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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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Will I lose previous purchases when I change country in iTunes

I lived in country A for a few years, and made a number of purchases on the iTunes store for that country. I have now moved to country B, and want to start using the iTunes store from country B. If I ...
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iPhone available space: significant difference between iTunes and iPhone

I am trying to update my wife's iPhone from iOS 7 (.x.x) to 8 (the latest). I was trying through iTunes because the iPhone says only around 300MB is available. iTunes shows around 7GB as available ...
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Unable to change payment information to NONE in iOS Appstore

Ever since adding an iTunes gift card to my account, I'm getting verification requests like crazy. I can't even download free apps. It takes me to my payment info and when I try to select none, I ...
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Can I create an iTunes account without a credit card?

I am trying to create a iTunes account for my younger cousin, but he does not have a credit card (he's too young). Tried Google, seems outdated on this issue.
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Who are the clients of my shared iTunes library?

Is it possible to see who is currently connected and listening to a shared iTunes library? Is it possible to see which songs they listen to and how many/often? It's not really important; I'm just ...
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Can we load video onto iPad without iTunes?

We have a shared iPad at work which is used for trade shows etc. It is a pain to only be able to copy content to this from one PC, i.e. one nominated shared PC with iTunes on it. We have Windows XP ...
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Deleting iTunes App Store purchases from my account

So... Over the period of 2 years owning my beloved iPhone 3GS, I have found many useful apps that I use very frequently. However, in the process of finding these apps, I have also downloaded much, ...
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iBooks series metadata

In iBooks on 10.10, books can have series metadata as shown in the image. What metadata do I need to add to an external epub (i.e. not from ibook store) so that it can be displayed as a series?
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Can I transfer or sync purchased as well as non-purchased songs from my iPhone to my computer?

So, I wiped my drive clean on my MacBook and reinstalled the OS. Happily the best of my music was safe on my iPhone and I figured it would easily flow back to my iTunes library. Not so happily, I can'...
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How to transfer/copy Notes from one iDevice to another without using restore method?

I tried using iCloud account. But it did not seem to work. basically, I signed into iCloud on both iDevices with same Apple ID. And making sure Notes was set to on. Newly created notes will show ...
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How to create playlist from Up next songs in iTunes?

How to create playlist based on Up next songs in iTunes? Even better- how to save playlist you are currently playing, based on your history + Up next?
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What do the various iTunes Match icons in iTunes mean?

Enabling iTunes Match adds a new default column to song lists in iTunes that displays several new icons: What do each of these icons (as well as no icon at all) mean?
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Prevent iTunes from resetting my music library location

My iTunes library is located on an network drive, or rather, the music is, and my library file is located on my MacBook. Library file: /Users/glenn/Music/iTunes/iTunes Library Music: /Volumes/...
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Does iTunes in the Cloud/iTunes Match have any effect on syncing ratings between devices?

With iTunes Match, I tend to pull songs down to either my phone or my Mac whenever I feel like listening to them, and delete them from the device afterwards at will. What's the story, then, with play ...
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Should I use my personal Apple ID for development or create a new one?

I'm about ready to release my first iOS app. While I was going through the steps to register in the development program I became unsure. Should I set up a new iTunes account to publish my app under, ...
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Create a playlist of songs loved/likes on Apple Music

I've been listening to the Apple Music thing that came out in iOS 8.4 and I've been clicking the little heart button on the songs I've liked assuming I'd be able to find these songs again. Is there ...
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“iTunes Sync: X items could not be synced. See iTunes for more information.”

Every time I sync my iPhone or iPad (both running iOS 5) with iTunes, I get this error. iTunes displays no information that I can find about what the mystery six unsynced items are. How do I find out -...
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How to sync my iTunes library to my iPhone while still using iCloud Music Library for Apple Music?

Is it possible for me to keep iCloud Music Library turned on so I can actually use Apple Music (save tracks and playlists to the My Music playlist) while also maintaining the ability to sync any music ...
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What does “Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes library” mean?

I just plugged my iPhone into my new mac (previously it was managed using itunes on a PC) I just want to delete some songs that are on the iPhone. It seems I can't press delete on the songs in ...
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How to delete/remove custom ringtones (tones) from iPhone in iTunes 12.7?

As of iTunes 12.7, Apple now advises manually adding custom ringtones to iPhone per their support article here. Apple's instruction is to drag and drop tones from Finder to the "Tones" section of my ...
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Will iTunes Match let me “upgrade” existing tracks to higher quality or bitrate?

I want to pay the $25/year for iTunes Match specifically to get my thousands of low-bitrate tracks "upgraded" to high-bitrate. Will I be able to invoke the service, get high-bitrate tracks downloaded ...
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Why doesn't iTunes detect my iPhone?

When I connect my iPhone 3GS to my computer, iTunes does not detect it. The phone displays the green battery meter indicating it's charging, System Profiler detects an "iPhone" connected to the USB ...
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I removed the passcode from my iPhone before repair, has my data been compromized?

Few days back I gave my iPhone 6 to a shop to change the battery. The person asked me to remove the passcode so that he can check the battery status. I collected the iPhone later when the battery was ...
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How do I disable Ping?

Although I do like and enjoy using iTunes, I'm not a fan of the new Ping service that Apple has embedded into it. Is it possible to disable the Ping link under "Store", the Ping sidebar, and the ...
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Verify that entries in iTunes are actually on disk

I have a ton and a half of songs in my iTunes (Windows 7). I recently consolidated my library from 3 different Hard Drives. I also deleted some of the unwanted music folders on my C Drive (but I ...
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How do I view the iOS app store on a mac? (OS X 10.11.6)

The default way to install an iOS app was through iTunes. Having not used iTunes in several years, I'm trying to put an app on an iPad I have, and can't for the life of me find the iOS store in iTunes....
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Can I shuffle a set of songs when I add them to Up Next?

In iTunes 11, let's say I'm playing Song X by Artist A. I have a few more albums by Artist A, and decide I want to hear some more of their stuff, but I'd like to hear it at random. If I switch to ...
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Which songs in my iTunes library are DRM protected?

Is there an easy way to obtain a list of all songs in my iTunes library that are protected by DRM?
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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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How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?

I was running out space on the drive where I stored my iTunes media, because every time I opened iTunes, the application would immediately begin downloading TV shows I had purchased on my Apple TV. ...
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How can I fix the iTunes 11 mini player that won't show the track name?

When I start the mini player in iTunes 11 on Mountain Lion, I do not see the expected track information which, when moused over, is supposed to change to playback controls: Instead, the playback ...
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iTunes Store Doesn't Recognize iTunes Library

About two weeks ago, iTunes stopped recognizing my iTunes library. I get this message when I go to either File → Library → Update iCloud Music Library or Update Genius: There is no such option under ...
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How can I view movie subtitles on a new AppleTV?

I have an .avi and an .srt for a Mandarin movie. I used HandBrakeCLI to generate a M4V file that I could import into iTunes. In iTunes there is an option to turn the subtitles on and off, which works ...
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How can I move photos from iPhone to my local disk?

This has me stumped. I have nearly 4GB of photos and videos on my phone, and I want to put them into my computer's pictures folder. I have opened Windows Explorer and found the photos in the weird ...
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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 Store: “Your payment method was declined.”

Last night I attempted to purchase an app from the App Store on my iPhone 4. The previous day I had purchased an app with no issues, and this time was told that my payment method was invalid. When I ...
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Touch Bar no longer controls iTunes

I installed the Google Play Music app on my Macbook (Sierra 10.12.4) then uninstalled it. Now my Touch Bar music controls no longer work with iTunes. How can I reset it?
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Can iTunes Genius (or song metadata) be improved so songs without a match can use the feature?

My question boils down to: "Technically, how does the Genius feature work?" so that I may use it in instances where it fails to fine enough matches for a specific song. Part of this question is &...
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A REAL iTunes server on NAS

I am certainly not the only one dealing with the issue (looking into questions here which deal with some aspects related to an iTunes Server or looking at the Apple Support Forum). So I ask: What is ...
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How do you cancel 1000's of iTunes Match downloads on the iPad without swiping each one?

I accidentally asked iTunes to download all my music from match to the iPad. There are 2500+ songs in the queue now and they won't download before my flight tomorrow. The music downloads are blocking ...
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How to fix usbmuxd spam in console when iPhone is connected?

Since I've upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion (including the latest 10.7.1 update), my usbmuxd seems awfully chatty. This only happens when my iPhone is connected. It spams the following message at ...
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How does iTunes make its decision as to what artwork to provide?

I'm trying to download Album Art by right-clicking a track in iTunes and choosing Get Album Artwork. Sometimes this works fine, but sometimes iTunes finds the wrong Album. As an example, I have A ...
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Do I have to wait days for my library to upload again after accidentally logging out of iTunes?

About 15hrs ago I accidentally logged out of iTunes on our main Mac. I literally realized my error straight away, so logged back in immediately and didn't think anything of it. I then redeemed two ...
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How to remove the “Could not connect to the iTunes store” error message when your network does not allow access to the iTunes Store

Since the last update, iTunes is unusable for me on my iMac, because with every song change it shows a "Could not connect to the iTunes Store" error message. My network at work does not allow access ...
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iTunes track notifications for Mountain Lion

In OS X Lion there was the preference (via a Terminal command) to enable iTunes track notifications that were displayed as a popup in the dock. So far it seems as though Mountain Lion does not allow ...
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How can I get explicit versions of songs from iCloud?

I use iCloud / iTunes Match and have just discovered that all my lovely songs with explicit lyrics have been replaced by versions with clean ones. In some instances it's fine, and it doesn't bother ...
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Retrieve Voice Memos from device?

iOS seems to refuse to allow me to email "long" voice memos, and I'm unaware of any way to extract them from iTunes backups of my phone. How can I retrieve entire voice memos that aren't really short?
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Alternative to iTunes?

Over the past decade I've come to acquire a random selection of large hard disks from my older computers. While most of the stuff on it isn't vital, there are fair bits of music I made over the years ...
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Where can I find free WMA Conversion Software?

I have a huge collection of WMA files (from my Zune days). And of course, my iPhones can't do anything with them. Does anyone know of TRULY free (preferably open-source) WMA conversion software? Is ...
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Future of iTunes and audio files in its library

I still have most of my music on CDs. This has been fine, since I mostly listened in the car. Since I retired recently, I am driving less and would like to put the CDs into iTunes (mostly for my iPads ...