Apple today released a major update to iTunes 12.4. The newest thing is that the sidebar is back. Read more to know more.
New iTunes 12.4
iTunes 12.4 introduces a variety of interface tweaks that Apple says make it easier to navigate the app and switch between different kinds of content. First off, there’s a new media picker that allows users to quickly switch between Music, Movies, TV shows, and more with the top navigation removing several buttons.
Perhaps most notably, there’s a persistent sidebar reminiscent of the old days of iTunes. This interface tweak makes it easier to switch between different categories of content, such as recently added, artists, albums, songs, and genres, Apple says.
The new sidebar also makes it easier to build and adjust Playlists, allowing you to easily drag and drop songs into Playlists. You can also edit the sidebar to show only your preferred views. Finally, the back and forward buttons now let you navigate between your Library, Apple Music, iTunes Store, and more.
No more music deletion from your iCloud Library
Today’s update may also include safeguards to protect users from an issue that could cause music stored in iTunes to be deleted. The deletion problem affected a small number of users and while Apple was not able to recreate the bug, the company promised “additional safeguards.”
You can update to the latest version of iTunes by selecting the “Check for updates” option in the Menu bar.