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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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Using “Stop Time” option prevents play count from being updated

Im using the option to stop a song at specific time. However I realised that the Play Count does not update when this option is applied. Following the issue from iTunes 11 where play counts do not ...
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Podcasts app “disappearing” from background?

I'm trying to give the new podcasts app by Apple a go. Every morning I listen to a podcast and then pause it when I get to work. When I want to keep listening a few hours later and just press on play ...
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Music missing from storage management

I am trying to purge the stored music on my iPhone 5s after canceling my Match subscription. I've gone to "Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage > Music" to do so and I simply cannot find ...
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iPhone almost always defaults to Music app over Spotify

Before iOS 7 it seemed like if I had a "music" app open, when I would hit the play button (from the lock screen, ear bud button, bluetooth speakers, etc.) the music from that app would start playing. ...
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Editing songs in iTunes 11.0.2

I've recently got a new Windows laptop and downloaded and installed the latest iTunes (11.0.2). All my music (over 5000 songs) went into iTunes fine, just as they were on my old laptop. However I have ...
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Copy BPM & Star rating to Comments in itunes using Applescript

I want an applescript to grab the BPM & Star Rating of a selected group of MP3's and paste the info into the comments section. I found this code that will copy the star rating one track at a ...
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Music stops during movie in Keynote

I've inserted music into the presentation and the song is 5 mins long. There are 21 slides. After exporting the presentation to a movie, and then playing the movie, the song stops playing at 41 ...
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iPhone playing songs not in any of my playlists

I share an iTunes account with 4 others in my family and we have different music taste. I have my own playlists but my iPhone (3GS) keeps playing music that is NOT on any of my playlists. I have ...
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Can I remove all missing songs without having to do it one at a time?

When I have iTunes on shuffle, I invariably end up hitting a song iTunes can't find, and then I have to tell it to start shuffle over again (until I hit another song it can't find). Is there an easy ...
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Sync and Erase?

I have many songs on my iPhone that were purchased on this same device. I would like to sync music from my computer onto my iPhone and I would like to know if this action could delete the purchased ...
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How to copy/sync music downloaded from Apple Music on iTunes to iPhone?

I have Apple Music subscription. When I make songs available offline(on iPhone 5s) I can listen to them on the device that I downloaded the songs without internet and not offline on iTunes on my ...
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Play a song in iTunes while other's are highlighted

If I have multiple songs selected (example: if I have every track on Sgt. Pepper's highlighted/selected) is there a way to play one of the songs without having to deselecting all my highlighted ones? ...
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ios 9.0.1 - Unknown Error (-42585) What is it?

when I try to listen to music sometimes an error code comes up. the error is stated as The operation could not be completed - An Unknown Error occurred (-42585) What is it? what can I do to stop it? ...
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DRM Free Music With iTunes Match & Apple Music?

If I'm right about this ... iTunes Match uploads files you already have and gives you back DRM free versions in a better quality? and ... Apple Music lets you download any file in iTunes library, ...
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How to ungroup compilations on iPhone Music?

I have several "compilation" albums, or albums with more than one artist, in my music library. On the iTunes app in my computer, I can set "Group Compilations" option off to ungroup the compilations ...
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How to clear iCloud Music Library?

I didn't know this iCloud Music Library thing was automatically turned on in iTunes on my iMac. I do like this feature but I only want to have it turned on with my Macbook and iPhone. Now I have a lot ...
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Why can't I download certain tracks I purchased in iTunes?

Some months ago, I purchased a couple of tracks from iTunes. I purchased them on my iPad. Now I would like to transfer them to my desktop computer so I can then transfer them to an mp3 player. I ...
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How to mass-organize iTunes library?

I'd like to try to organize the songs in my iTunes library (rename artists and albums, etc.), but my library's pretty large and it would be time consuming to manually edit my songs via the Get Info ...
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Music App forgets what it was doing

When resuming music playback after a break (10 minutes, few days, another app playing content) it ignores whatever playlist, album, artist or other refinement was placed on the music list and simply ...
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Streaming from iTunes to iPhone without Home Sharing

I have a gigantic iTunes library on my Mac and would like the ability to stream directly to my iPhone. I can accomplish this by switching on Home Sharing and accessing my library via the Shared ...
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iPhone 5S starts playing music by itself

I sometimes put my headphones in and find that music is already playing - I can usually tell how long it's been playing for depending on where I was last up to. Same for podcasts. I've wracked my ...
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Can't find music transferred from RhythmBox (Ubuntu PC) to iPhone

I've transferred a single song to my iPhone 5 through RhythmBox from my Ubuntu PC, however, when I open the "Music" app, it's not showing there. But in RhythmBox, it does show it's present. ...
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Why can't I skip ahead on a song or podcast in iTunes?

All of a sudden, while playing a song on the itunes store or a podcast on the podcast store, I can't skip ahead to a specific time. When I click ahead, the cursor reaches that location, then ...
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Moved NAS, need to repoint iTunes

I had a fully working iTunes library, the .itl on my MBP, and music in my organised folders on my NAS share. This setup I would like to keep as iTunes manages my iPod but nothing else. So I don't ...
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Replacing alert file in app package contents?

Probably a strange question - not sure if this is possible or not....I purchased a utility app for Mac recently to manage my NAS and external hard drives. Works great, only thing that's really ...
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Music Keeps deleting itself on iPhone 5s

My music keeps deleting off my iPhone 5s by itself. I go on iTunes and download the songs again but the next day half my music is gone again.
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Not syncing all songs to my iPod

I am trying to put all of my songs on my iTunes Library to my iPod and it isn't working. When I select the entire Library option it only downloads 179 out off over 300 songs. Does anyome know how I ...
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Synced music not showing on iPod

I download some music on my iPod that I have on my computer. I created a playlist and download about 25 songs through iTunes and it took all of the music. Suddenly my iPod shows no list and no music. ...
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itunes synced to iphone 8.1.2

I have deleted all my songs and podcasts from my iphone from the usage screen. I have 19 songs that still appear although my iphone. with no way to swipe to remove. Under storage iphone says there is ...
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Apogee Jam 96k versus previous model for GarageBand

EDITED The Apogee Jam 96k seems like an appealing upgrade from the previous model with 44.1k sampling rate. I'm trying to decide how much upgrading would benefit my playing and recording. I ...
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Music downloading

I recently got a new phone and when I was taking music from my library and putting it on my phone, not entire albums would download. When I would look at my phones music library the songs would be ...
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Searching for an iOS music player with certain characteristics (read more)

I really need a music app that has either tags or playlists, and there's a lot of them, but the music i like is not really that popular, so an app that makes you choose from a list of already prepared ...
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iPhone music missing

I was listening to my iPhone 4s in my car, considering I plug it into the cable in my car, and it was playing my playlist no problem, then it all of a sudden said I have no music content on my phone, ...
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iTunes seems to be compressing my album art

| don't know which version it was before the new version started to compress image quality. I prefer my songs to have a high resolution album cover, like Rihanna's "LOUD" album cover, the cover is ...
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Sync non purchased music

How can I transfer non purchased music to my iPhone using ios7. The transfer/sync worked going to the iPad.
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Line breaks often missing from lyrics on iPod

I like an orderly and well-documented music library, and one of the first things I do when I get new songs is to find the lyrics and put them on iTunes for my personal use. However, for several songs, ...
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My pictures/art in my music app don't show up

I have an iPod Touch 4th Generation. The other day I tried syncing it to iTunes without WiFi and all the pictures/art of my albums and singles just disappeared. All that's there is a white square with ...
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music note on the notification bar could not be removed and it's eating up my battery

There seems to be a music note that is hanging on my notification bar near my battery and i don't know how to remove it and i think it's eating up my battery usage!
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cant sync songs to my iphone 5 after latest upgrade to 6.1.4

i recently upgraded my ios to 6.1.4. during the upgrade it completely wiped all my data and so i did a restore which worked fine. but now i cannot add any new music to my iphone. when i do sync music ...
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When changing the file for a song in iTunes, the new file is not transferred to my iPod

In my iTunes library, sometimes I replace a low bit rate song that I have with a high bit rate version, such as by using the version found in iTunes Match's database. However, when I sync my iPod with ...
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Why does my ipad music player automatically stop playing a song?

When I play music using the default music player app, songs automatically stop playing after 5 minutes or so. It will stop in the middle of a song. How do I prevent this from happening? I set the ...
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iPhone won't play music from safari through external speakers when on silent

My iPhone 4S won't play music through the external speakers when my phone is on silent, and this problem is only restricted to safari - it works for other apps, even the google app when I tried ...
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Rebuilding Itunes Music library

I've just reinstalled my Win 7 but had some issues when I tried to re-install Itunes the first time (folder permission ones I couldn't easily overcome initially), so decided to uninstall it and ...
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How do I restore music that was deleted from my Mac?

My son was on the internet and downloaded a virus. In an attempt to fix the problem, he restored the computer and completely wiped out all our files, including music and photos. All I have left of my ...
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Why are my Genius mixes on my mac different from my iPhone?

I sync all my music with my iPhone. But for some reason the Genius mixes are different. This upset me because my Mac has an awesome Classic Rock mix and my iPhone doesn't. Is it possible to sync ...
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How do I get my music to appear in iTunes when I'm sharing the app with another user's account?

I share iTunes on my computer with my daughter in law, but when I go to plug my phone in to get my music, it tells me to connect to her account when I have my own account, I tried logging her out and ...
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iPhone 4S not always plays foreground app on external play command

I've got an older iHome iPhone dock model which, among other things, has an alarm clock feature that I use regularly with my iPhone 4S. My standard procedure for setting my alarm is this: I open the ...
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Songs refuse to transfer to iPad

I'm copying an album of non-DRM songs from iTunes (where they all play just fine) to an iPad. Three of the songs on the album were downloaded through the Bandcamp purchase interface (let's call it ...
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iPod Car Stereo Adapter Sound From Source other than Music Library

I have an iPod Touch 2nd gen that I can hook up to my car's stereo through a CD Changer adapter. It works great and will play anything in my iPod's music library, and I can even navigate the library ...