So ever since the new iTunes version came out for iPhone, when you open it up, it starts at the radio screen. Not "Now Playing" or even "Songs." It opens to the thing that doesn't work with my usage plan and I have to change it back. Every. Single. Time. So It's an annoyance. The question is, is there ANY way to change it short of jailbreaking the thing?
posted by rileyray3000
on Dec 10, 2013 -
I have all this music on my iPhone. But when I go to play it, it has to download it from the cloud first. Although the playlists are there, nothing is actually being stored on the phone. So it takes ages and chews through lots of data when I just want to play a song. How do I get rid of all this cloud nonsense and just store old-fashioned music files on my iPhone? (Relevant: I have iTunes Match switched *off* in Settings -> Music on my iPhone.)
posted by peter1982peter
on Dec 2, 2013 -
I have an iphone and an ipad which I use daily. Due to work policies, my data is setup via Outlook (not Exchange) and synced via iTunes to both devices. I use iCloud to maintain mirrored info for websites, pictures, etc but NOT contacts.
I'm getting tired of having to plug both devices in to sync them to the same data. Is there anyway to use iTunes to sync to my phone and then use iCloud to maintain data integrity across to the ipad? Or will this end up giving me duplicates in my Outlook contacts?
posted by damiano99
on Nov 3, 2013 -
I lost my iTunes installation in a hard drive crash. I have a backup from many months ago. I have an iPad and iPhone that have never been synced to iTunes because I got them since the hard drive failure. I'd like to re-install iTunes from the backup and sync my iPad and iPhone to the re-installed iTunes without losing any data or re-installing apps. How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets
on Aug 29, 2013 -
Does iOS 7 (beta) sync to iTunes 10.7 or will iTunes 11.0.x be required? I have held back on upgrading iTunes past 10.7, but I am wondering if I'll be forced to upgrade to 11.0.x once iOS 7 is released. I sync via USB on a Mac with 10.6.8.
I'm not inserted in WiFi sync and don't use iCloud.
posted by ridogi
on Aug 13, 2013 -
I sold someone an iPhone 3G after I dropped it two stories, fully disclosing the damage as far as I could tell; destroyed glass, a big chunk missing out of the back, non functioning power button, and that the antenna was likely broken since it would not connect to a carrier/network. It was also clear from the description that this was being sold as "for parts, not working." Buyer is claiming they are unable to activate the phone in iTunes, which says "there is a problem with your iPhone." Is this to be expected, given the description above? Can you help me say how, specifically this is to be expected given the condition described?
posted by brbmaroon
on Aug 10, 2013 -
I want to stream my iTunes music from my DropBox via an iOs app called Tunebox. But my music's Apple Lossless, and Tunebox only handles AAC/MP3. So I need to efficiently recreate/duplicate all playlists with lossy versions and figure out where to store the darned music library. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover
on Jul 11, 2013 -
I'm absolutely bumfoozled about how to manage my PC and my iPhone to be able to download library books. Confusion inside. [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse
on Jun 20, 2013 -
I've been given a $50 gift card to the iTunes store, and I'd like some help spending it. [more inside]
posted by gladly
on Apr 23, 2013 -
I have an iPhone5 and an original iPad, which I back up to my PC (running iTunes on Windows XP). However, now when I plug in either device to the PC and start iTunes, all the data is listed as "Other" (in an orange bar across the bottom of the window). Further, when I click "Back Up Now" the sync begins, then stops after a second or two with no error message. Can I recover from this without losing my data? [more inside]
posted by logopetria
on Apr 5, 2013 -
Is there an iTunes alternative that will easily allow me to drag and drop files back and forth from my PC to my iPhone? My old computer died, and iTunes is being ridiculous, not allowing me to sync to another computer. Should I use MediaMonkey? iFunbox? What's the standard that everyone uses? Thank you.
posted by surenoproblem
on Feb 18, 2013 -
The last time I bought a stereo, Reagan was president. I don't know if they're even called stereos any more. Please help me figure out what I want and how to set it up. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library
on Feb 2, 2013 -
Is there a clean and simple alternative to iTunes for getting music from
my Macbook Air onto
my iPhone 4S? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Jan 2, 2013 -
Macbook and Mac mini server. Both have itunes libraries pointed at an external drive on the mini-server. No problem. My iPhone is backed up to the Macbook. I add music to libraries from both computers. How can I point all my itunes installs to not only one folder, but to all share and update one itunes library.itl file? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Dec 30, 2012 -
We gave my husband's old iphone (3GS) to our son, filled with apps. Only now, I can't update, change, or do anything to the apps in itunes. This is probably easy. Help? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Dec 23, 2012 -
How do I get iTunes to give me a different random selection of music from my library every time I sync my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess
on Dec 16, 2012 -
iTunes match question: If I "match" 40 gigs of music off of my laptop, I know I can then download tracks to my iPhone whenever I want, but could I ever re-sync it back to another Mac? How about a PC? Do those tracks have DRM on them? [more inside]
posted by Oktober
on Aug 2, 2012 -
Now I've signed up to iTunes Match, the only thing my iPhone and iPad sync with iTunes for is apps. Is there any point in me continuing to do this? Or can this be turned off and the apps deleted? What are the downsides if I do this? [more inside]
posted by Richard Holden
on Jul 17, 2012 -
I need help making iTunes, MediaMonkey, two iPhones and an external drive all play nicely with each other and our household's burgeoning music collection! [more inside]
posted by Gori Girl
on Apr 15, 2012 -
I had to wipe my HDD & reinstall Windows. Will iTunes sync my iPhone 4 correctly, or decide to wipe its contents? It's synced to the cloud, and yet I am worried... [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM
on Mar 7, 2012 -
I'm using iTunes 10.5.3.3 to sync my iPhone 4S. (running win xp sp3)
Currently, It's time to format my PC C:\ drive.
I have all my music on the D drive (I don't need to backup songs before formatting C drive)
iTunes currently sync to those files,
and I need to recover iTunes full settings after the format.
(so iTunes could have the same Library and Playlists 'picture' equals to prior formatting.
How can I do that ?
what files need to be backed-up before formatting,
and I can I make iTunes full recover on a new formatted C drive ?
posted by nagalr
on Mar 4, 2012 -
How do I buy an iPhone app for a friend in another country? also Travel & Veggie growing apps you can recommend would be very welcome. [more inside]
posted by Wilder
on Feb 29, 2012 -
I manage my contacts in Outlook on Computer 1. I manage my iPhone on Computer 2. I don't want to put Outlook on Computer 2, and I don't want to connect my iPhone to Computer 1. How can I best keep my contacts up-to-date on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on Feb 18, 2012 -
Itunes match removed genius mixes - Suggestions for music discovery/playlist creation apps that work with my music. [more inside]
posted by motdiem2
on Jan 31, 2012 -
Since enabling iTunes in the Cloud, my music is sorted/grouped incorrectly on my iPhone. Albums starting with "S" will appear under "T", for instance. See this image
for an example. [more inside]
posted by krunk
on Jan 22, 2012 -
I've had some problems with my iTunes Library on my iPhone since signing up for iTunes Match and am hoping the hive mind can help. Specific details on album art, track navigation and song options ahead. [more inside]
posted by moviehawk
on Nov 28, 2011 -
I have 300gb of music, a house, several Mac laptops, a Mac G5, a router, two iphones, an ipad, and several external HDs where the music is stored. I would like to be able to play music anywhere in my house, control it wirelessly without the laptops and update libraries as well as all my devices with whatever I like anywhere in the house, without having to drag out the external USB HD to plug into various laptops like I do now. I'm willing to buy equipment to let this happen. Bonus if it lets me move movies onto a USB stick to plug into my nifty new tv. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Nov 19, 2011 -
Using iPhone/iPad between two computers with roughly the same data. Is this possible? More inside: [more inside]
posted by damiano99
on Oct 14, 2011 -
Is there a good alternative to iTunes, that includes "backup all apps, music, and contacts" for iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo
on Aug 15, 2011 -
I am new to an apple developer website.
I have register to a apple developer website and paid $99.
I downloaded IOS 5 beta for iPad 2 GSM and iTunes Beta.
After with all the downloads and installations, When I plug iPad to Itunes beta by wire, It says I have to register the device in apple developer site.
I went to the site and tried everything to find a page where I can register the device and couldn't find it.
Since I am new, please explain to me how to register my device in simple way thanks
posted by omaralarifi
on Jun 12, 2011 -
Help! I broke my iPhone 4 screen, and it's locked! The phone turns on, but the screen is completely destroyed, so I can't enter my password to use iTunes to back it up. Any chance of getting at my pictures before my new screen comes in? [more inside]
posted by mhp
on Feb 26, 2011 -
Does anyone know a good way to sync multiple devices on the same iTunes account on multiple machines easily? [more inside]
posted by emjay
on Feb 6, 2011 -
Can my friend restore her iPhone contacts, after mistakenly syncing with the wrong iTunes backup? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim
on Jan 8, 2011 -
What's a decent iPhone app for downloading/listening to podcasts? I'm trying to avoid syncing it to iTunes every time I want to get new podcasts, so I'd like to use this app to subscribe to one and let me know when new episodes are available (that's the important part), listen to them, and delete them. Didn't find much of anything in the AskMeFi archives except a reference to Podcaster, but does anyone have any personal recommendations? Free or not-free. Thanks!
posted by jroybal
on Jan 7, 2011 -
Why does the Stanza app on my iPhone not recognize the calibre-stamped metadata on some of my .epub files? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Jan 3, 2011 -
I have 182.5 MB of photos stored on my iPhone, but iTunes is telling me that my phone has 2.1 GB worth of "Photos." What gives? [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Nov 24, 2010 -
Itunes tells me my iPhone has 1.06gB 'other' used space [as opposed to audio/video/apps/photos]. How do I discover *exactly* what this other is comprised of? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot-
on Oct 13, 2010 -
Is it just me, or is iTunes the most annoying, inconvenient, fricking stupid piece of software ever created? Help me figure out how to use this piece of crap. [more inside]
posted by moorooka
on Oct 6, 2010 -
I like that iTunes will automatically fill the free space on my iPhone with music, but I'd like it to do so only to a certain point, leaving a few hundred MBs available in case I want to shoot a quick video or download a particularly large app. Is this possible?
posted by moviehawk
on Sep 30, 2010 -
I am trying to sync my ipad and iphone to my new imac. I transferred all of my information to my new imac from my mac mini via ethernet yesterday. Now my ipad and iphone are recognized by iphoto but not itunes. I checked, and I have the latest version of itunes installed. (I also have 3 separate accounts on the computer if that makes any difference).
posted by cg1
on Aug 19, 2010 -
On Friday, I used Sn0wbreeze to update my (jailbroken) iphone 3gs from 3.1.3 to 4.0. Everything went smoothly, and I restored all my previous apps and files. I synced the phone a few times that night to get all my settings the way I wanted. Today, I plugged in my phone to sync it, but now iTunes is showing the "Set Up Your Phone" screen, with the options of either setting it up as a new phone or restoring from a backup. What gives, and how do I make it quit? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian!
on Aug 16, 2010 -