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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PDF added to iBooks on Mac does not sync to iCloud Drive or my iPhone

A few minutes ago I added a small PDF to iBooks on my Mac (DRM-free, not purchased through iTunes). My Mac has iCloud Drive enabled. My understanding is that this should cause it to be uploaded to ...
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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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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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iPhone backup switches to “This Computer” in iTunes and I want it to back up to iCloud

When I open iTunes and click on my phone icon, all of my settings look good except for backups which is set to "This Computer." I check off iCloud and click "Apply" and it instantly switches back to "...
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How do I make iTunes video play slower or faster?

I want to play videos in iTunes faster (1x, 2x, double speed, etc.) or maybe slower. How do I do that?
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iPod Classic can't be seen by iTunes 12.7 on Windows 10

I have a used iPod Classic 5th Generation (A1136) that was purchased for a parent as it is compatible with all their 40-pin gear. One of the parents already has an identical model which was "working ...
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How do I delete pictures of my iPhone which wont delete?

My iPhone 5 has an album which has been saved onto it through iTunes from another laptop, when I try and delete the album through iTunes it doesn't seem to give me the option to do so. If anyone could ...
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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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“Playlist can't be added to your iCloud Music Library”. Why?

I am migrating from Spotify and I want iTunes to accommodate the way I used to add songs to a "favorites" playlist, just like the Starred Songs works on Spotify. Initially I created a Smart Playlist ...
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How to re-download a corrupted music track from iTunes store

I downloaded Richard Thompson's "Acoustic Rarities" album this evening. Unfortunately track 10, "Sloth", cuts out after about 15 seconds with a glitchy sound and then silence. I assume the download ...
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iTunes: “Your account was changed while you were editing your account information.”

I logged into the iTunes store via Settings on a new iPhone 5s, and it automatically went to the "confirm your payment information" page. I confirmed my method of payment (none), and it came back ...
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Spam SMS on iPhone - any chance of stopping it?

Possibly due to some in-app purchase done by a kid before the in-app purchasing was disabled, an iPhone 5S user receives this type of link weekly http://wowza1.mobibase.com:8080/apple/definst/channel/...
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Can I display top charts in my app using album artwork from iTunes?

I have used this iTunes API to display the top charts in my app but recently I received an email from Apple about the complaints that Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) want to take my ...
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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 older iOS devices: an 1st generation iPad Mini (Model MD530LL/A, running iOS version 9.3.5) and an iPod Touch (also running 9.3.5). Neither of these devices can be upgraded to a newer ...
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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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iTunes not converting song entirely / skip to the next one when playing

When using iTunes for AAC conversion, sometime only a part of the song is converted (also, when playing the song, iTunes does not plays it entirely and skip to the next one before the end). But when ...
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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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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 ...
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How to recover app purchases/account that my gamecenter and appleid paid for purchases in [duplicate]

Not a duplicate question, I have full access to my apple-id and have not lost a device. I want to know for apps that do not use appleid to sync, how do i restore purchases to a device. App reinstalled ...
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“Too many files open” error when syncing an iPhone

For the last month or so, every time I try to sync my iPhone XR to iTunes (on a Mac) I get an error: This started happening when I tried turning on Wi-Fi sync between my phone and my Mac. I have ...
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Is there an official list for iTunes / iOS version compatibility?

I've found answers on this site stating that iOS 10 is not compatible with iTunes 12.2 (the latest iTunes version available for macOS 10.7). This helped with a problem I have. Is there an official ...
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iPad is disabled , connect to iTunes

Hi my iPad is locked due to multiple wrong passcode entries by my kids. Can you suggest how to unlock that? I am not sure on what version of iOS my iPad is running. I am not able to connect to iPad ...
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Itunes sees, but won't load other user's shared library

I'm stumped. My computer, Lothlorien, shares my iTunes library to the local network. My wife's computer, Gutenberg, can 'see' my library in the drop down ribbon top left (Music...) but if she ...
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remove track number from start of song name iTunes

I just imported my own folder of audio files into iTunes. Now every song is prepended with a track number, 01, 02, ... 18, etc. How do I remove these? Other albums don't have this (despite the files ...
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how to add iTunes album artwork in Mojave

I do right click > Album Info > Artwork > Add Album Artwork, then I choose a picture (jpg) and then hit "OK" but the artwork isn't added.
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Restoring iPhone 5

I have an iPhone 5 that I tried to restore iOS 10.3.3 to. I have made sure that the .ipsw file matches the phone, and have updated iTunes. In iTunes, I get this error when I try to restore or update (...
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Unable to view Trash on APFS-formatted external drive

I am on macOS Mojave running iTunes with its library stored on an external drive. Both my main machine and external drive are formatted in APFS. When I delete a song on iTunes, the file never gets ...
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High Sierra Airplay Problems

I've been using a Mac running Sierra with an Airplay 2 capable Denon home cinemas amp for several months without any major problems. After upgrading to High Sierra I've run into two VERY annoying ...
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Music on iPhone not showing up in iTunes on macOS

If I connect my iPhone to my Mac via USB cable, iTunes launches and shows the iPhone icon in the toolbar. But if I click that, no content whatsoever is displayed under the "On My Device" header (...
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How can I recover an iTunes backup with iCloud Music Library enabled?

Long story, but my iTunes library got totally ruined. All of my older manually added and purchased songs are fine, but my Apple Music songs (so basically all of my music from the last 5 years) is just ...
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iTunes 12.5.5.5 can no longer delete subscribed podcasts

I have used iTunes for years, and now suddenly after an update I can no longer delete a subscribed podcast. I am used to simply right-clicking and selecting "Delete From Library on the picture of the ...
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How can I restore my device with simply ipsw file and iTunes?

I want to restore my iPod touch 4 gen. using a previously downloaded .ipsw file from the web instead of iTunes trying to download it again. I have tried putting the .ipsw file in the ~/Library/iTunes/...
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Repair iTunes (12.9.5) on Mojave (10.14.5)

A few months ago, I successfully removed iTunes from my machine using the accepted answer for this question: Disabling / Uninstalling iTunes on macOS Mojave In short, via the command sudo rm -rf /...
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Importing CDA song files into iTunes

I have a mac without a disc drive on it, I also have some CDA files on my computer that need to be interpreted into an audio format that is more compatible with modern music programs so that I'm ...
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Can I have a library with iCloud Music Library enabled and one with it disabled?

I don't want to enable iCloud Music Library on my iTunes library for a few reasons. I have carefully curated a fairly large library and I don't want it to get mingled with stuff from Apple Music. I'...
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Simplest way to prevent iTunes from automatically launching when iPhone/iPad is connected

When I connect my iPad or iPhone to my Mac iTunes automatically launches. What is the simplest way to prevent this from happening?
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How to transfer music from friends iPhone to my laptop

I have been trying to transfer music from my friends iPhone to my laptop but I can't seem to do it. Is there any way to transfer the music from his phone to my iTunes?
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Combine separated live photos with different time stamp

I'm a traveler around the world which makes the date of my pictures a disaster. And the date are all wronged during the movement of the files. For example: the .heic file has the date: April 4th, and ...
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Is there any way to create an iTunes smart playlist with a user defined text field as the condition?

I'm using iTunes 12.8 with Yate by 2manyrobots (https://2manyrobots.com/yate/) to manage metadata for a library of approx 50k AIFF tracks. Yate has the ability to retrieve data from Discogs and ...
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Set a keyboard shortcut to clear all tracks from the Up Next queue in iTunes

I am looking for a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to clear all the tracks from Up Next queue of iTunes. Does anyone know a way to do this? Using Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4
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How do I find out what computers I have authorized?

I just authorized iTunes against a laptop and I was expecting it to be my third of five computers authorized on my iTunes account. But iTunes said it was the fourth. How do I find out what machines ...
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Song cannot be played on this iPhone

I have recently added a number of songs to my iTunes playlist (all mp3s). When syncing them over to my iPhone I get an error saying that 'X track cannot be played on this iPhone'. What could be the ...
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Can't locate App Store in iTunes for macOS

Every time I launch iTunes on my Mac, there is no App Store item in it and I can't access the apps that I have launched on the App Store. .
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How to start playing first song in playlist after all songs are over?

I listen to music on my Mac every day. However after a playlist ends, playback stops and I have to hit Play manually to start playing the playlist again from the beginning. Is there anyway to restart ...
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Temporarily use a 16GB iPhone restoring data from a 64gb iPhone back up

I have to send my iPhone 64GB to repair and I will have to temporary use a 16GB device. The same problem was described in this post, but I am actually struggling to understand how to practically ...
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How to transfer voice memo with their titles?

iTunes doesn't keep title of voice memo which make them quite useless. They look like DATE######.m4a. I'm working with these memos, any solution would fit, even jailbreak I really need to find a way. ...
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Can't add items to iTunes library

Starting this morning, every time I try to add an item to my iTunes library, a blank window appears. I can close it, and in the main iTunes window there's an exclamation mark in the top right corner. ...