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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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Ipod 4 disabled for 24 milion of minutes? How can i retrieve data? [duplicate]

I am addressing the more "geeky" of the group. I have an old 4th generation iPod Touch that, after years, I decided to turn on again, to see photos and videos I had taken now more than 10 ...
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How to back up iPhone that shuts down every three minutes?

My Mom has an iPhone SE second generation with iOS 14.2. Last Thursday (4th July), the iPhone fell on the ground and since then it has shut down every three minutes. After looking at the panic log, ...
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Where does iTunes save iOS updates on Windows 11?

I searched the site and found this question about the location of iOS updates, but the most recent answer was for Windows 10. I am using Windows 11, and it seems the location is different for this OS. ...
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Music.app Select Songs Listing via Applescript

I would like to Select the "Songs" library view (in the left-hand pane) via Applescript, but all I can do is select the Album view by doing the following: tell application "Music"...
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Finder sync claims phone doesn't have enough free space (but it does) [duplicate]

I am old-fashioned and listen to downloaded music on my phone. This past week, I've been getting a strange error where the phone refuses to sync with my Mac laptop because there's supposedly not ...
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iTunes iPhone Synchronization Log on Windows?

Does iTunes for Windows store any kind of log of files and items synchronized in its last sesssion? Every day that I sync my iPhone to iTunes for Windows it shows that it is copying over 15 photos. ...
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Can I still use iTunes instead of music on Windows?

The music tab is gone for me in iTunes, and I am being forced to use apple music on windows. Is there any way to make "music" reappear in iTunes so that I can use iTunes to listen to apple ...
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Deleting music from library also "deletes" from purchase history

I recently discovered that deleting a song from my music library on either my iPhone 15 Pro or my Macbook Pro will also cause it to "disappear" from my list of purchased songs, making it ...
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How do I programmatically find iTunes status on Windows?

On a Mac, I can find out what track iTunes is playing, and even what playlist it's in, so I know what's coming up. I'm using Perl and executing AppleScript commands. Is there a way to do the same ...
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AppleScript (Music.app) error: Can't get duration of current track

I have a simple AppleScript for starting a random video on a random position in Music.app as Automator application and as a startup login item. In the half of cases I get an error: The action "...
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Any way to add playlists with Apple Music streaming content to Apple Music library from command-line?

It's straightforward to add m3u playlists of locally-stored files to the Apple Music app from the command-line. Is there any way to create and add a playlist of streaming content to the library, for ...
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iPad 4 stuck in update/restore loop

I have an iPad 4 running 9.3.1. I put it in recovery mode and connected it to my PC. Now iTunes keeps telling me to update or restore it, but regardless of whether I click "update" or "...
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Can Not Deauthorize a Computer in Music

I reached the limit of five authorized computers per account. The error message points one to this help page. https://support.apple.com/en-us/118292 Here is the twist. I don't have 5 computers, I ...
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Multiple tags in Music

I separate tags using the semicolon, but macOS' inbuilt Music app doesn't appear to recognize them as separate tags. As a result, I see entries, such as "Cover; Dance" and "CoverJazz&...
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How to remove ~/Library/Mobile from Apple Music Media Folder Listing?

I locally manage my music library with Apple Music app, don't enable Apple Music organizing my library, and do not use the Apple Music streaming service. Recently I upgraded to Mac OS 14.3.1 (and ...
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Copy subset of Music library to second computer, preserving metadata?

On my primary Mac, I have a fairly large music library. I have a secondary Mac with a smaller hard drive, so I’d like to copy just a smaller collection of my favourite music across, for listening ...
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I need help resetting a secondhand iPad 3rd gen (A1403)

I bought the iPad on eBay and received it today. It was sold as untested, but the old Apple ID is still linked to it. I tried to use the steps on the support page If you forgot your iPhone passcode, ...
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Is there a multi-channel music file/encoding format that iCloud Music Library will accept?

I've created some multi-channel (surround sound, 5.1) tracks of my own. My initial attempts at encoding them (AAC/ALAC as AC3/DolbyDigital) all work well. They sounds great and spatial audio works a ...
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Do AirPlay devices still work with iTunes on Windows?

I use iTunes (ver 12.13.1.3) running on Windows 10 to manage my music library. I use AirPlay to stream music from that Windows machine to my Apple TV, which is connected to my home entertainment ...
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How to buy a song within a family group without charging a family organizer?

Our adult daughter put us on "family share."  If I try to buy a song from "iTunes Store," it sends a verification code to her phone, and if she passes it on to me and I enter it, ...
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Purchased songs disappear from library

Playing random on iPhone, I noticed that I hadn't heard a few songs in a long time. Search library on the phone, not found. Search the library on iTunes, not found. Search the location of downloaded ...
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What is the three-note ascending "toy piano" (e.g. C-G-C arpeggio) sound that interrupts the music I'm listening to in my AirPods?

I am really at my wits end. It's hard for me to enjoy music knowing that any moment a loud, three note ascending "toy piano" sound will suddenly burst into the center of my cranium without ...
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Adding a song to a playlist suddenly doesn't let me choose existing playlists. I can only add it to a new playlist

I used to add songs to a playlist by right-clicking it and then selecting "Add to Playlist." It would show all existing playlists that are not smart. But today, somehow I can't do that ...
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iPhone can't sync with Mac saying there isn't enough space but there is [duplicate]

This problem started today when I went to sync the music from my computer(MacBook Pro 16" M1 Pro Sonoma) with my iPhone(12PM 512GB), and I got this message: "The iPhone “MyiPhoneName” cannot ...
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iTunes backup not showing up anymore in iTunes

Help. I can not access my iPhone backup saved on my laptop in iTunes anymore My iphone was acting up and had to be repaired, so I made a backup before the reparation in iTunes which was saved on my ...
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How to restore only WhatsApp contents from a iTunes backup?

I have an iPhone 14 Pro, of which I regularly perform full backups (with encryption) using iTunes running on Windows. I uninstalled WhatsApp by mistake on the iPhone; I reinstalled it, but now all my ...
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How does one move one's Music library to another computer

I have been trying to Move my music library from a 2020 iMac running Sonoma to a 2015 MB Pro running Catalina. I looked online and found these instructions for doing so but when I followed the last ...
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Network problem with Apple music when using "Hey Siri"

I often use the "Hey Siri" function to switch between playlists or different artists in my itunes library (mostly while driving). After some recent update sometime within the last year, ...
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How to rename voice memos to their titles? (Mac)

I'm trying to get all my voice memo's, with their original name, onto a external hard drive. (My filenames are all just the date of the recording). (I was able to find this script for Windows, but not ...
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How to transfer voice memos with their titles? (External hard drive, Mac)

I'm trying to get all my voice memo's, with their original name, onto a external hard drive. (My filenames are all just the date of the recording). And it's my 3rd evening trying to figure this out ...
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All my Apple Music playlists are empty

Yes, this looks like a duplicate of this question, but the former one was asked 4 years ago so maybe things have changed since then. At some point, all my Apple Music playlists on all devices turned ...
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Reverting to old iTunes, converting .itl file

I have an iTunes Library.itl that was used with iTunes 12.8.2.3. Through the sorcery that is Retroactive, I now have iTunes 11.4 once again on my Catalina-based computer. However, none of the ...
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Playing tracks from Apple Music on Mac via iPhone (a la Spotify)?

I have a 2015 MacBook Air running Mojave MacOS. I have an iPhone running the latest iOS. I have just recently switched from Spotify to Apple Music. I liked the feature on Spotify whereby I could ...
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How to continue music syncing from MacBook to iPhone (and meta-data in both directions) after upgrading MacBook?

I was using MacBook Pro A and syncing its music to iPhone A. The meta data (last play and star rating) was syncing in both direction. All was good. I then replaced MacBook A with MacBook B, and also ...
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How to edit ID3 tags on iPod without iTunes

I have an iPod Touch, that I used to manage with iTunes on Windows, but now I'm using a Mac (with MacOS Sonoma). I noticed that iTunes is no more, for which I won't shed a single tear. However I would ...
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iTunes Match and Apple Music interfering with eachother

I have iTunes Match and I have got 6 months of Apple Music for free. But now when I try to play a song on an album that is also on Apple Music it will fail after 15seconds. I tried everything from ...
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iTunes will not reinstall

My (Win10) iTunes stopped working, so I uninstalled it (with a good uninstaller that clears all the debris), but it will not re-install. For iTunes Desktop the error message is "The installer has ...
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iTunes accounts and family sharing

I have an old / original email that I use for iTunes / App Store purchases. I have since setup an iCloud / Apple ID for myself and also added family members to that account. Currently I have been ...
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Do iOS backups include Files' trash?

If I temporarily have large downloaded files on my phone, can I accelerate iOS (16) backups by simply moving them to the trash, thereby excluding them from iTunes backup altogether? On macOS I know I ...
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How do I load iOS 15 on this iPad 6 running iOS 12? [duplicate]

I have an iPad 6 that I've held back to iOS 12 since it can sync with my iTunes on 10.10 Yosemite. I have a substantial and carefully curated music library. I'm now upgrading to a newer computer ...
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Is there a web interface for iTunes?

I occasionally purchase songs from Apple via iTunes. I really like this because it gives me access to the physical .m4a files that I can manually back up to listen to anywhere, offline, even if my ...
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iTunes changes to music library tags

I use MusicBee on my PC to manage my music files and it works great, the best music library manager for sure. However if you want to sync files with an iPhone, you need to use iTunes as there's no ...
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Can iTunes on Mojave backup iOS 16.5, 16.6?

I'm using iTunes 12.9.5.5 on Mojave (fully updated, to my knowledge). For six months my iPhone 8 (then on iOS 16.5) has not been able to backup to it, neither using USB nor WiFi. Sync seems to work ...
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How to update Tag Data using itunes match?

I have a lot of music files, and the tag information of some music files is wrong or missing. I tried to use itunes match to match these music files, the effect is good, they are displayed as "...
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Transfer MP3s with metadata from iTunes to Apple Music

I have ~6,000 MP3's on my old iMac in an iTunes folder, using the old iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml file structure. I have a new MBA with Apple Music and ~20 MP3 files using the ...
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"Roaming -> Apple Computer" is taking up 43% of entire hard drive; is it safe to delete?

My laptop (running Windows 10) has 223 GB of available storage and has been mysteriously filling up over the course of several years. Often, after backing up my iPhone to an external drive using ...
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Extract audio from bluray/DVD to get spatial audio / surround?

I have over the years bought several concerts on bluray and DVD and I have traditionally converted them into MP3 files landing in iTunes to listen to on my iPhone. Now I've found that my AirPods ...
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On Ventura do I still open a .itl file after Option-clicking on the Music app?

After a few steps: Connect external drive to (old) macOS running Big Sur. Format drive (APFS). Still on macOS running Big Sur: cp -pr ~/Music /Volumes/MyDisk/ Connect external drive to (new) macOS ...
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How to set the output frequency of external DAC in iPhone?

How can I specifically set the output format (e.g., 24 bit 192 kHz) when I connect an external DAC to the iPhone? In the Mac, you can easily adjust the output format using the Audio MIDI Setup. ...
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Copying photos and iTunes libraries from an old to a new Mac

I learned the hard way that I should not copy ~/Library/Messages/ from an old mac to a new mac. The usual ability to use Messages to write messages then works only when writing to iOS users (the blue ...
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