iPhone 5s iTunes Windows 7 OS

I synch on my Mac Pro at home...

When I get to work I have to use a Windows machine.

I authorized my iTunes app on my work machine.

When I view my iPhone music in iTunes, I can only sort by name and not by any other column.

How can I sort by Album when looking at music on my iPhone in iTunes?


Picture added See good column in green and nasty stupid head columns in red.

No comments about my music choices allowed...lol View of my iPhone songs in iTunes

  • Do you mean that when you click on the "Album" header, nothing happens? Jun 20, 2014 at 17:01
  • Yes; at home, the column headers do their thing and I can sort on any column. At work, clicking the other columns do nothing. I updated my question with a pic Jun 21, 2014 at 21:38
  • Did my answer below solve your problem? If so, please mark it as the solution so the question can be closed. Thanks Jun 26, 2014 at 14:20
  • If I turn that on, and click apply, then iTunes says - Hey! I'll wipe your whole iPhone library just for fun! Is that OK? NO... So how do I get my iPhone music on my work PC so I can synch without erasing everything?!? I realize that's a different question, but I don't know if you're solution works because I don't want to wipe my phone... Jun 27, 2014 at 15:26
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    Click Manually manage music and videos. It may wipe your iPhone library the first time (don't know why it feels the need to do this, but oh well). Then just re-sync at home, and the next time you use your iPhone at work everything will be working like you want Jun 27, 2014 at 20:22

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With your iPhone connected, go to the Summary page and check Manually manage music and videos.

  • Good to hear! The option should stay set until you manually uncheck it. Jul 3, 2014 at 14:16
  • still works in iOS8/iTunes 12 Jan 25, 2015 at 19:11
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    Annoying that it wants to wipe your phone just to enable "manage manually" so I can get some freaking sort columns! May 27, 2015 at 20:14
  • @craig itunes fυcking sucks for exactly this reason Oct 3, 2018 at 6:15

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