Longtime iTunes users have built up impressive digital content libraries, but they’ve also likely acquired quite a few TV shows, songs, or movies that they no longer want. Here’s how to clean up your iTunes library by hiding unwanted purchases, and how to get hidden purchases back if you change your mind.
Older versions of iTunes easily let users display iTunes downloads in a separate window, allowing for easy tracking of lengthy or multiple downloads. iTunes 12 seems to remove this option, enabling only a temporary pop-up display of current and pending downloads. Here’s a trick on how you can get that old separate iTunes downloads window back, and all it takes is an extra keystroke.
Millions of Apple users signed up to try Apple Music, but the free trial period ends soon, on September 30, 2015. If you’re currently signed up but don’t think the service is worth the regular $9.99-per-month price, you’ll need to cancel your Apple Music free trial before the end of the month in order to avoid being charged. Here’s how to do it.
iTunes DRM is a touchy and complicated subject, and many apps and solutions exist in this legal gray area claiming to remove iTunes DRM. We take a look at the controversy and the implications of freeing your iTunes purchases, and evaluate one of the more popular options for killing iTunes DRM.
Whether you need to submit your device for service, troubleshoot an issue, or catalog it for inventory or insurance purposes, chances are you’ll need to locate your iPhone serial number at some point. Here are six ways to do it, depending on the state of your device and your operating system.
Apple made waves this week by announcing that 11 million users have thus far signed up for its new Apple Music service. But considering the immense advantages that Apple Music has over its competitors, and the fact that we’re only halfway through the service’s introductory free trial, those 11 million users are not something to celebrate, and may even be a sign that things are going wrong for Eddy Cue, Tim Cook, and Apple.
While Apple makes it easy to view your current media in iTunes, some users may wish to see their iTunes purchase history, either to verify a recent purchase or, like us, reminisce about apps, movies, or songs we purchased, in some cases, more than a decade ago. Thankfully, it’s quite easy to get a detailed iTunes purchase history for your account. Here’s how to do it.
Apple has long made accessibility features in its products a priority, and there are many accessibility options available in iOS. But instead of navigating through iOS Settings menus, here’s how you can enable or disable common iOS accessibility options directly from iTunes on your PC or Mac.
By default, iTunes on your Mac or PC makes a backup of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch every time you sync. These backups are an important step in keeping your iOS data safe, but they can take up a lot of space on your computer’s drive. Here’s how to view, manage, and delete unneeded iOS device backups in iTunes for OS X and Windows.
Apple last week released iTunes 12.1.2, a minor update that brought improved compatibility with the new Photos app. Thankfully, the update also fixed an annoying layout change in the ‘Get Info’ window that was introduced in iTunes 12.1.