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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Certain playlists in my local Music app are not appearing remotely with library sync + Apple Music turned on

I recently realized I could be leveraging iCloud music library syncing with my Apple Music subscription. It's working well so far other than the fact that certain playlists are not appearing on my ...
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Modify iTunes library from a script

In my project, I have a bunch of music tracks in a directory of my computer. I want to add them to my iTunes library in an automated way. I also want to group them in playlists depending on the ...
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Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server cannot be reached

So yesterday I went to sleep and I saw an update. I didn't update since I couldn't be bothered, but when I woke up and turned on my iPhone it said update completed. But when I tried to activate it I ...
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Where has all my music gone? I can't find it on my iMac

I have all my music in iTunes on my old iMac. Or I did have. I created several playlists years ago and each of them had 30-50 songs in them. Tonight I opened iTunes and clicked on the playlist and ...
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Stop whatever is creating two folders “Media” and “TV Library” [closed]

I use the Movies folder for my own purposes (I download over an hour of random stuff from Youtube every day, watch it off the site using VLC, then delete it), and this has been working fine for a year ...
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The iPhone could not be updated. An unknown error occurred (4013) - Is there still a way to solve?

Today my iPhone X got stuck at a logo-flash-loop. After searching for some information with Google I tried the "voldown+volup" restart way. The infinite logo loop did stop but I still can't access my ...
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Where are Music (ex iTunes) view options stored?

I would like to have the same view options for all "songs" in my Music application, and I have 16,588 songs in hundreds of playlists. So it is not possible to change the settings for every playlist ...
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How extract apps from a iTunes backup file?

I have recently restored my iPhone using the IPSW file but before this, I had made a full backup of my iPhone using iTunes. Now when I restore the backup, it just brings icons of my app and needs to ...
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How to set up App Shortcuts for Music.app in Catalina?

I'd like to set up System Preferences Keyboard Shortcuts to activate Music's View as Songs via a ⌃ + ⌥ + ⇧ + ⌘ + L shortcut, but it's not activating after setting it up. To clarify, my goal is to ...
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AppleScript to Show Album in Library?

I'm trying to create a macro to manipulate some music (iTunes) tracks. One thing that I see is available without a menu/keyboard shortcut is the Show Album in Library command. Does anyone know how to ...
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Can I delete my MobileSync folder and then retain the back after sometime?

If I were to delete my MobileSync folder and then again backup from my iPhone considering the content before and after the process was not altered. Would i retain all the files that i had deleted?
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Apple Music can't obtain library

I have been experiencing the following: Leave the house in the morning with MacBookPro turned on from day before slightly/not use it until I got back home and then use it Problem: My Apple Music ...
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Can I play my iTunes .M4V video purchases through my Plex Server without the DRM preventing it?

Is there a way around the DRM used on video purchased from the iTunes store? I would like to use Plex Server to aggregate all my content, but although the Plex Server index includes the .M4V files in ...
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iTunes USB sync deleted all playlists from my iPhone

I just synced my iPhone XS to my MacBook over a USB cable for the first time in a few months because I had some MP3 files I’d added to my iTunes library manually that I wanted to transfer. After the ...
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Accidentally backed up phone on somebody else's iTunes, please help

I was trying to help my parents out with backing up, updating and transferring their old phones to new phones. I completed my mothers back-up and transfer without issue. However, when I went to back-...
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Can I add lyrics to songs and have them synced with the song?

As of now, I can just copy paste row lyrics, which won't sync with the song! Edit: I'm on Windows 10 Pro, Version 2004, Build 19541. iTunes is the iTunes64Setup.exe file install, not the Microsoft ...
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Do not open Apple Music when pressing a media key

How do I prevent Apple Music from opening when pressing a media key? If I have Sonos or Spotify opened, the media keys control them as they should. If they are closed, annoyingly, Apple Music opens, ...
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iTunes Spinning Beachball after Airport Express Update; Mojave iMac

This may or may not have anything to do with the Airport Express update, but... When I open iTunes and click on a song, that beachball shows up. Sometimes I wait and finally Force Quit it and start ...
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What makes a song 'explicit' in Apple's eyes…?

What causes Apple to mark a song as explicit...? I would have thought that the criteria would be sexual references or swear words, but e.g. Aerosmith's "Dream On" is classified by Apple as 'explicit'...
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Can iPhone back up to iTunes over Wi-Fi automatically?

I know that my iPhone 8 can back itself up to iTunes over Wi-Fi. It has successfully done so whenever I've manually hit the button in iTunes to back it up immediately. In iTunes the iPhone is set to "...
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Contradictory messages about restoring to a spare device

My iPhone 4S died and I need its contents (e.g. authenticator app to log in to customer systems). I have a backup from 2019/12/31 on my MacBook, so I want to restore it to an identical spare device we ...
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Why is iTunes displaying random junk characters when I try to verify my billing information?

I get garbled/garbage characters (weird font?) when I try to manage payment methods (I can't get past this screen to purchase a song*): I also got this screen at one point trying to open an apple ...
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Will Catalina stream movies (etc) to a 3rd Generation Apple TV box?

I have one of the older, 3rd generation Apple TV boxes, (the sort that came with a clicky remote, not a swipey one). I regularly use it to watch movies and TV shows served up by a Mac currently ...
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Where are my phone's apps stored on my Mac?

A long time ago, when iTunes backed up my iPhone to my Mac, I could then search my Mac and find all the individual app files inside a subfolder of the "iTunes" folder in my "Music" folder. But that ...
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Can I use Apple Store Connect to retrieve reports that I used to retrieve from Itunes Connect

I have musics published on Itunes and AppleMusic, which I managed catalogs and financial data at https://itunesconnect.apple.com/. Unfortunately, the API really sucks. Do you guys know if I can use ...
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Do I still need my iTunes directory?

After upgrading to Catalina and the Music App I have two directories: iTunes and Music When I launch the app I noticed all my Music has the cloud icon (as I use iTunes Match) so its not downloaded ...
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How to manually upgrade iTunes library to Music.app library on macOS Catalina?

I have a smaller iTunes library on an internal SSD and larger one on an external drive. I have upgraded to macOS Catalina. The smaller music library has been upgraded, the larger one hasn't. How ...
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Lost Playlists in Music.app

Sometime this week I suddenly lost static playlists in my Music (née iTunes( Library. The last static playlist in my list is "MP3 Releases", but I previously had additional playlists such as "Music to ...
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How to get Music to notice changes in mp3s, speficially album covers

I have 2 Macs and I'd like to sync my music collection between them. I organize my music files myself so the options to "Consolidate files" and "Reorganizes files in the folder Media.localized" are ...
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One-time purchase iTunes album?

I've been trying to download some WOODKID to my iTunes library. I don't see how to do this: looks like I need to subscribe to Apple Music? Is one-time purchase no longer possible? How am I meant to ...
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Does Apple use your PayPal or gift card first?

I want to purchase something on the app store but I'm not sure if it will charge my gift card or PayPal?
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How to retrieve photos back after iTunes backup upload in iPhone 7 and iOS 13?

I have an iPhone 7 and i installed a backup which belongs to a few days ago. But i had several photos important i took yesterday. But i most probably didn't back them up. Is it still possible to bring ...
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“this Apple ID has not y used with the iTunes Store tap to review ” when I tap review nothing happens what do I do? [duplicate]

i just got a iPad mini and I set it all up. Tried to download free apps but kept saying "this Apple ID has not yet been used with iTunes Store tap to review" when I tap review nothing happens what do ...
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iPhone 6 Plus recovery sticking on “iPhone is disabled” message

I am trying to restore/reset an Apple iPhone 6 Plus which has had the password entered incorrectly too many times. I have plugged it into my laptop for the first time and entered iPhone Recovery Mode....
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What configuration does a router/firewall need for iTunes Wifi Sync to work?

First, a caveat: I'm using pfsense and am frustrated with it's "auto" rules being hidden. I think I've negated everything it's trying to do, but I cannot be sure as I'm not at 'god level' with it ...
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Where to find older versions of iTunes? [closed]

Where can I find a version of iTunes older than 12.7 for Mac or Windows? I have both a Windows 10 PC and a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave.
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Can I re-download the Songs of Innocence download I once had without an Apple Music subscription?

I used to have the U2, Songs of Innocence album on my phone, that was a free download from Apple in 2014. (This was slightly controversial at the time.) I can't see it on my iPhone X, running 13.3 in ...
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How do I play an mp3 on my iPad?

I'm not trained on iOS and my iPad 6th Gen is the only Apple product I own. iOS version is 13.3. I have downloaded the app called, "Music" I have downloaded Readdle Documents. Using Documents, I ...
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Make media key control only one app

I want to use my media keys exclusively for Spotify. Currently, media keys have undefined behaviour - sometimes they control to most recent active media app (vlc, youtube), sometimes they control two ...
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How to sync Home Videos on TV app from macOS Catalina 10.15 to iPhone?

Since the update to Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) split the iTunes app into Music, TV, and Podcasts I can no longer transfer home videos from my Mac to my iPhone. I used to do this by: Adding the home ...
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Can't update or uninstall iTunes for Windows

Whenever I try to uninstall or update iTunes on my Windows computer, it just says: The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again, or enter an ...
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Sync photo albmus between Mac and iPhone

I am having this problem already a few months now and I wonder why there isn't any solution for it because it belongs to the basics of photos. I am talking about photo albums. And by an photo album I ...
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How to listen to these downloaded BBC radio shows with Catalina?

For years I have been downloading radio shows from the BBC, tagging them as 'podcasts' and putting them into iTunes. With the Catalina update these files no longer seem to be listenable! The Podcasts ...
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Does apple store my credit card information including name card number

Hello community, i recently bought an apple developer account and paid $99 for it. This is annual subscription, which will be renewed every year. My question is does apple stored my ...
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iPhone Restore process

Have taken the back up of iphone to replace the battery of phone. After replacing battery, need to restore the phone back. The iPhone back is stored at default location. iPhone backup size is 114 GB....
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How to restore disabled iPad not visible in Finder on Catalina?

This is similar to "iPad is disabled, connect to iTunes" I have a disabled ipad. Music in 10.15.1 does not see the device. What recorse do I have to either get to touchpad or reset to ...
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iTunes suddenly not syncing books, but they're still on my iPad

Devices in use: 2011 iMac running macOS Sierra and iTunes 12.8.2.3, iPad 3 (Retina) running iOS 6. It's been a month or two since I have needed to sync any books to my iPad, but today when I went to ...
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Transfering all photos from old iPad

I have an iPad 3rd gen (running iOS 9.3.6) and the new iPad 7th gen. I am trying to get all the pictures from the old iPad to the new. When I turn on iCloud for photos I get the following error: “ ...
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Moving/Editing iTunes XML file path, off of mapped network drive

I have a similar problem to this post, but slightly different so I'm asking separately. iTunes: Move files off a network drive I'm transitioning from Windows to Mac. Current iTunes music files are ...
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iTunes current version just does not work!

I find that when using iTunes 12.8.2.3 that it fails to access the Gracenote server to get track names for CDs I wish to import. Sick enough, but I have several Macs and one using version 12.2.2.25 ...

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