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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Play/pause buttons launches iTunes instead of playing/pausing the Deezer app [duplicate]

I am using the Deezer app music. It worked well, I could use the media buttons to control play/pause/next track/previous track. But a few days ago, (after an macOS update?) now when I hit play/pause ...
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iOS 13 on iPod Touch 7th generation

I develop mobile software. I have an iPod Touch 7th generation (A2178) which I need to update to iOS 13 in order to test a compatibility issue that some users have reported with an app. iOS 13 was ...
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How do I use an Apple Card to pay for iTunes and App Store?

Currently I have iTunes and App Store payments on my account set up to use a credit card. I would like in future to use my App Card to do this, but when I enter the Apple Card number and information ...
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Definitive restore method for cusp iOS

I want to upgrade to iOS 13 but just in case my CarPlay doesn't like it, I need to be able to revert. This will be before Apple stops signing iOS 12.4.1 which I imagine I'll have a few days to deal ...
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Play Music from iTunes in Terminal

Is there a way to play music from iTunes with a Terminal command? I've tried to do this with the afplay command, but the music won't play because of a locked mp4 music file.
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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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How to find ipsw file on macOS Catalina

I have downloaded latest iOS on my iPhone and it's not installing. It says "no internet" while the internet is working on the device. So I decided to synchronize the iPhone and get access to the ...
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iCloud photos all synced onto iphone

I've turned on iCloud photos on my Macbook but once I backed up my iPhone, all my iCloud pictures have synced backed onto my iPhone and now I have duplicates of most my pictures. I've tried to select "...
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Playing/Pausing iTunes while another app plays media

While browsing on Safari and listening to iTunes I come across a video and then press the "play" button on the keyboard (to stop the music while I watch the video) it starts/stops the video instead of ...
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iTunes tab and space key behavior

I have a problem that I thought I knew the solution to, but apparently do not. Somehow, in the past few days, I did something to change the behavior of the tab key and the spacebar when controlling ...
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Movie from iTunes: We've determined that your purchase does not meet the conditions for a refund

My toddler bought a random movie on Apple TV by accident (even a foreign language). I tried to use a form to get a refund (Ask Different how-to): how do you cancel a pending purchase in iTunes ...
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Suggestions on how to configure the settings for podcasts

I have a Mac running the latest (10.14) along with an iPhone also running the latest (12.4). I also have a couple iPads (12.4). I also have a Watch. I think I have 7 podcasts that I subscribe to ...
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Where does iTunes keep information on played podcasts?

I wanted to check the name of a podcast I listened to four months ago and that got automatically deleted. I could not find that information on the iTunes tabs: "Unplayed", "Feed", "Saved". I restored ...
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Family sharing and non-organizer's previous purchases

So, my wife has been using her iPad for a while, I have been using it for a while. Now, we added both of us to a family account (with me being organizer). And, while I purchased an app which my wife ...
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Network folder with large amount of subfolders unreadable after High Sierra upgrade

I have an iTunes media folder on a FAT32 hard drive attached to an ISP provided router / server, that serves up a LAN Sharepoint so that I can consult the music files via the network. The router is ...
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How can I listen to my mp3 audiobooks on iPhone?

I have a collection of seminars recorded as mp3. In iTunes, I marked them as audiobooks. I have an Apple music account, so I can access my music library through iCloud, including those I recorded ...
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How to restore an iPhone backup from an external hard drive (windows)

I backed up my phone on itunes and it took a lot of space on my laptop so I put the backup on an external drive, however, not knowing any better, I did not create any symlink. Is there any way I can ...
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How to Restore backup from external drive to itunes or iphone in Windows 8?

I back my iPhone up to My Windows 8. Since I don't have much space on my C: Drive, I moved my iTunes backup folder to an external drive (mklink/J "%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "J:\...
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How can I use Apple Music without my iCloud Library?

There's no "reset iCloud library" button on my account. I still want to put 2 albums, that are on my PC, on my phone (they aren't on Apple Music, I've already searched), but when I enable iCloud ...
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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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iTunes 12 opens automatically when CD inserted

I don't use iTunes, but I can't prevent it from automatically opening every time a CD is inserted. I have already changed the system preferences for when a CD/DVD is inserted to "ignore" or to "open ...
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iTunes App on macOS - play song now

I recently switched from Spotify to Apple Music. I cannot find any Play button next to the song's name in the app (as compared to Spotify). I cannot find the option to play the song now in place of ...
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How do I reset iCloud podcasts syncing?

So, since I updated iTunes to version 11.1, my podcasts library went a little crazy. Some episodes were deleted from my Mac and all episodes are now marked with the little blue pin (saying they're ...
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Unwanted hollow star / album ratings foul up a Smart Playlist of zero-star songs

The SXSW Showcasing Artist compilations typically include more than one thousand songs. When I add them to iTunes initially, the songs display a blank rating, which is what I want. The songs are ...
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iTunes automatically pauses when VLC plays a file

I noticed that if I have some background music on iTunes and I start playing a VLC video, iTunes automatically stops the music. Although this can be a very useful thing, I would prefer to have ...
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Getting photos from MobileSync data created by iTunes

My wife had an iPhone 4, which she synched with a PC using iTunes. Both the phone and the PC are gone, but I have backups of the PC, including the folder where I believe iTunes kept copies of her ...
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Applescript to set Track Comment to Rating

I'm trying to develop an applescript that sets the comment tag to the track's rating. i.e., if it's a 3 star track, I want the comment to say "3 Star". tell application "iTunes" set theTrack to (...
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iTunes Store Not Showing

Whenever i try to go to the iTunes store, it loads and acts like something will come up, but its completely blank in the middle where the songs are displayed. It still lets me search but nothing comes ...
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CD Library ripped in Windows - Import to iTunes with track/album info?

I have a library of CDs, originally ripped in Windows Media Player, that contains album, artist and track info. I want to import this library into iTunes in Windows (version 12.9.5.7, current). ...
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Getting error -1426 when trying to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing

I'm getting error -1426 when trying to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing. I'm on iOS 12.4 and macOS 10.14.6. iPhone is XS Max 256GB and Mac is MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) ...
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Is there any reason not to enable Error Correction in iTunes?

When importing CDs in iTunes you have the option to enable error correction. With the exception of the obvious potential for slower import speeds... is there any reason not to have this enabled?
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iTunes - reset sync settings on device

I'm running iTunes 12.9.5.5 on macOS 10.14.6 iOS 12.4 on iPhone 8 How do I reset the sync settings on iPhone? What I have tried: General > Reset > Reset All settings (this doesn't reset the sync ...
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Direct download link for iTunes for Microsoft Windows (not from Microsoft Store)

I wish to download iTunes for Windows 10. I am looking for a direct download link on Apple’s website rather than downloading it from Microsoft Store. When I visit Apple Support - Downloads page, and ...
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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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How do I change the playback speed in iTunes?

On the iPhone I can speed up the playback of podcasts to 2x. Is there a way to do the same in iTunes?
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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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Uploaded homemade mp3 to icloud music library, now “not available in my country or region”

We recorded an mp3 with the kids, and I want to add this to my icloud music library so it's available on my iPhone and any of my devices, the same way I access other songs in my icloud music library ...
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How to uninstall iTunes? [duplicate]

I'm trying to uninstall iTunes since its giving me a headache. The permissions are read only and when i try to change them to read&write I get the dreaded The operation can’t be completed because ...
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My iTunes media files sometimes randomly get deleted

My iTunes media library is located on an external hard disk. Occasionally when I try to play an old saved podcast episode, I will get this alert box: This means the file was mysteriously deleted (or ...
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What if I download a different IPSW for a different Device? [duplicate]

I've always been doing research on how to download a firmware for a different device. What i'm trying to say is: What will happen if I download a firmware that is not meant for my device? I downloaded ...
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How do I import a MP4 audiobook into iTunes to be played on an iPhone?

How do I import several MP4 files that constitute an audio book into iTunes so I can synchronize it with my iPhone? I selected Audio Books, and tried to drag & drop the folder and files into the ...
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What software can play FLAC files and has basic playlist support?

What are options to play FLAC files and have playlists on OSX? I've not seen a way to make iTunes play them natively, songbird looks terrible with retina display and same goes for clementine. I just ...
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I have a few movies I purchased using iTunes. Is there a way to extract the m4v files out to my hard drive?

I have a few movies on my iMac that I purchased using iTunes. They play fine using iTunes. Is there a way to extract the file from iTunes and save the m4v file to my external drive but also leaving it ...
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Is there a way to automatically sync iTunes to my music folder (which is on a different hd)?

I'd like iTunes to automatically add any music that I add to my music folder to its library. I don't want to have my music on the same hard-drive as Itunes, though, so I can't just copy it into any of ...
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iOS mount point in macOS - Is there any way to access the iOS files in macOS directly?

In the past I was able to use iOS devices as USB drives. (It may have been on Windows only, and/or the devices may have had iOS < 9) At present my iPods / iPads / iPhones do not appear in my Mac'...
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I-Phone XR unable to resume music through USB with car

I am trying to understand a disconnection issue with YouTube USB streaming from an I-Phone XR(iOS 12.3). The phone is connected through USB to the Ford SYNC 2 audio system. Every time, there is a call ...
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How to remove an iTunes Wi-Fi Sync host

I open settings, pick General, iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, and it has two hosts listed. The older host does not exist any more. The newer host says "Books" so I assume it is just syncing Books and not the ...
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New iPhone XS People & Places People album not populating - nothing

I have a new iPhone Xs running iOS 12.4 syncing to MBP using Mojave 10.14.6 via iTunes version 12.9.5.5. Using usb cord to sync selected items - pics, music, etc.. The People album under People &...
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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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Transfer music from iPod touch to computer

I know there are programs I can download to do this but I have done it before without them. After about an hour of searching I still can't find how I did it. I have Hidden files enabled. "Enable Disk ...