I will sometimes use iTunes to listen to my laptop's music library while on an airplane or somewhere else I don't have an internet connection, and thus I turn off Wi-Fi to save battery. I haven't had problems with it in the past, but I took several flights today and encountered an annoying alert that came up every time a new track started playing, letting me know that
iTunes could not connect to the iTunes Store. The network is down or unavailable.
Well, of course the network is unavailable, I turned it off!
- None of my library was purchased from the iTunes store; my entire library is unencrypted mp3 files on my local drive (mostly purchased from Amazon).
- These same files are all synced to my iPhone and play just fine on there in Airplane mode.
- The files play as normal, but the above alert comes up every time a new track starts, and bounces the iTunes icon in the dock as well.
- If I start iTunes with an internet connection and then turn the Wi-Fi off, I don't get the alert on every track. However, if I Quit iTunes and start it again with Wi-Fi disabled, I get the alert.
- My last flight was in December and it didn't happen then, but I have automatic updates on and I suspect something may have changed in an update. I'm currently on macOS 10.12.2 and iTunes 18.104.22.168.
Is there any way to allow me to use iTunes with Wi-Fi turned off that doesn't give me the above alert every time a new track starts?