A few weeks ago, we posted a guide to getting started with iTunes on your Mac laptop or desktop. However that guide is not much of a help if you are using an iPad or iPhone! This post will provide you with the necessary navigation skills to access all of the wonderful features of iTunes on your iPhone and/iPad.
The big difference between using iTunes on a Mac and a mobile device is that on the computer, everything is in one place—the iTunes app. On iPads and iPhones, you need multiple apps to access all of the features.
You should check to see if these four apps are already on your device. If not, you might want to download them from the App Store.
- Music: Listen to your music.
- Podcasts: Search for and listen to podcasts on a myriad of topics.
- iTunes Stores: Shop for music, movies, and TV shows. Movies and TV shows you have purchased are stored here.
- iTunes U: Be a life-long learner with access to courses from around the world.
iTunes is configured differently on the iPad and iPhone. The information is the same, but how you find it, varies from device to device. That is why you are going to want to download both the iPhone and iPad Guides to iTunes!
Music Library on iPhone
Music Library on iPad
The Podcast app is simple to use and most podcasts are free. Whether you subscribe to a podcast through the app or through a website like NPR, your podcasts will all appear in the library of this app.
Additional things you will learn:
- How to use Siri to tag a song that is playing in your location and save that name for you to reference at a later date
- How to create and delete Playlists
- How to create a Wish List and save songs you have previewed
- What is iTunes U and how do you access it for FREE!
These iTunes guides are PDFs which means you can download and open them on any digital device.
Download these guides today and start exploring the iTunes apps!