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How to use iTunes for iPhone

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How to use iTunes for iPhone: You just bought a iPhone and want to learn how to buy, manage and listen to music on it? Nothing impossible, indeed to be honest it is a real child’s play. You just have to familiarize yourself with the iTunes Store and Music apps included “standard” on your phone.

If you want, I can help you achieve this quickly by illustrating how to use iTunes for iPhone and the Music app step by step. Come on, grab your beautiful “iPhone by” and get ready to listen to all your favorite music!

Let’s start by seeing how to use iTunes for iPhone to buy music or other multimedia contents by downloading them directly to the “iPhone by”. All you have to do is launch the app iTunes Store present on the iOS home screen and choose the type of content you want to buy using one of the buttons located at the bottom of the screen: Music, Movie or Audio books.

At this point, you can choose whether to browse the contents in first floor (i.e. the latest releases) or whether to consult the rankings iTunes (the most downloaded content by users) by selecting the appropriate tabs located at the top of the screen. If you want to carry out a targeted search, press the button Search for positioned in the lower center. While searching, you can choose whether to find albums, individual songs, or other items, such as ringtones, books, and podcasts.

To purchase content from the iTunes Store, select its cover and first press the button with the price and then on Buy, then type in your Apple ID password and that’s it. In the case of music albums, you can choose whether to buy the entire product (prices usually range from 12.99 euros to 5.99 euro) or single songs (with prices generally ranging from 1.29 euros to 0.99 euros) by pressing the buttons located next to the track titles.

In the product sheets available on the iTunes Store you can also find the reviews of customers who have already purchased the content (very useful to avoid nasty surprises) and a menu of items related, i.e. similar to the one selected and therefore may interest you. By pressing on the icon of arrow located at the top right, you can also share the link of the iTunes Store page you are visiting on social networks and add the selected item to your wishlist.

If you want to see a list of all the contents you have purchased on the iTunes Store, press the button Other located in the lower right corner of the screen and select the item Purchased in the screen that opens.

If you want how to use iTunes for iPhone in the sense that you want to listen to music on your “iPhone by”, you do not have to go to the iTunes Store app but to the application Music. Within the Music app, you can find all the songs that you sync to your phone from your computer and all the songs you have purchased from the iTunes Store (not only from your iPhone but also from your computer or iPad).

Explaining how it works is almost superfluous. Just start it and you are immediately in the presence of a screen with the buttons at the bottom to access playlist, artists, tracks and album available on your phone. To listen to a song, just click on its title. To control its playback, you can use the controls of the Music app or the buttons dedicated to multimedia content in the menu that appears by swiping from the bottom to the top in any iOS app and screen (from iOS 7 onwards).

To create a new playlistall you have to do is select the appropriate item in the section Playlist Music application and select the songs to be included in it by pressing the button + placed next to their title. Very easy. And if you rotate the “iPhone by” horizontally, surprise: a quick access screen appears with the covers of all the albums available on the device.


If you want to transfer music from PC to iPhone, you have to use iTunes (the program for Windows or Mac OS X installed on your computer). Just connect your phone to your computer via Dock / Lightning cable, select the iPhone name from the menu devices located at the top right and go to the tab Music. After that you have to put the check mark next to the item Sync music and start transferring songs, just like I explained in my guide on how to put music on iPhone.

If you purchased a song on the iTunes Store using a device other than your iPhone (e.g. your PC or an iPad), you will also find it listed in the application library Music and you can download it for free on the phone memory by clicking on the icon cloud placed next to its title.