Questions tagged [itunes]

iTunes is an application available for macOS and Windows. It is used to manage & play media and sync data to iOS devices.

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Uploaded homemade mp3 to icloud music library, now “not available in my country or region”

We recorded an mp3 with the kids, and I want to add this to my icloud music library so it's available on my iPhone and any of my devices, the same way I access other songs in my icloud music library ...
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How to uninstall iTunes? [duplicate]

I'm trying to uninstall iTunes since its giving me a headache. The permissions are read only and when i try to change them to read&write I get the dreaded The operation can’t be completed because ...
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My iTunes media files sometimes randomly get deleted

My iTunes media library is located on an external hard disk. Occasionally when I try to play an old saved podcast episode, I will get this alert box: This means the file was mysteriously deleted (or ...
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What if I download a different IPSW for a different Device? [duplicate]

I've always been doing research on how to download a firmware for a different device. What i'm trying to say is: What will happen if I download a firmware that is not meant for my device? I downloaded ...
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How do I import a MP4 audiobook into iTunes to be played on an iPhone?

How do I import several MP4 files that constitute an audio book into iTunes so I can synchronize it with my iPhone? I selected Audio Books, and tried to drag & drop the folder and files into the ...
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Getting error -1426 when trying to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing

I'm getting error -1426 when trying to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing. I'm on iOS 12.4 and macOS 10.14.6. iPhone is XS Max 256GB and Mac is MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) ...
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I have a few movies I purchased using iTunes. Is there a way to extract the m4v files out to my hard drive?

I have a few movies on my iMac that I purchased using iTunes. They play fine using iTunes. Is there a way to extract the file from iTunes and save the m4v file to my external drive but also leaving it ...
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I-Phone XR unable to resume music through USB with car

I am trying to understand a disconnection issue with YouTube USB streaming from an I-Phone XR(iOS 12.3). The phone is connected through USB to the Ford SYNC 2 audio system. Every time, there is a call ...
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New iPhone XS People & Places People album not populating - nothing

I have a new iPhone Xs running iOS 12.4 syncing to MBP using Mojave 10.14.6 via iTunes version 12.9.5.5. Using usb cord to sync selected items - pics, music, etc.. The People album under People &...
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iTunes 9 refuses to install on Windows 10 - even after system reset [migrated]

I have continued using iTunes 9 ever since it was current, as I find it vastly more user-friendly than subsequent versions. Previously, it has run smoothly on Windows 10. Now, however, it refuses to ...
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iOS mount point in macOS - Is there any way to access the iOS files in macOS directly?

In the past I was able to use iOS devices as USB drives. (It may have been on Windows only, and/or the devices may have had iOS < 9) At present my iPods / iPads / iPhones do not appear in my Mac'...
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itunes.app archive needed [duplicate]

I need backup iTunes.app from Mojave version. I have removed it, and it's not a single drm file to install, now it's system component, I don't want to reinstall the system. I need zipped files from: /...
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Cannot change apple ID country/region

I have bought an apple gift card while I was on a business trip in Germany. Now I can't roll back to the original country region - still have 15 Euro's in balance. Will it be possible to change the ...
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How to add podcasts manually to the new Podcasts.app on macOS Catalina

I'm on macOS Catalina (10.15 Beta (19A471t)), and I'm trying to add manually downloaded podcasts that I copied from an iTunes library (from a different machine) to the Podcasts.app on my mac. I ...
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iTunes cannot backup into Time Capsule

I followed this guide to make iTunes store my iPhone backups on my Time Capsule drive, which has free space to spare instead of my MacBook, which is low. However, when I run a backup now, I will get ...
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How to make iTunes sync changed audio files?

I have songs in iTunes that were purchased and others that were ripped from CD or self-made. Some of the CDs were "live" recordings. Here's an example of something that has happened more than once: ...
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How do I retrieve the data from an iPhone 5 that was backed up on iCloud, if I forgot the passcode to the iphone?

I used to use an iPhone 5. Then I transitioned to an Android and forgot the password on the iPhone. I want to retrieve the data, including photos, recordings (I used the app called "Voice Recorder &...
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Is there a way to download the iOS 13 public beta IPSW?

I'm looking for the public beta IPSW (specifically, the iOS 13 public beta 4), so I can update my iPhone via my Mac, instead of over the air. https://ipsw.me does not seem to have them, and Apple ...
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iTunes Store Not Showing

Whenever i try to go to the iTunes store, it loads and acts like something will come up, but its completely blank in the middle where the songs are displayed. It still lets me search but nothing comes ...
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iPhone asks 'Trust This Computer' again

(I am on macOS 10.14.6 and iOS 12.4) I am certain that I have trusted my Mac before. Without the latter trust, I can also access the phone in iTunes. I have tried reset "Location and Privacy" on my ...
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Audiobook chapters are out of order

I found an annoying bug in the Books iPhone app that shows audiobook chapter out of order. Here is a method I use to load audiobooks into my iPhone. I download an audiobook from the Internet into ...
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Can't sign in to iTunes and App store

I own an iPhone SE running iOS 12.3.1. I clicked on a webpage link to for Google Translate and got the message that about inability to log in to the App store. I thought this might be due to the ...
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Could I recover pictures from an itunes backup missing PLIST files?

I have an itunes backup that is only missing the Plist files and I want to know if it's possible to recover pictures from this backup? The backup isn't encrypted and programs for reading Itunes ...
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iPhone asks for Apple ID password on third party app launch after iTunes sync

I've just synced my iPhone with iTunes to get some Music on the iPhone. After doing so, the iPhone wants my Apple ID password, when I try to launch a third party app. All Apple apps (Photos, Safari, ...
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What happened to iTunes File Sharing in macOS Catalina?

What happened to iTunes File Sharing in macOS Catalina? Is file sharing to iPhone completely gone?
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Problem backing up my iPhone to my Mac, the iPhone icon does not appear in iTunes

I have an 2010 iMac running High Sierra. I have iTunes version 12.8.2.3 and iOS version 12.3.1. I want to backup my iPhone to my computer using iTunes. In the past I could connect my iPhone to my ...
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Apple Books on Mojave stuck

I launched Apple Books on my 2016 MacBook Pro (10.14.5) to continue reading some book I had started on my iPad Pro (where it was purchased). As expected the book was in the cloud so I double clicked ...
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Copying mp3 files to an iPad or iPod without iTunes? (from Windows, Mac or Linux) [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to copy a set of mp3 files to my iPad, and/or perhaps even my old iPod. A long time ago I used to do this with iTunes which I strongly dislike, but it seemed to be the only ...
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How do you get an audiobook to repeat? [duplicate]

When I made a playlist from a book from audible it shows up on my iPhone as a playlist but it won't play and in fact says "won't play." In the past I have done this successfully and I don't know what ...
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How to make itunes stop asking “do you want to allow this computer to access information” on my iphone?

I have an iphone and a macbook. Whenever I plug the phone into the laptop for charging, itunes starts dancing in the dock cause this alert demands my attention: do you want to allow this computer ...
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Why does iTunes show both local songs and iCloud downloads?

Something changed recently for me in iTunes, and now many songs in my iTunes library show up twice, with both local and available iCloud download versions: I don't understand what caused this to ...
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iTunes: How to find backup corresponding to a particular version of iOS?

I have an iPhone 8 Plus, which I upgraded to iOS 12.3.2. iOS 12.3.2 was a special bug fix release which is available only for iPhone 8 Plus models. I want to downgrade it to iOS 12.3.1, but I think I ...
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Move photos to a new iPhone without iCloud

I've got 24GB of photos on an iPhone 8 Plus that I'd like to move to an iPhone X. Normally, I believe I can just backup on iTunes and restore to the new device. Unfortunately, I am on iOS 12.3.2, ...
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How to remove an iTunes Wi-Fi Sync host

I open settings, pick General, iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, and it has two hosts listed. The older host does not exist any more. The newer host says "Books" so I assume it is just syncing Books and not the ...
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Hard / Factory reset iPad 3 without device password and iTunes

I have an iPad 3 which is disabled and not connected to the Internet. It says that I should connect iTunes but then I have to accept the connection. When I press "Next", it says that I have to answer ...
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Weird and Inconsistent Behaviour Syncing Books with iTunes

I have spent quite a bit of time debugging this, and still can't figure it out. While debugging, I ended up turning off the "Sync Books" option in iTunes. My iTunes sidebar, after clicking on the ...
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Audiobooks crash on iPod, but not on iTunes

I downloaded 3 audiobooks from Audible. The first one downloaded fine, but after that two stopped midway because there wasn't enough space on my computer. But in all my computer's brilliance, instead ...
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Getting songs from iPod classic with low battery

My parents were digging through some stuff looking for something and found an old, classic iPod. I'd like to get the music off of it (I use a small mp3 player, so ideally I'd just take the music off ...
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How to add MP3 music from iphone files to my music

I have bought some mp3 with music remix and downloaded it to my iphone with phone drive app. Now it is available from my iphone through the iphone files ... icon files - that was added to iOS i thing ...
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OSX Yosemite suggesting updates, I don't want to upgrade, but need to upgrade iTunes

My oldish MacMini has a fresh install of Yosemite (OSX 10.10.5). I go to iTunes, check for updates, and request to download 12.8.1. MacOS then sends my to app store updates, suggesting an update ...
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Recovering data from an Encrypted iTunes Backup that's missing the Manifest.db

Is there a method to recover from an encrypted iTunes backup if it's missing its manifest.db file? I have the backup password and everything. There's a couple of third party tools that can read an ...
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Why won't transferred video files get detected in PlayerXtreme iPad app?

I just bought an iPad. I have been Windows and Android user all my life. In Android I could just transfer a video file to the device and any video player such as VLC or MXPlayer would automatically ...
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Completely deleting an app from my iPhone to download a clean copy

I'm trying to delete the Firstrade (financial brokerage) app from my iPhone 8 (iOS 12.3.1) so that I can re-purchase it cleanly from the App Store. I believe the app I originally purchased was ...
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Sync MP3 files from iTunes on Mac to Apple Music on iPhone

I have a MacBook Air running macOS Mojave and an iPhone 6 running iOS 12. I have MP3 files from a friend that I put on to my PC using a USB drive. They play fine in iTunes. However, they do not show ...
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Is there a way to configure iTunes on a Mac to wake up another Mac to access its music collection?

macOS pleasantly has a few on-demand wake-up-from-sleep features, most notably that a wireless keyboard or mouse/trackpad will wake up a Mac attached through Bluetooth. The music scenario is less ...
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Catalina import iTunes Library.xml from Music app

I formatted my Mac Catalina beta, because I expected the redesigned Music app to successfully import iTunes Library.itl file from Time Machine Backup. However, when I import > select the file, ...
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Will macOS Catalina's new features work with older iOS devices? [closed]

I have two old iOS devices: iPad Mini 1 (iOS 9.3.5) iPod Touch 5th generation (iOS 9.3.5). Neither of these devices can be upgraded to a newer version of iOS. If I upgrade my MacBook Pro to run ...
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Can I sync podcasts from the iPhone to my PC's iTunes? (not the other way around)

Back in the iPod days, I used to download podcasts in my PC with iTunes, then sync them to the iPod. Now that I use an iPhone, I download the podcasts directly on the phone, but I'd like to sync them ...
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Where are images metadata and album data stored on iPhone? and how to extract them?

I am trying to connect to my iPhone via iTunesMobileDevice.dll and other libraries provided by iTunes. So far I am able to reach the file system and copy images from iPhone. However images are stored ...
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How do I stop iTunes from re-syncing to iPhone?

I would like to upload voice memos from my iPhone to my computer using iTunes, and then delete them from my iPhone to save space. However, after deleting my voice memos from my iPhone, it seems that ...