How do i use iTunes: Are you new to the Mac world and would like to know more about how iTunes works? Have you been using OS X for some time now but until now you have ignored iTunes and now would you like to understand how to use it? If the answer to these and other similar questions is affirmative, know that I have good, indeed excellent news to give you … you have come to the right place, or rather the right guide. In fact, in the following lines I will explain to you, in detail, how do i use iTunes.
Before telling you how to use iTunes, however, it is good to clear your ideas about the nature of this program. If you are not aware of it, know that iTunes is the default multimedia player of Apple products as well as the store through which you can buy multimedia content for Apple devices. It is then the software that allows you to manage all iPhones, iPads and iPods. On Mac systems iTunes is pre-installed, on Windows it is not. On iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch iTunes is included “as standard”.
Without clarity about it, if you are therefore interested in finding out how to use iTunes, I suggest you get comfortable and concentrate on reading the following lines. We bet that in the end, if necessary, you will also be ready to explain to your friends how to use iTunes?
How to use iTunes on OS X and Windows
If you want to find out how to use iTunes on your computer, the first thing you need to do is start it. If you use Windows just press the button Startto type itunes in the search field and click on the first search result. If, on the other hand, you use OS X access the Launcher and then click on the iTunes icon.
Now that you have started the program, you can finally begin to understand how to use iTunes. The first thing I suggest you pay attention to is the aspect that made this player famous in the way that is the ability to buy music and other multimedia files. To do this you need to register on iTunes Store.
Then click on the item Buy music on the iTunes Store which is located in the center of the iTunes window and, on the page that opens, click on the button Log in located at the top right. In the window that opens, click on the button first Create Apple ID and then on Go on to start creating your free iTunes Store account.
Then accept the conditions of use of the service by placing the check mark next to the item I have read and accept these terms and conditions and click on Go on to access the iTunes Store subscription form. Now fill out the form with your details and click once again on Go on to enter the data of the credit (or prepaid) card you want to use to buy songs, albums, videos, etc. on iTunes. Continue by clicking on first Go on and then on end to complete the iTunes Store registration wizard.
Proceed by logging into your mailbox corresponding to the email address specified during registration and click on the confirmation link contained in the message received from Apple. Then log in to the site that opens to validate your account permanently and open the iTunes Store directly in iTunes.
Once you have completed the registration process, you can buy anything you want from the iTunes Store. To do this, click on the item iTunes Store located at the top right and browse the contents of Apple’s digital showcase to choose which song or album to buy.
All purchased music tracks end up in the software library which you can access by simply clicking on the item Music located at the top left of the iTunes screen.
You can also import all the music already on your computer hard drive or external devices into your iTunes library. To import music into iTunes click on the entry first File attached to the program menu bar and then on the item Add to library …. You can also import music CDs. To do this, insert the disk into your computer while iTunes is open and reply Yup at the request to import the album into the library.
In addition to allowing the import of songs and music albums, iTunes allows you to do the same with video content. If you want to import a movie, a movie or a TV program in iTunes, press the icon located at the top left corresponding to the reference section of the player, then press the item File attached to the menu bar and finally choose the item Add to library ….
If it is your intention to browse the various contents of the iTunes Store you can instead use the bar located at the top of the screen and click on the icon depicting a musical note to access the iTunes Store section dedicated to music, on the icon depicting a piece of cinema film to access the section of the iTunes Store dedicated to films and other video content, the icon depicting a small monitor to access the section of the iTunes Store dedicated to TV programs on the three dots to view the appropriate menu through which to access the others available sections, such as Podcast, iTunes U, Audio books, App, Ringtones And Internet radio.
To add covers and other information to your multimedia contents attached to the iTunes library, know that you will not have to do absolutely anything. In fact, iTunes automatically downloads the covers and information relating to the albums and songs.
To play a song and any other multimedia content added to the iTunes library, just double-click it. When playback has started, you will be shown the player commands through which you can forward and / or reverse the player, stop and resume playback and perform various other operations.
As for the service instead Music, which can be accessed by first pressing the icon Music located at the top left of the iTunes window and then clicking on the label For you, know that this is a novelty from Apple and that it is going to be configured as a music streaming service very similar to Spotify and other well-known names already present on the square for some time now. Once logged into Apple Music, you can get your hands on a catalog of millions of songs and albums. To do this, however, it is necessary to subscribe to a paid subscription. The subscription price is € 9.99 for the Standard plan and € 14.99 for the Family plan but at the time of the first subscription it is possible to use the service for free for a trial period of three months. Once you have subscribed, you can also press on the item Radio located at the top of the iTunes window for access to a whole range of exclusive radio stations.
If, on the other hand, you want to understand how iTunes is used to manage iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from iTunes, know that to do this you simply need to connect your devices to the computer on which iTunes is installed using the special USB cable attached to the sales package. Once the connection is made in the iTunes window you will be shown an icon depicting the device you connected in the upper left part. Pressing on this icon you will be shown a screen through which to view, update and manage the contents of the memory of your smartphone, tablet or multimedia player.
How to use iTunes on iOS
You have an iPhone, an iPad or an iPod Touch and would like to understand how to use iTunes directly from iOS? Yup? Well, to begin with, press the app icon iTunes Store which is attached to the home screen of your device.
Before explaining in detail how iTunes works on mobile, however, it is good that you know one thing. Unlike the computer version, iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod allows only and exclusively to purchase and download multimedia content. In order to play the multimedia contents purchased and downloaded or transferred to the device, it is necessary to refer to other apps already installed on the device.
Having made this necessary premise, once you start iTunes on your device you will be shown a screen through which you can access music content, movies, ringtones and much more for your device. In the specific case of music, you can take a look at the available musical contents by pressing on the voice Music placed at the bottom.
At this point you can choose whether to browse the featured content (i.e. the latest releases) or to consult the iTunes rankings (the most downloaded content by users) by selecting the appropriate tabs located at the top of the screen. If, on the other hand, you want to carry out a targeted search, press the button Search for positioned in the lower center.
To buy content from the iTunes Store, select its cover and first press the button with the price and then click on Buy. Then enter the password of your Apple ID and wait for the download procedure to start when completed.
Once a song has downloaded, you will be able to access it from the app Music attached to your device. In the case of video content, you can access it by pressing on the app Video accessible from the home screen. The downloaded podcasts are available through the app instead Podcast.
Know that in the product sheets available on the iTunes Store you can also find reviews of customers who have already purchased the content and a menu of related items, that is similar to the one selected and therefore may be of interest to you.
Then by pressing the arrow icon located at the top right you can share the link of the iTunes Store page you are visiting on social networks and add the selected item to your wish list.
Now that you finally understand how to use iTunes on iOS if you want to view a list of all the contents you have purchased through the iTunes Store, know that all you have to do is press the button Other located in the lower right corner of the screen and select the item Purchased in the screen that opens.