How to Create a Custom iTunes Store Menu Bar - dummies

How to Create a Custom iTunes Store Menu Bar

Just like the Music app on your iPhone, the iTunes Store also presents you with a series of browse buttons, each one of which represents a section or feature of the mobile version of the iTunes Store. For example, tapping the Search browse button enables you to search for artists, albums, songs, and more.

You see four browse buttons in the default menu bar: Music, Movies, TV Shows, and Search. A fifth button called More displays a list of five more browse buttons. Here’s a summary of all nine:

  • Music. Enables you to browse and purchase music on the iTunes Store using the Genres, Featured, and Charts tabs.

  • Movies. Enables you to browse movie content on the iTunes Store and then buy or rent movies to watch on your iPhone.

  • TV Shows. Enables you to browse TV series content on the iTunes Store and then buy episodes to watch on your iPhone.

  • Search. Enables you to search the iTunes Store.

  • Audiobooks. Enables you to shop for audio versions of your favorite books.

  • Tones. Enables you to browse ringtones on the iTunes Store using the New Releases, Top Tens, and Genres tabs.

  • Genius. Displays Genius-generated lists of music, movies, and TV shows based on your current content in these categories.

  • Purchased. Displays a list of songs that you have purchased from the iTunes Store.

  • Downloads. Lists the current downloads in progress. This button appears only while content is downloading from the iTunes Store.

If there’s a browse button on the More list that you use all the time, you can move it to the menu bar for easier access. Here’s how:

  1. On the Home screen, tap iTunes to open the iTunes app.

  2. Tap More in the menu bar.

  3. Tap Edit.

    Your iPhone displays the Configure screen, which lists all the browse buttons.

  4. Drag a browse button that you want to add to the menu bar and drop it on whatever existing menu bar browse button you want it to replace.

    For example, if you want to replace the TV Shows browse button with Purchased, drag the Purchased button and drop it on TV Shows. Your iPhone replaces the old browse button with the new one.

  5. Repeat Step 4 to add any of your other preferred browse buttons to the menu bar.

  6. Tap Done to save the new menu bar configuration.