From your computer's Web browser, go to: Download and Install the Zune Music + Video Software
    2. Click the Download the Zune Software link.
    3. Click the large download icon.
    4. In the pop-up box, select Run.
    5. Click Accept after reading the licensing terms for the software.
    6. Click Install.
    7. Once the installation completes, click Launch.
    8. On the Welcome to Zune screen, click Continue.
    9. Complete the brief Zune tutorial or click SKIP at anytime.
    10. Click Start.
    11. When the Getting Started screen appears, you can type the name of your favorite artist or click SKIP.
    12. Once the Welcome screen appears, connect your Windows Phone device to the computer using a USB cable.
    13. Click Connect to [device name] to sync in the lower left corner.
    14. Zune automatically identified your device.
    15. Click the device image to connect your device to the Zune software.
    16. If connecting the device for the first time, the Zune software will prompt you to configure the device. To begin, click Next.
    17. On the Name Your Phone screen, type a name for your device and then click Next.
    18. To specific the media to sync with your device, click Settings in the top right of the screen.
    19. Click Sync Options and select the desired items.

     

     

    File transfers

    1. Connect your phone to your computer using the supplied USB cable. Zune automatically opens on your computer, if you haven't opened it.
    2. If connecting the device for the first time, the Zune software will prompt you to configure the device.
    3. Click collection on top of the Zune screen.
    4. Under collection you can choose the type of media you want to sync to your phone. Files must be imported to Zune before they can be transferred to your device.
    5. Choose the items you want to send to your phone, and then drag them to the phone icon at the bottom-left corner of the Zune screen.
    6. To transfer files from your phone to your computer, click phone at the top of the Zune screen.
    7. Under phone you can choose the type of media you want to sync to your computer.
    8. Choose the items you want to send to your computer, and then drag them to the computer icon at the bottom-left corner of the Zune screen.

     

     

    Check software version

    1. Launch Zune.
    2. Click Settings, located in the upper right corner.
    3. Click General.
    4. Click About Zune, located under Information.
    5. The version number will be displayed in the pop-up window.

     

     

    Update device software

    1. Check the current device software version.
    2. Confirm Zune detects the device.
    3. Force Zune to manually check for an update by going to Device > Update > Check for update.