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

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iOS 7 Syncing Headaches (iTunes 11)

NEW NOTE: None of my fixes have seemed to work in real world, day-to-day use. So I now just check of “Manually manage music & videos.” Apple really need to fix this. NOTE: The description in ...
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How do I get rid of my encrypted iPhone backups to start from scratch?

Is there a way I can delete all my encrypted iPhone backups for which I forgot the password, so that I can start backing up from fresh? At the moment I'm stuck in this loop (below) which I can't ...
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How can I keep Voice Memos out of Music in iTunes?

I like the fact that sync downloads voice memos to my Macbook Pro. But I do not like the fact iTunes includes my voice memos in my general music library. It's a bit goofy to be listening to my music ...
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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 The iPod Touch is obsolete enough that most new apps won't run on iOS 3.1.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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Create audiobook from mp3 files?

How do I transfer a folder containing mp3 files to my iPod/iTunes to be recognized as an audiobook?
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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.
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Rent foreign language films in iTunes

It’s now pretty well-established that you cannot change the language of the iTunes store unless you also change your billing address. Fair enough. But the language setting also dominates the ...
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Always Asked to Configure Firewall for iTunes

Whenever I open iTunes, I get the standard OS X dialog, Do you want the application "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? Every time I click allow, but I am asked the same thing without ...
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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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Is there any way to specify “not” in iTunes search?

Whenever I want to listen to songs from a particular band in iTunes, I'll just type the name in the search box, select shuffle, and start playing. For most bands this works very well, but I've run ...
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Songs missing on iOS 8 after sync

So, a radical edit, since I'm still having issues, and it's NOT the upgrade process, it's just the sync process. Anyways, when I sync my phone to iTunes, a lot of my song files disappear from my ...
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After I delete an app on my iPhone, iTunes copies it over on next sync

On my iPhone, I go to the App Store. I download some app. It's crap, so I delete it, by clicking the 'x' when the icons start wobbling. Some time later, I turn on my mac, and iTunes starts syncing ...
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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 prevent my iPod from downloading album art?

I have a first-gen iPod Nano 4GB. I live having album art in my iTunes library on my nice, big, fat, PC hard drive. However, I don't really need it on my iPod. I'd like to maximize the amount of music ...
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How to copy MP3 from PC to iPhone 4s without iTunes

How can I sync my MP3 collection on my Windows 7 PC with my iPhone 4S without having to use iTunes?
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Can't restore music to iPhone from iTunes

I have a family member that did something a bit carelessly (but with good intentions) and I'm trying to help fix it. They upgraded their iPhone 4 to iOS 5, but they did it from a different ...
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Is there a way to configure apps to download automatically similar to podcasts in iTunes?

I'd like for apps to download 'free updates' whenever they are available so when I sync my phone they will already be there, similar to podcasts. Is there a way to configure iTunes to do this ...
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How can I drag and drop transfer a playlist of songs using home sharing?

It's easy to browse a list of songs using home sharing and import all the songs that are "not in my library". Once that is done, is there an easy way to get the same playlist on the new library? ...
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Is there a simple way to compare apps in my iTunes library with those actually installed on my iPhone?

Thanks to the appshopper.com RSS feeds, I've downloaded a lot of free apps: some good, many forgettable. Is there a simple way to see a list of uninstalled iPhone apps so I can re-evaluate and delete ...
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Sorting by multiple criteria in iTunes

So I have a playlist with a bunch of albums in it that I would like to sort by album name. This is mostly fine, except where you have two albums from different artists that have the same album name, ...
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Seamless listening from iPhone to iMac?

Is there any way to synchronise music playback position between iOS and OS X, so that I can go from listening to a song on my iPhone, then continue listening to it at the same place on my computer ...
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What is Safari Safe Browsing Data and why does it need to copy every time I sync my iDevice?

Whenever syncing iDevices to iTunes, I always see "Safari Safe Browsing Data" being copied. This naturally sounds alarming. Is Apple tracking my browsing history‽ What exactly is it, and why does it ...
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How do I remove a Wi-Fi sync with a laptop that I no longer have in my possession?

I have a first generation iPad with many documents in iBooks. This iPad is still synchronized with a laptop that is no longer in my possession. This means I can't sync to my new laptop over Wi-Fi. How ...
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Can I use my MacBook Air to sync with two different iTunes accounts?

I recently bought a MacBook Air with OS X Lion. I have an iPad (iOS 5) and my wife has a iPhone 4S. We each have our own iTunes accounts and that's the start of the problem! I successfully opened ...
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Viewing the Account Name of multiple Apps in iTunes

We have several people using the same computer and the same user account. However, each person has a different iTunes account. With respect to the Apps section, is there anyway to view the ownership ...
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How to move an iPod or iOS device from one computer to another without losing anything?

I have a new (Windows) PC and I am fed up with booting up my old computer just to sync my iPad and iPod, so I have just decided to install iTunes and sync with my new one. Music, Pictures and ...
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Sharing music in the iTunes library with multiple accounts and iOS devices

My wife and I both have iOS devices (some iPods, an iPhone, soon an iPad), which means that both our iTunes libraries have not only music, but also apps, podcasts, iTunes U stuff, etc. How could we ...
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Why does iTunes create multiple exact copies of my music files and hide them from view in Finder?

Quite a while ago I downloaded an Indie/Rock Playlist and added it to iTunes, and it was all good. There weren't any doubles of songs or anything, in iTunes. But just now I've noticed that in the ...
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How can I tell what “Audio” and “Other” contains in iTunes's iOS device capacity meter?

In iTunes, when selecting an iOS device from the left pane, the user is presented with a bar graph along the bottom of the primary pane showing the used space and available space of the given device. ...
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How can I remove the explicit label from a song?

I bought a song from iTunes that is marked as explicit. However, the song is not actually explicit. When I try to edit the song's info in iTunes Music Library.xml, it simply reverts to the original ...
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How can I re-download all the apps I bought on another store account?

I have moved to another country, which comes along with the joy of moving apple store accounts. This would be easier, however, if there were a trivial automated way to re-download all of my free apps ...
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In iTunes Store, how can you view the full name?

When I'm looking in the store (iTunes U, specifically), many of the titles are cut off, ending in "..." I thought the standard "hold the cursor over the text" would show a little window with the ...
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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 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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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 incorrently splitting the songs in an album. Metadata problem?

I have these albums and songs in my iTunes Library. They should appear grouped, but for some reason, iTunes splits them up and shows them as separate albums with the same name and details: I check ...
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How do I recover purchased music on my iPhone 4?

I replaced my iPhone 4 today and used iTunes to restore all of my settings, contacts, calendars and apps. Everything but my music was restored- including my purchased items. I have tried the iTunes ...
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Why is Home Sharing not working with iPhone?

I have a Mac Mini with iTunes 10.2.1 installed, I enabled home sharing in the preferences and the Advanced menu. I also have an iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3, which I enabled home sharing on using the same ...
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How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?

I can hit the up and down arrows to navigate a playlist in iTunes 10.5 but hitting F2 doesn't allow me to rename a song. I have to grab the mouse and do a finicky click, wait, click to highlight the ...
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How can I activate my iPod if my PC is running Linux?

I just bought an iPod, and when I turn it shows an image with the USB cable and iTunes. It wants me to plug it to a computer with iTunes? But I use Linux, what do I do?
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Subtitles in videos don't appear on iPad?

I've searched around for an answer to this, but I can't seem to find it. Perhaps someone here can help? I've created several M4V files through Handbrake from a DVD I own, and added them to iTunes. ...
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How can I track detailed analytics for my iTunes Library?

Is there a way to view an "iTunes Analytics Dashboard" or some type of plugin that would have similar capabilities? There's all this really good data locked up in iTunes, from Play Counts to Ratings ...
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How do I add lyrics to a song in iTunes?

How do I add lyrics to a song in iTunes so that it shows the lyrics on the iPod/iPad?
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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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I don't want to lose my data on my iPhone, can someone help?

I got an iPhone 4S not too long ago, maybe a month or so. I already have it set up and I bought all of my music on iTunes. I am getting a MacBook Pro soon, and I want to load the music I have on my ...
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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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How does one a base a podcast playlist off of release date?

I'd like to be able to make a playlist that is all recently released podcasts. Unfortunately release date is not a field available for selection in a smart playlist in iTunes. Similar-ish dates like ...
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How do I wirelessly connect my iPad with iTunes?

I want to connect my iPad wirelessly with iTunes. Can it be done? If it can be done, please explain on how it can be done.
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What is iTunesHelper?

In my account settings under Login there is an app called iTunesHelper. What does this app do? Can I remove it from the login apps without affecting iTunes, or will it be put back?