How to Control iTunes with Your iPhone

All you need to remotely access your computer's iTunes library is your iPhone.

You will need

  • An iPhone or iPod Touch with software version 2.0 or later
  • A computer with iTunes 7.7 or later
  • A wireless network

Step 1 Get the "Remote" app On your iPhone, download and install the “Remote” application at the iTunes App Store. It will allow you to remotely access your computer’s iTunes library, which can hold a lot more than your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Step 2 Open iTunes Open iTunes on your computer and your iPhone.

Step 3 Get passcode Launch Remote on your iPhone and tap “Add Library” in settings. Your screen will display a four-digit passcode.

Step 4 Enter passcode Back in iTunes on your computer, select your iPhone under the “Device” tab. When prompted, enter the passcode.

Step 5 Remotely control iTunes From now on, Remote will automatically connect your iPhone or iPod touch to iTunes on your computer as long as they are both on the same Wi-Fi network. Search, play, and shuffle all the music and videos you have in your computer’s library – from anywhere in your home.