iTunes can often be a bothersome program to work with, which is unfortunate due to how it is one of the most common programs that people use for taking care of their Apple devices. It’s generally expected that because the program is developed by the creator of the device, that the program is updated regularly with new features, and any bugs that are found are dealt with. This isn’t the case. One of the issues that is most commonly found is in regard to wanting to update iTunes library is songs not being synced as the user has requested, which can be incredibly frustrating.
If this happens to you regularly then it is an indication that iTunes is unable to locate the songs which you have chosen to sync or is having issues with the data management system, which while bothersome for the program, is an incredibly frustrating experience for the user. Now, in the past the only way to deal with this would be to manually go through each of the corrupted or missing files and replace them one at a time, making it even more frustrating than before. However, to prevent you having to do that, in this article we are going to take a look at some of the alternate methods to update iTunes library rather than having to do so manually.
Part 1. Update iTunes Library with iMusic
If you’re not aware, then having to refresh your iTunes library can be a pretty difficult task, which is why that when the time comes to do just that, you must have the right tools for the job. If you’re looking to have complete control over your iTunes library, then iMusic is the perfect program for you. So, without further ado let’s take a look at how you can update the iTunes library with the iMusic program.
Step #1 – Start off by downloading the iMusic program and installing it accordingly. Once you have it installed, launch it.
Step #2 – After iMusic has launched, click on the “ToolBox” option located on the top panel of the program.
Step #3 – From here you will be given several options to choose from, all of which are incredibly useful. For this method we are going to be using the “Clean up iTunes Library” option, so click on that.
Step #4 – A display window will appear showing you the details of what this feature will do. After reading the features, go ahead and click on the “Scan” button.
Step #5 – After you have clicked on the “Scan” button, iMusic will scan all of the music within your iTunes library and will perform tasks such as removing duplicate songs as well as fixing missing tags etc.
On top of being able to clean up your iTunes library, you are also able to rebuild it. This features is incredibly useful if you have recently switched from an Android device to an Apple device and want to transfer your music over to your new device.
Step #1 – Make sure that iMusic has been downloaded, installed, and is ready to go. Once again, click on the “Toolbox” option located on the top panel of the program.
Step #2 – Again, you will be shown several options similar to before, although this time we are going to be making use of the “Rebuild iTunes Library” feature, so click on that.
Step #3 – Before clicking on this option, make sure that you have connected both your Android and Apple device with USB cables.
Step #4 – iMusic will then transfer your music library directly over to your new device, making the transferring process a whole lot easier.
As you can see, using iMusic for this task is definitely the best option for you, and to make things better iMusic has a lot more feature to offer than just the ability to update iTunes library. We will discuss some of the other features that this program has to offer later in the article, although let’s move on to how you can refresh your iTunes library with iTunes.
Part 2. Update iTunes Library with iTunes
With iTunes being the standard program to use for Apple users out there, it doesn’t mean that it is the best option which is available. While that’s the case, for a lot of people who own Apple devices it may be the most convenient. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how useful iTunes can be when it comes to update iTunes library.
Step #1 – Start by launching the iTunes program. If you already have it open, close the program and open it once again to allow for your library to be updated.
Step #2 – Once loaded, click on the “Options” tab that can be found at the top of the program. From here, select the “Choose library” option.
Step #3 – After clicking on that option, locate the folder which iTunes has been installed to and choose that destination as your library. Once you’ve done this, your iTunes library will refresh itself automatically.
If this method doesn’t reassure you as much as you’d like and you’d like to take a more direct approach to the matter, then simply follow the steps below.
Step #1 – Just like before, launch or re-launch the iTunes program so that the library provides you with the most up to date information available.
Step #2 – On the iTunes program, click on the “File” tab at the top of the program and click on the “Add to Library” option.
Step #3 – Lastly, select the folder location of your iTunes library.
Both of these methods will provide you with a refreshed library and the most up to date information regarding your music as possible. There isn’t a lot to both of the methods we have discussed regarding iTunes and there is no guarantee that they will work, so there is a fair chance that not all of your library will be refreshed. So, let’s take a look at the final method we are going to discuss.
Part 3. Update iTunes Library with Copytrans
If you have tried using iMusic but found that it wasn’t quite for you, then the next suggestion would be to use the Copytrans program. With Copytrans, you are given a variety of different tools which allow for you to easily manage all of the data on your Apple device. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how you can use Copytrans to successfully and easily update the iTunes library.
Step #1 – First of all, ensure that you have both downloaded and installed the Copytrans program. After you have it installed, go ahead and launch it.
Step #2 – After you have launched the program and have it running smoothly, all of the music that is in your iTunes library will be displayed.
Step #3 – You may notice that not all of your music is displayed and that it will take a few minutes for all of the music in your iTunes library to be displayed, although this is just the program refreshing your iTunes library for you.
As hard as it is to believe, all you have to do is launch Copytrans for it to do its job. As mentioned before, while the concept is unbelievably simple, choosing this program over iTunes is the right option due to the number of issues that iTunes has had in the past.
A Look at iMusic
As we previously said, iMusic has a variety of other features available to all of its user making it one of the best programs out there for not only data management but more specifically music management. Some of the features that iMusic has to offer consist of:
- iMusic is a program which is compatible with both Apple and Android devices.
- If you recently purchased a new device, whether it be Apple or Android, you are able to easily transfer your whole music library in a matter of minutes without any problems.
- Purchasing hundreds of songs to simply listen to on your device is completely absurd and is something which not many people can afford to do, especially since it is just music! With that in mind, iMusic provides you with the ability to download music from platforms such as YouTube and SoundCloud directly to your iTunes library.
- A common annoyance among iTunes users is that some of the information which is stored on iTunes about their music is wrong. Whether it be the wrong artist’s name or a missing album cover. These things may not seem like a big deal, but noticing them every time that you listen to a particular song can become annoying. With iMusic, you are able to fix these errors and make your entire iTunes library error free.
- As mentioned before, you can use iMusic to download music from multiple online platforms. While you are able to sync the downloaded music directly to your device, you are also able to use iMusic to burn the downloaded music and the music stored in your iTunes library onto a disc.
- You are also able to use iMusic to backup all of the data stored on your device, not just your music library!
So as you can see, iMusic is a program which offers a lot more than just being able to update iTunes library. Each of the features that iMusic has to offer is incredibly useful to your average smartphone user, and to make things better, all of the features that iMusic has to offer are compatible with both Apple and Android devices.