Managing Content on iPod & iPhone

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How to Create an iTunes Genius Playlist

iTunes gives you the ability to hand your music over and allow its Genius to create a playlist. You simply have to select a certain song, and the Genius will create a playlist of songs based on the song [more…]

How to Use the iTunes DJ

iTunes DJ (formerly Party Shuffle) is a dynamic playlist that automatically generates a semi-random selection in a list that you can modify on the fly. With iTunes DJ, you might even find songs in your [more…]

iTunes Parental Settings and Your MacBook

Do young children use your MacBook? A large amount of content within the iTunes Store, including audio, movies and even apps, is not suitable for kids. Luckily, you can use the Parental settings within [more…]

Organize iTunes Playlists on Your MacBook

The iTunes Music Library on your MacBook can quickly become huge. Each Library can contain thousands upon thousands of songs: If your Library grows anywhere near that large, finding all the songs in your [more…]

Track Songs in iTunes on Your MacBook

Besides organizing your music into Elvis and non-Elvis playlists, iTunes gives you the option to track your music at the song level. Each song that you add to the Music Library has a complete set of information [more…]

How to Set Song Information in iTunes on Your MacBook

Each song that you add to the iTunes Music Library might have song information included with it. If you add music from a commercial audio CD, iTunes connects to a server on the Internet and attempts to [more…]

How to Edit CD Info and Join Tracks in iTunes

Some CDs are meant to be played straight through, with no fading between the songs. Fortunately, you can join tracks of a CD in iTunes so that the tracks play seamlessly one to the next. You can also edit [more…]

How to Use VoiceOver to Sync Your iPod

The sync options are the same or similar for each iPod model, but some models offer additional options. For example, the iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod shuffle offer an extra sync option called Enable [more…]

How to Sync Select Items with Your iPod

You can include just the items that are defined in playlists, including Genius playlists, and/or just specific artists on your iPod. Syncing by playlists, artists, and genres is a great way to sync vast [more…]

How to Sync Select Podcast Episodes and Books with Your iPod

You can get picky about which podcast episodes — and even which parts of audio books — should be copied to your iPod during synchronization. When syncing an iPod touch that already has Apple’s iBooks app [more…]

How to Sync and Arrange Apps for an iPod Touch

Your iPod touch is set by default to sync all the apps in your iTunes library that can run on an iPod touch (including just about all iPhone apps). iTunes automatically skips any app that doesn’t belong [more…]

How to Manage Your iPod Library Manually

If your entire library is too big for your iPod, you may want to copy individual items manually. By setting your iPod to manually manage music and videos, you can add content to the device directly via [more…]

How to Update Podcasts in iTunes

Many podcast feeds provide new material on a regular schedule. iTunes can check these feeds automatically and update your library with new podcast episodes. You can, for example, schedule iTunes to check [more…]

How to Use iTunes Match

Apple’s iCloud Internet service already keeps a copy of everything you purchase in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore. However, what about those songs you downloaded from someplace else or those [more…]

How to Update Apps on Your iPod Touch

You can find out from within iTunes if an iPod app you downloaded is updated by its publisher. Choose Apps in the Library section of the source list and click the Check for Updates button in the bottom-right [more…]

How to Share Photos and Videos from an iPod Touch

What good is it to take pictures — photos and video clips — on your iPod without sharing them with other people? You can share pictures stored in your iPod touch by attaching them to e-mail messages and [more…]

How to Sync Your iPod with Your iTunes Library

You can sync your entire iTunes library with your iPod, if you have enough space. Follow these five easy steps to sync all the content and apps in your iTunes library to an iPod: [more…]

Create Manual, Genius, or Smart iTunes '11 Playlists on a Mac

You listen to music on your Mac under a variety of circumstances, such as entertaining at a dinner party, soothing a crying baby, setting a romantic mood, or drowning in your sorrows after a painful breakup [more…]

Store Music Online with Mac's iTunes Match

You will want all of your music to be available on your Mac. You probably didn't get all your music from iTunes. You may have ripped CDs. You may have purchased music from another online service. And you [more…]

What to Do When Your Computer Doesn't Recognize Your iPod

iPod problem? If your computer doesn't recognize your iPod, you can troubleshoot the problem. This video shows you how to check the connection, the hold switch position, and the battery charge. Other solutions [more…]

Getting to Know the iPod Classic and iPod Nano Controls

Trying to figure out how to use your iPod Nano controls? This video shows you how to play music, access your playlists, browse covers, and find podcasts on your classic Apple iPod. [more…]

Synchronizing your iPod with iTunes

Copying content from your iPod to iTunes, or vice versa, is known as synchronizing (or synching). You can have iTunes synch automatically, or only when you ask it to. You can also exclude individual items [more…]

How to Crossfade One Song into Another in iTunes

When playing music in iTunes, you can crossfade (slightly overlap the ending of one song into the beginning of the next). Crossfading your iTunes music results in a professional sound, just like what you [more…]

How to Burn Music to a CD in iTunes

When you burn music to a CD in iTunes, you have a few decisions to make: Do you burn an iTunes playlist or an album? Which disc format is best? This video helps you decide, and also shows some professional [more…]

How to Back Up iTunes Files

When you back up iTunes files to discs, you can back up the whole iTunes library and playlists; back up only iTunes purchases; and back up only the items that are new or changed since the last backup. [more…]
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