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How to Stop iTunes from Updating iOS Software

Sep 12, 2016 - 6 Comments
Stop iTunes from updating iOS software

When you connect an iPhone or iPad to a computer with iTunes and an iOS software update is available, you will be notified with a pop-up that tells you a new version of iOS is available and asks if you want to update to the new version of iOS system software. Additionally, if you click … Read More

How to Copy Music to iPhone from iTunes

Jun 10, 2016 - 10 Comments
How to copy music from ITunes onto iPhone

“How do I copy music onto my iPhone from iTunes?” is a fairly common question. Fortunately, copying music onto an iPhone from iTunes is fairly easy once you learn how to do it, though you’d be forgiven if you find the music copy process to be a little confusing at first glance. It turns out … Read More

How to Edit Sidebar in iTunes 12.4

May 31, 2016 - 7 Comments
Edited the iTunes sidebar

The latest versions of iTunes have a universally visible sidebar with media library, devices, and playlists available to choose from. Some of the library sorting options visible in the sidebar may not be useful to all users however, so with a little effort you can edit and customize the sidebar in the newest iTunes releases. … Read More

How to Disable “Connect” Tabs and Apple Music in iTunes

May 18, 2016 - 8 Comments
Apple Music and Connect clutter in iTunes

If you don’t use the Apple Music subscription service and you don’t have a need for the “Connect” tab in iTunes, you’ll probably find it helpful to know that you can clean up the interface a bit by disabling Apple Music and completely hiding the associated Connect tab and Radio tab in the new versions … Read More

How to Select an iPhone or iPad in iTunes 12.4

May 17, 2016 - 26 Comments
How to select an iPhone or iPad in iTunes

The latest version of iTunes has re-added the sidebar and made some other user interface changes designed to make using the app a bit easier to navigate. Most of the changes are welcome to iTunes, but one of the more unnecessarily difficult tasks remains selecting an iOS device in the iTunes app itself.

WatchOS 2.2.1, tvOS 9.2.1, & iTunes 12.4 Updates Available

May 16, 2016 - 5 Comments
iTunes, Apple Watch, Apple TV

Apple has released tvOS 9.2.1 for the Apple TV 4th generation, and WatchOS 2.2.1 for Apple Watch. Both releases include bug fixes and minor feature enhancements and are recommended for the respective devices. Additionally, Apple has released iTunes 12.4, which includes minor interface changes including a sidebar, and some other bug fixes to the media … Read More

How to Backup an iPhone to External Hard Drive with Mac OS X

Mar 4, 2016 - 89 Comments
How to backup iPhone, iPad to an external hard drive

For those of us with larger storage size iPhone and iPad models, backing up the device locally can be a burden on limited disk space. A simple solution to this storage dilemma is to backup an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to an external hard drive instead, where disk space is often more abundant. We’ll … Read More

3 Ways to Eject iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch from Computer with iTunes

Dec 7, 2015 - 3 Comments
Ejecting an iPhone from a computer with iTunes

Many users connect their iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a computer for syncing with iTunes. When syncing and iTunes usage is finished, users may or may not want to eject the iOS device, depending on their intended usage. We’ll cover a few methods of ejecting iOS devices from a computer with iTunes, and they work … Read More

Understanding “iPhone is synced with another iTunes Library. Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes Library” Message

Nov 1, 2015 - 18 Comments

One of the most frightening iTunes messages an iPhone, iPad, or iPod user may see when they connect a device to a computer is the “The iPhone (Name) is synced with another iTunes Library on (Computer). Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes Library?” message, which gives you two options, … Read More

How to Install iOS 9 on iPhone or iPad Manually with Firmware in iTunes

Sep 19, 2015 - 33 Comments

If you have decided you’d like to update an iPhone or iPad to iOS 9, you can install iOS 9.0.1 manually using firmware and iTunes. The manual firmware method is more advanced, making it perhaps best for specific reasons, like to resolve the frustratingly unresponsive “Slide to Upgrade” screen, to fix the Software Update Failed … Read More

iTunes 12.3 Released with iOS 9 Support & Bug Fixes

Sep 16, 2015 - 3 Comments

Apple has released iTunes 12.3, which includes fixes for various bugs and support for the just released iOS 9 update. The update is recommended for all iTunes users and is quick to install. Users can find iTunes 12.3 available to download now from the App Store Updates tab, or they can trigger the update by … Read More

Fix “The password you entered to protect your iPhone backup could not be set. Please try again” Error Message

Sep 14, 2015 - 8 Comments

If you have attempted to enable backup encryption in iTunes for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you may encounter this fairly frustrating error message; “The password you entered to protect your iPhone backup could not be set. Please try again.” Assuming you do try again, you wind up in an endless loop of entering … Read More

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