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

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How can I delete an iOS app and preserve its data?

I have a 16 GB iPhone and there are a few sizable (~1 GB) games that I have not played lately, but I would like to preserve my progress in case I play them again at some future time. These games do ...
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I am unable to download an audio book that I bought from iTunes to my iPhone 5

I am unable to download an audio book that I bought from iTunes to my iPhone 5. It appears on my phone only in the shared folder when I'm connected to iTunes. When I exit iTunes the book disappears.
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Sharing single instance of iTunes with iPad and iPhone

I have been using iPhone since last 2+ years and recently I got an iPad. Is it possible to share single instance of iTunes with iPad and iPhone? I only got on PC at home. I wanted to have only iTunes ...
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A REAL iTunes server on NAS

I am certainly not the only one dealing with the issue (looking into questions here which deal with some aspects related to an iTunes Server or looking at the Apple Support Forum). So I ask: What is ...
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Reinstall Mountain Lion on an older mac

I bought a new mac and want to sell my old one. It came with Snow Leopard but I upgraded a few times since I bought it. I have deauthorized, reformatted and reinstalled OS X on my mac following the ...
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Add audio and video codec to iTunes

I have a dream... One day my iTunes could read also MKV and all other codecs that are not natively supporter by it... Is there a solution for make this reality? I have ffmpeg tool installed in my ...
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iTunes import settings for files on computer

I'm switching to iTunes for music management to make my life easier (mac, iPad, iPhone, ATV owner) and because I keep my library in the cloud via iTunes Match. I've noticed that .mp3 files won't ...
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Problem while trying to export iTunes library to an xml file (on OS X 10.8, iTunes 11.1.3)

Short version: When I try to export iTunes library to an xml file, iTunes creates a temporary file (called iTunes export.tmp) and it quickly disappears and I don't get any xml file... Long version: I ...
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iPod Classic 160GB deletes all files and isn't recognized on PC

I purchased a 160 GB iPod Classic last year. Regularly throughout the year I found that the iPod would often freeze and need to be reset every time it was plugged into my computer. Formerly an Asus ...
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Movie downloaded from iTunes store on iPad, not available on Mac

I downloaded the movie "Hugo" from the iTunes store during Apple's "12 days of gifts", on my iPad. I have iTunes match for my music (and presumably also for movies), however when I go to see the list ...
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iPhone contacts not syncing with Gmail or Windows anymore

I have an iPhone 4s with iOS 7.0.3. I am trying to sync my iPhone contacts somewhere safe, besides the backup in iTunes. I was burned in the past with iTunes backup when contacts all got lost on my ...
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AppleScript to get all tracks from albums with less then a certain number of tracks

How would I write an AppleScript to get all tracks from albums with less then n tracks in iTunes?
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iTunes sometimes doesn't recognize connected device

When I plug in my iPad or iPhone (USB), iTunes frequently recognizes its presence. BUT, nearly as frequently, it doesn't seem to notice the device at all. Un-plugging and re-plugging does no good. ...
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Play/Pause buttons - different application?

Given the age of this question, and the fact that it's about the remote, I think there's merit in asking this again, and separately: On a Mac keyboard the F8 key is also a play/pause button. By ...
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How dangerous is it to share my iTunes ID?

Someone I one shared my iTunes library with, which contained purchased content from the iTunes store, contacted me and asked me for my iTunes ID because music they had copied from library in to their ...
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How to correctly download WWDC videos from iTunes U on Mavericks?

Downloading some videos for example WWDC2012 works fine, but it seems that older videos from past WWDCs cannot be downloaded. When trying to play the older videos you get a popup telling you the ...
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Difference between 'Home sharing' and 'Network sharing'

When I like to share my iTunes library, I have to options to do so. Home sharing via my Apple ID Network sharing. What is the difference between these to? Are there any advantages or disadvantages ...
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The iPhone is synced with another iTunes library error Message

Whenever I select to manually manage music and videos, I get an error message that says "The iPhone is synced with another iTunes library. Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes ...
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How do I update iTunes Match info on my iOS 7 device?

I have an iPhone running iOS 7.0.4. I use iTunes Match. I recently updated a bunch of meta data in iTunes on my PC. These updates have been pushed to iCloud and thence to iTunes on my other PCs. ...
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How to synchronize photos from MacBook to iPad without erasing photos in iPad?

I used to synchronize photos between PC and iPad. Recently I have a new MacBook and I imported some new photos into iPhoto of the MacBook. Now I need to copy the new photos to the iPad. Can I do this ...
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Sync iPod Touch Automatically when on WiFi but not plugged in

I haven't seen this addressed anywhere, and I sort of understand why Apple would implement this but I want to see if there's any work around I haven't found yet. Basically, I have an iPod Touch I ...
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Lion and later: Stop auto launching iTunes on Bluetooth headset connect?

iTunes has an annoying habit of auto launching upon connecting a Bluetooth headset to Mac. Pre-Lion, you could go to System Preferences -> CD/DVD Settings, and disable an option for auto launching ...
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How to manually restore a iTunes and iPhoto Library?

I recently moved to OSX Mavericks from Snow Leopard. I made a copy with Time Machine, perform a clean install and restored some data with the Time Machine backup. I first tried to recover everything. ...
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Preset a password for all encrypted backups by policy

I am trying to find a way to protect my Corporate data. Currently this revolves around backing up data. When you backup an apple device it contains any Exchange/Activesync data. When you restore the ...
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Transferring purchases from iPhone to iTunes - Why is it necessary?

When trying to restore my iPhone 5s to 7.0.4 via iTunes I get this message: There are purchased items on the iPhone “X’s iPhone” that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should ...
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iTunes Backup - iOS & Settings only - No Apps

Is there a way to backup the iPhone such that none of the apps are included? I can always download the apps from the iTunes App Store after the iPhone is restored. I would like to backup all the ...
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How can I get iTunes on my new MacBook to acknowledge an existing Podcasts directory?

I'm setting up my new MacBook Pro and iTunes doesn't acknowledge an existing Podcasts directory that I have on a networked drive. This directory was created by iTunes running on my Windows laptop. ...
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Does iTunes Home Sharing transfer in-app purchases?

My wife recently got an iPhone and, being that I'm an iPhone user already, I set up iTunes Home Sharing (under my Apple ID) so that I could share some of my purchased apps with her. While paid apps ...
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My computer is broken, how can I get my music onto my iPad?

My computer is broken and I have just acquired an iPad. All my music was on my computer and accessed through iTunes but that computer no longer functions. I don't think I was using iCloud. How do I ...
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iPhone pictures won't delete and keeps “restoring” after deletion using iTunes sync

I'm having trouble with deleting my pictures. The initial problem is that after updating to iOS7 all my Photo Albums are stuffed up. There are like 2-3 instances of the same albums with different ...
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Fast CD ripping on old MacBook Pro, slow ripping on i5 PC?

I'm ripping my entire music collection into ALAC, as it's the best solution for quality and compatibility across all devices in our household. In order to speed the ripping process up, I have iTunes ...
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How to get 1080 HD videos from itunes?

I have changed both settings in iTunes to download 1080 HD videos but for example I just bought Beyonce's visual album and the videos are like 88MB, which is not HD. Please help
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How to bypass iCloud login for iPhone 5 running iOS 7 when email and password was forgotten?

I restored my iPhone 5 with iOS 7 without knowing that iCloud account will be asked. I already forgot what email and password I set on that phone. Now, after the phone was restored and unlocked but ...
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Why can't I clear the “Composer” field for tracks in my music library on my iPhone?

I downloaded some music tracks from the iTunes Music Store and synced them to my iPhone. While browsing the music on my iPhone, I realized the "Composer" field was filled in with the names of the ...
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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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Disable iTunes 11 arrows

Is there any way to remove these arrows from the songs list? I know they only appear on hover but are still annoying. I always hit them accidentaly when trying to play a song.
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iPod 2G not allowing sync of supported video

I have some videos that I would like to copy onto an old iPod Touch 2Gen for my daughter, so that she doesn't have to see the horror of YouTube. The specs for the device (as taken from here) show ...
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Same Apple ID but want different apps

I have an iPhone, iPad and iPad mini - all using one single Apple ID and is synced with one iTunes account in my laptop. When I sync my devices all the apps and files go to individual devices. But if ...
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iPhone 3gs 'Bricked'

I have an iPhone 3gs that my friend pulled the cable out of it during a restore. It is now "Bricked",as it will not restore. I have tried restoring it myself, but now I keep getting error 37. My ...
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Do I need to upgrade to get iTunes 10, or can OS X 10.4.11 run it?

So, I have an old iBook G4 running OS X 10.4.11 (It was a gift for Christmas.) and when I went to download some of my iTunes purchases to my computer, I got this (Basically, it didn't say "What's New ...
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How do I download Remote.app on an iOS 6 only device?

When I try to download Remote.app or Find my friends on a device that is stuck on iOS 6 I am presented with this alert? This application requires iOS 7.0 or later. You must update to iOS 7.0 ...
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Where are my iPod videos after I sync to iTunes?

I did sync my iPod with iTunes, but I can't see where are my videos on iTunes (videos I recorded using the iPod). Any hint?
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Imported tv show metadata is inaccurate, in iTunes

I encoded and imported a tv show myself, to iTunes. I selected all of the episodes, and gave them all a generic date of "2013". It worked, except for two episodes, 4 and 5. Instead, these episodes ...
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How to transfer iTunes library between user accounts on Windows?

I have Windows 7 and the latest iTunes. My original user account, where my library is, seems to have contracted a virus so it's sky-rocketing my internet usage. I created a new user account, but I ...
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iTunes KERNELBASE.dll crash - Windows 7 Home Premium

Since I have updated iTunes (11.1.3.8) on my home PC running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 it constantly crashes after about using it for only a couple of minutes. When I check the Application log on ...
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How do I get iTunes to see my iPhone 4S on Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

When I connect my iPhone 4S to my Windows 8.1 laptop, iTunes doesn't see the phone. I can browse the DCIM folder via Windows Explorer, but iTunes doesn't see the device. Which is particularly ...
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How do I stop the sync attempts for an app?

Whenever I sync my iPhone with iTunes, the phone tells me: iTunes Sync 1 item could not be synced. See iTunes for more information. And iTunes tells me: The app "The Elements" was not ...
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Can't install or buy apps from App Store on iPad mini iOS 7

I’m trying to buy apps or music from App Store and iTunes but isn't working. Every time I try I get the "Purchase Could Not Be Completed" message (see screenshot below). How can I fix this?
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Shared Music and Photos

We are just transitioning to Mac computers having used PCs for many years. (We both use iPhones & share an iPad.) Our new hardware setup is 27" iMac (1TB HDD) for wife's home office, 15" retina ...
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Options for iTunes replacement

Ever since iTunes 11, the Apple UX team has destroyed iTunes usability. Presently is is extremely hard to find audio files in large libraries. Previously you could search the entire library and ...