How can I get iTunes sync music I've bought via my iPhone or PowerMac with my desktop Mac Pro? My intent is to have the Mac Pro be the master depository of all things iTunes, since it is backed up more robustly.FYI I have HOME SHARING active and iCloud on all equipment, I think... How can I be sure the Mac Pro has iCloud active?
Software (if necessary): iTunes
hi,to used icloud you need to have osx Lion installed on your mac pro.http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-lion/id444303913?mt=12to be sure your Mac pro has iCloud active, go to system preferences --->> icloud, sign in and select the services you'd like to enable.also if you want to do sharing or automatic update for all devices.open iTunes and choose Preferences. Then click Store and select Music, Apps, and Books.
for more information go here --->> http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/mac.html
let me know if you have any more question
I am running Lion on the MacPro and iCloud is active. However when I open iCloud in System Preferences, I see iTunes is not one of the things iCloud syncs.
I also checked to see if Home Sharing is on for the MacPro --- it is. The problem remains, I have dozens of songs I have bought on iTunes on my MacBook Pro, but they are not showing up on the MacPro. Ideas?
icloud dont sync music
that why you did see it on iCloud
you can only using home sharing setting on itunes and thats it
you can turn on automatic download music and app in itunes, edit --->>> preferencesstore tabor doing home local share on the share tab
but you cannot sync itunes on icloud
if you have other question, let me know if not please click accept. thank you
I repeat: I also checked to see if Home Sharing is on for the MacPro and the MacBook Pro --- it is. The problem remains, I have dozens of songs I have bought on iTunes on my MacBook Pro, but they are not showing up on the MacPro. Ideas?
did you sign in on your mac pro?
make sure you update to the latest itunes version
I will check for current iTunes version & reboot the MacPro. Nothing else makes sense why this sync isn't working... I'll get back to you.
if you have check the box automatic download new music before you make the purchased
then it will no download it
you have to manual download it by click on the app store on itunes on your mac pro
then on the quick links
select music tab
and download the song you purchased before you select the automatic download
Automatic download is checked. Also I manually checked for available downloads and it said that all available downloads had been downloaded. The only thing left is trying after software updates install. My MacPro seems to have hung up on the update. Unless it frees up, I will be out of commission until I talk to Apple geniuses in the morning. Thanks for efforts so far.
make sure you check automatically for new download
you can force quite itunes
by click on apple logo
then force quite
or shortcut key Option-Shift-Command-Esc
iTunes isn't what hung up, it was the entire MacPro while trying to install Apple updates. I have a Apple Genius appointment for tomorrow 11am MST.
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just hold power button for 5 seconds to force shutdown
MacPro restarted with latest iTunes. Still no sync to all the other music I have on the MacBook Pro.
let me opted out and open the question to other professional.