) new music you'll like based on the music you already own. How you disable Genius depends on what version of i Tunes you're using and whether you use i Cloud Music Library.i Tunes 12The location of the option has moved compared to earlier versions of i Tunes, but turning off Genius is still a matter of a few clicks: Older i Tunes Versions If you have an older version of i Tunes and haven't subscribed to i Tunes Match or Apple Music, you can completely turn off the Genius features by going to the Store menu in i Tunes and choose Turn off Genius.
And that's great, but the i Tunes Genius interface also takes up valuable real estate in your i Tunes library, and if you don't use the feature you may want to turn off Genius or the Genius sidebar. If you do that and want to get it back, you'll need to turn Genius on again.
While i Tunes Genius provides a lot of cool features—Genius Mixes, Genius Playlists, and suggestions for music you might like based on your tastes—for some users, it can be frustrating.
Every time you sync an i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod touch to your i Tunes library, i Tunes send Genius data to Apple.
But what do you do when you don't see an option to turn off i Tunes Genius?
Turning off Genius is usually pretty easy—unless you're using i Tunes Match, Apple's service that puts a copy of your music library in your i Cloud account and lets you keep music in sync across multiple devices.
i Tunes 12.4 has been out for a few of weeks now, with a subsequent update to i Tunes 12.4.1 to restore the option to Reset Plays, and users are settling into its new way of navigating.
To use the Genius feature, click the option menu button next to a song, album, or artist to see the option menu.
If You Use i Cloud Music Library The i Cloud Music Library feature is used by i Tunes Match and Apple Music to store your music in the cloud and to make sure that all your devices have access to the same music. In this situation, i Tuns Genius is connected to i Cloud Music Library.
It's great, but it also changes how you disable Genius if that's what you want to do. As a result, you sometimes won't see an option to turn i Tunes Genius off.
The i Tunes Genius feature offers i Tunes users two great features: automatically generated playlists from their libraries that sound great, and the ability to discover new music at the i Tunes Store based on the music they already like.
In order to use these features, though, you need to set up i Tunes Genius. You'll need to agree to Apple's legal terms for Genius to continue the setup process.