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

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What does setting Media Kind to Audiobook do?

If I change the Media Kind option on a track to Audiobook, what does effects does that have on my iTunes library? How does it change the presentation and functionality of the track?
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How do I transfer music ratings from one computer to another

I have two iTunes libraries, a complete one on my home computer and a partial one on my work computer. All of the songs on my work computer have ratings. How can I transfer the ratings from the work ...
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iTunes reports “There is no updates available” for applications but there are updates available

Recently I moved from Russia to New Zealand. And now I'm experiencing an issue - all the applications I purchased in Russia cannot update here in NZ. I see there is a number in front of Apps in iTunes ...
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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 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 it possible to add funds to a US iTunes store account with Paypal?

I'm Korean and don't have a US address or credit card, but I want to buy content from the US iTunes store. I have a PayPal account connected to a Korean bank. Is it possible to add funds to a US ...
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Deleting photos from an iPhone

Is there a tweak that lets me delete any photos from my iPhone - including the ones uploaded with iTunes?
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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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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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Can apps purchased from one Apple ID be shared between multiple iTunes libraries?

We have a number of iDevices in the family, and each user has their own Apple ID. Also, each person has their own computer to sync apps and other content. If I purchase an app for my iPod, Can I ...
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Can I install an App that is not available in my country's iTunes appstore?

I want to download and install an app on my iPhone, that is available in the US iTunes App Store - but not in my country's iTunes App Store. Is that possible without creating a US iTunes account or ...
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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 tell iTunes to always download free updates

I would like iTunes to always download free updates for any applications that I have on my iPhone. Is that possible?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I get non-iBooks Store ePub files into my iCloud iBooks library?

I buy quite a few ePub e-books from sources other than the iBooks Store. I used to use iTunes to sync these to my iPad and iPhone. However, I’m trying to set up my iPad and iPhone to purely sync ...
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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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What is the quality of the music sold in the iTunes store?

What is the quality of the music sold in the iTunes store? Is this quality comparable to that of a lossless file or CD?
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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 can I disable showing iTunes music purchases in iOS 9?

I just updated my iPhone 5S to iOS 9. Things work well, but one setting I remember seeing in iOS 8.4 and earlier was the ability to enable/disable showing music purchases in iTunes seems to be gone. ...
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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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How can we unlock an iPhone backup file if we don't know the password?

I've got a rather peculiar problem. My wife's iPhone got stolen and we bought a new one from the insurance money. When trying to restore the backup file to her new phone, iTunes asks for the password: ...
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What happened to the star ratings in the Music app in iOS 9.3?

So I just updated to iOS 9.3 and everything seems fine overall. But when I launch the Music app, I used to be able tap on the name of a track while it was playing to view/edit the star rating. But now ...
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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. ...