In this lesson for iTunes on the Mac, we look at the different settings for iTunes store including password and syncing options.
Signing In to your Account
To sign in to your iTunes account, you go to Account in the menu bar and select Sign In. If you are already signed in, you can sign out here. Once you sign in, you can purchase music and videos from the iTunes store.
Accessing the iTunes Store Settings
To access the settings for the iTunes Stores, you need to to go to the iTunes Preferences. Elect iTunes in the menu bar and then select Preferences. A new window will open. Now you need to select the Store category or tab.
The first option we have is for our password. When we are purchasing an item, how often or soon do you want it to ask for a password? You can have it always ask, require after 15 minutes, and never ask. If you select Require After 15 Minutes, when you make a purchase in iTunes and you want to make another purchase, if it is within 15 minutes, iTunes will not ask for a password.
With free downloads, you can set if you want to require a password or not. I personally have this set for Never Require.
Sync Playback Information Across Devices
This option syncs all your playback information with all your devices. This way if you play a song or video on one device, that playback information will be synced with your other devices.
Sync Podcast Subscriptions and Settings
If you use iTunes for your Podcasts, this option will sync any podcasts you are subscribed to will sync across your other devices. Also, any podcast settings will be synced.
Automatically Download Album Artwork
With this option, when you import music from CD, iTunes will see what that artist and album is and try to download the album artwork for that album.
Share Details About Your Library with Apple
When this is on you are electing to share your artist images, album covers, and related information with Apple.
See this Lesson in Action
If you want to see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.