So does anyone not use iTunes?
I'm a very new Apple user and I haven't signed up for iTunes yet. One reason is I'm a diehard Rhapsody user so, musicwise, I assume iTunes to be useless to me. Am I wrong?
I'm not too interested in video content either. So, if you remove music and video from the equation, what does iTunes have that you guys can't live without? I honestly would like to know in case I'm missing something.
The reason why I don't just go ahead and sign up to find out is people have told me that iTunes software has given them computer headaches in the past and I'd rather skip it if iTunes has nothing I need.
- 11-07-2011, 12:49 PM #2
- 11-07-2011, 12:58 PM #3
I've been using iTunes for around 8 years now on PC and I've never really had any issues with it. I use it mostly for music. The syncing is great for my iPod and iPhone. You can manually select everything you would want to sync. I also like the way it stores all of my music on my computer. It's also nice to download apps to iTunes on your computer and then sync them to your iPhone (especially bigger file sizes). If you have an iPhone, you should at least give it a try and see how you like it
- 11-07-2011, 01:27 PM #4
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- 11-07-2011, 02:31 PM #6
Otherwise you probably don't need it if you stream your content and don't own it. Otherwise iTunes is digital media hub to manage your media and get that media onto iDevices. The iTunes Store is where you can buy more content and apps.
On Windows iTunes can be a pain to use from time to time. I don't use it anymore other than to sync my iPhone.
Last edited by sting7k; 11-07-2011 at 02:37 PM.
- 11-08-2011, 08:56 AM #8
- 11-08-2011, 09:05 AM #9
I use iTunes simply for syncing and the occasional charging. I've listened to a less than 10 podcasts with iTunes in the 2 years I've had my iPhone. I don't buy albums or shows, and I have 9 non stock apps on my phone. So yea, I don't really use it.
- 11-08-2011, 09:16 AM #10
you will need iTunes.
to make backups
restore the device
to update the device
since you already have an appleID, you are not signing up for another account.
Simply install iTunes and sign in with your appleID. its a good idea JUST for the fact that you should make backups in case you ever have an issue.
i am NOT a big fan of itunes because i find some of it not the most intuitive design... but it is necessary and i have had no issues on my PC (XP, Vista, and Win7)
- 11-08-2011, 09:24 AM #11
About the iTunes backup mentioned earlier, doesn't the iCloud basically perform that function?
- 11-08-2011, 12:22 PM #13
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- 11-08-2011, 01:48 PM #15
- 11-08-2011, 02:42 PM #16
- 11-08-2011, 03:03 PM #17
MacWorld and ApertureExpert.com) I was disappointed too, as I took some videos out of state, and they didn't show in iPhoto.
- 11-08-2011, 03:14 PM #18
As far as sources, why not go to Apple. Scroll to the bottom...
- 11-08-2011, 03:21 PM #19
Hmm. Not using iTunes with your iPhone is probably possible. But I think it would be a lot more complicated and take more time. I'd suggest still using and learning how to use iTunes. It will make everything easier and once you jump in, you'll probably never look back.
- 11-08-2011, 05:16 PM #22
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- 11-09-2011, 02:10 PM #24
Ok, I could use some help here I guess. itunes is very difficult when it comes to organizing my music. When I joined Rhapsody, it just made a copy of my library from my computer. No duplicates at all.
It's sort of like the software is dyslexic. I've been deleting duplicates of songs for hours and I've got way too far to go. Is there an easy way to organize music in iTunes? I've got to be missing something here.