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

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Recovering lost photos on iPhone 5s after restoring from iTunes backup

I used to have an iPhone 4s and all the data from there is synced in my iTunes in my Mac. I just got an iPhone 5s yesterday and decided then to plug it to my iTunes. There was a welcome message and 2 ...
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How to transfer iPhone playlists to computer?

I've previously made all my playlists on my computer. However recently I made a few playlists on my iPhone and when I synced the phone to my computer the playlists didn't show up in iTunes. How can I ...
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Download entire iTunes purchase history as CSV file

I'm wondering if anyone has found a way to download one's entire iTunes or App Store purchase history as a CSV file? I know that from within iTunes I can go to Account / View Account / Purchase ...
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Create a playlist of songs loved/likes on Apple Music

I've been listening to the Apple Music thing that came out in iOS 8.4 and I've been clicking the little heart button on the songs I've liked assuming I'd be able to find these songs again. Is there ...
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Apple Music: Heart ratings (“Loved” tracks) are not supposed to synchronize between devices?

I hearted/Loved dozens of tracks on Apple Music desktop (on Mac), but when I played them on my iPhone, they were not hearted/Loved. Is it normal? I hope not, because it wouldn't make any sense! (Why ...
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Backup iPhone without iTunes

I recently dropped my iPhone in water and it was working fine right after that, but the next morning I was prompted with an ‘activation required’ screen. I’m afraid ‘activating’ will wipe out ...
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Transferring file from Windows to iPhone through iTunes?

A friend has a Windows 8 laptop and needs to copy a text file from the laptop over USB to her iPhone running iOS 7. On the Windows side, I upgraded iTunes to the latest and greatest. When plugging ...
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itunes on Windows 7 HP, still shows past deleted files on sync tab

So I have files on itunes that I've deleted but somehow itunes still has them when I connect my phone on the sync movies tab. I can't seem to delete them or remove or anything that involves getting ...
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Why is “recently added” playlist under iCloud control empty on iPhone?

The playlist "recently added" is a smart playlist (created by iTunes) and lists quite some songs in iTunes on the Mac. The library is kept in the iCloud by iTunes match, so the songs and the playlists ...
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How can I redownload an episode of podcast which I accidentaly deleted?

Here is the situation. I have accidentaly deleted a file of an episode in iTunes podcast. Now whenever I try to play it, I get an error message asking me to locate the file on disk. The problem is, ...
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How to stop iTunes to auto download “Available apps” on start?

I have downloaded few apps on my iDevice and stopped the download realizing that was not the intended app.Whenever I start my iTunes, it tries to download them. How can I stop the apps from getting ...
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Replace iTunes playcount with previous library using Applescript loop

After updating my iTunes library to iCloud, the play count of some has been messed up. I was thinking of fixing the missing data by using an Apple Script loop. The loop should scan the playcount of ...
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Is there Spotify-Connect-Equivalent functionality for Apple Music?

I have an Apple Music subscription and iTunes 12.2 on an HTPC (Windows) which his my primary music player. I want to use my iPhone to control what I play. I've tried the Apple Remote app, which works, ...
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iTunes database shows non-existent song, does not appear in library

I recently re-downloaded an album from the Purchased tab in iTunes, however I noticed one of the songs did not appear in the library. After the download had completed I went back into the Purchases ...
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Music from Cloud gets in the way of the original AAC on Itunes

I have a big itunes Music collection with high quality original rips from CD on an external harddisk. It used to be on the comnputer. I have the problem now, that since this displacement from the Mac ...
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iCloud won't transfer manually added music

I have 2 computers on which I listen to my music: a Macbook Pro (which I consider to be my "main" computer for my music library) and a Windows 7 desktop, for which the music library was originally ...
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is there anyway to add a song to an existing specific playlist from my ipod touch

If I am listening to all my music and I hear a song and I think it would be great to add to a certain playlist (lets say a playlist i called "gym mix", is there anyway to do this from the iPod touch ...
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No explicit songs show on my music

I just purchased a bunch of new songs through the iTunes store on my computer and one by one I saw them being iClouded onto my iPhone. I was very happy about this until I noticed that none of the ...
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Apple Music - Allowing Explicit Content Disabled

I've just started using Apple Music and searched for Metallica. And most of their albums are greyed out. After sometime searching for the answer i could see that all the Albums with the Explicit ...
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Put Backup on Old iPhone

Is it possible, using iTunes, to put a backup of a currently active iPhone onto an older iPhone that has no service? Basically I want to keep all the text conversations on a separate older device. ...
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Is there a way to specify artist artwork for Music in iOS 7?

I've been a big fan of the redesign of the music app in iOS 7. I noticed that on the Artist list, certain musical acts have a thumbnail of band/artist next to them. This image is independent of any ...
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How does iCloud music determine which songs to sync to iPhone?

Let's say I have the following in iTunes A 100GB library iCloud Music enabled Less than 10,000 tracks And: a 16GB iPhone iCloud Music enabled Since iCloud Music is now enabled, I can no ...
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Beats One turns off Airplay?

Anyone experiences the problem when swapping to the Radio (iTunes OSX), the Airplay function is switched off? Any fix? You can use Airplay when you set your "Output Device" to Airplay. But its a ...
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iTunes 12.2 broke the shared library feature from Mac to Windows

My music is stored on my iMac, and I also have a PC with windows that I use for video games, I leave iTunes opened on my iMac when I'm on my PC so that I can listen to songs while gaming. Here's my ...
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iTunes starts playing music without explanation

For no apparent reason, iTunes starts playing music on my iMac running OS X 10.9. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2119211?start=15&tstart=0 I have to close itunes 10 times an hour. How do I ...
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Reverse sync PDF files from iPad

I copied some PDF files from my Windows machine to my iPad via iTunes. I accidentally deleted one PDF from my PC and I would like to copy it back from my iPad. How to do it? The problem is that the ...
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iTunes search API returns different app icons for 60x60 and 1024x1024

At first, I have to say that I am not sure whether I should ask this question on stackoverflow or on AskDifferent. I decided to use AskDifferent because this question is not programming-specific. My ...
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Can one sync iTunes between two OS X machines? How?

Summary iTunes appears to have a formidable weakness. It does not appear to be possible to store a subset of one's collection on a Mac, just as one routinely does on an iOS device. Details We ...
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Using previous alternate email as apple id

I have a serious problem here: I would like to change my apple id to the email address that I mainly use which happens to be the alternate email. So what I did was to change the alternate to another ...
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Spotify Account on Iphone

Can i use my normal (on the website created) Spotify Premium Account on the iPhone or do I have to purchase Premium on iTunes/the Appstore ?
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How to clear iCloud Music Library?

I didn't know this iCloud Music Library thing was automatically turned on in iTunes on my iMac. I do like this feature but I only want to have it turned on with my Macbook and iPhone. Now I have a lot ...
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App Store Updates not working

I'm running Mavericks (10.9.5) and it has been working without problems since months. Recently I can't install updates from the App Store. Since today, the App Store doesn't even show icons anymore. ...
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What is causing iTunes to open?

Lately, I will go through periods where iTunes keeps opening itself repeatedly. It never plays anything or loads any files or URLs. But I can't figure out what is triggering it to open. Is there a log ...
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iTunes artwork doesn't change

I change the cover images for the songs in my iTunes library using: Right Click > Get Info > Artwork > Drag-Drop > OK and in most cases the artwork updates immediately. On some tracks, ...
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Opening a playlist from a different country?

I'm trying to open a playlist I saw on twitter (https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/made-of-cocaine/idpl.27f9313c33104fb2a5dec76e3694ea63), when I follow the link, iTunes opens on the "New" tab, and ...
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iTunes 12 home sharing import album

Any idea how to import albums from one computer to another via Home Sharing on Yosemite / iTunes 12? All the pages I've found tell you to click a Show menu at the bottom of the window which is no ...
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I have just updated iTunes to 12.2 and now cannot open iTunes.

I have just updated iTunes to 12.2 as it would not open and now still cannot open iTunes. I am running Yosemite. I am a novice in these things so can anyone give me a simple solution please?
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iPhone won't sync with my iTunes account

I bought an iPhone 4 online and I'm trying to get my mp3s onto it. I downloaded iTunes on my PC and got them on there, but now I can't get the phone to find the music. I click on Music and it just ...
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Does backing up in new itunes wipe device?

i want to find the "Library Persistent ID" of my iphone, however, i looked at the backup option but it says backup and restore and i was worried that now itunes changed the way backups work. is it ...
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Stop iTunes from launching when iPhone is connected

I know this has been asked many times, but none of the solutions seems to apply to iTunes 12.1. When I plug my iPhone 6 into my Mac, iTunes (12.1) automatically launches. I've already tried: In ...
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How to use previous iTunes icon?

I'm have a MacBook Pro (x86_64) with OS X 10.8.5 (fully patched). When I got the MBP, the iTunes icon was a cool blue icon. Recently, Apple changed it to red. The psychologist tell us red indicates ...
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iTunes - Add “invalid media” File to Library - no error, no nothing?

New to iTunes (and relatively new to iOS/iPad). When I go to File > "Add File to Library..." and select a video file that (I assume) is not supported I don't seem to get any error, but nothing ...
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iTunes 12.2 xml file is not present after upgrading my OS X to 10.10.4 and iTunes to 12.2

After upgrading my Mac OSX to 10.10.4 and iTunes to 12.2, the iTunes music library XML file is not created under /users/music/iTunes folder. I tried creating the xml file manually, but it gets deleted ...
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Programmatically check if “Share iTunes Library XML with other applications” is disabled

iTunes update (10.2.0.145) seems to have added new advanced feature "Share iTunes LIbrary XML with other applications" which if disabled no longers outputs the Music Library.xml. Our applications is ...
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How to remove apps from iTunes? 12.2.x

I have a bunch of iphone apps inside Itunes, one of them automatically tries to install itself whenever I remove it from the phone. (Its button in the App itunes list shows "Installing") If try to ...
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Can I play DRM-protected m4a files from iTunes in other software on the same computer?

I suspect that some of m4a files iTunes downloads with Apple Music might be DRM-protected. (Whether they are or not, is a different question). If they are, can I play them in other software on the ...
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Have hearts replaced star ratings in iOS 8.4 with Apple Music/iTunes Match?

I have been rating songs for a VERY long time, have several playlists using star ratings, etc. You used to be able to click on an album and 'flip' it in iOS and could see the ratings of your music. ...
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Apple Music listening history

Is there a way find a history of listened to music through Apple Music. The way I'm using it right now is: Search for a given album/artist on the search bar on iTunes The "New" tab is selected? (I ...
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Synology NAS - automatic mount in finder and permanent connection

I've recently buy Synology DS215j and for almost everything it works fine. But I have two problems with this and Mac OS X. First I must always first mount this NAS server in finder before using. ...
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“Playlist can't be added to your iCloud Music Library”. Why?

I am migrating from Spotify and I want iTunes to accommodate the way I used to add songs to a "favorite" playlist, just like the Starred Songs works on Spotify. Initially I created a Smart Playlist ...