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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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iTunes opens directly to music, not the store

When I open iTunes it opens directly to the store. How do I set iTunes to open to my music? Note: I am running Windows XP
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Can I plug my Iomega hard drive into my new BT Home Hub and access the tunes stored in it from my MacBook Pro wirelessly?

We have just acquired a BT home Hub router which has a USB socket. I have my music stored in an Iomega hard drive and normally plug this into the MacBook, which is a bit clumsy. ( I have told iTunes ...
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How do I make iTunes sync automatically when an iPhone, iPad or iPod is connected?

When iTunes is already running and I plug in my iPhone or iPad, the device appears correctly in iTunes but it doesn't sync automatically. I'm sure it always used to sync automatically on connection, ...
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You have changed the settings for the XXXX. Would you like to apply these changes?

I have 3 iPhones and 1 iPad. These devices are listed on the left column on my iTunes on the mac. Suppose I have the first iPhone selected on that column. Every time I select another one, I see this ...
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How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?

When I originally set up my iTunes account, I used an email address from my prior employer. I later moved my account to a personal rather than corporate email address and I have since changed jobs. ...
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Export and import data from iPhone after restoring with iTunes (or 3rd party apps)

I want to backup my iPhone to my Mac with iTunes, but the problem is I cannot backup because my iPhone needs to be wiped first but I have no backup data on my Mac and I don't know how to force it to ...
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iTunes asks to transfer purchased apps from iPhone even though app sync is off

A few weeks after iOS 5 came out, I disabled app syncing with my phone. I still sync my media with the computer. Today when I synced my phone, it asked to transfer purchases from my phone to my ...
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Properly sort multiple albums from one artist in a year in iTunes

I am trying to clean up as much of the metadata as I can in my iTunes Library. One issue I came across is albums from a band, where the band releases multiple albums in a year. While this doesn't ...
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How can I move photos from iPhone to my local disk?

This has me stumped. I have nearly 4GB of photos and videos on my phone, and I want to put them into my computer's pictures folder. I have opened Windows Explorer and found the photos in the weird ...
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Mini Lyrics Alternative For Mac

Have you guys seen the "mini lyrics" app for windows? It downloads the lyrics of the currently playing song and displays it on the screen. The great thing about it is that it highlights the current ...
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Why is the memory usage on my iPhone being reported incorrectly by iTunes?

I'm puzzled by what iTunes is reporting about my iPhone's memory usage: Clearly this doesn't quite add up, and it's hard to manage my memory use without having an accurate summary of what's really ...
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Remove backup on Windows PC iTunes

Now that iCloud is available, I don't need to backup my iPad to my Windows PC. Is it possible to remove backups from my PC or do I have to uninstall iTunes?
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iTunes on Windows 7 loses connection to other iTunes or Apple TV 2

I can start iTunes on my Windows 7 desktop, and can browse it from my Apple TV 2. It works fine for a while, then randomly in the middle of the movie I'm watching it completely loses the connection ...
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Will I lose previous purchases when I change country in iTunes

I lived in country A for a few years, and made a number of purchases on the iTunes store for that country. I have now moved to country B, and want to start using the iTunes store from country B. If I ...
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Is there a fast way to export podcast URLs from iTunes?

Is there an easy way to export all my subscribed podcast URLs in iTunes? I am trying to subscribe to the same podcasts on a non-Apple device (Zune used instead of iPhone when running) but having to ...
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iCloud Why Are Some Album Tracks Uploaded Instead of Matched

I know that iTunes Match is still in its infancy, but I'm having a weird occurrence. Most of my tracks are ripped from my CD collection. Albums that were all ripped in one batch, some of the tracks ...
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How to get iPhone device details when it is connected to a Windows machine?

I want to get the details (OS,version,UDID...) of the device (iPhone) when it is connected to a Windows machine. The only thing here is either using iTunes or another way. I want this done from ...
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Why does the menubar hide when I'm in iTunes?

Often when I'm using iTunes 10.4, the menubar will hide and show like the dock does when you set it that way. I don't know of any settings that allow for that to happen on the menubar. Is it a bug or ...
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How does a family with multiple idevices and multiple laptops share music and digital movie copies?

My wife and I both have our own laptops with our own iTunes accounts. Then we have a shared desktop. In the past, this was fine as all we had for iDevices was an iPod each. So we just managed our own ...
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How can I get iTunes to recognize my iPhone 4S again without having to re-configure all my apps?

I have an iPhone 4S that I have bought directly from Apple. I used iTunes on my very old (2006) Mac to set it up and do the initial sync. After that, I did an OTA firmware update and several OTA syncs ...
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How can I get tracks from another iTunes library onto my iPhone without wiping it?

I got a bunch of audiobooks on a different Mac then my own (to which I don't have access at the present moment). I want to get them onto my iPhone without erasing stuff from my iPhone. How can I do ...
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How can I share apps and music purchased on one apple ID between 7 devices?

I have: 1 Macbook Pro for office use 1 Macbook Air for personal travel use 1 Mac Mini to run my home theater system 1 iMac that my wife and kids use 1 iPad v1 for the kids to play with 1 iPad v2 for ...
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Is your copy of music from the iTunes store the same as mine?

I was wondering how the DRM/Purchased/Protected thing works with the songs downloaded from the iTunes store. If two people by a DRMed song from iTunes, are the raw bytes they download the same? Or ...
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How can I use a second computer to manage apps on my iPhone?

I have an iPhone and two Macs -- an old Mac I've been using to manage what's on the phone, and a new one that I've never connected to the phone. Now I'd like to use the new Mac to buy a couple apps ...
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Stop my old iPhone from backing up

tl;dr How can I tell iTunes to not back up my old iPhone 3GS when I plug it into iTunes I have an iPhone 4S, and an old 3GS I'm using as an iPod touch. I asked the salesperson at the apple store ...
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Cannot update iPad 1 to iOS 4.3 or higher

long time observer of answers first time asker of questions... I don't post this here lightly and don't imagine that I haven't tried standard apple forums before coming here baffled. I've been sent ...
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How can I regularly move movies in iTunes to an external drive?

I have been adding a lot of movies to iTunes lately. Problem is, the size grows very quickly. I appreciate having the metadata in one place, but I would want to move the actual files to an external ...
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Gifting in iTunes to people in other countries

Christmas is coming up, and I'm currently living in a country (UK) that's a completely different iTunes store from my family (US). So I'm wondering if I can gift things in the iTunes store if I'm in ...
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Compressing iTunes Library

Like most of you I have a very large iTunes Library with a lot of video content; I was wondering if it is possible to save the video content in compressed form(since space is always an issue) but ...
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Possible to do iTunes Home Sharing over ad-hoc network?

I plan on purchasing 3 iPod Touches and I have an iPhone 4s and an iPad 1. Can these devices all participate in Home Sharing from iTunes (on Windows) in an ad-hoc wifi network? I have a test here ...
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Is there an application for boosting the bass levels of all system audio?

Is there any application to boost the bass levels in all audio output? I started searching for it because I have a HTC Wildfire phone and loaded Cyanogenmod onto it. In that I have got an application ...
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Updating iPod Touch from iOS 3 to 4 - have lost all apps and music

A kid down the road asked me to update his iPod Touch from IOS v3.1.3 to v4.2.1. I was doing this on my Windows 7 with itunes. This was a fresh install of itunes. I connected the device and the first ...
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iTunes Sync only new music/videos

I am quite confused about the iTunes sync process. What I expect to happen is that whenever I add any new songs to iTunes, it should only sync those songs. I do not want to wait for the entire music ...
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What does it mean to sync apps to iPhone

What does it mean to sync apps to iPhone? I don't understand exactly what this does, or why I'd want to turn it on. What are the advantages/disadvantages of enabling "Sync Apps" in iTunes to my ...
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Is there still iTunes plus upgrade for DRM'ed music?

Thanks to the tip here, I was able to make a smart playlist containing all the DRM encumbered music in my iTunes library. I remember in the past there was an offer from iTunes Plus that lets you pay ...
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Sync Services error on Windows 7 when iPhone 4S is plugged in

I am currently running iTunes 10.5.1 on a Windows 7 Home PC and when I plug my iPhone 4S into my computer via the USB cable it freezes. iTunes in Task Manager shows up as not responding and after a ...
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Can iTunes Match grab “invisible” (placeholder) songs?

I have a drive which has a folder full of MP3s on it. At one point, I added all of these MP3s to my iTunes Library; sometime after that, my folder turned into a Unix executable file. My question is ...
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How can I add movies to my iPad from both my home and work computers?

I'd would like to add some ripped DVDs to my iPad from both my work and home computers. Is this possible? Ideally I'd like to watch them using the Videos app that comes with the iPad but I'd be fine ...
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How can I keep songs unchecked?

I share an iTunes library on another computer in my house. If I uncheck songs so they don't play when I shuffle, the next time I share that library the songs are checked again. No one else re-checked ...
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Updating iTunes Match metadata/tags?

I recently turned Match on in iTunes, and it did its thing and matched/uploaded songs. I then turned it on in my iPhone and to my horror, the tags that I thought I had meticulously organized weren't ...
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Why does iTunes Match match only some songs from the same album?

Throughout my library I'm seeing cases where some songs from a given album that I've imported from CD are matched by iTunes Match, while others — on the same album — are not recognized and are instead ...
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Is there any way to get a generic (country-unrelated) iTunes link?

When copying links to stuff in iTunes or Mac App Store, I always get a countrycode-specific link. Is there any way to get a generic one? If not, will those links resolve to national-specific iTunes ...
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Is there a way of listening to your podcasts at a faster speed in itunes 10.5

I have a backlog of all my favourite podcasts and i was wondering if I could speed up the rate at which they play to say 1.5 or 2.0 of the normal speed
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What is the safest way to move the iTunes Library from one hard drive to another?

This may happen later with my iMac, but right now it is happening for my iTunes on PC. The PC had 60GB of partition to install Windows 7, and right now it is down to about 2GB of free space. All ...
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How do I enable iTunes Match?

I've upgraded to iTunes 10.5.1, which the release notes claim includes the widely publicized iTunes Match feature, but I can't find any way to purchase and enable it. How do I enable iTunes Match?
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iTunes 10.5.1 Missing Multiple Album Art Arrow

So prior to iTunes 10.5.1 the album art viewer in the bottom left of iTunes always displayed arrows on either side of the bar to flip between multiple covers for that particular album. However this ...
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Is “Delete Duplicate” offered by iTunes Match different from simple deletion?

After enabling iTunes Match, songs that are recognized as duplicates are marked with an icon: Clicking on this icon brings up a dialog offering to delete the duplicate: Does "Delete Duplicate" ...
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Removing songs from iCloud

I would like to explicitly remove songs that I uploaded using iTunes Match, from the cloud. How is this done? And if I do remove the song, will it be automatically removed from all my devices?
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How do I stop the phone from erasing it's contents when I want to “manually manage” it?

Hi all I was wondering why is it that when I want to manually manage my iphone data, the phone agrees to let me do that only after erasing all the contents already on the iphone? How do I stop the ...