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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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 ...
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Has Apple completely dropped support of the COM API for iTunes?

Apple used to provide a COM-based SDK for iTunes on Windows. This could be found via https://developer.apple.com/downloads/ and a search for iTunes COM. It appears as if the download has been removed. ...
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iTunes Match - i thought it gave you back all your Music storage?

So I sign up for iTunes Match and expected to see all my music storage- on my phone-go down to zero Gb, so i could use the storage space for other things. Naive i guess. So am I correct that every ...
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The process of making custom notifications, iOS GarageBand, iTunes database, iTunes file format, AppleScript

I'm developing an iOS and Android app which uses custom notification sounds to provide users with step-by-step instructions. I've recently stepped through a pretty messy process of creating these ...
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How to add music from iTunes to my iPhone after enabling iCloud Music Library?

When I enabled iCloud Music Library on my iPhone, I had the option of merging it with my existing music. I did that, and my phone has both music from my iTunes library and music from Apple Music on it....
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iTunes stucking on “installing” when installing .ipa files

i have downloaded an .ipa file (My app). when I trying to install it form iTunes to my device, it is stuck on installing: like below screen and it's installing in my ipad but not installing iphone in ...
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Why does OS X mangle the playback of this MP3?

Here's an MP3 I have. My iPhone plays it back with no problems. VLC on OS X plays it back with no problems. iTunes plays it with annoying bleeps and bloops, some kind of errors or artifacts that are ...
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What processes are used by DRM?

Whenever some content is DRM-protected, screenshots of such content are masked. Even using Terminal does not avoid such problems. Which processes in ps ax are used by DRM that is implemented by ...
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Downloaded podcasts not being saved on iOS, unavailable when offline

I'm subscribed to a podcast using the default iOS Podcasts app. Whenever I open it and see a new episode I click both Save Episode and Download Episode. It does download the file but then it still ...
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iTunes 12.2 keeps duplicating playlists

Greetings Mac Friends, Assume a playlist named X exist in iTunes. Assume I manually sync playlist X to my iPhone. Then, I frequently observe iTunes now has playlist X and playlist X 1 and ...
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How do I install an old app on a new phone?

I recently purchased an iPhone 6, and I used to use an iPhone 4. I have several apps on my old phone that I'd like to bring onto my new phone. I've backed up these apps into my iTunes, and I'd like ...
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Why I cannot enable the Apple Music library in my iTunes?

As what this screenshot shows, every time I click the box to enable iCloud music library and then click "OK" to save the settings, the box will always remain unselected. As a result, I cannot use ...
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I can't make simple playlists with music I purchases ever since I activated apple music. How do I fix this?

I can't make playlists with any music I bought after activating apple music. I've been trying to make a playlist to burn the new Lamb of Gad album without success so I can listen to it in my car. I ...
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How can I disable my MacBook Pro's pause/play key within Keynote?

I run iTunes all day while I work, and have built in the muscle memory of pressing F8 to pause and play music. Occasionally I work with Keynote as well. When music is playing and I press F8 to pause ...
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iOS 8.4 / iOS 9 - Strange bug music app

Recently with the new music app introduced by iOS 8.4, I get strange bugs Bug 1 While songs are played in shuffle/random mode 🔀. When playing songs from all tracks in shuffle mode, just after ...
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How do I transfer voice memos from iTunes back to iPhone 5 voice memos

On my iPhone 5s, I have Voice Memos previously recorded. They were synced to iTunes on my Mac. The recordings still show on the iPhone as they normally would (date recorded and length/time) however, ...
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iTunes synching of played podcast episodes between OS X and Windows 7

I've got iTunes (always latest version so currently 12.2) installed on both, my Mac at home and my work PC running Windows 7. Having both iTunes apps synched to the same account was always a great to ...
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iTunes + Music app: how to sync star ratings?

I have ~60gb of music on iTunes 12 and a 16gb iPhone 6. I want to have music on my phone while saving some space for photos and apps I want to be able to add star ratings to my music while listening ...
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Certain songs will not burn to CD in iTunes

First time I have tried to burn a CD since I was upgraded to 12.2. All will burn to CD except for three songs, two of which I just purchased. They show up on the playlist, but are darkened, not ...
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iTunes 12 didn't read id3 tags on Windows

My Hard drive and backup image drive died at the same time. My Music was all stored on a third HD (Thank goodness) but I lost the itunes Database. I've re-installed with iTunes 12.2.1.16 With Windows ...
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Restore iTunes Media Keys

Like most, I'm having trouble with my media keys being hijacked, so I can't press Play/Pause/Rewind/Fast Forward and have it work with iTunes. In the past, the culprit has been Google Chrome Music, ...
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iTunes Apple Music not starting a New Station from Artist/Album

I, like others I've been seeing on Apple official support forums, am having issues to start a new Radio Station with Apple Music on my iTunes. This feature works with almost no artist that I tried in ...
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Progress bar at top is now gone in new itunes

I used to see the progress bar (for time left) when I loaded an audiobook, but now it doesn't show up. Where did it go?
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Song Ratings (Stars) Missing in iTunes!

I routinely rate songs on my iPhone in the Music app with the 1-5 star system. I just plugged my iPhone into my computer and saw in iTunes (on the "Music" tab under "Devices") ALL OF MY SONG RATINGS ...
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How do I see everyone I follow on Apple Music Connect in iTunes 12.2?

When I first saw Connect, there was a callout noting to follow more artists or see who you already follow. I can still see that in Music on iOS, but is there a way to get to that list in iTunes 12.2 ...
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Episode description not showing in iTunes or on the Apple TV

I have added descriptions to my episodes using Subler and for some reason neither iTunes or the Apple TV shows it correctly. iTunes shows it in the episode list but not on the info page. The Apple ...
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How to restore iPhone backups without a SIM?

I have an iPhone 5 with a damaged SIM slot. How does one restore an iPhone using file backups made from iPhone 5 without having to insert a sim card or using Xcode? Using the MDBACKUP files or ...
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Itunes does not play podcast

Yesterday I downloaded the 64 bit itunes for my PC in order to play a podcast. I am unable to hear any of the podcasts. After I click play nothing happens. No audio. nothing
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ATV doesn't see my Home Sharing

I have my MP6,1 connected via Ether to my Time Capsule, and my ATV connected via Ether to the same TC. Everything seems to be working, but my ATV cannot see my Home Sharing movies. I have both the ...
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Need help moving iTunes data to updated computer when music resides on NAS

I've had my iTunes collection on my NAS for years which is shared between several computers in my house. Computers and mobile devices can access the iTunes library. One Mac mini is used as the "...
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Stop Itunes from transferring purchases to computer iOS 8

How can I stop iTunes from transferring purchases from my ipad ? I just want to backup everything besides the apps since they can always be downloaded back from iTunes store and I do not want to waste ...
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How to sync new songs from a new laptop using iTunes v11.04?

I had an older laptop (Windows 7) with which i used to synchronize my songs on to iPod Nano using the iTunes v10.0. But recently I have shifted to a newer laptop with (Windows8.1) I have the setting ...
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Apple Remote for iPhone won't discover iTunes library without network gateway to internet enabled

This may be a networking question as much as an Apple-specific question; however it's directly related to configuration / behaviour of Apple Remote, so hoping to find an answer here. My goal: Build a ...
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Can't enable AirPlay system-wide, but it works in iTunes 11

I can enable AirPlay from iTunes to my Apple TV and it works great. In the system-wide audio output devices, the Apple TV is also listed. When I click on it to select it, the selection immediately ...
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Only First Track Played on iPhone gets updated to iTunes Playlist

I've searched and found issues similar to mine, but not exact. I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1. I've got two Macs: Work: Macbook Pro running 10.9.2 with iTunes 11.1.5 Home: iMac also running 10....
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My iPad keeps asking to configure it after sync with iTunes

I've saved my iPad 1 config on iTunes I've updated iTunes on my PC I've updated my iPad from iTunes I've restored my config from iTunes There's a black screen with a white apple, then my iPad shows a ...
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How can I merge iTunes libraries while keeping metadata?

A tale of my iTunes libraries: Getting songs on the iTunes store on my mid-2002 eMac (Mac OS X 10.1 Cheetah installed, 10.2 Jaguar updater thrown in the box) Updated to 10.3 Panther, then 10.4 Tiger ...
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iTunes Syncing Files information - Total MB, Speed of Transfer, etc

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to get more information on the syncing process - i.e. speed of the transfer, MB remaining, estimated time, etc. I ask because I was syncing some iTunesU files ...
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iTunes Match priority between computers and cloud

I've been cleaning up my iTunes song collection, and recently edited all songs that had 'various' in the field for Artist. Two days later, they're back. Is there a sequence to use to make sure an ...
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Itunes doesn't want to dispose played podcasts

I have a Podcast settings: ‚Keep all unplayed episodes‘ but Itunes doesn't want to dispose those played ones. There are only 9 new unplayed episodes and 19 fully played episodes are fully to dispose....
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Itunes: Edit RSS Podcast URL

I added a RSS feed to my favorite paying podcast. Recently I changed the password. Everytime I update the podcast it asks for user and pass. No mater how many times I enter it and select "Remember ...

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