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

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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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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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iTunes shows 'ghost' songs on my iPhone that are not there, how do I fix this?

When I go the Music app on my iPhone it shows the 'No Content' screen (see screenshot below). This is because I purposely deleted all music from the device (through Settings > General > Usage > Music >...
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import movies already on computer into iTunes

I have a bunch of movies/TV programmes on my computer that I want to transfer to an iPad. As far as I know, the only way to do this is to first add them to iTunes (on a computer), then synch iTunes ...
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iOS Updating: OTA vs iTunes

Is there a difference between updating iOS via OTA or iTunes? I have done some pretty good mucking around with my iPhone 4S's filesystem (e.g. deleting my Music folder). I have an inkling that the ...
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How to put PDF files on an iPad?

I want to read PDF files in iBooks on an iPad. What is the current method to put PDF files on an iPad ? Is there a method that allows me to drag files somewhere so that the files will subsequently be ...
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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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VLC won't become default for MP3 or MP4

I have tried a number of times to make VLC Media player the default for MP3 and MP4. I open a file and tick the "Always open with" checkbox, but they still open with iTunes and QuickTime by default ...
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I dismissed “For You” in iTunes 12.2 for Mac, How do I get it back?

Context OS X 10.10.4 (14E46) iTunes 12.2.0.145 Question I just installed iTunes 12.2 for OS X, the first version of iTunes with new Apple Music features. After installing (which went perfectly ...
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How do I put music not eligible for iCloud on my iPhone without turning off iTunes Match?

In short, I have an audio file that is too large for iTunes Match (This item is not eligible for iCloud), but I'd still like to listen to it on my phone. In days past I was still able to drag the ...
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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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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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iBooks series metadata

In iBooks on 10.10, books can have series metadata as shown in the image. What metadata do I need to add to an external epub (i.e. not from ibook store) so that it can be displayed as a series?
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How to replace an MP3 or M4A in iTunes with a higher quality file, without having to re-do playlists containing the track?

I have in my iTunes library some songs that, years ago, I ripped from CDs at bit rates of only 128kbps. Storage is cheap now and I'd like to replace those songs with higher-quality versions (e.g. ...
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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 get an iPhone to play songs in order

I'm trying to listen to an album on my iPhone. The play plays the songs randomly. I would like to hear the album in sequence. I also have playlists that I'd like to listen to in sequence. When I ...
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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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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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I forgot my local backup password to unlock the iPhone backup file

I just received my new iPhone from Apple after I had my old one changed due to it being a rather bad specimen. Now I'm occurring a rather irritating problem, as I connected my iPhone with my iTunes to ...
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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?
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Why iOS settings and iTunes report the storage usage differently?

My iTunes shows me that there is about 7 GB of free space, while iOS settings shows me that there is only about 80 MB of available space. How do free space and available space differ? Additional ...
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iTunes Match error 4010 when adding songs to iCloud

I have been using iTunes Match for 6 months or so and have been reasonably happy with the service. However over the past 2-3 days I get an error when I try to add new songs to iCloud: We could not ...
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Read epub book purchased from iTunes on Windows

I have purchased a book through iTunes, it is formatted as an epub. Is there anyway I can read it in a Windows PC?
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Is it possible to upgrade a second generation iPod Touch to iOS 4.3?

Suddenly a lot of my apps are not working on my iPod Touch 2nd gen. Many of these are telling me that I need iOS 4.3 for them to work. I've tried updating software in iTunes - but it says my ...
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iTunes sync does not delete songs

My wife's iPhone 4 has some albums synced on her iPhone that are not selected to be synced in iTunes. She has "Selected playlists, artists, albums and genres" selected. She is using a wired sync and ...
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How Do You Change The Default Genre Artwork in iTunes?

If you look at the album art for "Alternative Rock" and "Electronica," iTunes automatically puts up default album artwork and for specific cases, like "Acoustic Rock," it uses the album art of the ...
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Can't restore iPhone 6S to latest iPhone 5 backup

My iPhone 6S came today. I dutifully backed up my iPhone 5 to iTunes, as you can see here in the list of backups: ("Mattress" is the name of my iPhone.) Great. So I set up my iPhone 6S as a new ...
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Attempting to update app asks for a different iTunes account password

I am trying to update WhatsApp. It is asking me for an iTunes password of a different email address and I can't change it. I rebooted my phone, signed in and out of iTunes and it is not changing it. ...
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iTunes 11.1 won't let user delete podcast titles?

I got as far as this question where my issue came up only as a comment. I've heard and deleted the 9/6 and 9/13 episodes, but they appear in the list. A right-click (sorry yes I'm on a Mac but ...
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iTunes 11: Default Podcast settings

I would like to change the default settings for all podcasts. I know you can edit each one of them individually, but I would like to change the default for all to "Download All" and keep "All ...
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Will jailbreaking my iPhone 4s allow me to copy songs manually in iTunes (or other software)?

I want to be able to manage my music manually on my iPhone, but it's currently synced with a no longer available computer and won't let me re-sync with another computer without completely erasing my ...
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How do I get songs previously purchased on my old iPhone onto my new iPhone?

I just got a new iPhone as my old one was broken. My old one was a iPhone 4 and this new is a 4S. Now I purchased songs from on my old phone and when I look at these songs on the iTunes music store it ...
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How to specify that cover art for a video in iTunes should be a frame from a specific time in the video?

When I add a movie or other video to iTunes, it appears that iTunes selects a video frame from somewhere near the beginning of the video file as the default cover art — and most of the time this ...
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How can I reduce the time it takes to sync my ipod touch

I have a 64 GB ipod touch with about: 20 GB of music on my external hard drive 20 GB of photos on my external hard drive About 50 apps It now seems to take over 40 minutes for my ipod-touch to do ...
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Delete a purchased file from ITunes Download Queue without downloading file

This is related to an earlier question, but the advice there doesn't work for me. My disk space is full. Whenever I open iTunes, it tries to download some purchases that I don't want anymore (old Lost ...
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iTunes not playing all songs in a playlist

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I can't seem to search for the right terms. I have a playlist in iTunes that has over 200 songs in it, yet when on Shuffle, iTunes plays the same 15-20 songs ...
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What is the difference between sync-ing my iPhone and backing-up my iPhone?

What do they mean? If I sync my iPhone will anything change on it? Does my iPhone have to have the same data as my iTunes account? (Because it doesn't - by design.) If I get a new iPhone when the ...
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organising apps by multiple levels of folders possible?

I like the idea of putting our apps in "folders" , but is there anyway we can furthur put those "folders" into "folders" ?
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Lost everything after iPhone sync--How can I get it back?

I plugged my iPhone into my computer last night and opened up iTunes. It said I needed to sync and download the latest version. I clicked ok. After all was done my iPhone has been set back to ...
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Can I update an existing Apple ID with a newly created MobileMe email address?

I've had an Apple ID for a while now and have many iTunes purchases associated with the account. Yesterday, I created a MobileMe account. I tried updating the existing Apple ID account e-mail with my ...
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How to manage Apps without wiping out your iPhone App data?

I want one to do one simple task: Manage my iPhone 4 apps using the iTunes interface on my laptop. I've done it before, but now there's a problem. When I go to the Apps section on iTunes, the apps ...
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How to listen to the same song at the same time on 2 different iPhones?

My girlfriend stay far way from me, but we have a habit that is listening to music together in the morning. But now we have to do that by playing loud by a Computer so that the quality is so low. I ...
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Can iOS apps be safely deleted from iTunes?

On my PC, the iOS apps synchronized by iTunes take up a pretty substantial percentage of my total disk space. Since most, if not all of them, can be recovered from the App Store, is it safe to delete ...
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How do I stop purchased music appearing on my iPhone with iOS7?

My Mac has everyone in the families music on it. We have a playlist each that we sync to our various devices. Since iOS7, all the music I've ever purchased from iTunes is now on my phone, not just ...
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How do I configure a Smart Playlist to show songs not in other Playlists?

I have a ton of songs that I classify in named playlists, and would like to have an easier way of knowing if a song has been previously classified or not. The thought occurred to me to make a Smart ...