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

Mar 4, 2016 - 27 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 - 12 Comments
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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 - 28 Comments
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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
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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
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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

iTunes 12.2.2 Update with Bug Fixes for Apple Music Released

Aug 13, 2015 - 2 Comments
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iTunes 12.2.2 update has been released, which includes multiple bug fixes aimed at improving the Apple Music streaming service, as well as the applications general stability and performance.

How To Hide Apple Music in iTunes & iOS, If You Don’t Use It

Jul 31, 2015 - 3 Comments
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If you’re not using Apple Music or listening to the subscription service, with no plans to pay for it after the free trial period, you can choose to hide Apple Music from iTunes on a Mac and from the Music app on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Hiding Apple Music is perhaps most useful … Read More

How to Adjust Automatic Renewal of Apple Music Subscription

Jul 29, 2015 - 8 Comments
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Apple Music offers a three month free trial to experience and explore the service, but at the end of that ´ú┐Music trial you will be automatically renewed into a $9.99 per month subscription service. For many users, they’ll appreciate leading into a subscription after their 90 day trial period is up, but for some other … Read More

iTunes 12.2.1 Released with Bug Fixes

Jul 13, 2015 - 8 Comments
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Apple has released a small bug fix update for iTunes, versioned as iTunes 12.2.1. The release aims to address issues with Apple Music, iTunes Match, and Beats 1 radio, and is recommended for all iTunes 12.2 users who have experienced issues with any of the aforementioned features or services.

iTunes 12.2 Available with Apple Music & Beats 1 Radio

Jun 30, 2015 - 17 Comments
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iTunes 12.2 is available to download for Mac OS X and Windows users. The update predominately focuses on the inclusion of the Apple Music service and the Beats 1 Radio station, and arrives separately from the freshly released OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 update and iOS 8.4.

iTunes 12.1.2 Released for Mac OS X & Windows with Improvements

Apr 9, 2015 - 12 Comments
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Apple has released an update for iTunes, versioned as iTunes 12.1.2. The small update is available now for Mac OS X and Windows, includes various improvements to the media management application that is basically essential for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. This update is particularly important for Mac, as it enables syncing photos between … Read More

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