Apple Releases iTunes 12.3.1 With Stability and Performance Improvements


playerhadyn

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Sep 9, 2013
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Yeah, I updated today and iTunes is unusable for me. Had to call applecare until finally the application opened. Now it opens but hangs forever. I think I'll have to downgrade in the mean time. Can anyone suggest the safest way to downgrade to 12.3.0?
 
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V.K.

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Cheeky buggers have ticked Show Apple Music in preferences on both of my Macs so that the tabs show up again after this iTunes update. :mad:
interesting. didn't happen to me on either of the two macs I upgraded. but on my ipad and iphone which were both set not to show Apple Music, after installing ios 9.1, the first thing I saw after launching music app was Apple Music screen with huge red "subscribe" button. Subtle as a kick in the groin. Pass. at least until they iron out the major bugs.
 
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Sedulous

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iTunes still prevents eject if media was added from external drive. Also prevents media files deleted from iTunes from being emptied from trash. Somewhat annoying. Started with OS 10.11 install.
 

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interesting. didn't happen to me on either of the two macs I upgraded. but on my ipad and iphone which were both set not to show Apple Music, after installing ios 9.1, the first thing I saw after launching music app was Apple Music screen with huge red "subscribe" button. Subtle as a kick in the groin. Pass. at least until they iron out the major bugs.
Just checked my iPhone and iPad and both go straight to the same screen after the update, even though they are both set to not show Apple Music. I guess Tim was fibbing the other day and doesn't really feel "fantastic" about the customer uptake so far. :rolleyes:
 

TheIntruder

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Admittedly, I'm new to iTunes 12 (finally succumbed) and don't know if this is how things are supposed to work. Running 12.3.1 on 10.11.1.

I never purchase or download apps on my devices, only though iTunes on my computer, so this is not the app thinning issue preventing transfers from a device to the host computer, at least directly.

In iTunes 11 and earlier, if there are app updates, I download them and from the device Summary screen, just hit the Sync button, and the new, updated apps get transferred to the device.

What I'm finding in iTunes 12 is that that doesn't happen. It will sync music, data, and everything else fine, but won't update the apps on the device when the Sync button is pressed.

I can work around it by going into the device Apps screen, scrolling down the list and manually pressing the Update button for each one that has been updated, then pressing the Apply button to trigger the updates. Needless to say, that would get tiresome pretty quickly.

Is that how things are supposed to work in iTunes 12, or is it a bug?

I've spent much of the day dealing with updates, a failed 9.1 install, restores, and now this.

I don't know how reflective of Apple's current state of affairs this is, but it seems the quality of the software is getting to the point where poor QC, and/or overly-complex design is affecting the user experience to a much greater extent than in the past.
 

bingeciren

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"Stability" lol. This is the first time iTunes has actually gave me a problem
I don't know what kind of a problem you are experiencing but I immediately noticed that the Airplay icon is missing.

Switching to mini player it re-appears but it is absent on the full size view. When you click the volume icon you see the available Airplay devices and you can make a selection from there. However, once you exit the volume menu, there is no indication if the output is to the internal speakers (black Airplay icon previously) or to the Airplay device (blue Airplay icon previously).

I hope this is a bug rather than an intentional "simplification"!
 
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BriSpe

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Well this is a mess to be honest.
I have over 3000 Songs now that won't be added to the iCloud Library of Apple Music. iCloud Status shows "waiting". Nice work Apple.
Thx... but at least we got taco emojis
 

scapegoat81

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I don't know what kind of a problem you are experiencing but I immediately noticed that the Airplay icon is missing.

Switching to mini player it re-appears but it is absent on the full size view. When you click the volume icon you see the available Airplay devices and you can make a selection from there. However, once you exit the volume menu, there is no indication if the output is to the internal speakers (black Airplay icon previously) or to the Airplay device (blue Airplay icon previously).

I hope this is a bug rather than an intentional "simplification"!
I click iTunes & it literally just sits there giving me the spinning pinwheel of death. Does anyone have advice on how i can get it to work properly ??