Managing Content on iPod & iPhone

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How to Add Podcasts to iTunes

It’s easy to add podcasts to iTunes. You can add podcasts to your iTunes library by subscribing to them in the iTunes Store or by subscribing to them directly from Web sites that host them. Similar to [more…]

How to Create Podcast Playlists in iTunes

iTunes lets you add podcast episodes to your playlists, or you can even create a playlist consisting entirely of podcast episodes. However, podcasts are a slightly different animal than albums or songs [more…]

Smart Playlists

iTunes comes with a few smart playlists. Under Party Shuffle (near the top of the Playlists section of the Source pane), you can find these smart playlists, which are indicated by a gear icon. iTunes comes [more…]

How to Display iTunes Content in List View

You can display your iTunes content in List view. To display your content as a list, click the left View button (refer to the figure). You can then click the Browse button in the lower-right corner of [more…]

How to Delete Items from a Playlist in iTunes

If you want to change up your iTunes playlists, you can delete items from playlists while still keeping them in your library. When you delete an item from a playlist, the item is simply deleted from the [more…]

How to Use Playlists on Your iPhone

You can use playlists on your iPhone just as you can on an iPod. To use playlists on your iPhone, tap the Playlists icon at the bottom of the screen; a list of playlists appears. If you don’t have any [more…]

How to Customize Your iPhone's Audio Collection

If you’d prefer to browse through your iPhone's audio files by criteria other than playlists, artists, or songs, there is a way to customize your collection so it suits your needs. Tap the More button [more…]

Organize Your iTunes Music Library with Playlists

The iTunes Music Library can quickly become a fearsomely huge beastie. Each Library can contain thousands upon thousands of songs. To help you organize your music into groups, iTunes offers the playlist [more…]

Organize Photo Events in iPhoto

Snow Leopard’s iPhoto lets you organize your images by event, which is essentially a group of pictures that you shot or downloaded at the same time. iPhoto figures that those images belong together [more…]

How to Organize Your iPhoto Images with Keywords

Mac Snow Leopard’s iPhoto application lets you organize your photos by keyword, making it easy to search you image collection by category. You can also assign descriptive keywords to images to help you [more…]

Backing Up Your iTunes Library to a Different Hard Drive

To copy your entire iTunes library to another hard drive, locate the iTunes folder on your computer. Drag this folder to another hard drive or backup device, and you’re all set. This action copies everything [more…]

How to Delete Content from iTunes

Deleting songs from iTunes might seem counterproductive when you’re trying to build your iTunes library, but sometimes you'll find a good reason to delete a song or two. For example, you may want to delete [more…]

How to Edit Song Information (and More) in iTunes

iTunes allows you to edit, or change, the information they've supplied from the iTunes Store for the movies, TV shows, music videos, audio books, and podcasts you download. And if you obtain your content [more…]

How to Create Album Playlists in iTunes

If you want to burn a CD in iTunes, you'll have to create a playlist first. But playlists can also make it easier to play items you like without browsing the entire library to hunt for them. You can create [more…]

How to Create Podcast Playlists in iTunes

iTunes is a great tool for following your favorite podcasts. You can add podcast episodes to your playlists in iTunes. You can even create a playlist consisting entirely of episodes from different podcasts [more…]

How to Create Video Playlists in iTunes

iTunes lets you create video playlists. You can drag individual videos and TV shows into a playlist and rearrange them to play in any sequence you want. [more…]

How iTunes Smart Playlists Work

iTunes has a feature called smart playlists. Under iTunes DJ (near the top of the Playlists section of the Source pane), you can find these smart playlists, which are indicated by a gear-in-a-document [more…]

How to Set Burning Preferences for CDs in iTunes

Burning a CD is a simple process in iTunes, but you need to set the burning preferences in iTunes to make sure that you get the burn right on your first try. And if you're burning a CD-R, you only get [more…]

How to Burn a Disc in iTunes

Copying files to a disc is referred to as burning,and you can burn music to a disc by using iTunes. If you burn it as an audio disc, you can play it in any CD or DVD player. You can also burn an MP3 disc [more…]

How to Choose an iTunes Encoder

iTunes gives you a choice of encoders for importing your music. Your choice of encoders is perhaps the most important decision to make before starting to rip music CDs and building your library. [more…]

How to Customize the Encoder Settings in iTunes

You can change iTunes' encoder settings, quality settings, and other importing preferences before ripping an audio CD or converting a file to get just want you want in terms of size and quality. [more…]

How to Convert Songs to a Different Encoder Format in iTunes

In iTunes, converting a song from one encoder format to another is useful if you want to use one format for one purpose (such as burning the song to a CD) and a second format for another task [more…]

Viewing and Changing Your iTunes Store Account Information

You can look at and change your iTunes Store account information any time you want. For example, you can change your account information if you move (and thus, your billing address changes), if you need [more…]

How to Set Up an iTunes Store Allowance Account

An iTunes Store allowance account lets you determine the amount of available credit each month, from $10 to $200, in increments of $10. You can change the amount of an allowance or stop it at any time. [more…]

How to Use the iTunes Genius Sidebar

If you display the iTunes Genius Sidebar (shown in this figure), it makes suggestions about what to buy from the iTunes Store based on the song or video you select. The Genius Sidebar tries to skip songs [more…]

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