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

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Issue when syncing iPhone to iTunes when adding movies

I'm having some trouble with my wife's iPhone (4 running ios5.1.1). First what works If I plug it into iTunes (10.6.3) it will sync happily, backup happily and appear to work. I can also change ...
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How to make full back up of iPhone?

With iTunes popupmenu I have just restored my iPhone from a backup from March 2012. However all my apps made with Xcode was sadly not restored. How can I back up everything? Besides Xcode apps, ...
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iTunes 11: Viewing albums by Date Added?

I buy music on a regular basis, so it's important to me to be able to see what albums I've just added to my collection. That way I can listen to my new purchases easily, without having to remember ...
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How do I revert iTunes contact sync?

I first upgraded my operating system (Windows Vista) and then iTunes. During the upgrade, I accidentally chose contact syncing should prefer my Windows' contacts over my iPhone's contacts. Now I've ...
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How do I create and save multiple iPhone backups in iTunes?

I had a near death experience this weekend. After purchasing a new 13" MacBook Pro I migrated all my data from my old MacBook Pro over to the new one and in the process with iTunes ...
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Sync a computer as an iPod: Is a way to sinc one computer's iTunes library from another in the way of an iPod available?

My computers do not have sufficient hard drive space to store my iTunes library (movies rake up space so fast!), so I have stored my iTunes library on an external hard drive. I would like to sync ...
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Can iTunes reveal which songs are currently on a device?

How can I get iTunes to show at a glance which items are already on my iPhone. I'd like to add some new tunes to my iPhone, but find myself adding songs that are already on the device. I start ...
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How do I get songs previously purchased on my old iPhone onto my new iPhone?

I just got a new iPhone as my old one was broken. My old one was a iPhone 4 and this new is a 4S. Now I purchased songs from on my old phone and when I look at these songs on the iTunes music store it ...
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Can I select music from my iPhone/iPad and it plays on my Samsung Smart TV

The title says it all, but to give a little more detail. What I want to be able to do is to sit on my sofa, and select music via my iPhone or iPad and then that music is played on my TV (which is ...
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iTunes Match: Matched songs are now Uploaded and I can't download the 256kbps version of songs

I subscribed to iTunes Match yesterday and let matching process run overnight. This morning, most of my tunes were matched. I wanted to upgrade my matched 128kbps bitrate tracks for iTunes Store ...
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Rent movie on iPad, watch on Laptop or Apple TV

I rented a movie on my iPad but there isn't enough space on it to download the movie so now I'm trying to either watch it on my AppleTV or laptop through iTunes, but I can't seem to find how to do ...
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How to remove unsupported format podcasts from iTunes download queue on iPad/iPhone

I tried download some video podcast episodes a few days ago but the iPad displayed a message saying it can't download them because they were in a format it couldn't read. The problem is they are now ...
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First Sync my iPad. Warn to have my iPad data deleted. Is it real?

I want to sync the apps of my iPad on my iMac. iTunes warns me about the loss of the data stored on my iPad. Is this real? Can I make a backup of my iPad, Sync the Apps and then get my data back on my ...
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Reinstalling my Windows machine and wanting to preserve iTunes backups

Is there a way to preserve the backups from all my iDevices stored into the iTunes folder - photos, audio notes, SMS etc. and move them to the new Windows installation. Is this possible? How?
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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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Can I play iTunes U courses on the Mac?

I installed the iTunes U app on my iPad and subscribed to a couple of courses. Now my iPad is in repair and I wonder if I can see the courses somewhere in iTunes? When I click on iTunes U I can just ...
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How to Combine iTunes accounts

We have two Mac computers running iTunes, mine and hers. I sync my peripherals to my MacBook Air and my iTunes account, while she syncs her peripherals with our home iMac. Historically, we each ...
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iPhone Wireless Sync and iTunes remote management

I've managed to finally get wireless sync working between my iPhone and main server in my house. Now I'm trying to manage what syncs to my iPhone from the device itself rather than having to do it ...
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iTunes song purchases

I have an Apple ID and I have purchased some songs. My sister likes the same songs and wants them for her iPod Touch. I was wondering if I logged in with my Apple ID on her iPod and downloaded the ...
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How to find out which files currently in my iPod would be deleted or modified if I synchronize it?

The brief version of my question is pretty much what the title says: How can I safely determine which of the files currently in my iPod would be deleted or modified if I synchronized it in iTunes? ...
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Undeletable videos on iPod Classic

I have several videos that are taking up a lot of room on my iPod Classic, and I would like to delete them. The problem is that these videos do not show up in any of the listings from which I can ...
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Does installing Xcode and it's mobile components slow down regular iTunes with iPhone syncing and performance?

I haven't personally noticed any differences, but is there a toll on normal usage of iTunes and syncing it with your iPhone if you fit a developer profile by having Xcode on your system including ...
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Is there an easier way to purchase commercial ringtones and use them on an iPhone 4?

So I've only had my iPhone 4 (previous Droid user) for about 3 months or so now. Yes it has some great features that my Droid didn't, but one thing I really do not like is the ringtones. On the Droid, ...
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iPad sync by iTunes works with Lion but not Snow Leopard

When I hook up my new iPad to my MacBook Pro (running Snow Leopard) with iTunes, I can sync contacts and my calendar but not music or podcasts. There is no error message, it just doesn't transfer the ...
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iTunes permissions on second drive

I upgraded my mac to use an SSD for System and Applications and moved Users to a second HDD. iTunes will not allow me to authorize. Here are my paths: /Mac/... (System, etc) /Volumes/Pig/Users/ ...
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An iTunes Applescript that appends to tag only when it doesn't match part of the tag string?

I'm trying to find a way to add a keyword or group of words/tags/strings to a set of selected iTunes tracks if they haven't been added. A use-case would be to add extra metadata in a comment such as ...
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Can I transfer videos from iTunes to an iPad not associated with it?

I've got some (non-DRM) videos in iTunes that I'd like to transfer to my wife's iPad. She bought the iPad and set it up without ever connecting it to a computer, so it's never been synched with iTunes ...
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iTunes only syncs last album added to iPhone

I have iTunes set to manually manage the music on my iPhone. In the past this has worked without trouble. I went through my music and picked albums or songs and just dragged them onto the iPhone. When ...
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If I've lost access to my Apple ID, are there downsides to creating a new ID?

I have an Apple ID that I can not longer access, so I wonder is it better to create a new one? Let's say I've purchased apps and other products using my old Apple ID, some of which are still on my ...
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Exponential CD burn times in iTunes 10.6.1 (7) on OS X 10.6.8

The more I try put on a CD and the closer I get to the 80 minute mark, the longer it takes to burn with it on occasion never finishing, the time rises exponentially. I never try and burn more than 80 ...
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Headphone play/pause button controls iTunes only

Finally upgraded my MacBook Pro (Unibody late 2008) from leopard to snow leopard, with a view to go to Lion when it finishes downloading. I've now noticed that hitting the single button on my Etymotic ...
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Why does iTunes always lose my iPod's sync settings?

I have my iPod set up to only sync certain playlists, so that I don't fill up the whole thing. However, iTunes keeps on losing my sync settings for my iPod across syncs. It doesn't remember any of the ...
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How do I get iTunes to play nicer with external tagging applications?

I have what I consider to be a large iTunes Library, ~38 days of music. Worse? I'm a stickler for tags to be correct. Worse still? I'm SUPER lazy, and like things to be done for me as automatically as ...
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Can I restart iTunes remotely from my iPhone/iPad?

I am running iTunes, 10.6.1 on my Mac mini running OS X Lion 10.7.4. This Mac mini has my entire media library including a ton of DVDs that were ripped and transcoded to work on Apple TV. I have 3 of ...
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How do I get iTunes to just play one album?

I'm new to iTunes and I was wondering how I get it to play just one album? At present I have "Grid" view enabled. I select the artist I feel like listening to, and it switches to Album by Artist view ...
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Why am I being charged again on my iPod Touch for an app I purchased on the iPad?

Why am I being charged for apps I already paid for on my iPad? When I go to my iPod touch and download it there it charges me even though I paid for it on the iPad. I only have one iTunes account.
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Show which iPads have been synced

I am with a school and we have several iPads that have been synced to our iTunes account. I do not have these iPads in my office. Can I tell by looking in my itunes account which iPads have been ...
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iOS Updating: OTA vs iTunes

Is there a difference between updating iOS via OTA or iTunes? I have done some pretty good mucking around with my iPhone 4S's filesystem (e.g. deleting my Music folder). I have an inkling that the ...
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Can I remove original music file after imported into iTunes w/ copy enabled

I've been putting all my music into a folder 'Music' then going to itunes and importing into library. The copy to itunes/media setting is enabled. Does that mean after the music is copied I can ...
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How do I restore itunes library onto another computer

I followed all the steps as suggested for backing up and restore iTunes library in the apple support website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751 but I have problems with the 'choose library' part in ...
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Is iTunes Match supposed to slow my phone down so much?

Ever since I enabled iTunes Match, I feel like Music.app on my phone has become somewhat unreliable, and cumbersome at best. When polling for the full list of artists or albums (much less songs), it ...
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Disable the iTunes import finished sound

Often I'm listening to the songs being imported during the import, using the new tracks in the library. When iTunes completes the import there's an annoying finished chime that sounds loudly because ...
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iTunes notifications

I'd like to have a notification displayed in the dock every time a new song is played. Unfortunately, this doesn't exist as an option in the program preferences, but there are ways to do it, see this ...
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How do I use Automator to add files download via Transmission to iTunes?

Here's the setup… Computer A - Running Transmission - placing files in a Dropbox folder - Uses iTunes Match to load music from Computer B's iTunes library - Is always running Computer B - Shares ...
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Password protect MacBook while keeping iTunes running

So I want to prevent anyone from messing with iTunes, or anything on my MacBook actually. How can I password protect it without losing the sound?
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Can I delete my audio collection after syncing it with iTunes Match?

About a year ago I switched over from using iTunes to Rdio. It's been fantastic. Since everything is in the cloud, I can simply "add" albums to my collection rather than having to go through the ...
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iTunes app on iPhone won't download podcasts

If I browse podcasts in iTunes on my (iOS 5.1.1) iPhone 4, most listings of episodes don't even fully load, with the download buttons (or sometimes the entire listing) failing to render. The exact ...
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Does lossless audio over Apple AirPlay have preserved audio quality?

AirPlay is very convenient to bring up the sound on my big stereo speakers, but I am wondering whether the AirPlay protocol preserves audio quality, e.g. bitrate? I understand that if the WiFi is ...
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Remux Videos for iTunes Playability?

What video formats are usable within iTunes, specifically for syncability/playability on iOS devices? I understand that we're talking about a number of different things here: Container format Video ...
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Every time I connect my iPad, iTunes wants to back it up

Every time I connect my iPad, iTunes wants to back it up. I don't want to back it up, I just want to transfer some files into an app. This is with the Windows version of iTunes and I keep aborting ...