Dive deep into iTunes
Uncover the powerful hidden features of your media library
Even if you’ve been using it for years, iTunes probably has some features you’re not aware of, and can make your music experience better!
Apple’s app for storing your entertainment media doesn’t always receive the recognition it deserves, as many of us tend to use a handful of its features. Even ardent fans are sometimes bewildered by navigating their media in it.
The situation isn’t helped by the fact that iTunes has undergone many changes over the years, from removing DRM (Digital Rights Management) from purchased music to scrapping iTunes Radio in favor of a paid service for Apple Music subscribers, along with an interface revamp and subsequent refinements.
In this guide, we’re focusing on some of the handiest yet less well known features of the app. Firstly, we’ll take a more literal approach to “hidden” features by helping you to locate lost purchases from the iTunes Store, as well as how to move your iTunes library to an external drive to save space on your Mac.
You’ll also learn how to import and manage content that you rip from CDs or download from stores other than Apple’s own. This includes editing descriptions and adding album artwork. And if you love radio, you’ll discover how to access online stations, including adding your favorites.
Finally, you’ll discover how to get great value from iTunes’ MiniPlayer, which enables you to queue music, browse your library, and control playback in a smaller window while you carry on working, browsing, or playing in other apps.