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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Where does the list of iPhone movies in Finder come from?

When I connect my iPhone to my MacBook, then go to Finder and click in the left column my iPhone name, I get to the syncing tool. At the top of this are the tabs "General", "Music",...
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AppleScript: How to automatically detect and close Music app alerts?

I am not super capable when it comes to AppleScript, but I am trying to use it to remove 2 annoying prompts in Apple Music. These appear whenever switching media to another device and I frequently ...
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Move iPhone Backup Folder to external hard drive, and later back to my laptop?

On my laptop I have a backup of my older iPhone, under MobileSync/Backup/[some-string]. I want to backup my new iPhone device and don't have the space to do so. I want to move the older backup to an ...
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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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Can Safari tabs from an iOS device be recovered from an iTunes backup?

Before upgrading from an iPhone 12 Pro to an iPhone 13 Pro, I backed up my phone in iTunes. However, my safari tabs did not transfer over to the new phone and I lost them all (even though Safari was ...
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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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How do I retrieve a list of all my songs on the iPhone?

I have a large collection of mp3 files that I want to listen to on my iPhone. I do not have an Apple Music subscription. I have used iTunes on Windows to add a subset of my songs to its library and ...
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iTunes to Music

It took me long, tedious hours and a lot of effort to digitalise vinyl and taped music (from the 60s onwards) as well as copying umpteen CDs to my iMac that I bought in 2011 and now uses Sierra 10.12....
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How do I read ".data" files on mac to show actual voice memo mp3/m4a files from iPhone 4?

I have 600+ voice memos on my iPhone 4 and each can be around 30 mins. to 3 hours long, and I wish to put them all on my external hard drive (or my mac first). I already tried the "share" ...
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Problems in restore backups to iPhone from PC

My dad wanted me to update his iPhone X to iOS 14, so I tried to, and iTunes in the PC gave some error about connecting to the iPhone (unfortunately I don't have the exact message error), so then I ...
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How to export Voice Memos from iTunes to Finder?

How can I export iPhone Voice Memos from iTunes to Finder? Everything I find on the web does not work: Right click on a Voice Memo in iTunes and select "open in Finder". - I do not have ...
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In Apple Music (Big Sur), how can I 'go to current song playing' in the context of the main library?

You used to be able to click Cmd+L to highlight the current song in the context of its playlist. However, this doesn't work anymore for songs being played in the library - only when playing from a ...
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App no longer available in store. Transfer from old iPhone to new iPhone?

I have an app on my iPhone 4S called 7 Second Diet. It is no longer available on the app store. Luckily, it is still available on my iPhone 4S. Two days ago, I bought a iPhone 6S. The transfer ...
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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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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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itunes on PC autofills music on iphone 7 despite option settings

itunes keeps autofill music on my iphone 7. I have "manually manage music" checked device summary page in itunes & the "prevent ipods, iphones, &ipads from syncing ...
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Mac OS X keeps to ask me if I want to allow iTunes to accept connections

Every time I open iTunes, Mac OS X keeps to ask me if I want to allow it to accept connections, even if in the Firewall settings iTunes has been set to accept any connections. I am not using a beta ...
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How can I pause the download on Mac App Store and then resume it later?

I am downloading macOS Sierra from Mac App Store. But I have electricity problem here. Due to which my iMac will lose power after 2 hours. Now I want to pause the downloading so that I can resume the ...
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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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Retrieving music from an old account

I bought music from iTunes with my credit card, but it was my son’s iTunes account. We shared a pc at that time. Can I retrieve my music and put it into my iTunes account?
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iPhone is stuck in Recovery Mode with full storage

I was trying to update my iPhone X (GSM) from iOS 12.3.1 to iOS 14.0.1 The following steps was carried: 1- Downloading the latest firmware ipsw (size 4.61 GB) from iPhone10,3,iPhone10,6_14.0....
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How can I change the SMB server address my Music files are on?

I store my iTunes library (now Music.app) on a Samba server. The server's DNS name has changed, but the volume/share name has not. The share is called Media and is mounted at /Volumes/Media However, I ...
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iTunes - CLI AppleMobileBackup

I'm trying to use command line to backup my device with iTunes. I found this script: https://nerd.one/how-to-automate-daily-encrypted-iphone-backups-in-itunes/ issue: that it can't do multiple devices....
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Song stops playing when adding to library (Apple Music)

In iTunes on my MacBook Pro, when I am listening to a song and click on the + to add it to my library, it stops playing. I don't have the same issue on my iPhone. Is this a known issue or am I doing ...
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My PC has over 200 GB of free storage but iTunes won't back up my iPhone with 64 GB

I have an iPhone 6s with 64 GB of storage, all of which is used. I'm using iTunes version 12.10.6.2 on a Window 10 laptop. When I try to back up my iPhone using iTunes, I get the message "iTunes could ...
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Apple Music Smart Playlist not adding to iCloud Music Library

I created a smart playlist on Apple Music to sort one of my playlists. The smart playlist was successfully created but when I tried syncing it across all my devices, it showed an error saying that “...
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Episode temporarily unavailable, despite best efforts

I’ve been recently having the issue where several of the podcasts I listen to will give the “Episode temporarily unavailable” dialog box while others will play without issue. I’ve tried everything ...
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Cannot sync photos from photos app to iphone using iTunes

When I navigate to photos from my phone settings in iTunes, I am not able to select the photos.app from the "copy photos from" dropdown. My Photo Library exist in the Pictures directory and ...
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Any way to export multiple playlists to m3u at once?

I can export a single playlist from iTunes to m3u format easily enough, but is there any way to do it en masse? I have about 40 playlists and it's exceedingly tedious to do it for all of them one at a ...
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Music Library Seems Broken

Recently, I noticed whenever I try to open my Music library, I get the following error message: The file "Application.musicdb" cannot be read because it does not appear to be a valid ...
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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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iMovie stopped exporting

I've been using/learning iMovie in order to create online classes for my students because of COVID19. Everything has been working fine until this morning. iMovie just won't export a file. I've created ...
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How do I delete songs on my iphone using Windows version of iTunes?

I have an iPhone 8+ and use the Windows version of iTunes. There are all these songs my son purchased thru iTunes showing up on my iPhone. How do I get these listings off my iPhone? Note: The songs ...
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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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Can't unmount external disk used with Music app due to AMPLibraryAgent process

I use an external storage disk for my Music library in macOS 10.15 Catalina, because the required file size is several times my internal SSD. After upgrading to Catalina, now when I connect the drive ...
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iTunes 10.5.3.3 - songs ending early

For no clear reason, since a recent OS wipe & reinstallation of iTunes, songs in my music collection are ending early. This is not merely a case where the song's metadata makes it appear to be 30 ...
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iTunes Utility - Merging Libraries

I would like to merge three separate iTunes libraries. Here is more information: Currently have 3 separate iTunes libraries on 2 laptops and and dekstop. Want to merge all three onto the desktop (i....
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Is there a button in iTunes to say "Stop after playing this song"?

Because I might just want to go to bed after this one song (but don't want to stop it midway – It's a classic).
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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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Restoring iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.4 [duplicate]

I'm trying to Downgrade my iPhone 5s from iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.4. I have been looking at tutorials, and found this one Downgrading iOS 7.1 with iTunes It worked up until the last step. 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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How to accept Apple Music Family invite without iOS/macOS?

A couple of days ago I upgraded my Apple Music subscription to family mainly so my sisters could access music from their iPhones. Since my dad is avid music listener I decided to set up Apple Music ...
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Why does iTunes continually ask me to authorize my computer?

I just recently bought an album on iTunes and I have a weird problem. All of the songs (18 in all) except for one, play perfectly fine. When I try to play it, it says "This computer is not authorized ...
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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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Simple AppleScript script terminates early

I have an AppleScript script for Music that processes the selected tracks and modifies the track name. Basically, it works. If I select one item, it works without fail. If I select multiple items, it ...
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My iPhone cannot "see" all the books on my Mac via Mojave iTunes

I have 18 books in Books.app on my Macbook Pro running Mojave. When I open iTunes and look at the Books on my phone, it shows 5 books. Changing the iTunes radiobutton from "All books" to &...
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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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Add files to Home Videos without physically copying the file

I have a wifi based disk on which I have many movies. I can access this disk from my mac finder and see all the files. I want to add these files to my itunes home videos folder without physically ...
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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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