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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Transfering all photos from old iPad

I have an iPad 3rd gen (running iOS 9.3.6) and the new iPad 7th gen. I am trying to get all the pictures from the old iPad to the new. When I turn on iCloud for photos I get the following error: “ ...
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Moving/Editing iTunes XML file path, off of mapped network drive

I have a similar problem to this post, but slightly different so I'm asking separately. iTunes: Move files off a network drive I'm transitioning from Windows to Mac. Current iTunes music files are ...
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iTunes current version just does not work!

I find that when using iTunes 12.8.2.3 that it fails to access the Gracenote server to get track names for CDs I wish to import. Sick enough, but I have several Macs and one using version 12.2.2.25 ...
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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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How to preview songs on iTunes

I have iTunes on my pc laptop....when I go to the iTunes Store I a unable to get a preview of the music, it just keeps spinning. I am able to purchase the song, but not preview it. How do I preview ...
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icloud photo Synced is not showing

I have iPhone 8 with iOS 13.2 and iTunes version Version 12.10.2.3 but the option to add photos(photo Synced) in iPhone is not showing
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Catalina import Library.xml into music app?

I have two itunes libraries. One is on Catalina and has a bunch of music. One is on Windows and has a bunch of different music. On the Windows machine I exported the Library xml file and copied the ...
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How to stop itunes from asking permission to allow computer to access info on my iPhone everytime i connect my phone?

I connect my iPhone daily on a MacBook I don't want to access any info on my phone, so I don't want this question to pop up every time I connect my phone.
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How to enable iCloud music or link Apple music to my account on macOS Catalina?

When I try to turn on "Sync Library" in Catalina's new Music App I get this error: This account does not have iCloud music enabled. Apple music has not been linked to this account. I do ...
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How do you skip forward/back while watching a movie in iTunes for Windows?

How do you skip forward/back while watching a movie in iTunes for Windows?
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Next/Prev buttons stopped working for the Music app on my 2015 MacBook Air

Normally, when I press the button on my 3.5mm headphones, the Music app would pop up and start playing music. When a song was playing, I could pause it by clicking this button. However, since a recent ...
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How to solve Unknown Album titles for mp3 files on iPod - Sync'd via iTunes?

I have had this issue for quite some time through various versions of iTunes (for Windows). Currently, using iTunes 12.10 syncing with the 6th generation iPod--I suspect iPhone users would see the ...
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Can't sign in to Apple Music, TV or Podcast on Mac

I recently did a clean install of macOS Catalina on my MacBook Air and since I can't sign in my Apple Music account in Music App. Neither I can connect to TV although I don't have a subscription ...
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Can't log in to Music/iTunes store on MacBook

When Apple TV+ came out, I wasn't getting the one-year offer as I should have and got the advice from Apple's online chat to try just completely logging out and back into my Apple account. I logged ...
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Repeat audio file on iPod without pause

I want to loop a 10 second audio file (originally a CAF file, converted to Mp3 and Mp4) on two different iPods (both nanos), but on both devices and in both formats there is a short gap between ...
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How do I transfer audiobooks from iPod Touch to iTunes?

I have an older iPod Touch (Model MC547LL/A) with audiobooks purchased from iTunes. The iTunes Store won't let me re-download the audiobooks and I don't have a backup. How can I transfer the ...
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How do I sync photos from the Photos app to an iOS device using iTunes when the Photos library is on an external disk?

I have my Photos library on an external disk, not in my user account directory. The Photos app itself works fine with this configuration. However, when I go to iTunes after deleting the empty Photos ...
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Play all playlists inside Playlist Folder with Apple Music app (iOS) as with iTunes

In iTunes we can create a Playlist Folder (playlist folder) and include regular playlists to it: Then we can play the entire folder (from the screenshot two playlists are played as one), but in Apple ...
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Turn off iCloud Music library on iPhone?

I have recently got rid of my Apple Music subscription (and moved to Spotify), as part of my sub I used to use iCloud Music Library. Now with Apple Music gone I want to just sync my library the old ...
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Sort songs within an Apple Music Playlist - by Artist, Song Name, etc

There was a post on reddit about tracks sorting within an playlist in Apple Music app for iOS but it seems this method doesn't work anymore (at least for me). When I delete or add songs to playlists ...
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Apple ID is signed into iCloud with old ID

How can I sundown old Apple ID that is signed into App Store and new ID is signed into everything else? Old IPhone was stolen along with the old ID by stalker.
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How to change touch bar icons for iTunes / Music app?

Several Apps have the option in [View -> Customise Touch Bar] to change the available icons on the specific App section of the Touch bar. Unfortunately I can't find the option on all apps, including ...
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Where has my music gone?

The upgrade to catalina has removed 80% of my music from iTunes which is now Apple music but with the same itunes/music icon even what is left won't download from the cloud. As I paid for the ...
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importing wav music files in iTunes

I download an album in wav format. I would like to import it in iTunes and upload it to my iphone 8 plus. I am using iTunes version 12.10.2.3 on Windows 7. For some reasons I can't import the album ...
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Songs don't download in iTunes

Songs no longer download to my iTunes. I click on the cloud with the down arrow and nothing happens. Why won't the songs download?
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How to stop an App from interrupting Music?

When I'm squirting iTunes music to my Bluetooth speaker from my iPhone, if I open up an app with video- including an app running just video ads- the app will preempt the music i was listening to, ...
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Catalina: prevent auto sync iOS devices (globally)?

Previously, in iTunes - Preferences - Devices, we can check 'Prevent iPods ... from syncing automatically'. In Catalina, iOS device management has been Finder's job. I only found the switch per ...
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On iTunes, does switching media kind from mp3 to podcast make it a public podcast?

I prefer to make some of my mp3's into type podcast in iTunes to import to iPhone because I prefer the Apple Podcast app's functionalities over iTunes for certain media. I do this in iTunes by right ...
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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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Deleting iTunes folder after Catalina update

Is it okay to delete the iTunes folder (~/Music/iTunes/) after updating to macOS Catalina? There is also a Music folder inside the Music folder which has the 'Music Library' file in it. I am assuming ...
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How to use the `AppleMobileBackup` utility from terminal? Shell tool for managing iTunes backups

Hidden away on macOS is the seemingly useful AppleMobileBackup utility. This is what iTunes calls when you do a local iOS backup. Its full path is /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice....
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How do I add an audio book to my iPhone?

I tried to add a mp4 and m4a and mp3 file to iTunes while viewing Audiobooks tab but it would not add the file. How do I add an audio book to my iPhone? iTunes Version 12.10.1.4
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Loss in navigability of one's collection with update to iTunes 1.0.0.426

I recently updated my OS, which included an update from what had been "iTunes" to Apple Music, version 1.0.0.426. Among other changes, I notice that I can no longer navigate my collection by song via ...
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Is it possible to sort by File modification date in iTunes in iOS?

I got a new iPhone, and since it is impossible to transfer your iTunes library from one phone to another correctly I had to reimport everything. This means that the "Date Added", which I usually sort ...
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Automatic Downloads in Music app keeps turned off

I'm using macOS Catalina, and I've got some troubles with the new Music app. I just clean installed macOS then I tried to download whole my iCloud Music Library to my mac. But 'Automatic Downloads' ...
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iTunes will no longer let me convert from mp3 to audiobook

Any time I reset the media type from Music to Audiobook for a book, it instantly resets to Music. Is there anything I can do?
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iOS 13 screw-up - Songs not syncing

On my iPad as well as on my iPhone, after I updated to iOS 13, I started to observe following issues: The artwork that I had painstakingly added to all my albums was just gone from some. The artwork ...
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How to transfer entire iTunes library from one iPhone to another?

I got a new iPhone, and restored it from a backup of my old iPhone. Then I noticed that the iTunes library was empty excluding the stock U2 tracks. If I move the entire "iTunes_Control" folder from ...
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Progress bar for transferring files to iDevice on macOS 10.15

There used to be a progress bar in iTunes, when transferring files to iDevices (Apps with file sharing). However, with the new Finder interface on Catalina, no such progress bar can be found when ...
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Use another AppleID in iOS 7.1.2 AppStore?

I use iOS 7.1.2 on my iPhone 4 and I would like to change my AppleID for the AppStore. In "Preferences > iTunes & AppStore", I already logged in with my new AppleID, and when relaunching ...
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TV app in Catalina does not search in local library

Actually problem/issue pointed in the title of the question. When I try to search something in the search field in the up right corner app just shows results from the store, not local library. As a ...
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How do I delete podcast episodes “Synced from iTunes” in iOS 13?

I recently updated to Mac OS Catalina, so I no longer have iTunes. I've already tried deleting the Podcast App and re-installing, but there are still podcast episodes "Synced from iTunes."
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How do I get dSYM files for iTunes for Instruments analysis?

I'm helping a friend investigate poor iTunes performance and asked him to gather an Instruments profile. It captures iTunes using ~100% of CPU but symbols are missing for iTunes. How do I download ...
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removing file from ipod that's not in itunes

I have a .mp3 that I put on my iPod nano and changed the media type to podcast, but when I did that it stopped showing up in iTunes. It's still showing up on my iPod, however, and I can't delete it. ...
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How can I add MP3 to the podcast app on my MacBook with Catalina 10.15? [duplicate]

Before I updated to Catalina, I was able to add MP3 files to iTunes, then select get info -> options, and change media type to podcast. I was then able to listen to MP3s (which were mostly lectures) ...
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Apple Music Migration

What’s the most efficient way to replicate my Apple Music library on a different account? I was thinking of creating a playlist with all my library and then sharing this playlist with the other ...
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How can I prevent Music app from starting automatically randomly?

The Music app which was introduced in Catalina continuously starts automatically on my Mac. It launches suddenly while I use the mac. The system doesn’t launch the app at the time of the startup. I ...
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How Do You Remove a Podcast Episode That's Been Saved Under “Synced from iTunes” on Your iPhone Without iTunes?

A few of the podcasts I listen to on my iPhone have an episode listed under "Synced from iTunes" that I can't remove or delete. After the update to Catalina and the removal of iTunes, how do I remove ...
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How can I add > 200Mb/2h tracks to iPhone with iCloud Music Library enabled?

I have a bunch of music tracks that are either longer than two hours or larger than 200Mb (DJ sets) that I'd like to play from my iPhone, along with a whole lot of "normal"-length music. These large ...
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Is the Apple Music app for Android like the iTunes store?

In other words, can I purchase movies, books, and audiobooks on the Apple Music app for Android? Or is the Apple Music app for Android just a portal to the paid streaming service? Or is there another ...

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