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

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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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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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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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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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How do I prevent iOS devices from being backed up in iTunes when plugging into a friend’s computer?

Say you plug your iPhone or iPad into a friend’s computer. If iTunes is installed on this computer (which it will be on every Mac, for instance) it will automatically open and take a full backup ...
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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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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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Sync books from iBooks on Mac with iBooks on iPhone

This task should be very easy to solve, but still, I can't do it. I have downloaded a epub book, dragged it to iBooks app on Mac. Then I go to iTunes, click on iPhone and go to Books tab. I can see ...
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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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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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How do I prevent iTunes from syncing down Voice Memos from my iPhone?

I've got an iPhone 4 (running iOS 4.3.5) and iTunes (v10.4.1) on a Mac running OS X (10.6.8). When connected to iTunes, I've got the Music -> Sync Music -> Include voice memos option unchecked, but ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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iTunes 10.7: Does listening to songs change their mp3-files?

I use iTunes to listen to music and I use Wuala to backup my mp3-files. Before recent versions of iTunes, I never had any problem with that. But with more recent versions (I don't know when it ...
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How can I look inside iOS apps' folders from within iTunes?

When looking at an app's documents with iTunes (in the Apps tab of the iDevice), it is possible to view folders of the documents created by the apps. How can I look inside them? Double-clicking does ...
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iTunes 10.5.3.3 - songs ending early

For no clear reason, since a recent OS wipe & reinstallation of iTunes, songs in my music collection are ending early. This is not merely a case where the song's metadata makes it appear to be 30 ...
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Can I add a custom ringtone to my iPhone without syncing to iTunes?

We (bafflingly) have two great guides to adding custom ringtones to an iPhone via iTunes. Is there a way to do it without syncing with iTunes?
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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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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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install .ipa via iTunes on friends Mac

I don't want to erase all my existing apps. I just want to install the .ipa file and KEEP all my existing apps. However iTunes says Are you sure you want to sync apps? All existing apps and ...
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What's the best way to deal with wmv files on iPad

I have bunch of training videos, mostly in .wmv format on my computer. Well, I tried to find a player in appstore to watch those videos right away, without converting them - I couldn't find any good ...
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Why is iTunes duplicating my Voice Memos?

I utilize the Voice Memos feature on my iPhone and have noticed a recurring problem of iTunes duplicating my recordings. Note that the recordings appear duplicated only in iTunes and not on my ...
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What does “iTunes err = -3259” mean?

I am downloading some iTunes U content in iTunes and am getting stopped (err = -3259) on a number of the downloads. I was hoping to find a list of err codes, but no luck. Found a lot of forum ...
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How to make iTunes video window float on top?

In iTunes you can play videos in a seperate window. Is it possible to make that window stay on top? Preferably without any 3rd party apps?
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Is there a way to prevent downloads of purchased items to iTunes?

Is there a way to indicate that I do not want a given item to ever be downloaded to iTunes, but prefer to have it remain in the cloud? For example, if I purchase a TV show or movie, iTunes assumes I ...
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iTunes/Mp3-Player and actual multi-tagging of MP3s

I search for a software to allow multi-tagging. Meaning, i want to add more than one genre to a song/album to be able to easily access specific songs i.e. ("female singer, jazz" or "duet, jazz") which ...
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Can I set custom album artwork that isn't included in one of the songs?

I have a couple of albums in iTunes that are "Various Artists" compilations, and the kicker is that each song has it's own artwork. Is it possible to add album artwork only to the "album", and not to ...
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Can I install apps on iPhone/iPad from iTunes without syncing?

Simple question: Can I install an application that was downloaded to my iTunes into my iPad/iPhone without syncing it with the computer? I am abroad and without access to wi-fi, only network cable, ...
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Can I make a locked iTunes 'house account' for a library?

I manage the computers at a public library. We just got a donation of two iPad 2's. I'd like to be able to lend the library patrons the iPad with the iTunes account setup (without a credit ...
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What is the best way to listen to music in my shower/bathroom from iTunes?

I have all of my music catalogged in iTunes, and have no intentions of changing the software I use to listen to it. Therefore, I came here to gain some advice on the easiest/cheapest way to listen to ...
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Is it possible to queue songs on the iPhone?

I would like to queue up songs on my iPhone like I can on my desktop music player. Is this possible with iTunes, or is there an alternative music app that will let me do this?
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Adding MP3s to iTunes 10 Doesn't Work For Some Files

I have recently upgraded to iTunes 10. I had some MP3 files which I would like to add to the library. In the past I have dragged the folder into the iTunes "Library" section which has added all the ...
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What does the error “iTunes could not restore the iPod 'NAME' because the backup could not be saved on the computer.” mean?

My iPod was acting up (the clock was going out of sync, it often became unresponsive to touch) so before contacting Apple I decided to try a Backup & Restore. I plugged in my iPod and pressed ...
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How do I keep Last.fm from scrobbling podcasts?

I would like to use last.fm to just keep track of what music I listen to, but I listen to a lot of podcasts as well, using both iTunes and my iPhone. Is there any way to prevent the Last.fm ...
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Transferring purchases to different store

I made some purchases on the Egyptian store, now i'm on the US store and the items that i purchased is no longer available unless i switched back to the Egyptian store. Is there a way that I can use ...
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Transferring purchases from iPhone to iTunes - Why is it necessary?

When trying to restore my iPhone 5s to 7.0.4 via iTunes I get this message: There are purchased items on the iPhone “X’s iPhone” that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should ...
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How to deauthorize an iPhone without iTunes?

I no longer wish to use my old iPhone 3GS. I used to use my Apple-ID to log into The iTunes & App Store on it. Since I use that Apple-ID for iTunes & App Store on several other iDevices, I ...
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AppleTV is not accessing the iTunes Store after updating software to version 5.2

Last night just as we were about to watch an already-rented movie, our AppleTV showed a notification that a software update was available, which my wife selected. After the update was completed, it ...
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Can I change Apple IDs?

I originally used my Apple ID with my daughter's iPod and now iPhone so that her purchases would be linked to my credit card. I now know that wasn't necessary. I'd like to know how to change this so ...
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Do I need to keep apps on my Mac with iCloud

I have a MacBook Air with limited disk space as well as an iPad and an iPhone. With iCloud, do I need to keep the apps in iTunes on the MacBook anymore? When I try to delete them all in iTunes by ...