How to Manage Your iTunes Library and iPhone/iPod Touch

Simple steps on how to manage your iTunes library for novice and pros alike. You may want to transfer your friend’s songs from his device to your iTunes library.  Or  you may want to move your library to another hard drive.  Just follow step by step instructions.

Adding & deleting songs in iTunes

Adding new songs to your iTunes Library is easy. There are 4 ways to add music:

1) Drag and drop the folder containing the songs into the iTunes window, and iTunes will automatically add them to your library.

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2) Add songs from music CDs–just insert the CD into your computer and iTunes will prompt you to “rip” songs to iTunes.

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3) Buy songs from the iTunes Music Store–although this is not the greatest choice at the moment, it’s still convenient. Click on the Music Store link in iTunes and set up an account. Alternatively, you could use the Amazon Music Store, which provides higher quality, Digital Rights Management(DRM)-free songs.

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4) Use the File Menu to add folders or individual files.

To delete any file from iTunes, just right click on the album or song and select Delete.

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Move your library to another hard drive

Go in the Preferences -> Advanced -> iTunes Music folder location -> Change -> Select your new location and click OK.

Select Keep iTunes Music Folder Organized and Copy files to iTunes Music folder checkboxes and OK. Your songs should transfer to the new location.

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Sync music to the iPhone/iPod.

Connect the device using the provided cable to the computer and select the Music tab, then choose whether to sync all your music or just selected playlists.

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Different ways to look at your library: Albums, Artists, Genre and Composers.

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Want to transfer songs or photos from a friend’s iPhone to your library? You need ImTOO iPod Computer Transfer (25$) . There are free alternatives for the older iPods, but they don’t support the iTouch or iPhone yet. Visit: imtoo.com to download. It’s very easy to use the program.




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