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

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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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iTunes 11 doesn't remember to show cloud purchases

On this particular computer, I use iTunes 11 only with my cloud purchases – I don't have any music stored locally. Very often (but not always), when I launch iTunes, it comes up with an empty library ...
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How can I automatically download lyrics in iTunes?

Is there a way to automatically download lyrics in iTunes?
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How can I know which GUID represents which app in my iTunes backup of my iPhone?

I backed up my data from my iPhone to my PC. This backup is not encrypted. When I open up the backup folder, I see a bunch of files named with long GUIDs. Each app that saves data (e.g. to a SQLite ...
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iPhone available space: significant difference between iTunes and iPhone

I am trying to update my wife's iPhone from iOS 7 (.x.x) to 8 (the latest). I was trying through iTunes because the iPhone says only around 300MB is available. iTunes shows around 7GB as available ...
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Is a classical music friendly “Composer List” view possible in iTunes 11?

The iTunes 11 redesign has pretty much ruined usability for those of us whose library consists primarily of classical music. Both iTunes 10 and 11 allow two values for Composers in addition to the ...
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iPhone Apps in Waiting mode for the last 4 days

I tried to download the "Dictionary Free" app from the App Store four days ago, but it's been stuck in "Waiting" ever since. I've tried everything: rebooting the phone, restoring from an iTunes ...
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How to sync my iTunes library to my iPhone while still using iCloud Music Library for Apple Music?

Is it possible for me to keep iCloud Music Library turned on so I can actually use Apple Music (save tracks and playlists to the My Music playlist) while also maintaining the ability to sync any music ...
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Music disappears from iPod Classic after disconnecting from computer

I've got a somewhat puzzling problem here (or at least, I find it puzzling). I'm going to go into great detail in the hope that it helps someone to point me in the right direction, and also in the ...
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How does an app get to be featured in the App Store? [closed]

I have created an iOS Lifestyle app. In the App Store, under the Top Featured tab in the New column I was amazed to see my app listed there. Is it organized by sales or Apple featured?
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Why does iTunes continually reset the play count of select songs to zero?

Many of the recent additions to my iTunes library, including songs that I have bought in the iTunes store and Amazon, keep having their play counts reset to zero. All are songs that I know I have ...
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Where does iTunes store my iPhone and iPad backups?

Where does iTunes store data for iPhone and iPad backups? I know that—on a Mac—the following folder is ostensibly the only location. ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup I actually ...
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How do I get my iphone to show up in iTunes 11 consistently?

I upgraded to iTunes 11 today and my iPhone rarely shows up in iTunes. It almost never does through wifi (even though wifi syncing is on) and if I connect it with a USB cord, I have to restart the ...
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iTunes Home Sharing never updates Play Counts or Ratings from iPhone

Ever since iTunes introduced Home Sharing, the Preferences dialog has had a checkbox titled "Home Sharing computers and devices update play counts". But this option has never had any effect ...
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Purchased music keeps appearing (iPhone 5, iOS 7.1)

I have downloaded music directly from iTunes onto my iPhone from the app. The problem is some of the songs I don't want on my iPhone and I just do not have the space for it, and I would like to add ...
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Free app which shows song name in menu bar

There are a lot of apps that show which song iTunes playins in different fancy pop-ups (using Growl i guess) but I need only a song name in menu bar and nothing else. There are NowPlaying and emcee ...
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Which is faster for syncing iPhone 4 with iTunes — USB or WIFI?

Is USB or WIFI faster when syncing an iPhone 4 with iOS 5 to iTunes? This SuperUser answer suggests that Wireless N might be faster than USB 2: ...
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Skype way too quiet. How to get louder Skype audio output on my MacBook Pro?

My girlfriend and I are getting really irritated with how quiet Skype is on my new MacBook Pro. Even with the volume turned up to the max, I can still barely hear her even with my air conditioning ...
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iTunes library sync between two computers

I have two computers (iMac and a Macbook Air). Whenever I try to sync my iPhone to the Air it will remove all my data. Is there any possibility to have a common sync mechanism in between my two ...
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I just bought the wrong album on iTunes. How do I give it back?

I just bought the wrong album on iTunes. How do I give it back?
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How can I get my iTunes rented movie onto another computer?

My father has rented a move on iTunes, but on his old computer (which can't cope and crashes when he tries to play it). He's now on a newer computer, and logged into iTunes with the same account, but ...
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What is the optimal setting for importing CDs?

When you use iTunes to import a CD you have several options -- "AAC Encoder," "AIFF Encoder," etc. I'd like to have the best possible sound quality and avoid any sort of lossy compression. Which ...
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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 "favorites" playlist, just like the Starred Songs works on Spotify. Initially I created a Smart Playlist ...
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Is surround sound easy on a mac?

My iMac, Macbook Pro, and Mac Mini all have only one stereo audio output each - none of them have digital audio output either (though perhaps other models do?). Does OS X support surround sound? Are ...
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How can I extract Album Art from a track?

I'd like to use iTunes to extract Album Art into standard image formats (such as .png or .jpg), so that I can back them up in a location external to the iTunes library. How can I do this in iTunes?
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On iTunes for Mac, download all music from iTunes Match

Is there any way to download all of my iTunes Match music in one go on iTunes OS X? I've tried selecting all then clicking the little iCloud Button. I've also tried generating an Automator 'Watch me ...
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How to prevent iTunes 12.2 from automatically uploading sound tracks to iCloud Music Library?

I've notice after I updated my iTunes to 12.2 on my OSX 10.10.4 computers, a very large upload bandwidth has been taken place. This is a result of Apple's new iCloud Music Library feature. I don't ...
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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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What software can play FLAC files and has basic playlist support?

What are options to play FLAC files and have playlists on OSX? I've not seen a way to make iTunes play them natively, songbird looks terrible with retina display and same goes for clementine. I just ...
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How can I show the Cover Art window in iTunes 11?

I like to see the album art for each song as it comes on; in iTunes 10, I would have iTunes DJ playing, hidden under my other apps, whilst the current song's cover displayed in a floating window on my ...
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How does iOS app DRM work, exactly?

When I purchase an app in iTunes on my Windows computer, I get an *.ipa file that is a self-contained iOS application package. I can browse the contents of these IPA files with 7-Zip and even extract ...
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“Ineligible” iCloud Songs on iOS devices

I have some mp3's ripped from a language CD, "Lesson 1", "Lesson 2" and so forth. Some of them are uploaded to iCloud with iTunes Match, for some it says "Ineligible". I don't really need them in the ...
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Why aren't some of my songs transferring to my new iPhone?

I purchased a new iPhone a couple days ago. During the setup process, I restored from a backup of my old iPhone, from about two weeks ago (the old iPhone was stolen, so the backup was a bit old). When ...
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If Yosemite is free, why do I have to verify billing info?

I am unable to upgrade to Yosemite because when I press the "Free" button it takes me to a page where I must verify my billing info., then when I press done, it gives me "your payment method was ...
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stop iTunes from auto-playing after import

I drag a movie onto the iTunes icon. iTunes imports the movie, and then begins playing it for me automatically. How do I stop it from playing the movie automatically?
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iTunes on iMac won't start up after upgrade (error -10699)

Yesterday I updated iTunes in my iMac running OS X 10.10.3. According to the information in App Store, the new iTunes version is 12.1.2. Since then iTunes won't start up. If I click on it, there is ...
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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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Create a Smart Playlist for iCloud Songs that have been downloaded Locally

Is there a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that will contain the songs in my library that have been downloaded locally? I have to reduce the bandwidth used at my job but I can download files ...
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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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How can an old Apple ID be merged into the newer ID?

When I first creed an Apple account, years ago, I used a password which I've been using ever since. Later I joined Me.com and I was assigned an email address that also became another Apple ID for me. ...
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How do I stop iTunes from automatically backing up the iPad?

I'm trying to move some pictures from my laptop to my iPad, but every time the first thing iTunes starts doing is making a backup of the iPad. But since I already keep a backup at my desktop, I want ...
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Can I set up an Apple TV to receive content from a Synology NAS?

I have a Synology DS210j NAS. My music and movies are served from the NAS by its built-in iTunes server. The content is then available on my MacBook in iTunes / Sharing Library. I am looking for a ...
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iTunes - Remove?

I am using mavericks. Often, iTunes starts up on my for no apparent reason. I never use iTunes and would like to remove it (for this reason). I have followed a few different tutorials for removing ...
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How can I get my entire iTunes Match-based music library to appear on my iPhone?

I have about 12,500 tracks uploaded to iTunes Match. From my desktop and laptop, everything works great. I can see the cloud-based tracks and play them. I can download them to my machines. When I ...
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How can I get “Automatically fill free space with songs” to reserve more space than a half gig

On my iPhone 3GS (32GB) I want to keep more than .48GB free space when I tell iTunes to "Automatically fill free space with songs" for doing things like taking pictures/recording videos. I don't want ...
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Fast or automatic way to organize iphone/ipod apps

Is there a tool or application that can help me quickly organize my iphone applications? The standard way of dragging and dropping 1 application at a time in folder is too frustrating for me. I gave ...
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Should I use the same Apple ID for iCloud and iTunes?

Should I use the same Apple ID for iCloud and the iTunes store? My immediate assumption was "sure, of course, keep it simple", but today I read the following recommendation: One potential problem ...
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How to move iTunes’ Mobile Applications folder to an external hard drive

I wanted to have more free space on my MacBook Air’s internal hard drive, so I moved drives iTunes media folders (i.e. Books, Mobile Applications, Movies, Podcasts and TV Shows) to my external hard ...
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How can I keep different app versions on two devices synced with iTunes

I have an 1st gen iPod Touch and an iPad 2. The iPod Touch is obsolete enough that most new apps won't run on iOS 3.1. Also, there is a growing number of apps that I own and use daily that have ...
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Can I gift a song from the iPhone iTunes app?

Just as the title says: can I gift a song from within the iTunes iPhone app? I searched but couldn't find any option to.