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How to Setup iPhone as iTunes Remote On PC

Do you want to Setup iPhone as iTunes Remote on PC? Make sure if you use iTunes on your Windows PC or Mac regularly for listening to music or playing back content buy from the iTunes Store. This feature will prove to be extremely essential.

Come let’s say you’re away from the keyboard and busy doing something else in the other room. However, you could use your iPhone to switch between songs or any kind of music in your library. Also, continue listening without even having to move. However, this guide focuses on the iPhone, you could use your iPad or iPod Touch to remotely control your iTunes library.

Do you want to learn how it works so that you can set it up on your iOS device? Then you’re in the right place because we’ll be explaining how you can set up and use your iPhone or iPad as an iTunes Remote on both devices.

How to Setup & Use iPhone as iTunes Remote

To successfully connect your iPhone to iTunes on your PC. Simply you need to remember that both devices are connected to the same network. You’ll also need to install and download the iTunes Remote app from the App Store. Once you’re ready, just follow the steps below to set up and begin using your iOS device as a remote control.

Step 1:

Firstly, open the “Remote” app from the home screen of your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

Step 2:

Click on “Settings” at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 3:

Now, hit “Add an iTunes Library”.

Step 4:

The app will now show a 4-digit code that you want to manually input in the iTunes desktop client.

Step 5:

When you open iTunes on your PC. You’ll also check a small remote app icon right next to the music category. Tap on it to continue with the setup.

Step 6:

Now, just input in the 4-digit code and tap on done.

Step 7:

iTunes will now show that your device has successfully attached and paired with iTunes.

Step 8:

To begin using the Remote app, click on your iTunes Library within the app, which is usually indicated the username that you have on your PC.

Step 9:

You’ll now navigate through the menus as you normally would on iTunes. You’ll also control what’s being played back on your PC.

But if you followed along now set up to begin using your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch as an iTunes Remote with a Mac or Windows PC.

If you want to control music and video content that’s saved in your iTunes library. Then you will be able to edit and create the latest playlists that will automatically be updated in the desktop client immediately.

As this is a wireless feature, you might face some latency problems. However, in our testing, the latency was very limited and can’t really noticeable in most cases. Also, the latency heavily depends on the Wi-Fi range, so remember you’re not too far away from the router.

This may be more essential on Windows PC and Mac system software. However, at this point, the latest versions of MacOS have deplored iTunes. But the Music app still enables similar capabilities on Mac.

Hey, are you trying to remotely download or install apps on your iPhone using iTunes? Well, you don’t want iTunes Remote for that. Because it’s a fully different capability. Make sure login to the same Apple ID on both your device and iTunes. Also, you have the proper setting configured to have that feature work.


Did you manage to successfully attach your iPhone to iTunes and initiate using it as a remote to control your library? What are your views about this unique wireless functionality? Do you want to use this feature in the long run? Let us know your thoughts, suggestions, and opinions in the comments section below.

Till then! Keep Smiling 🙂

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