iTunes for Mac: Symbols used in iTunes

Symbols used in iTunes

When you import music and videos, symbols indicate the status. Other symbols enable you to do tasks.

Symbol

Description of symbol

What the symbol means

Display icon

The item is a video.

Document icon

The item is a PDF file.

Exclamation point

Next to a song: The song can’t be located; it may have been moved or deleted.

Next to a podcast: Recent episodes haven’t been downloaded because you have multiple unplayed episodes.

Broadcast icon

The song is stored on the Internet; when you click the song, it is “streamed” live to your computer.

Black checkmark

The song will be included in the specified action. For example, only songs with a checkmark are imported when you import a CD.

Speaker with sound lines

The song is playing.

Eject button

Click to eject a CD or disconnect a device.

Blue dot next to a movie, TV show, or podcast

You haven’t begun to play this item.

If this appears next to a TV show season or podcast series, there is at least one episode in the season or series that hasn’t been played.

Half-blue dot next to a movie, TV show, or podcast

You’ve begun to play this item, but haven’t yet played it all the way through.

Arrows at the right of the display window

Click to switch between displays. This symbol appears only if iTunes is performing an action (such as updating Genius or downloading a file) while an item is playing.

Dialogue balloon

Click to turn subtitles on or off.

Cloud with an arrow pointing down

The song is stored in iCloud and available to be downloaded to your computer.

Cloud with a diagonal slash

The song isn’t eligible to be uploaded to your iCloud library. For example, the song file might be larger than 200 MB, or encoded at 96 kbps or less.

Two clouds with a diagonal slash

Your iTunes library contains duplicate versions of this song, and only the other version was uploaded to your iCloud library.

Cloud with dotted outline

The song is being matched, but the process hasn’t been completed yet.

Outline of a heart next to a song, album, or artist

Click to let Apple Music know that the song, album, or artist is one of your favorites.

Heart icon next to a song, album, or artist

You’ve chosen the song, album, or artist as a favorite.

Speaker

The speaker is available via AirPlay.

AirPods

AirPods are available.

TV icon

The TV is available via AirPlay.

Speaker with lock

You need to enter a password to connect to the AirPlay-enabled speaker.

TV with lock

You need to enter a password to connect to the AirPlay-enabled TV.

Exclamation point inside a triangle

The selected AirPlay device has an error.

Exclamation point inside a triangle with lock

You’ve selected an AirPlay-enabled device but haven’t entered its password.

Published Date: Jan 12, 2018
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