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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Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting bluetooth headset

Every time I connect my bluetooth headset to my Mac, iTunes decides it's time to launch. Is there a way I can prevent this behavior? I found this thread, but there is no solution: https://...
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Why would an iPad fail to connect to an iMac (via lightning cable) to sync, after all `trust` steps are followed?

When attempting to connect a new iPad (iPad Air, 3rd generation) running 13.3 to an older iMac running MacOS 10.11.6, the iPad/computer connection (via cable) never succeeds. All prompts are followed ...
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Add currently playing song to Apple Music using AppleScript Editor

I am trying to make an AppleScript that automatically adds the current track that I am listening to on Apple Music to my library. What I have done so far is set the option "Add songs to Library when ...
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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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Bought an iPad but it's supervised.Is there a way to remove it?

I bought an iPad Air 2 from a third party and I see it's supervised.It has many restrictions.There is no delete button in Settings.The iPad is iCloud free.I tried restoring it in recovery mode, ...
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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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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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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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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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iPhone asks 'Trust This Computer' again

(I am on macOS 10.14.6 and iOS 12.4) I am certain that I have trusted my Mac before. Without the latter trust, I can also access the phone in iTunes. I have tried reset "Location and Privacy" on my ...
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Does iTunes Sound Check Lower Sound Quality?

I have found that many do not like the Sound Check feature in iTunes. Will enabling Sound Check lower sound quality? Why does/does it not reduce sound quality?
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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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Catalina Music loses equalizer setting

I have Catalina 10.15, Music 1.0.0.426 (the Catalina music player), on a MacBook Air 13". When the song changes, the equalizer settings change. I don't mean that the sliders move; they are where I ...
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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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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 in Catalina doesn’t remember window size

Each time I open the Music app in macOS Catalina (10.15.1), the window size is set to maximum. I then have to rescale it down to fit my use case. But after it’s been quit and reopened, it is again ...
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Make iTunes recognize MP3 audiobooks with ID3 tag

Apple iTunes recognizes and categorizes MP4 audio files (preferably with an .m4b extension, not .m4a nor .mp4) correctly as audiobooks if the tag field stik MediaType is set to 2 for Audiobook. I ...
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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 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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Slim down an ios backup file

My 32gb iPhone is irreversibly broken but I have an encrypted backup on iTunes (not iCloud). I want to load it onto my older 16gb iPhone but it's too large. I've found some software that lets you ...
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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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Audible books on iTunes

I'm running sierra os and want to listen to my audible audiobooks on itunes. The audible website says that I don't need any additional software for Mac: Mac users using iTunes do not need 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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How do I download an iOS App (IPA) file to my Mac after iTunes 12.7 update?

Now that Apple has removed the ability to access the iOS App Store in iTunes 12.7 on Mac/Windows (See MacRumors article), I can't find any way to download an IPA file from the App Store. As a note, I'...
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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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How to play all songs except classical and movie soundtrack music using the Music app on an iPhone?

I have bought a lot of pop music and classical music on the iTunes store. Some classical music album is like $9.99 for 100 songs, and I think I have about 500 of them in total. When driving a car, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Override iTunes “media” keys (play, pause, etc) for Spotify?

Is it possible to set Spotify as the default program when the "media" keys (play, pause, previous, next, etc) are pressed on the Mac keyboard? For the most part when Spotify is open, the "media" ...
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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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How to access history of podcasts I have listened to in iphone?

I don't know if this is possible or not: I would like to see the history of all the podcasts I have ever listened to. Is this possible?
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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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How can I add mp3 files as podcasts to my iPhone using iTunes?

I am using iTunes 12.5 on Windows 10 with an iPhone 5s. Sometimes I download hour-long .mp3 files that I want to put onto my iPhone as podcasts, so that it automatically remembers where I am in my ...
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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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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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My iTunes sync completes, but my iPod doesn't get any music. What can be done?

Device : iPod Shuffle 2nd Second Generation OS : Windows 7 64 bit My steps were as follows I checked the "Sync only checked songs" Even though i checked some songs before syncing, i did not ...
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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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How to change the country/region in developer.apple program?

Today, I was enrolling my developer.apple ID for 1 year, by 99 USD. The region of my ID is currently set as US. That's why it's showing billing information as a format of US. But I want to purchase ...
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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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Error “The Apple ID has not yet been used in iTunes Store”

I have an iPhone 4. I have created the Apple ID. Now when I try to download anything from the App Store and I log in with my ID and password, I see the message "this ID has not been yet used". What ...
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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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