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How to Archive an iTunes Backup of iPhone or iPad

Jul 10, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to archive iTunes backups

Need to archive an iTunes backup of an iPhone or iPad for safe-keeping? Creating an archived backup in iTunes is helpful because it allows you to preserve a specific device backup while still allowing for backing up to iTunes on Mac or PC, without those new backups overwriting the archived backup. Creating routine backups of … Read More

How to Cancel Apple Music Subscription

May 4, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to Cancel Apple Music Subscription

Do you want to cancel an Apple Music subscription? You can easily stop an Apple Music subscription from billing you again on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, or PC. For those who are less familiar, Apple Music is a paid $9.99 per month streaming music service from Apple that gives you access to a wide … Read More

How to Access iTunes Music Library in iTunes on Mac or Windows PC

Mar 24, 2019 - 8 Comments
Accessing iTunes library in iTunes

If you open iTunes and expect to access your local music library collection, you might be perplexed when you find that a music library is not immediately visible. Instead, launching modern versions of iTunes goes directly to the iTunes Store. Some iTunes users then attempt to access their iTunes music library by selecting the ‘Music’ … Read More

How to Access Audio Files from iTunes Quickly

Oct 16, 2018 - 7 Comments
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If you have an iTunes audio library of music, songs, podcasts, ripped CDs, and other media, you may want to gain direct access to those files at various points in time. While you can navigate in the file system of Mac OS or Windows to access the location of the iTunes Library, the iTunes app … Read More

iTunes Library XML File Missing? Here’s How to Create One

May 23, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to set iTunes to create iTunes Library XML file

The latest versions of iTunes no longer default to creating an iTunes Library XML file, which was an iTunes file that allowed various other apps to interact easily with an iTunes library, and could also serve as a basis for rebuilding an iTunes library if that were ever needed. Despite “iTunes Music Library.xml” files no … Read More

How to Play MP3 or Audio Without Adding to iTunes Library on Mac

Mar 27, 2018 - 13 Comments
Listen to audio in iTunes without adding to iTunes library

Want to play an mp3, m4a, or audio file on a Mac, but you don’t want to add that MP3 or audio file to your iTunes Library? There are a few different ways to accomplish this task; one approach allows you to play an audio file in an iTunes playlist without copying it to the … Read More

How to Change Audio Import Settings in iTunes on Mac & Windows

Mar 16, 2018 - 5 Comments
Change audio import settings in iTunes for audio encoder and audio quality

If you’re ripping CDs to import a music collection into iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, you may be interested in knowing that you can change the media encoding for imported music. By default, iTunes will import and rip CDs using the MP3 Encoder at 160kbps, but if you want to change the encoding … Read More

How to Find Duplicate Songs in iTunes 12

Mar 3, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to Find Duplicate Songs in iTunes 12

iTunes offers a simple way to track down and find duplicate songs in a music library, so if you find yourself hearing the same song every once in a while when listening to iTunes on a Mac or Windows, or after copying music to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod, then it’s quite possible duplicate tracks … Read More

How to Rip a CD with iTunes & Import MP3s on Mac & Windows

Mar 1, 2018 - 33 Comments
How to rip a CD to mp3 with iTunes

Do you have some audio CDs laying around that you’d like to digitize and convert to mp3? Ripping a CD and turning the audio into MP3 or M4A tracks is remarkably simple with iTunes, and the process its he same on both a Mac and Windows PC.

How to Stop iTunes Shuffling Music on Mac and Windows

Dec 10, 2017 - 4 Comments
How to stop iTunes shuffling music on Mac and Windows

iTunes for Mac and Windows has a feature which allows music to shuffle between songs in a library, and sometimes iTunes appears to automatically shuffle songs in a music library whether the user intended to enable the feature or not. Often this is because a user has selected to enable the shuffle option intentionally but … Read More

iPhone Restore from iTunes Backup Taking Forever? Here’s the Fix

Nov 9, 2017 - 13 Comments
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Whether you’re setting up a new iPhone, migrating to an iPhone X from an old iPhone, or just restoring an iPhone through iTunes for troubleshooting or some other reason, the process of restoring an iTunes backup to an iPhone should not take an excessively long amount of time. But sometimes a peculiar situation can happen … Read More

How to Migrate to New iPhone XR, X from Old iPhone with iTunes (the Fast Way)

Nov 8, 2017 - 14 Comments
Migrate everything to new iPhone X from old iPhone

Did you get a new iPhone XR or iPhone X and now you want to migrate all of your data and stuff from an older iPhone to the new iPhone XR, iPhone X, or iPhone X? It’s easy to migrate everything from an old iPhone to a brand new iPhone X-series and transfer all of … Read More

Get iTunes 12.6.3 with App Store for Mac and Windows

Oct 9, 2017 - 74 Comments
iTunes 12.6.3 with iOS App Store can be downloaded and installed on Mac and Windows PC

Do you miss having the App Store in iTunes? You’re in luck, because Apple has released iTunes 12.6.3, an alternative version of iTunes that retains the ability to download and install iOS apps directly within the iTunes application on a computer. App management via iTunes was a popular feature that was removed from iTunes 12.7 … Read More

How to Install iOS 11 Manually with IPSW Firmware and iTunes

Sep 24, 2017 - 20 Comments
iOS 11 IPSW

While most users should update to iOS 11 using the standard software update mechanisms within Settings app or iTunes, another more technical option is available that utilizes device-specific firmware (IPSW) to install iOS 11 onto an iPhone or iPad. In general, using IPSW to update iOS system software is considered advanced and is therefore only … Read More

How to Copy Ringtones to iPhone or iPad in iTunes 12.7

Sep 18, 2017 - 91 Comments
Copy a ringtone to iPhone in new iTunes version

You probably know by now that iTunes 12.7 brings some notable changes like the removal of the App Store from iTunes, requiring users to manage and install iOS apps directly on an iPhone or iPad without iTunes on a computer. Similarly, the ringtone and Tones section has also changed in the latest iTunes releases, which … Read More

How to Downgrade iTunes 12.7 to iTunes 12.6

Sep 17, 2017 - 83 Comments
Downgrade iTunes 12

Some users may determine that iTunes 12.7 along with the removal of the App Store and other changes are incompatible with their particular workflow. With a little effort, you can downgrade iTunes 12.7 back to iTunes 12.6 on either a Mac OS computer or Windows PC.

How to Manage & Sync iOS Apps Without iTunes on iPhone & iPad

Sep 16, 2017 - 96 Comments
App Store logo in iOS

The latest version of iTunes removes the App Store and thus the ability to manage iOS apps on an iPhone or iPad directly through iTunes. Instead, Apple wants users to manage and sync their iOS apps directly on the iOS device itself through the built-in App Store. The removal of App Store and an Apps … Read More

iTunes 12.7 Released, Removes App Store

Sep 13, 2017 - 143 Comments
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Apple has released iTunes 12.7 for Mac and Windows users, a point release update that brings some notable changes to the music and media player app. The new version of iTunes adds support for iOS 11 while simultaneously removing the iOS App Store from being included in iTunes. Additionally, iTunes 12.7 removes the ability to … Read More

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