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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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Music App on macOS 12 does not save settings when closed

I recently upgraded my older iMac 2015 to macOS 12. Now I noticed the Music App does not save any settings I made while using Music, i.e. if I change the width of the left column this setting is lost ...
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Can one use an Apple TV if they do not have another device on which to create an "iTunes Store Account"?

I am trying to setup an Apple TV for an elderly person with dementia so she can watch TV. I have her Apple credentials, and I set it up so that I get the two-factor authentication codes on my iPhone. ...
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Access iOS voice memos from macOS ≥ 10.15

Since macOS Catalina, Finder replaces iTunes as the way to manage iOS devices. However, the panel/ability to access and transfer voice memos seem to disappear. Currently, I either AirDrop those voice ...
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How to export all my SMS messages from my iphone? [duplicate]

I want to export all my sms conversations and messages to my computer any time. I have Windows. CAn it be done via itunes? Thank you.
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iTunes — how to install VoiceOver Kit manually?

I'm using iTunes 12.12.3.5 on Windows 11 and if I connect my iPod Shuffle (4th gen. from 2011, software version 1.0.1) and click on "Enable VoiceOver" and "Apply" nothing happens (...
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iTunes not syncing complete playlists to iPod classic

I have 1015 songs in the My Top Rated playlist on iTunes on my Mac. Only 568 will sync to my iPod classic. I have checked that all the songs are 5 star rated and made sure that the "rules" ...
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Is there a file manager iPad app for the sole purpose of enabling USB transfers to MacBooks?

I'm using macOS Monterey 12.3.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1. iTunes has been deprecated. My files are locally on the "On my iPad" section in the Files app After the "Trust MacBook" step on ...
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Music library on external drive & iPhone sync: how functional is it?

I'm moving to a Macbook after long time on a desktop. I found a good bargain on a basic M1 MB Air, which is powerful enough for me but it is 256gb SSD, which is definitely enough for the useful things ...
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Older AppleTV 4K started having decoding artifacts a few months back. Factory reset didn't help. Is it just my device?

I have an A1842 AppleTV 4K (one of the first versions) that I have been very satisfied with and which functions as expected. A few months back I started noticing that the edges around persons in ...
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Itunes to create album instead of From My Mac

I'm new to iPhone but I couldn't find an answer for this. I had some photo albums in my other android phone and when I move these albums from my computer to my iPhone via Itunes, it automatically ...
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iTunes has reset my phone instead even though I chose update - is all data lost?

This is a nightmare, I have an iphone 11 pro, the storage was almost full (256gb), apps did not open, so I restarted it. it then got stuck on apple logo. hard reset did not help, so I followed Apple ...
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How to copy songs from iPhone to Mac?

I have audio data in iPhone but it looks iTunes does not allow me to directly copy data to a folder in my laptop, although I copied the data to iPhone using iTunes. There are tools like iExplorer but ...
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Difference between OS volume and Music volume levels

I connected my Macbook Pro to external speakers via the jack port. I noticed that the macOS volume level and the Music volume level adjustments sounds very different : When I set Music's volume level ...
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How to import album into Music without hiccups between songs

I have recorded a concept album in which the tracks all run together. There are no pauses between songs. My mastering engineer has delivered 44.1khz/24-bit WAV files. I imported these into ProTools ...
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Is there a way to review the iTunes backup history of an iPhone?

When I look at the device Summary in iTunes for the backup of my iPhone I see a single Latest Backup timestamp. Is there a log file or some other means I can review the history of times I've synced ...
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How the location of Music library is stored in defaults?

Problem: I do not understand the output that I'm getting when trying to read the book:1:Location key in the com.apple.AMPLibraryAgent domain: wsee$ defaults read com.apple.AMPLibraryAgent 'book:1:...
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"Music" app reduces volume after ~2 second of playback when "sound check" is selected

I imported my music from my previous iTunes library. When I checked the "sound check" option in Music, if I pause the track (pop song with lots of dynamic range compression) and resume it, ...
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iPad bootlooping and refusing to factory reset (Error 4013)

Recently, my iPad (5th Gen) began bootlooping (with no warning at all), and had been doing so all morning. After googling around for a solution and trying many, such as IDU mode (no errors reported), ...
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How to replace the non-lossless songs in my playlists with the lossless ones

Many songs in my playlists are not tagged as lossless when I play them. I then go to the album and select display entire album. There I can see, that most of the time, there is a different version of ...
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Lots of iOS apps apparently "corrupted", yet they work

This is on an Iphone 8, iOS 14.8.1. As mentioned in this question, I haven't been able to back up my Iphone to my PC using iTunes for a while. Using iMazing, I managed to locate the error message it ...
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Does the Music app still exist for iphones?

I'm trying to get my iPhone 12 (running iOS 15) to play music (originally from CDs, not locked to any Apple account) that I synced using iTunes from an older mac. I've seen instructions referring to ...
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Restore iPhone without updating the iOS

So I have a older iPhone X running iOS 13.6.1. I changed the password and forget it today, I already have my data backed up. I was wondering if there was anyway I could erase the iPhone without ...
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how to add ordinary music files on Apple music in iphone?

I have a 14 in macbook pro running Monterey and an iphone 13. I also have a 500 MB 10-hour white noise m4a music file. I'm able to airdrop to iphone 13 and play the music in Files app on iphone, but ...
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Back up now - Finder or iTunes

In iTunes back and finder sync. There is an option when you plug in the iOS device that you can backup the device. My recollection is that when you plugged in your device and if it wasn't backed up in ...
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How to find which iOS app corresponds to this hexadecimal string?

I haven't able to backup my iPhone to my PC for a while. iTunes always gives me the "An error occurred" message and says that it could not complete the backup. Today I had the idea of trying ...
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How to move iTunes library from High Sierra Mac to Monterey Mac

I'm setting up a Mac for someone who previously had files scattered across several separate computers. I upgraded the destination to Monterey and have been copying over files successfully. Now I'm ...
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BigSur and up: How can you stop the Music app from starting to play once bluetooth is connected without disabling System Integrity Protection?

How could the Music app's auto play on the connection of a bluetooth speaker be disabled or sidestepped so that you could not hear music playing; you could not hear music playing and the app would ...
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Why are playlists in Apple Music that I delete on macOS not deleted on my iPhone/Ipad

When I delete playlists in my library on my desktop (iMac), these are not deleted on my iPhone. When I delete them on my iPhone or iPad, they are well synced and deleted on macOS. When I create a ...
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Import old Voice Memo files to new Voice Memos apps and maintain original dates metadata?

Since Voice Memos no longer live in iTunes/Music and now have their own macOS app that syncs with iCloud, I'd like to import quite a number of old Voice Memos from throughout the years that I ...
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Some songs on iPhone skipping mid track after syncing from iTunes (where the songs play fine)

The songs play fine in iTunes (MacOS) i.e. they play in their entirety. When I copy/sync them to my iPhone, suddenly it starts chopping the end off songs and skipping to the next song. It is only ...
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Best way to copy files from iPhone 13 to Windows computer - (cloudbackup available)

When plugging my mobile phone via USB onto my Windows computer I can copy & paste my whole image folder. But for 100 GB worth of pictures and images I collected in the last 5 years this will not ...
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How can my guest, on her Mac, see my shared music library using "Share Music With Guests"?

I have Home Sharing turned on, as well as "Share media with guests", with no password required. This config is shown in the screenshots below. Both my Mac and my guests's Mac are connected ...
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Virtual Audio Device from iTunes

For some audio-reaction projects I wish to output audio virtually from iTunes and not from microphone. Actually Loopback just manages to do the job sufficiently, but therefore it's costly to enjoy the ...
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iPhone back up assistance to merge photo and video files

Background Recently I was unlucky / stupid enough to leave my iPhone on the roof of my car. I didn't notice its absence during the five minutes it took me to drive home. Another ten or fifteen minutes ...
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How to add all songs in your apple music library to a single playlist at once?

I figured out a couple of songs get removed from apple music overtime, I want all my library songs in a single playlist so that I can keep an eye on the number of songs I have, currently I have over ...
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View unmodified bytes of a filename on APFS

How do I view the bytes of a filename as it’s stored an APFS volume (i.e. without going through Unicode normalization)? Context: I migrated an old iTunes library to a new Music.app library, and ran ...
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How to access files in folder on iphone 6 IOS 14.8

I recently installed an app on my phone that converts photos to PDF. The PDF is too big to email to my Windows10 PC so I saved it in a folder on my phone and would like to access it via iTunes or ...
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Music app won't allow me to transfer an MP3 from iTunes to my iPhone, says "Media may be damaged"

I have an MP3 file I'd like to move onto my phone from my Windows PC. I've imported it into iTunes and played it there, where it works just fine. I tried choosing "Add to Device...my iPhone" ...
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Apple Music Playlist Has Suddenly Disappeared

Apple Music Playlist Has Suddenly Disappeared Context: A while back, I was creating a huge playlist of songs. I even asked another question about it here on Ask Different. I ended up adding a ton (...
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Issues restoring iPhone 11 Pro from an iTunes backup

I've been trying to restore the latest backup (made last night) onto my iPhone 11 Pro, and I've been running into quite a few issues. The full backup (the encrypted type) is on my PC's iTunes. The ...
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Restore music metadata after SSD loss

So a month ago I lost my 2020 MacBook Air's SSD (which had been running Catalina) to a coffee spill; the computer is now fixed (and upgraded to Monterey) but the drive is wiped. The documents had been ...
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On post-iTunes Macs, can you create a playlist with music and podcasts? If so, how?

In the old iTunes days, both podcast episodes and music tracks were available when creating a playlist. (I like to mix things up when going for a run without having to manually switch things around in ...
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How to make 6000 iPad photos editable

History - many years of Apple devices - MacBooks, iPhones, iPads. Result= 8000+ photos viewable on iPad but 6000 of them won't sync with Photo or iMazing. Workaround is for each photo to try to edit ...
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Restore offloaded audio recording app not in the store anymore from daughters iPad

I have the iPad backed up to a MacBook Pro, iTunes sync I think, and probably in time machine. Also have a snow leopard machine if older is of any use. Need to get the audio that's still sitting on ...
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Unable to stop and start playing music or soundtrack at the exact same place

I don't know if this is a new problem as I don't use itunes mostly. But today when I tried to play music on Itunes (my own music saved on my local driver, not music downloaded or streamed from itunes ...
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Is there a way for me to manually copy songs from multiple computers to my iphone without having to remove all previous synced items?

I have a desktop and a laptop, both with Windows. I have some songs on either one that I would like to manually add to my iphone via drag/drop but itunes doesn't seem to let me choose to manually ...
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transfer music library from iTunes on Mojave to another computer with Apple Music on Monterey

I have one computer running Monterey (Mac Pro) and another one running Mojave (Macbook pro). I want to transfer my iTunes music library (all audio files and playlist and rating information) from the ...
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Cannot restore from backup due to not enough free space, yet there is plenty of space

My general > settings > iPhone storage shows I am using 16gb of 64gb... yet when I try to do a restore it tells me that the backup can't be done because there is not enough space... ?!?!! This ...
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First setup of iPhone SE without WiFi and iTunes

Suppose the situation you bought iPhone SE in an area where is no WiFi (or you need to tell the iPhone's MAC address to the system administrator first) and you do not have a computer at all. How to ...
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Broken Links in TV App

I moved my iTunes Media Folder to a NAS and pointed the TV app to that folder. Most of the movies and TV shows work fine but there are some that won't play. When I "Get Info" about the ...
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