"I have duplicate songs on both my iMac and iPhone 5S. I know there's solution to figure out how to delete duplicate songs with iTunes and iPhone 5S respectively. However, it is quite troublesome as I have to delete duplicate songs on iTunes or iPhone 5S one by one. I need an easier way that could let me delete duplicate songs for iPhone 5S in batch. Is there any way?"
We all know that music is an important part of our daily life. Music makes us relaxed. However, it will be a headache for us when we find duplicate music files or songs in our iPhone, iPad or iPod. You may mistakenly have multiple copies of same songs that you simply do not need. Therefore, the post will show you how to remove duplicate songs for iPhone/iPad/iPod on Mac
Part 1: How to find duplicate songs in iTunes on Mac
If your iTunes application on Mac have updated to Version 11+, you can use the method Apple supported to show all duplicate items in your iTunes library. From the menu at the top of your computer screen, choose View > Show Duplicate Items. And then manually delete unwanted ones. Or if you are a Windows user, Hold down the Control and B keys on your keyboard to open the iTunes menu bar. Choose View > Show Duplicate Items.
Matches are based on the song name and artist. If you have multiple versions of the same song (for example, live and studio versions, or versions from different albums), hold the Alt or Option key (Mac) or the Shift key (Windows) and choose View > Show Exact Duplicate Items. This will show only the duplicate songs that have the same name, artist, and album. The information in the other columns, such as Time, Release Date, or Genre, can also help you determine which item to keep and which to remove. For example, the Plays column shows which version of the song you've listened to more.
Part 2: How to Remove Duplicate Songs from iTunes on Mac
Duplicate songs on iPhone/iPad/iPod not only take a lot of space, but also affect music enjoying. If you prefer to delete duplicate songs for iPhone/iPad/iPod in batch, you would better turn to Leawo Tunes Cleaner for Mac, a professional Mac iTunes duplicate remover program that finds and removes duplicate songs for iPhone/iPad/iPod from iTunes on Mac in only a few clicks and in batch. Follow the below guide to know how to delete duplicate songs from iTunes for iPhone/iPad/iPod on Mac. If you are iPhone 6s/6s Plus users, the method also works with your modes.
Ahead of cleaning, you need to sync your iPhone/iPad/iPod music files to your iTunes on Mac computer via data cable and then clear your iPhone/iPad/iPod music library. Also, install Leawo Tunes Cleaner for Mac on your Mac computer.
Launch Leawo Tunes Cleaner for Mac
Kick off Leawo Tunes Cleaner for Mac. On the main program interface of this iTunes duplicate remover, you could see 4 different options. Click the "Clean-up Duplicates" option.
Set scanning mode
Set Quick Scan or Deep Scan as duplicate scanning mode on the left side of this program.
On the bottom of this iPhone duplicate remover, click "Scan iTunes" button to let it scan duplicate songs in iTunes music library on Mac for your iPhone/iPad/iPod.
Preview and select duplicate songs, then click "Remove" button to let this iTunes duplicate remover delete duplicate songs for your iPhone/iPad/iPod from iTunes.
After you click the "Remove" button, this iTunes duplicate remover would start removing duplicate songs for your iPhone/iPad/iPod devices immediately. Then, you only need to connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod device to your Mac computer and then sync the fixed iTunes music library to your iOS devices. No duplicate songs would exist now.
Notes: Leawo Tunes Cleaner could help Windows users easily and effectively find and remove duplicate songs in iTunes for iPad, iPhone or iPod devices on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10.
You could also use this iTunes duplicate remover to download and add song tags to your iTunes music files, including artist, album, artwork, etc.
Leawo Tunes Cleaner for Mac is a wonderful iTunes cleanup program for Mac users to tidy and re-organize their iTunes music library and music collections on portable devices like MP4 player, iPod, etc. With an iTunes duplicate remover included, it could easily find and delete duplicate songs in iTunes music library for iPhone, iPad and iPod on iMac or Macbook. Acting as an iPod duplicate finder and remover, Leawo Tunes Cleaner could assist you to easily find and remove duplicate songs in iPod from iTunes on Mac. The below guide tells you how to delete duplicate songs from iTunes for iPod on Mac.
Part 3: More iTunes Duplicate Remover Recommendations
For those who own hundreds of or thousands of duplicate songs in their iTunes library, using built-in duplicate remover in iTunes is impossible to get rid of a large number of duplicates manually. In this case, a third-party tool which is specialized in deleting duplicates from iTunes is must for you. Here we will recommend you some great iTunes duplicate removers as below.
1. Tunes Sweeper
Tune Sweeper is a powerful application with great cleaning up feature in iTunes. You are allowed to have a quick way in finding and removing duplicate songs from your iTunes library. The duplicate songs from iTunes can be searched according to the search criteria you prefer, such as the matching of track names or artist or more. The duplicates which are found from your iTunes library will be shown in groups with the help of Tunes Sweeper. And it will give you good suggestions that which songs should be kept according to your preference. After that, get the songs kept and then remove the duplicates that you don’t want in iTunes library. You also can choose to back up the removed songs for safe storage.
You can follow the steps as below to remove duplicates in iTunes.
1. Run this app on the computer. Click on Duplicates in the menu bar which locates on the top of the software window.
2. Click on Search for Duplicates, then the process of searching will begin. Once the searching is completed, the duplicated items can be found in the results window.
3. Click on Remove Duplicates, you will find that no annoying duplicated tracks are existing any more.
2. iTunes Duplicates Cleaner
iTunes Duplicates Cleaner is designed for getting the duplicated tracks cleaned up from iTunes library, which can help you to remove the duplicates from iTunes. This application is of the best one in the similar products, it can categorize the duplicated tracks into different groups as per the various kinds of conditions customized by users and have a check on those tracks whether it should be removed smartly. After that, thousands of duplicated tracks can be deleted and removed from the iTunes library within one minute. With the help of iTunes Duplicates Cleaner, you just need to have a simple operation with several clicks, then all the duplicated tracks can be deleted from iTunes completely.
TuneUp is regarded as one of the best duplicates remover tools for iTunes. This iTunes duplicate remover not only can help you to get rid of the duplicated tracks, but also it can fix the mislabeled tracks and add the lost cover art to the songs. You are allowed to get 50 tracks fixed in its free trial version, but you should pay $32 to its full version for getting this software cleaned up your iTunes. TuneUp is a little expensive for users, and it is not so automatic as you expected. This iTunes duplicate remover is able to help you save more time. However, some operations are needed to clean up your iTunes library, like dragging the files from your iTunes to the window of TuneUp.
Bonus Tip: How to import songs to iPhone without iTunes
Leawo iTransfer is a versatile software to transfer different kinds of files between iOS device and Mac computers. The types of files like apps, music, videos and more are supported by this powerful software without data loss. With the help of Leawo iTransfer, the data transferring task becomes easier among iOS devices. Moreover, the transferred files like Playlists, SMS, notes or more can be well-managed by this software in an effective way. Rapidness and safety are 100% guaranteed by Leawo iTransfer during the transfer process. Below we will guide you on how to import songs to iPhone with Leawo iTransfer step by step.
1. Run iTransfer for Mac on your Mac computer and then connect your iPhone to Mac computer with USB cable. Your iPhone will be recognized and detected by the software automatically. Then your iPhone library and playlist will be shown on the left sidebar of the software window.
2. Import music files from Mac to iTransfer. You can follow the four ways to add the files as below:
I. Add the file or folder by dragging and dropping it to the main interface of iTransfer.
II. Click on the button Add File from the top center of the software.
III. Select the option File > Add > Add File/Add Folder from the File menu.
IV. Have a right click on any type of items below library on the left sidebar, then choose Add Files or Add Folder from the pop-pop menu.
3. After you click on the option Add File or Add Folder, you can view and select the files or folders that you would like to import from the pop-up dialog.
4. Once you have imported the target files to iTransfer, a dialog about transfer process will display. The percentage of transfer can be seen from this dialog, also the names as well as the number of the files can be shown to let you know the specific transfer progress. Remember do not unplug your iOS devices from Mac computer until the transfer is complete.