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

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How can I move an iTunes library from one computer to another?

I'm getting a new laptop and I want to move my iTunes library from the old to the new computer. How can I do this? Of course I want to preserve as much information as possible: metadata such as ...
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How to remove synced iPhone data in iTunes 11?

I didn't have a free outlet to plug my iPhone charger into, so I plugged it into the USB port of my work computer (Macbook Pro) to charge. Anyway, iTunes 11 and iPhoto opened up! I forgot that ...
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iPod Nano keeps going/staying in recovery mode

Configuration: Windows XP Pro + SP3 iPod Nano 1st generation, firmware version 1.3.1 iTunes 10.4.1.10 When I connect the iPod to the PC iTunes says iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery ...
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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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How to get iTunes to keep downloading podcasts even if I don't listen to them right away?

As the owner of a Mac and an iPhone, I've naturally been using iTunes as my podcasting program. It works pretty well, except for one huge problem: if it determines that I haven't been listening to ...
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How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?

I was running out space on the drive where I stored my iTunes media, because every time I opened iTunes, the application would immediately begin downloading TV shows I had purchased on my Apple TV. ...
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iTunes 11 - Difference between “Play Next” and “Add to Up Next” buttons

Is there a difference between iTunes' "Play Next" and "Add to Up Next" buttons? (See screenshot above). They appear if I right click an album and it seems to me that they do the same thing: Adding the ...
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Setting an MP3s as podcasts in iTunes

I have an iPod Nano 3rd Generation that I use to listen both music and podcasts from iTunes. Now the issue: I have a bunch of non-iTunes podcasts in MP3 format that I want to add to my iPod as ...
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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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Why won't iTunes let me manually sync PDFs to iBooks?

I have my iPad set to manually manage content (i.e. drag and drop, not sync). I'm trying to add some PDFs to iBooks, but it refuses to let me copy them to my iPad. I can do this with epub books just ...
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Loss of contacts and calendar on iPhone 4s with iOS 7.0.3 update

I did the latest software update a few days ago and just this morning without changing anything, I lost a lot of contacts and my calendar is empty. I have never synced my iPhone with iTunes or iCloud. ...
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How to get iTunes 11 to Group by Album Name

tl;dr Is there an easier way / hack to get iTunes to display albums by album name? Currently it splits albums up by artist, then sorts the album names A-Z. Going through and manually changing the ...
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Is handoff / continuity (iOS 8) supported in iTunes?

I'd love to be able to control my currently playing iPhone song from my Mac. Does anyone know if handoff / continuity is supported in iOS 8 Music.app?
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iPhone4: Keep playing songs after song selected from Search iPhone screen ends?

When I first got my iPhone 4, if I selected a song from the "search iPhone" screen (when you hit home twice), iTunes would start playing a playlist of all my songs, starting with the selected one. I ...
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iTunes keeps losing iPhone wireless sync

I'm running iTunes 11 on my Mac with an old iPod touch (iOS 5) serving as a jukebox and an iPhone 4 (iOS 6.1) as my main device. Both are set up for wireless synching. When I start iTunes, it ...
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Import music into iPhone without deleting everything

My OSX crashed and I installed it completely new (no backup). Now I wanted to import some music into my iPhone and it seems it is not possible. Every time I get the warning that everything get deleted ...
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If I've lost access to my Apple ID, are there downsides to creating a new ID?

I have an Apple ID that I can not longer access, so I wonder is it better to create a new one? Let's say I've purchased apps and other products using my old Apple ID, some of which are still on my ...
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Iphone out of space due to duplicate podcasts?

My iphone 4s (iOS 7.1.2) is out of storage space. After spending time pruning old podcasts from my iTunes manager, I began to 'browse' my iphone. I can see on my iPhone many identical podcasts. ...
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Lost 3 GB memory from iPhone 4s after update to iTunes 11.4.018

My storage on the iPhone, which I had cleared to 6 GB of free space (I have NOT downloaded 8.0.2) suddenly, after iTunes software update, went down to 3 GB of free space! This happened just with ...
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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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Want to download songs to my iPhone; don't want to plug it into the computer

I have an up-to-date (iOS wise) iPhone 4. I downloaded two songs on my computer and now I want to get them on my phone, but my version of iTunes is outdated, and my computers slow, also I'd rather ...
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I forgot my Encrypt Local Backup password. How can I start over?

In iTunes (Windows 7) Encrypt local backup is checked, and I can't remember the password. I don't need to restore my iPad; I just want to be able to back it up. If I attempt to uncheck this, iTunes ...
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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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share purchased movies with friends

Sometimes when I visit friends and don't have my Mac around I still would like to watch some of the movies I purchased on iTunes together with them. How do I do this? Can I share movies with others ...
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How do I add a cover image to an iBook that lacks one?

I have several iBooks, purchased from the iBooks store that either never had cover images (typically because they are inexpensive "generics") or have "lost" them on iOS (for reasons that aren't clear; ...
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Pausing workflow until action complete

I have Hazel set up on a media server to automatically add files to specific iTunes playlists based on a text tag in the directory name. Several users will send us individual files or directories ...
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On iTunes 11.4 where do you change the default settings for Podcasts?

I am using iTunes 11.4.x, and every time I add a new Podcast I have to change the settings. Where can I change the default settings so any new podcasts I add will have the settings I want?
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Could not synchronise ipad 3 with itunes (macbook pro retina 15)

i have a very strange problem. When i am trying to synchronise my ipad with Mac ITunes freezes(not responding) So far, i tried many solutions but nothing happened to solve my issue. restore ...
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How do I create and save multiple iPhone backups in iTunes?

I had a near death experience this weekend. After purchasing a new 13" MacBook Pro I migrated all my data from my old MacBook Pro over to the new one and in the process with iTunes ...
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iPhone asking for Apple ID for a former roommate

At some point several years ago a former roommate used my phone or iTunes for something. I can't recall for what, but since then each time I get a new phone, or need to restore from a backup, I'm ...
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iTunes allowed content shows no countries

iTunes does not list any country other than Russia under the "Ratings For" section under "Allowed Content". I have "Reset All Settings" and that didn't change it.
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Changing the default iTunes download directory

Is it possible to change the download directory of iTunes on mac? I use mac OSX (10.8.5) and iTunes 11.0.5. I want to relocate the directory on a external hard disk storage?
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Restoring iPhone as a new iPhone but backing up contacts

I have an iCloud account, but I am backing up via iTunes. I want to restore my iPhone because of the "other" files taking up a really huge portion of my phone's memory (2 GB and I have only ...
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How to recover data from iPhone backup files WITHOUT the info.plist, status.plist, manifest.plist, manifest.mbdb, and manifest.mbdx files?

I have iTunes 10.5 and Mac OS X version 10.6.8. I would like to restore my iPhone from backup. iTunes detects all my backups EXCEPT one, which happens to be the backup I want.  I looked in the ...
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Can someone please help me with icloud account information [on hold]

Can someone please help me? Why is my ipod saying that I need my friends icloud account password? I bought it from her over a year ago. I updated to IOS 8 and it is now saying I need her account ...
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Wi-Fi syncing and Home Sharing with iPhone 5 not working in iTunes after iOS 8 upgrade

I have a recent MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I also have an iPhone 5 that had iOS 7.1, but I recently updated it to iOS 8. When I had iOS 7, I used to be able to connect via Wi-Fi and ...
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What is the default folder structure for an iTunes library?

I have OS X 10.7.6 and I run iTunes 11.1.3. (8) I moved my iTunes library to a NAS and kept the indexing files on my Mac. The folders I find on the NAS looks as follows on the same level in my Music ...
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How do I view and pull off videos from my iCloud?

A while back, when I moved to a new town and didn't have my hard drive with me, I was running out of room on my Mac (I collect a lot of movies and television series), so I moved a television series ...
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iTunes library update

I have a new pc and just re-downloaded iTunes. When I tried syncing, the iTunes Library would not update from my iPad Library! instead it tries to replace the iPad library with just the few songs I ...
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Whenever I sync podcasts from iTunes to my iPhone (running iOS 7), it doesn't show up in the podcasts app

I used to manage all of my podcasts via the Podcasts app itself (downloading it via WiFi as necessary), but a favorite of mine recently went with a paid show and the only way to get it is to download ...
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Error “The Apple ID has not yet been used in Itunes Store”

I have an iPhone 4. I have created the Apple ID. Now when I try to download anything from the App Store and I log in with my ID and password, I see the message "this ID has not been yet used". What ...
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Alternative method to factory restore iPhone without iTunes and without doing it from the device itself?

I was wondering if any similar software exists that can factory restore iPhone, given that I have the correct firmware and OS already and have no need for iTunes to download it/etc. To make this ...
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iTunes search API returns different app icons for 60x60 and 1024x1024

At first, I have to say that I am not sure whether I should ask this question on stackoverflow or on AskDifferent. I decided to use AskDifferent because this question is not programming-specific. My ...
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Does syncing iphone to a new computer erases notes linked to the gmail account?

I have an iPhone with a bunch of items in the notes app I don't want to loose. The notes are linked to a gmail account. I want to switch iTunes library for that iPhone. Going from a PC to a mac. ...
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Change voice for track announcements IPod nano 7g

I found, that now in nanos (unlike in my old nano 5g) voiceover is built in, that means it doesn't generate voiceover messages as it used to do (and still do with shuffle), but reads titles on the ...
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iTunes locks up (library on NAS)

iTunes continually locks up on me. I have my library set to an external NAS, and I only launch iTunes when connected to this NAS. Any ideas why iTunes locks up - is it related to the library not ...
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Is there a better way to put videos into the ipad ?

I have many videos on my computer that i want to put in my ipad, when i use itunes, i have to manually click one video by one video to input the video into the ipad, is there a way i can multiselect ...
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Create categories with iBooks (Mavericks)

I need to regroup PDF which I have created into categories and to put them on my iPad. With mountain lion I used Calibre to create the categories and iTunes to put the PDF on my iPad as books. After ...
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I do NOT want AppleTV to update iTunes play counts

OS 10.9.4 iTunes 11.4 Playing songs on both of my AppleTVs updates the iTunes play count, even though this option is deselected in the iTunes preferences. How can I get the AppleTV to STOP updating ...
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iTunes, Proxy Authentication and NTLM

I am attempting to use iTunes through a work proxy. When loading iTunes, it prompts me to enter a username and password for the http and https proxy servers, but fails, saying the password was ...