Not only a media player, iTunes manages apps and data syncing to iPod and iOS devices.

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Music files don't copy from iTunes to iPhone, appear grey with a dotted circle

When I drag music files from iTunes (desktop) onto a connected iPhone, many times the files just don't copy to the iPhone - the tracks appear in the list on iPhone, albeit grey and the most-left ...
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How do I resubmit a podcast to iTunes after Apple has rejected it once?

Apple rejected my initial podcast submission but their rejection wasn't particularly informative. The email I got from iTunes is the following Dear podcast owner, The following podcast has ...
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Trouble downloading purchased iTunes videos

I'm trying to download some videos from the iTunes Store onto my iPhone. As part of the (UK) 12 Days of Christmas promotion, I received a copy of the first episode of Sherlock, which I purchased but ...
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Super simple accessibility app for iPad/iPod Touch

My mother is now visually impaired and I've got an old iPad which I want to turn into a "audiobook station" for her. However, with the vision problems, operating the Music App turns out to be ...
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View individual artists in compilation albums?

I can't seem to set up my music collection so that when opening a compilation album on my iPad it shows a list of songs on the compilation album along with the artist of each song. In iTunes on my ...
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Using “Stop Time” option prevents play count from being updated

Im using the option to stop a song at specific time. However I realised that the Play Count does not update when this option is applied. Following the issue from iTunes 11 where play counts do not ...
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How to recover data from iPhone backup files WITHOUT the info.plist, status.plist, manifest.plist, manifest.mbdb, and manifest.mbdx files?

I have iTunes 10.5 and Mac OS X version 10.6.8. I would like to restore my iPhone from backup. iTunes detects all my backups EXCEPT one, which happens to be the backup I want.  I looked in the ...
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Why does the iTunes artist list jump to start when i scroll it?

I updated my iTunes yesterday, along with Lion, as did alot of other people. Now I've been experiencing some weird behaviour. I have my iTunes setup like above. I usually browse to artist by ...
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Is it possible to browse my iTunes backup files?

I use to store older backups of my iPad, iPod and iPhone made using iTunes. So, as long as some data (i.e: photos) is stored on one of these backups, I feel free to delete it on the devices. If, in ...
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Synced iPhone to a new computer. iTunes cannot delete music from iPhone

My Mom's iPhone used to be synced to my computer, a Mac. She recently got a new computer, a Windows laptop, so I set that up for her. I did a sync to the Windows laptop and that seems to work fine ...
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How to completely erase the Photo Library on an iPhone?

I decided to delete all of my iPhone's photos and videos so I copied everything to iPhoto and deleted everything on my phone. After that, I decided to backup my phone through iTunes. Then I ...
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Can't copy media to iPad through iTunes File Sharing because not enough free space is available

I'm getting the following error when trying to copy a MKV file to VLC on iPad using the iTunes File Sharing on Windows: "Movie.mkv" could not be copied because not enough free space is available. ...
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iTunes Match Songs Don't Appear on iPhone

My iPhone 5S says it has synced with iTunes Match but some music is missing from the iPhone. I have Show All Music turned on. Is there some way to debug what is happening?
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How to update or downgrade my iPad 3 that has a jailbreak?

I have iPad 3 (model A1416 Wi-Fi only). It was using iOS 5.1.1 and I have then jailbroken it. Unfortunately I allowed the device to update automatically, and didn't save the SSH blobs or any other ...
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Restore ebooks (PDF) from iTunes backup?

Upon opening iBooks.app on my clean Mavericks install, I noticed that all my ebooks from other sources than the iBooks Store were missing. Of course, they're not saved in iCloud. So I wanted to ...
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Can I view my iTunes wish list in the browser?

Can I view my iTunes wish list in the browser ? Can I - for example - copy the link of my wish list ?
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How can I get my albums to sort by track numbers in iTunes 11's expanded view?

I've been trying to figure out why my track sort order is wrong in iTunes 11. I have track metadata, and sorting by Album in the songs view works fine, but in the expanded view my tracks appear in ...
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Editing songs in iTunes 11.0.2

I've recently got a new Windows laptop and downloaded and installed the latest iTunes (11.0.2). All my music (over 5000 songs) went into iTunes fine, just as they were on my old laptop. However I have ...
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Extract iTunes Config from iPod

I recently had a hard drive failure on my laptop and I am in the middle of re-installing everything. I have hit a snag that I am at a loss how to fix. Basically, I have been backing up my music to a ...
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How to avoid auto starting playback when importing playlist in iTunes library

Whenever i import a large folder into iTunes i have the problem that if in one of the subfolders there is a playlist, it will auto start playing. How can i prevent this?
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iTunes 11 does not sync apps updated OTA

With earlier versions of iTunes, if I updated an app OTA, the next time I synced my phone, iTunes would download the new version to my local library. However, this does not happen anymore. I have to ...
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is it possible to buy and download iTunes movies at an Apple Store?

My internet connection is quite dismal. It's hard to watch youtube 240p let alone a whole [SD] movie (unless you start about a week in advance) Is it possible to say buy and download (on my Apple ID) ...
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Wi-Fi sync with iPhone and iPad fails often

When I try to sync my iPhone or iPad via Wi-Fi it happens very often that the symbol of the device disappears after iTunes is telling me that it's searching the device. After a couple of minutes the ...
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Managing giant eBook collection with iPad after iTunes update broke compatibility with Calibre?

In an effort to upgrade security, a recent iTunes update broke functionality to Calibre - my favorite eBook management tool. Now I am without a way to effectively manage my eBook collection in a ...
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How can I export a QuickTime File with Chapter Markers from iMovie HD?

I have a video with chapter markers in iMovie HD 6.03 (267.2). What settings do I need to use when exporting to get a file with chapter markers viewable by QuickTime and iTunes?.
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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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Unable to Install apps onto my iPad (Stuck on “waiting…”)

For the past several days, I have been unable to install ANY apps onto my iPad. When I click "GET" and then "INSTALL", it just says "Waiting..." below the app icon. This is what it looks like (not ...
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Is there any way to connect a record player (RCA outputs) to AirPlay speakers?

I've got a very simple situation, which is: I have a generic record player with a preamp and RCA outputs (red/white). I have a pair of speakers connected to an old Airport Express, one connected to a ...
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Display playlist by album instead of by song on iPhone

I have an iPhone 5S. I want to see my playlist by albums instead of by songs. When I add an album of songs to the playlist, it shows all the songs. I can do it on iTunes on the computer but it doesn't ...
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iPhone available space: significant difference between iTunes and iPhone

I am trying to update my wife's iPhone from iOS 7 (.x.x) to 8 (the latest). I was trying through iTunes because the iPhone says only around 300MB is available. iTunes shows around 7GB as available ...
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Music files showing up on iPhone, but not in iTunes library. How to get rid of them

In iTunes, in "On This iPhone" I have all of my music files deleted, but on my iPhone in the "Music" app it shows a bunch of my old music albums and files, opening an album it has the "Download from ...
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Can I use sharing?

Can I use "Share my library on my local network" ? I have my library in a shared folder on my iMac, this is to stop having to have the same music stored twice so my other half can use iTunes as well ...
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Amazon Music App

I downloaded two albums from Amazon to the Amazon music app on my iphone. I realise now I can only play them back with a network connection. My iTunes is version 11.2 and I run Windows XP. Is there ...
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iTunes keeps losing its library

I'm running OSX Mavericks 10.9.2 and iTunes 11.1.5 on a 2012 Macbook Air. My iTunes library is, due to its size, stored on an external drive which is connected to my Time Capsule. The problem is that ...
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Spontaneous and unwanted iTunes “reorganization”

I was using a Mac Book Pro OSX 10.6.8 and had burned a lot of my CDs onto it. I had never bought anything from the iTunes store. When opening iTunes one day I saw everything had changed - playlists ...
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iTunes remembers my friend's iPhone from when he plugged it in to recharge

Every time my friend's iPhone is on the same WiFi network, iTunes asks me if I want to update his phone's OS and then later asks if I want to update his carrier profile or something like that. How can ...
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How do I sync podcasts added in the iPhone's Podcasts app to iTunes on OS X?

I added some podcasts from the iTunes store to the iPhone Podcasts app version 1.2.3 on iOS 6.1.3. My iTunes 11.0.5 sync settings for this phone's podcasts is sync podcasts, and automatically include ...
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How can I split a movie into sections?

I have a DVD that somebody recorded and burned for me, and the DVD has no chapter markers. I ripped it to a MP4 file with Handbrake so I could put it on my iPod/iPad, but I also want it to have ...
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How to create a meta-playlist?

I'd like to create a meta-playlist that plays various playlists I created in order, with the added functionality to set limits on how many songs will play from each playlist. Can this be done, either ...
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Upgrade from iPhone 3G 4.2.1 to iPhone 5S 7.0.4

A friend of mine has a good old iPhone 3G (yep, the thing still works :)) and he just bought an iPhone 5S. When he takes a backup of the iPhone 3G in iTunes (iCloud isn't supported in iOS 4) and tries ...
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Remove malformed iOS app from device

I incorrectly edited the plist that goes with an .ipa file and tried to install this .ipa. Thereafter the app shows with a missing icon: So now I'm not able to delete application that incorrectly ...
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Videos taken on the iPhone will not sync to the iPad

I have several hundred pictures and a hundred or so videos that have been taken with my iPhone 4 and 5s. (90%/10% split roughly). These are all in iPhoto and have imported fine. Everything can be ...
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Loss of contacts and calendar on iPhone 4s with iOS 7.0.3 update

I did the latest software update a few days ago and just this morning without changing anything, I lost a lot of contacts and my calendar is empty. I have never synced my iPhone with iTunes or iCloud. ...
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iPhone playing songs not in any of my playlists

I share an iTunes account with 4 others in my family and we have different music taste. I have my own playlists but my iPhone (3GS) keeps playing music that is NOT on any of my playlists. I have ...
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iTunes wishlist on ipad

Is there a way to view your iTunes wishlist on an iPad? I checked at the bottom of the iTunes app but I couldn't find it there.
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Why doesn't iTunes backup every time I charge my iPhone?

I read years ago when they introduced wireless syncing with iTunes, that they would backup my phone every time I would charge my phone wirelessly. I waited years and to this day this still doesn't ...
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Does the iTunes Affiliate Program work with the Volume Purchase Program?

Can one earn affiliate commission through the iTunes Affiliate Program for purchases made through Apple's Volume Purchase Programs for Business or Education? In case it makes a difference, we're ...
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Can you view a shared iTunes 11 library from iTunes 7, or use iMac as an Airplay target?

I picked up a beautiful old G3 Tangerine iMac. Works (and looks!) great. It has iTunes 7 installed on it. I popped a music CD in it and it's a great little music player for my den -- sounds ...
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How to disable itunes writing things to my music files?

I stored my music collections ( mostly in .m4u extension) in Dropbox folders, while I play these music files in itunes, I fount that Dropbox continuously sync these files. What does itunes write to ...
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Can iTunes sort games by OS version?

Bought an iPod Touch for my son which I then discovered is a 2nd gen which doesn't support lots of apps and games. Currently I either have to try downloading a game to see if it fails or read the ...