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What Tips & Tricks for iTunes You Need to Know?

Dec. 26, 2015 16:57 pm / Posted by Fitch to iOS Topics
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It is actually no exaggeration to say that iTunes is the most popular music app for iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad and iPod. Serving as a music player and manager, iTunes allows uses to freely listen to music in their iTunes library and manage music lists without any restrictions. But, it has to be admitted the the widely-recognized feature within iTunes lies in its backup function. With iTunes, iDevice users can easily backup files from their iPhone, iPad or iPod to iTunes within a few simple click in case of sudden data losses. But speaking of iTunes, do you really have full understanding of iTunes? For example, do you know where iTunes backup is stored on Windows/Mac computer? Do you know how to change iTunes backup location on Windows computer? Or do you know how to use iTunes in the cloud under iTunes?

Got no idea? Don't worry! This passage will tell you some tips & tricks for iTunes, so that you can make better use of iTunes application to service yourself!

Tip 1: Where to View iTunes Backup on Windows/Mac Computer?
Tip 2: How Can I Change iTunes Backup Files on Windows Computer?
Tip 3: How to Use iTunes in the Cloud under iTunes?

Part One: Where to View iTunes Backup on Windows/Mac Computer

For Windows 10/8/7/Vista Users:

Choice 1: Follow the path of \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\;

Choice 2: Click Start option, then input %appdata% in the search bar and finally hit Enter option to access the folder where the apps files are saved.

For Windows XP Users:

Similar to the case mentioned in the above, you also have two options:

> Follow \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\.

> Find the app file folder directly by clicking the Start to select Run, then typing %appdata% and clicking OK.

For Mac Users:

Follow the path of ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ (Here, the "~" means your Home Folder. If you can't find Library in the Home Folder, you can hold Option tab and click Go option.)

Part Two: How Can I Change iTunes Backup Files on Windows Computer?

Generally speaking, the backup files will be saved in the Hard Disk C. And as we all know, the storage capacity of Disk C is always smaller than other Hard Disks. Therefore, it is quite necessary to timely move some files to other places so as to free up more space on your Hard Disk C. In terms of the easiest way to move files from Disk C to other places, your best choice is absolutely to change the iTunes backup location.

> Make sure that iTunes is not opened or running background.

> Move the backup folder from C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ to the other places you want to store your backup files.

> Open a Command Prompt window in the folder originally backup files are saved by right clicking in the blank space. You will see an interface as pictured in the below.

> Create a junction point in the command window and change E: with your new location. And then type mklink /J "%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "E:\Backup". By the way, type the command and not just copy it.

> Now, a new folder will appear in the original location after the command be executed. This folder functions as the shortcut to the new location.

Till now, your iTunes backup files have been saved in the new location.

Part Three: How to Use iTunes in the Cloud under iTunes?

With iTunes in the Cloud, you can transfer a large quantity of files from the iTunes to the Cloud, so as to free up more space in the hard driver. Also, you can easily re-download the files from the Cloud whenever you want. Now, let's see how to use iTunes in the Cloud under iTunes:

First of all, open the installed iTunes on your computer and then click the option of Preferences to continue. Then click Store tab and choose the option of Show iTunes in the Cloud purchases as pictured in the below. Finally, clicking OK option allows you to enable iTunes in the cloud.

If you want to download items from iTunes in the cloud, you just need to find the wanted items on the cloud and then click the smallcloud icon to download these files as you wanted and needed. Now, want to move the downloaded items back to iTunes in the cloud? Just right click on the files that you want to move and select the Deletion option. Then a window will pop up. Choose the Delete Item option and then Delete from iCloud and finally Delete Item to restore the downloaded files back to iTunes in the Cloud.

This passage tells you more detailed information in three aspects, including where to view iTunes backup on Windows/Mac computer, how to change iTunes backup files on Windows computer and how to use iTunes in the Cloud under iTunes. I hope this passage will allow you to know more information concerning iTunes.

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