Itunes Tips

How to use the player and mini player in iTunes

iTunes used to be about the music and, in many ways, it still is. Even with all the other media types and device management thrown in, iTunes still provides plenty of music playing functionality, including a player and two sizes of mini player. As with all things iTunes, however, the functionality is layered and buried to an almost impenetrable degree. Here's how to use it!

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How to download and start using iTunes 12 on Windows 10

So you've got a fresh install of Windows and your first stop is making sure your media library is taken care of. Here's the quick and easy way of getting the latest version of iTunes installed.

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How to find and sort your music in iTunes

If you're new to the Mac—or just new to iTunes—then there's a lot to get get familiar with. iTunes was originally a music player that could also rip CDs. Over time, Apple added the iTunes Music Store and the ability to sync music to the iPod. It was ported to Windows. The ability to play video and purchase movies and TV shows was added. Podcasts were added. Audiobooks. The ability to buy apps and sync with iPhones and iPads. iTunes Match. And, most recently, Apple Music, including Connect and Beats 1 radio. iTunes is a monster of an app because it has a monster of a job. Here's a quick tour!

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How to set up and start using iTunes on Mac

If you're new to the Mac—or simply new to iTunes—we're here to help get you started! iTunes on the Mac lets you manage all your music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more. It also lets you buy media from the iTunes Store and even stream songs from Apple Music and Beats 1 radio. Before you can get started, however, you need to first sign up or sign in, both to iTunes proper and to any extra services you might want. Here's how!

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How to get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases

If you experience a problem with music, movies, TV shows, books, or apps you purchase from iTunes or the App Store you can request a refund directly from Apple. You'll need to have a valid reason for the request—it's not meant to be a way to get free trials or short term use—and it can take some time to process, but it is there to help make sure you get what you pay for and don't end up paying for anything you didn't want.

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How to use Apple Music playlists in iTunes

Apple Music gives you a whole new way to integrate playlists into your listening via iTunes. Read on to get the most out of Apple Music, playlists, and iTunes!

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Can't sync music from iTunes in iOS 8? Try this fix!

Since upgrading to iOS 8, many users have reported issues when it comes to syncing music with iTunes. For some reason, all their music is gone and no matter how many times they try and sync, no music ever gets transferred. Here's what worked for us!

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How to quickly link your iTunes credit or debit card to Apple Pay

Apple makes it incredibly easy to get started with Apple Pay by letting you quickly link it to your existing iTunes credit or debit card. Your bank still has to support Apple Pay, of course but, if they do, you can setup both online and in-store mobile payments with just a few taps.

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How to use Family Sharing for iTunes and App Store accounts in iOS 8

Family Sharing is a new feature in iOS 8 that lets your entire family share purchases from both iTunes and the App Store without having to share the same Apple ID. More than that, parents require that younger children ask permission before purchasing content. You can then receive a request and either accept or deny it right from your own iPhone or iPad. To get started with Family Sharing, you'll need to perform a few steps in order to set it up.

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How to tell if iOS and Mac apps are eligible for Family Sharing

Family Sharing allows you and the other members of your household to share iTunes, App Store, and iBooks purchases across all your devices, without having to purchase them multiple times. While most app developers support Family Sharing, Apple gives them the option to opt out if they choose. Luckily, there's an easy way to find out if specific apps are eligible for Family Sharing. Here's how!

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