iTunes is infamous for not being particularly great to use. This means that to many people, a lot of its better features are still a mystery. The truth is, if you master these tips, you’ll be able to use iTunes like a pro and get to grips with it at a much deeper level.
In this guide, we’re going to take a look at some helpful iTunes library tricks that will help you make the most of this program and ease any frustration.
Are you ready to learn more? Then read on!
1. Remove Duplicates
If you like a particular genre of music, it’s easy to end up with multiple versions of the same song in your library. This results in the songs taking up more space and disrupting your playlists or disrupting your library shuffling.
Getting rid of duplicates is the first one of our tips for a reason: it can shift a lot of clutter fast.
If you’ve got a cluttered library and would like to help it a little more orderly, the first thing you should do is remove duplicates.
To do this, pull up Music on your Mac and select an item. Then go to “choose file,” then “library,” and finally “show duplicate items.”
You can then delete the duplicates from your library.
2. Add Categories
One of the most helpful tips for managing your Apple Music library is perhaps the simplest to do. Your Apple Music library will, by default, show you a few different categories to sort your library by, including artist, playlists, and more.
What you might not know is that there is a range of categories that you can easily add. For instance, you can add a “composer” option, which will help find the right classical piece you’re looking for, or add a genre category to help you find the right music for any given moment.
3. Add Photos to Your Playlist
Do you have a photo on your phone that you identify with a particular playlist? If you thought the feature of adding photos to playlists was only on Spotify, you’re wrong: you can do it on Apple Music too.
To do this, you’ll need to navigate to the playlist in question, then hit edit in the top-right of the screen. Hit the image and then you can remove the one Music used and add your own.
You can also do this when you make a new playlist.
4. Optimize Storage
If you think that Apple Music is taking up too much space on your device, you can change that. To do this, you’ll need to navigate to Settings on your phone or iPad, then go to music and hit “optimize storage.”
Here, you can set a limit on the amount of storage that music can use, which could save you a lot of space!
Use These Tips and Improve Your iTunes Library’s Organization
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this look at how to improve your Apple Music or iTunes library. Put our tips to good use and your library will be far more organized in no time at all!
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