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How do I download an iOS App (IPA) file to my Mac after iTunes 12.7 update?

This isn’t exactly what you want, but just to add this option too... If you use the "Apple Configurator 2" app, you can still download and update apps from multiple Apple IDs - as you also could with ...
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Override iTunes "media" keys (play, pause, etc) for Spotify?

The software Mac Media Key Forwarder provides a user-friendly approach to prioritizing Spotify for your media keys. It runs in the background and gives you a few simple settings in the Mac menu bar. ...
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How can I prevent Music app from starting automatically randomly?

There are very specific triggers to start the app and playback. I have had this experience and I discovered that my finger was lightly brushing the "Play" button on the MacBook Pro's Touch ...
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Removing (or disabling) Music app in macOS

If you just need prevent Music app or iTunes to launch, you could use noTunes: I didn't manage to find any better to disable it.
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iPhone asks 'Trust This Computer' again

Personal Hotspot being "on" while connecting the USB (tethering) seems to be the issue. Turn it off, connect the cable and turn it back on if required. If you just need to use the hotspot ...
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iPhone asks 'Trust This Computer' again

NOTE: See the edit history if you're curious on updates / timing of this To clean up from this - you may have to both update iOS / macOS and perform operations on /var/db/lockdown that are more ...
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Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting bluetooth headset

I'm on Catalina and it is now 2019. I was having Apple Music open every time I connected my bluetooth earbuds (Echo Buds). Since I never use Apple Music this worked for me: In Apple Music go to "...
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Verification Failed. There was an error in connecting to your Apple ID

This was driving me crazy! Accidentally the "set time/date automatically" had been turned off and the date was way off. Turning this back on made everything work again! Apple ID worked and all Google ...
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Can an iOS app that has access to Photos get all my photos?

Yes, if you give the application access to your photos and the application has network access, the photos can be taken from your iPhone. Only use apps you trust If you do not trust the developer, do ...
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How can I prevent Music app from starting automatically randomly?

I found this in github and it works as expected on Catalina: Enjoy!
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How can I prevent iTunes from automatically downloading podcasts?

For anyone coming across this now, in the latest version of iTunes (~v12.5.1) it's much easier to prevent downloads for all podcasts you're subscribed to. Steps: Go to "Podcasts" in the menubar ...
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How do I download an iOS App (IPA) file to my Mac after iTunes 12.7 update?

Edit: iTunes 12.6.3 is no longer supported by macOS Mojave, Catalina or other later versions. The Apple support page notes this and the page is no longer being updated. Apple Configurator or other ...
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22 votes

iPhone 6s Plus does not offer iOS updates

It's not a 6S Plus. Your own screen shot shows it as a 6 Plus.
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Override iTunes "media" keys (play, pause, etc) for Spotify?

I'v had this problem for years and in my case it goes beyond iTunes. When working in Keynote or another application that "claims" the media keys, controlling Spotify (or other music players) won't ...
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How can I pause the download on Mac App Store and then resume it later?

Open Launchpad and you will see your downloading app. Simply click on the app icon to pause the download, and click it again to resume.
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How do I download an iOS App (IPA) file to my Mac after iTunes 12.7 update?

The Mac "Apple Configurator 2" Update button solution will work if you both have an older version on your iOS device or on your Mac, and a newer version is in the App store. If the old version of ...
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iPhone 5 show iOS old iOS (9.3.5) as available update not the latest iOS (10.0)

The iPhone already downloaded the 9.3.5 update and can't download / install iOS 10 until that is dealt with. Either remove this download from the iPhone, or install the update and later update to iOS ...
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Verification Failed. There was an error in connecting to your Apple ID

This could be caused by a number of scenarios. One of the most common things to check is whether you're actually connected to the internet (preferably WiFi)? I have seen many people not realise they ...
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Transfer purchased stuff to another account

No. The situation remains unchanged. There is no method to transfer licenses for app and media purchases between Apple IDs. Even a legacy contact in case of an account holder’s death gets no access or ...
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How do I view the iOS app store on a mac? (OS X 10.11.6)

You're not missing anything. Late in 2017 in iTunes 12.7, Apple removed iTunes ability to access the iOS App Store. Using iTunes 12.7, the only way to access the iOS App Store was via the iPhone ...
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Disabling / Uninstalling iTunes on macOS Mojave

Disable SIP Open /Applications/Utilities/ Enter in sudo rm -rf /Applications/ Enter your password (it won’t be displayed on screen)
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Play/pause buttons launches iTunes instead of playing/pausing the Deezer app

Found the answer on the Deezer community forum: You have to allow Deezer the accessibility rights, go to: System Preferences Security and Privacy Privacy tab Choose "Accessibility" Add "Deezer" to ...
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How do I download an iOS App (IPA) file to my Mac after iTunes 12.7 update?

Disclosure: I'm one of the developers of iMazing. iMazing 2.5 for Mac and PC can download apps from the App Store and install .ipa files:
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Future of iTunes and audio files in its library

It is not a rumor - it has been officially announced by Apple that iTunes is going away. It is going to be replaced by Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Podcasts in the next release of macOS named ...
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How do I get my Mac to do nothing when I insert a cd?

You can do this in your Mac's system preferences: Go to Apple > System Preferences > CDs & DVDs You'll see a menu for When you insert a music CD Change that menu from "Open iTunes" to "Ignore". ...
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I removed the passcode from my iPhone before repair, has my data been compromized?

You should consider all device content compromised and it is too late to be prevented. By removing the passcode, any new computer the device is connected to can be ‘trusted’ without any further ...
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Can't add items to iTunes library

It's a known bug since the release of macOS 10.14.5. The blank window that shows up when you try to add an item to your library is actually supposed to contain new terms of service that you have to ...
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