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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iPhone/iPad back up to different hard drive?

Is there a way to have iTunes store your iPhone/iPad/iPod back up to a different hard drive on a Mac?
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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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How to make a mixtape, iOS only?

I'm in the middle of a cross-country road trip (Boston to Los Angeles). My girlfriend wants to share a mixtape with me. I don't have a computer with iTunes (I have an iPhone and an iPad, with ...
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Cannot sync apps between imac and ipad

On my iMac, on iTunes, i have one app (called "myApp", say) listed on Library > Apps. I want to transfer that app into my iPad. Under Devices > my iPad > Apps, I press Install next to myApp ...
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How can I download free music from the internet to itunes on the iphone/ipad without using a mac/pc?

There are loads of bands on the internet offering their music as free downloads on their websites. Either as zips or direct mp3 downloads. What ways are there for iphone/ipad users to get the music ...
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How to move movies already contained in library to external drive?

My iTunes library is located on an external hard drive using the setting Settings > Advanced. Yesterday I bought a movie in the iTunes store without connecting the external hard drive to my computer. ...
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Handbrake x264 encodes .m4v/.mp4 not accepted in iTunes

It seems like every once in awhile, when using Handbrake to encode a DVD rip to x264 with either the mp4 or m4v extension, I can't add the resulting file to my iTunes Library. When dragging and ...
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Can't get TV show name to display

I imported a set of .mov files as a TV show, or at least I tried to. I imported them into iTunes, set them to the same "Show" name, numbered them as season 1, episodes 1-6. I also named them "Episode ...
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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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Album covers from songs bought in iTunes won't show album cover on iPhone

I restored my iPhone 5 from an iOS 7.0.6 jailbreak to iOS 7.1. I restored to a backup. During the syncing of songs from the backup to my iPhone it accidentally got unplugged. I plugged it back in and ...
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How to replace mp3 files with m4a versions in itunes?

A few points before I get into my question/issue: I am not looking for a way to convert file formats. The library and all music is located on another Mac on the local network (so it is not indexed ...
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How can I transfer music from one iphone to another if it has NOT BEEN purchased from iTunes (ie., songs that were put on there from cd's I own etc.)

Is there a way to transfer songs from one iphone to a new iphone that were NOT purchased from iTunes? I am talking about songs that were from cd's that I or my son own. They are on my old phone but ...
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Movies uploaded to iTunes

How do I get the movies that I have uploaded to iTunes from my Mac to show up on my iPad? I have several movies that I would like to see on my iPad. I figured the best way to upload to iTunes, but ...
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Changing my name shown atop iTunes 12 (eg from 'Thomas' to 'Tom')

iTunes 12 (of the garish red icon) shows your name in its top bar. For me this says 'Thomas', but I'd like to switch it to 'Tom'. How can I do so? It's not in iTunes preferences, and I've just changed ...
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Deleting iTunes App Store purchases from my account

So... Over the period of 2 years owning my beloved iPhone 3GS, I have found many useful apps that I use very frequently. However, in the process of finding these apps, I have also downloaded much, ...
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How to remove synced iPhone data in iTunes 11?

I didn't have a free outlet to plug my iPhone charger into, so I plugged it into the USB port of my work computer (Macbook Pro) to charge. Anyway, iTunes 11 and iPhoto opened up! I forgot that ...
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Location/Existence of iTunes plist files for iDevice apps

I've encountered an issue for an iOS device restore, where the iTunes account has changed and it has prompted for passwords of the old account during the restore. I've been told by Apple support ...
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Find My iPad setting prevents restore

I'm trying to restore my iPad because the screen passcode was changed and cannot be remembered correctly. When attempting to restore from an iTunes backup, an error message says to first turn off Find ...
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“Unchecking” tracks playing music on iPhone

My audio intake from iPhone outweighs that of my Macbook by a double-digit ratio. Sometimes I encounter an audio track on-the-go that I would like to delete, remove from the playlist, or at least ...
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I can see another computer's shared iTunes library even though they are not sharing their library

For some reason, from my own iTunes library on my Mac, I can see another computer's (running Windows 7) iTunes shared library, even though they are not sharing their library (via Preferences -> ...
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Why isn't my music syncing from itunes to my ipod?

I recently got a replacement Ipod touch 5. I restored it and got all of my songs off of icloud. However. Songs I didn't purchase (such as being downloaded from CDs) are in my itunes library on my ...
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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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Pending Contract issue in my iTunes

i have one free application on app store, two months before my developer account was expired and recently i have renewed my account.But in iTunes account i am getting pending contract request.Can any ...
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Error “The Apple ID has not yet been used in Itunes Store”

I have an iPhone 4. I have created the Apple ID. Now when I try to download anything from the App Store and I log in with my ID and password, I see the message "this ID has not been yet used". What ...
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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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How to transfer purchases from iPhone into iTunes library

While trying to sync my phone and update new information this came up. There are purchased items on the iPhone “iPhone” that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should transfer ...
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iTunes, Proxy Authentication and NTLM

I am attempting to use iTunes through a work proxy. When loading iTunes, it prompts me to enter a username and password for the http and https proxy servers, but fails, saying the password was ...
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Easily review large set of short sound files

I have a large set of mp3s that I need to listen to and evaluate. If I add them to iTunes, it wants to play them consecutively without stopping. I need to listen (once), think, possibly replay, etc., ...
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Remove all duplicates on iTunes library

I want to remove all duplicates from my library, to consider a duplicate the song must have the same encoding, bits, duration.
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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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iPhone4: Keep playing songs after song selected from Search iPhone screen ends?

When I first got my iPhone 4, if I selected a song from the "search iPhone" screen (when you hit home twice), iTunes would start playing a playlist of all my songs, starting with the selected one. I ...
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Is it possible to do a factory reset of iPhone 5 and keep iOS 6?

I have an iPhone 5 that is currently running iOS 6. I do not want to update the phone to iOS 8, but would like to back up the phone's texts, reset the phone, and restore the texts onto the phone. I ...
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How do I correct wrong iTunes play counts?

The play count in my iTunes library has somehow become incorrect. It shows some songs as never been played while I know that I have played them many times before. These songs do still have a "last ...
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iTunes replacing every iPhone backup

I have a MacBook running Yosemite. Every once in a while I will do a backup of my phone and all the backups ever done should show up in the iTunes preferences but they don't. Only the latest backup ...
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iPhone backup or sync issue “unknown error occurred (-50)”

I recently switched from iCloud backup to backing up to my computer since the iOS 8 update seems to have doubled the size of my backup and it no longer fits on iCloud. When backing up to my computer ...
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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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How Many Genius Mixes Are There in iTunes?

Every so often I'll add a couple hundred new songs to my iTunes and discover a new mix has been created. It makes me wonder then, exactly how many mixes are there, what genres are they, etc. Here's a ...
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Changing the default iTunes download directory

Is it possible to change the download directory of iTunes on mac? I use mac OSX (10.8.5) and iTunes 11.0.5. I want to relocate the directory on a external hard disk storage?
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Problems using my Airport Extreme Base Station with an external HD as an iTunes library

I have my entire music collection on an external HD which I connect to my network through a direct USB connection with my Apple base station. I'm finding that iTunes struggles to load the library ...
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What is the default folder structure for an iTunes library?

I have OS X 10.7.6 and I run iTunes 11.1.3. (8) I moved my iTunes library to a NAS and kept the indexing files on my Mac. The folders I find on the NAS looks as follows on the same level in my Music ...
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Restore iPod Touch without passcode or power button

How could I reset my 4th gen iPod Touch just using my computer and a cable? My power button doesn't work and I have the white screen of death. The only way to reset the device I've seen is to hold the ...
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Override iTunes “media” keys (play, pause, etc) for Spotify?

Is it possible to set Spotify as the default program when the "media" keys (play, pause, previous, next, etc) are pressed on the Mac keyboard? For the most part when Spotify is open, the "media" ...
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can't delete in iTunes 12 mavericks

I cannot move or delete songs from my iTunes 12 library. Someone suggested using the "Summary" tab, but there isn't one. Anyone else having this problem?
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iPad 1 won't boot, flashes apple logo

I have recently acquired a refurbished iPad 1 WiFi + 3G. Straight out of the box it wouldn't boot up at all. No logo, or anything. Upon plugging the device into the AC power charger, the Apple logo ...
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Getting 'iPhone is synced with another iTunes Library although this is the Mac I've used

I recently had a problem with my iPhone 5S running iOS 8.1. I kept getting a dialog box about having to approve new terms of service for iCloud. However, I was never presented with the terms of ...
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Itunes won't display total number of songs when I'm in my music playlist

Itunes used to display my total number of songs/hours/days when I was in the MUSIC playlist. It displays this info for all of my playlist, just not in MUSIC. I know how to use control +/ to get the ...
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How to sort albums in years and artists

I am a iTunes novice :( I have various songs and albums on my itunes and would like to get into some kind of order. My question is: Can I sort out all the albums from one artist into ascending years ...
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iTunes showing album as individual songs

I just installed a new version of iTunes, 12.0.1.26. When I want to add a new music album into my music library it is showing as individual songs in the library.
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share purchased movies with friends

Sometimes when I visit friends and don't have my Mac around I still would like to watch some of the movies I purchased on iTunes together with them. How do I do this? Can I share movies with others ...