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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Why doesn't iTunes allow to search for podcasts related to Uyghurs?

It just occurred to me while trying to locate an old podcast on Uyghurs that iTunes doesn't allow to filter your podcasts based on that word, but allows to filter podcasts for other words such as ...
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How can I securely erase an iPod Classic?

I have an iPod Classic 120GB model A1238 (Everymac.com) that I'd like to ebay. I discovered how to perform a restore both with and without a Mac. However, afterward my name still appears in the ...
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iTunes on iPhone not working properly

iTunes on my iPhone used to start playlist via bluetooth where it left off. Now it always starts at the beginning of the playlist when it reconnects. How to I get iTunes to work properly again?
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How does iTunes know where the iBooks are?

I wanted two user accounts and the admin account on the MacBook Pre (2012) to have the same iTunes library (not family sharing nor the older sharing option). Changed the path in iTunes preferences, ...
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iPod Click Wheel (4G Classic) crashes in the manner of refusing to wake up and I can't seem to figure out why

I've had this iPod since 2009 and it's been running a 32GB CF card via adapter. For seven years I've had no problems with it until I wanted to rebuild my library from scratch. All the files I've had ...
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I can't put a star rating on a song in iTunes

I noticed that I have a song on iTunes that I cannot give a star rating to. The stars are grayed out. So I went to my iPad & iPhone to see if I could rate it there. The music apps didn't have ...
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Content Restrictions

I was trying to download a song from iTunes, but a sign "this item can't be played because it contains explicit content" appeared on my screen. I allowed explicit content for Music in restrictions, ...
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How to sync iPhone songs to MacBook Pro?

I synced my Windows iTunes with my iPhone 7 and put a lot of songs on my phone. Today I got a USB to USB-C hub for my MacBook ( I have a windows PC and a macOS laptop ), and my iPhone appears on ...
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How to access iTunes podcast playlists on iOS 11

I just upgraded to iOS 11 (took me a while to be ready to say goodbye to some of my heavily used 32-bit non-upgraded apps). Something I use my iPhone for A LOT is listening to my podcast smart ...
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Music disappears from playlists (yet remains in local library) upon signing up for Apple Music trial

When I signed up for Apple Music's free trial, all my locally ripped music disappeared from my (carefully curated) playlists yet remains in my local library with the status "Removed from iCloud". ...
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Why does iTunes on macOS take up so much RAM in 2018?

I have a Mac that is running 24/7 for a variety of reasons, but one of them is to act as a media server for an AppleTV. As such, I need to run iTunes at all times so that the Apple TV has something to ...
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Download entire iTunes 12.7.4.76 purchase history as CSV file (iMac 21.5-inch 2017, MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4)

Looking to download my iTunes purchase history and found this AppleScript by @Boris42, Download entire iTunes purchase history as CSV file (MacOS High Sierra), however it's not working on my iMac. ...
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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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My PC with iTunes is dead; how do I save my CD sourced MUSIC still on iPhone to iTunes in cloud?

My iPhone backup PC that had my iTunes backup is dead. I'd loaded a lot of my CD's to the iTunes in that PC. How do I back up my iphone MUSIC contents to a cloud back up, including the CDs which are ...
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On plugging in my iPhone to the car stereo, music plays automatically

I have a Sony head unit in my car that has a USB socket and no Bluetooth. When I plug in my iPhone 5C running iOS 10.3.3 into the USB, it starts playing music from my iTunes library automatically. I ...
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My “esc” and “b” keys launch iTunes

I have a 2nd-gen 13" MacBook Pro; basically the last version without a retina screen. My "B" key no longer functions as a "B" key; instead it launches iTunes. Occasionally, if I hit a different key ...
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Re-upload song to iCloud Music Library

There's a few songs that I've added to iCloud Music Library using iTunes on my PC but it seems that some of them didn't upload correctly because (1) they never play past a certain point on my iPhone ...
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Media keeps pausing randomly MacOS High Sierra. Spotify/iTunes/Quicktime

I'm on a mid-2012 MBP and I've started having this issue since upgrading to High Sierra. Sometimes it'll pause the media and start back on its own or sometimes it'll just stop it completely and I'll ...
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Is Migration Assistant worth the bother?

I just got a new MBP and I just tried using Migration Assistant. I didn't do this when I first turned the machine on as I (rightly) expected that it would be very lengthy. Really all that I want to ...
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Disable Cloud/Download Podcasts in iOS 11

I sync an iPod Touch with the latest iOS (11.2.2) to the latest iTunes (12.7.2.60) on Windows 10. I download and delete podcasts manually in iTunes. I have podcast playlists in iTunes, but since ...
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iPhone 7,GSM, iOS 11 stuck in recovery

I have an unlocked GSM iPhone 7. I am unable to get the iPhone to restore or reset via iTunes. Every attempt to do so returns error -1. I was talking on my iPhone and suddenly the call ended, my ...
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Can't hear audio from speech from system voice with headphones but can hear music?

I'm trying to set up listening to selected text in Accessibility > Speech. I have headphones on, and when I play iTunes I can hear perfectly. When I click play on the Speech window in Accessibility, I ...
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How do I switch Apple Watch's “Now Playing” source between “phone mode” and “watch mode”

The Apple Watch "now playing" control allows me to quickly adjust volume from my wrist without pulling out my phone. Once I purchased AirPods and connected them to my watch, my entire user ...
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Where did the iTunes visualizers/32-bit go?

There used to be 5 built-in visualizers in iTunes, but now I can only find 2 — Visualizer and Classic Visualizer. I am told that the other Visualizers reappear if you run in 32-bit mode, but I can't ...
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Remove iTunes offline synced cache of movies

When I connect my iPad and want to add new, or remove old movies/videos, this is what I see in the Movies section: I removed it from the iPad manually, then also from PC later. Now there should be ...
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iPhone Memory Never Matches Up

So my iPhone says that all of the memory is used. In iTunes it says I still have like 7GBs free. Apple Support always says just do a factory restore, which is ridiculous. So what is going on and how ...
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Deploying IPSWs to hundreds of Mac Minis

So, here is my situation, At work we have 3 benches, each bench has 32 Mac Minis, each connected to a KVM. We use the Mac Minis to delete the customer data and restore a fresh IPSW to iPods, iPads, ...
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get media keys to always play latest media run

I don't use spotify, but I do use apps from what I'm guessing are 3 different categories that handle media keys in different ways: chrome apple apps (itunes, quicktime, etc) everything else (mplayerx,...
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Reverse Apple Music Play Order

For the longest time my Apple Music Playlists have been playing in reverse order. Albums too. What do I mean by that... You can see that Meat Loaf "Original Sin" is the first song in the list. But ...
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Combine data of two or more iPhones

I have multiples iOS devices - a 64 GB iPhone 6 Plus, a 128 GB iPhone 6 and a 128 iPhone 6 Plus. I want to combine all the data on all these phones into a single iPhone. By data, i mean Photos, Mail, ...
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Notification Center iTunes widget bug?

Does the iTunes notification center (Today view) not display the track for live streams? Mine only shows for tracks in my library. In the case of live streams, it is simply blank. The main iTunes ...
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iTunes 12.5.5.5 can't go back/forward while in Music search — Error Occurred, try again

While in Music search/surfing through albums, songs and stuff sometimes you want to go back/forward (cmd + [/cmd + ]). And I noticed today this problem: Error Occurred, please try again later So I ...
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Album Artwork Add Fail

I can't add album artwork to particular albums in my itunes library even if the file is 'read and write' and MP3 Audio... Any ideas how to fix this?
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Searching by artist name for imported music

I imported a CD to my iTunes library on my computer. It automatically detected the name of the artist and name of the CD. Then I synced my iPhone to my computer and when I search the artist's name ...
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Problem transfering music not purchased on itunes to my iphone

I found some similar questions on here, but they are all from a few years ago and the answers don't seem to apply to the current version of itunes, so I thought I'd start a new question. I downloaded ...
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Overwrote iPhone data by syncing to iTunes. Don't remember credentials of previous account. Any way to restore?

I connected the phone to the computer, trying to store some pictures, but the phone synced to my brother's account and all the contacts were overwritten. I don't remember if I had any iCloud account ...
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Is there any way to set default Podcast display order in iTunes 12.5?

I have to set each individual podcast to "oldest to newest" when I would like this as a default. This would not be such a big issue except that iTunes unsubscribes me from an average of one podcast a ...
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iTunes for Windows won't un-pause

I am running iTunes on Windows 10 to play my personal music collection. Oftentimes if I pause the music it won't un-pause. I click the button, which changes to the "playing" icon, but the progress ...
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Getting rid of the special photo albums on iOS, e.g., People

In the Photos app on my iOS devices, there is the "People" album in addition to the "People From My Mac" album. It seems silly to have both. How can I get rid of the former? I'd also like to get rid ...
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Can I got notified when itunes adds a language to a specific film?

When I buy movies via German iTunes I like it that they also come with the original language. Sometimes that changes. Is there a way to get notified that a film now has more languages ?
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System Data Usage - iOS v10.0.2 AT&T

iTunes Accounts in System Services is draining over 3.5 GB of data per cycle (Settings-->Cellular-->System Services-->iTunes Accounts). I monitored it closely during this data cycle. I have disabled ...
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Some songs don't play in iTunes on macOS

Some of the songs in my iTunes library refuse to play. When I double click on them, nothing happens. When I play the song before it and then skip over to the next song, it actually skips the song and ...
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iTunes very slow since library moved to NAS drive

I am running iTunes 12 on a Mac Mini (OSX El Capitan). Previously I was using a USB external drive to hold my library. I have upgraded to a Synology NAS drive with RAID so that I have redundancy in ...
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iTunes won't open

Running El Capitan on a Mac Mini and latest version of iTunes (as of 21st Oct 2016). When I click iTunes icon it just "bounces" in the system tray. Eventually stops bouncing but iTunes does not open....
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Folder Action to Import Files into iTunes doesn't work

I'm downloading a large number of mp3 files to a folder using wget (which is very fast). I want to add each new file to an iTunes playlist, and therefore set up a Folder Action in Automator to do ...
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Terminal command to check for iOS updates

I have an iPhone paired with iTunes on my MacBook, and I would like to use Terminal to check whether an iOS update is available for that iPhone (using the last known state if the phone is not ...
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iTunes crashes when connected to Wi-Fi

I have already posted once, but the problem is so weird. Initially, when it started crashing (all of a sudden), I reinstalled iTunes and it was working fine. After a week, it happened again. I ...
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IPad won't sync

I have iOS 9.3.4 and sync to windows 10. iTunes will no longer recognize my iPad or iPhone. I plug in the cord, the iPad dings and charges but does not show up as a device in iTunes. I have ...
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Rate a track directly from Apple Music - stars / hearts vs My Music and syncing

I just bought my first Mac, started Apple Music subscription and moved my music library (1500 liked tracks) from spotify. I'm trying to make some sense of rating system iTunes/Apple Music has and I ...
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How to generate sound check data per album?

In Mastered for iTunes, Apple promises: Sound Check can also correctly set the volume per album, rather than per song, allowing albums that rely on volume differences between tracks However, my ...