ITunes downloads now come in m4a format and no longer in mp3. Your Playbutton plays mp3 files so we have laid out 3 quick steps to help you convert your m4a files to mp3 and then onto your Playbutton!
1. Open ‘Preferences’ under the iTunes menu. Click on the General button and then click the Import Settings button.
2. From the ‘Import Using’ drop-down menu, select the format you wish to convert your song(s) to (in this case, MP3 Encoder) and then click OK. Click OK once again on the General Preferences window.
3. Select the songs in your library that you wish to convert from m4a to mp3. If you have an older version of iTunes, go to the ‘Advanced’ menu (or if you have a newer version of iTunes, go to the ‘File’ menu) and choose the option ‘Create mp3 Version’. Doing this will automatically create a copy of the original m4a file(s) as an mp3 file(s). Then simply drag and drop the newly converted mp3 files into your Playbutton folder.
Unplug your Playbutton from the computer and hold down the reset button (the smallest button on the back right of your Playbutton) for 10 seconds using a pin or pen. After you reset your Playbutton, wait 30 seconds and then plug the USB cord into your Playbutton. Once your USB cord is plugged into your Playbutton, then plug the entire unit into your computer. We've found that plugging the cord into the Playbutton first and THEN into your computer works best.
If you have an ‘Open’ format Playbutton, it comes with a black USB cord, then yes. If you have a ‘Locked’ format Playbutton, it comes with a white USB cord, then no. Certain Playbuttons hold excusive content and music on them and thus, the artists don’t want the files to be shared online. Keeping them in ‘Locked’ format allows for the files to only live on the Playbutton.
Both ‘Open’ and ‘Locked’ formats come with a USB charging cable, but only the ‘Open’ format buttons (black cords) will open a folder on your computer and act as a, external hard drive. You can drag and drop files into this folder (music, photos or data) and all MP3 music files will automatically play the next time you plug in your headphones. The ‘Locked’ format buttons (white cords) will only blink to indicate that they are charging and will not open a folder on your computer.You need headphones in order to operate your Playbutton so simply plug in your headphones and press the Play/Pause button on the back center of your Playbutton
Hold down the >> button down for a
second or two and the volume will increase.
Hold down the << button down for a second or two and the volume will decrease.
Hold down the Play/Pause button on the back center of your Playbutton for 3 seconds and the sound will shut off and reset to Track #1. Then press the Play/Pause button and you should hear Track #1.Try pressing the Equalizer settings button, which allows for 7 different audio settings. The Equalizer settings button is the small button on the back left of the device.
You can easily slide out your safety pin and replace it with any other safety pin. Plug your Playbutton into your computer through the USB charging cable and ensure that it charges for at least 30 minutes, which will allow for 5 hours of listening. Press the reset button (the smallest button on the back right of the device for 5 seconds). If your Playbutton still does not work, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.