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How do I load shared music onto my son's iPhone?

I have home sharing and family sharing active on all devices. When my son signs into iTunes (v 12) on our iMac (Yosemite), he can see my music library. However, we cannot figure out how to put the ...
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iTunes Insists on Trying To Re-Download Podcasts

There are a couple of podcasts (video podcasts, in this case) where iTunes insists on trying to download an older, already played podcast; it doesn't just want to re-download the episode, but it wants ...
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iPhone 5 problem, “No Service” and not being recognised by iTunes

I've recently purchased a second hand iPhone 5. They demonstrated the phone making calls before I purchased it. Unfortunately the phone isn't being recognised by iTunes, and is also very frequently ...
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Photo backup and management

I have run out of space on my 16gb iPad . Over 7.2 go are my photos and video. Is it possible to separate my photos and keep most on iCloud or iTunes, accessing only when I wish to review them. How ...
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Can I transfer my google play music onto my iPhone?

I had a galaxy s4 and I just bought a iPhone 6. Is there a way I can transfer my music using An app to iTunes? Or do I I have to download iTunes onto a computer?
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Set itunes video tags from command line

Is there any way of adding itunes tags to video from the command line? I will need to set the following: Title. Show. Season. Episode Id. Media Kind (will be always TV Show). Adding artwork from ...
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Export specefic iTunes music information to spreadsheet?

Ok so I really need help with this one. I'm doing a school project and I need to be able to chart the Date Added, Date Last Played, and # of plays. Does anyone know of a way to export/copy/retrieve ...
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iTunes is changing the number/order of tracks in an album when it loads into my iPod. I want the tracks to stay in order

iTunes changes the number (and therefore) the order of tracks in an album when make a new playlist. Therefore, I cannot listen to an album in the correct order. I want the tracks to stay in order when ...
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How can I turn off encrypted iPhone backup without a password?

I forgot my password for iPhone backup. How can I recover the password so I can turn off the backups?
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Is it possible to still edit the fields in the Get Info window in iTunes 12.1?

The Get Info window in iTunes 12 is a mess. And 12.1 took away the ability to hold Option and get the old one back. It also seems that the ability to edit fields is gone. Now the metadata fields that ...
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Updated apple ID [on hold]

as instructed I tried to update my apple ID. Now, money that was in account is gone, and I can't get on iCloud via my iPhone, the id is greyed out.
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How do I change the artist thumbnail in iTunes 12 sidebar?

I'd love to select which artists' album thumbnail shows up next to their name in the iTunes 12 sidebar. Is this possible?
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How can I search for MP3 files by the “Purchased By” field?

As I sort through thousands of MP3 files in iTunes, I notice that I have many files that are DRM and "Purchased By" another Apple ID (that I have no access to). How would you locate those MP3 files, ...
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how do you backup iphone when some of the apps have the old style appleid?

i have an iphone 4s. some of my apps where installed with my original apple id from years ago. at some point apple required/changed everyone to use email as their apple id. Now when i try and back ...
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Join-merge-consolidate many audio book CDs into one or a few albums in iTunes 12 / PC?

Note: Although this post is for iTunes 12, if you have an older version of iTunes, then you might still find some helpful info. Also, see the Answer, and Credits in particular for links that might ...
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What do I really lose if I backup my iPhone to iTunes without transferring purchases?

I don't want to waste tens of gigabytes of space on my laptop to store apps that I can just as easily download from the App Store. Assuming I would have to recover an iPhone backup from iTunes to a ...
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How can I retain the artist name?

Most of my songs on my iPhone are ripped from CDs. In this case, song information like artist name are typed by myself, saved and synced well to my iPhone through iTunes but some cases, the ...
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Downloaded music from iTunes is greyed out

I paid for and downloaded a song from iTunes onto my Macbook Pro. The song appeared in my playlist, but in grey and I can't play it, nor can I download it onto my iPod. This hasn't happened before and ...
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iTunes 12 will not play albums - just one song at a time

I have iTunes 12 and it will not play albums in order - just one song at a time. I have tried all kinds of things to fix this. Something I noticed is that none of the songs are checked any more and ...
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sync issues with iTunes

I have a iMac, an iPhone and a MacBook pro... I mostly use the notebook+iphone... I buy most of my itens using the notebook... today I decide to sync my iPhone to the mac... what I noticed is that a ...
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How do i fix the Album Select for syncing?

I want to put up my entire collection of music in iTunes however i am begining to realize that i wont have the space for all of it. Alot of the soundtracks i have are Drama CD's which i could remove ...
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How to go back to “All Artists” in iTunes

In iTunes, in Artists view, after I've used Command+L to go to the track currently playing, how do I exit and go back to showing All Artists? I currently have to scroll to the top of the Artists list ...
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My Itunes has an unauthorized name on it

The name "Deepali Goal" has appeared on my Itunes. It is in a tab shaped like a house. When I click on this I have an option for My Library or Deepali Goal's Library. What does this mean??
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iTunes doesn't allow me to create playlists and playlist folders anymore

I'm a bit stumped. So I was trying to add some MP3s to my iPhone 5 using iTunes and it simply doesn't react to the clicks on the respective symbols anymore. Here's a partial screenshot: The shown ...
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itunes 12 renaming song database

I have a Nas with my iTunes library, /Volumes/music is my itunes mediafolder. I created one playlist and today I have something strange for some songs ...
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Only purchased music shown on iphone, no playlists visible, cannot delete songs on iPhone

Today, I plugged my iPhone into my laptop to add new music which wasn't downloaded from iTunes. When I view my music in iTunes it shows that it is on the phone along with all other non-purchased music ...
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How to retrieve a PDF file from an iOS device?

Given two Macs running Yosemite and one iPad running iOS 8, how do you retrieve a PDF file put on the iPad from Mac 1, using Mac 2 ? Let's say that I don't currently have access to the Mac used to put ...
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How do i delete a podcast from iTunes?

I'm not a regular Apple user and the only Apple product I have is an old iPod nano I using to go to the gym. I'm using iTunes on a Windows 7 computer. I've searched the forums but can't find an ...
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Applescript to update MP3 Spotlight tag from iTunes tag

Here is my situation. I have a large iTunes library that has songs tagged with the "Year" in iTunes. I have a Hazel Rule for the noodlesoft hazel software which reads from Finder's "Year Recorded" ...
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how to delete songs which had received from an application named share it

i have received some songs from android phone to iPhone 6 through an application named share it.I can't see those songs in music,but I can see these songs in share it application,even I can play it!! ...
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Can't re-order songs in iTunes 12

I'm almost embarrassed to post this: I can't re-order the songs in any playlists on my Mac. It's iTunes 12.1.0.50 on OSX Yosemite 10.10.2. The playlists are all sorted in manual order. There doesn't ...
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How can I 'hack' an iTunes library to fix an ios 6 app installation problem?

I have an old 3GS iPhone, with a fair number of apps. At some point I had trouble installing a particular app -- iTunes 11 thought it was available for installation, but wouldn't install it, even ...
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How to prevent an iPad from grabbing Apple ID for “Itunes and App Store” when plugged into a Mac?

I work as an iOS developer and have a number of development iPads at work. They are generic ipads used for testing and demos, none should apple ID. When I plug such iPad into my mac, two things seems ...
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Does Home Sharing require Internet access for movies?

Experience already tells me the answer is 'yes', but I'm curious if anyone has a reference. Recently, my cable internet went out. I think: no problem, I've got all kinds of purchased movies and TV ...
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iTunes NOT Using Gift Cards on File

I have as my iTunes balance around $52. When my son, using the Family Share program, requests to purchase a song and I approve, it is bypassing the Gift Card balance and charging my credit card. Any ...
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What does an “All” nested group do in a “Match All” Smart Playlist?

When creating a Smart Playlist, what does placing a "All of the following are true" nested group when the playlist is set to "Match all of the following rules"? I've tried reading through it ...
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Adjust volume for all songs of an iTunes playlist

Is there a possibility to (automatically ?) adjust the volume of all songs of a play list? If possible I don't want to change the sound file itself. Ideally this would be somehow stored per play ...
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How to restore a playlist (not the music) in iTunes?

How to restore a playlist (not the music) in iTunes? Background: I recently had to restore OS 10.8.5 and incredibly, the hard drive containing TimeMachine info crashed half way into the restoration ...
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Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting bluetooth speaker

I did read iTunes keeps starting automatically but since I don't have the console output mentioned in this thread I don't know how to pin down the problem. So iTunes keeps opening when connecting my ...
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Can't burn newly created playlist to CD with iTunes 12.1

I just want to burn some music for my Mom to a CD-R. I've done this multiple times. If I check MP3 CD box, I receive message stating all music is not MP3, and it won't allow. If I check other option, ...
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How to use iTunes Match with two user accounts on the same computer?

Me and my partner have a Mac Pro in our house, each with our own user account. We both use iTunes, have iPhones, our own Apple IDs, and each have a subscription to iTunes Match. However, for some ...
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How to restore or rebuy deleted iTunes audiobook purchase?

I lost my copy of a downloaded audio book from iTunes. I also accidentally deleted my computer copy. I am willing to rebuy the audiobook but iTunes will not let me rebuy the audiobook. It just tells ...
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Duplicated Songs on my iPhone 5C

I recently had my phone iPhone 5C replaced (SIM Card Problems). As soon as I got this new one, I went home and synced it. All of my songs were duplicated, and I had no idea what had happened to it. I ...
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Is the best seller list of podcasts sensitive to the user's history or user's region on the iTunes app?

I've been listening to some podcasts on the iTunes app, and each time I finish any of them, the list of best sellers is rearranged to show the last I was listening to first the list, and all the ...
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How to change Artist profile image?

Is there anyway to force/change/reset the profile image that shows up for an Artist in iTunes?
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Can I receive money as a gift on iTunes from a different country?

Someone in US is sending 25 dollars as a gift to me in Ireland, how would I know when I recieve it? And can it be done in the first place?
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Recover photos from the iTunes backup of a dead iPhone

My wife's iPhone 4 just died: it won't turn on and doesn't charge. It's basically a brick right now. She needs to recover the photos on it. Is there any way to recover this from the iTunes backup ...
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Play folder or file in iTunes without adding it into library

Is there a way to play a file or folder in iTunes without adding it into iTunes library? I have quite large collection of music that i want to listen to but not necessarily keep. So i want to be able ...
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Macbook Pro - iTunes

I listen to the radio on iTunes but lately it seems to jump to the next station on it's own, if I click back onto the original station then it plays again for a few minutes and jumps again, if I leave ...
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Itunes won't play movies in quicktime (windows, current itunes version)

I try to play a file in Itunes but it gives me an error message saying that it requires quicktime which is not supported by this version of itunes. so...what is the fix here?