Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.3 [Updated]
Oct 31, 2016 5:09 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released iTunes 12.5.3, which is available for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan users.

iTunes 12.5.3's changelog lists the same stability and performance improvements as iTunes 12.5.2, including a fix for an issue where albums may play in an unexpected order. A second fix resolves a problem that prevented lyrics from appearing while listening to Beats 1.

iTunes 12.5.3 can be downloaded immediately from the iTunes download page, and it should also be rolling out through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

iTunes 12.5.3 has been released just four days after iTunes 12.5.2, and just over six weeks after iTunes 12.5.1 was released with a revamped Apple Music design.

Update: iTunes 12.5.3 has the same update changelog as iTunes 12.5.2 released last week, so what's new in today's update remains unclear. We will update this article if and when we learn more information.


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20 weeks ago
For me it's losing your place every...single...time you leave song view. Insert a CD, lose your place. Check out the iTunes Store, lose your place. Switch to a playlist, lose your place. I'm re-ripping my collection, so I've lost about half of the hair that was on my scalp when I started this process.
Rating: 9 Votes
17 weeks ago
Hoping to see something like this later this week!
Rating: 5 Votes
20 weeks ago
Obviously it's to fix the error that they forgot to bump the iTunes Store prices by 20% also!:D
Rating: 5 Votes
20 weeks ago
At least they didn't raise the desktop requirements.
"OS X version 10.9.5 or later"
Rating: 3 Votes
20 weeks ago

Oh, so you can't just delete it to exclude a particular song from a smart playlist but keep it in your library?


That's what I thought he meant too. There is a manual workaround if you want to do this, just add an additional rule to the Smart Playlist you're using to only include tracks - for example - that aren't called (name of the track you want to delete from the playlist) or aren't by the artist you wish to exclude
Rating: 2 Votes
20 weeks ago

For me it's losing your place every...single...time you leave song view. Insert a CD, lose your place. Check out the iTunes Store, lose your place. Switch to a playlist, lose your place. I'm re-ripping my collection, so I've lost about half of the hair that was on my scalp when I started this process.


It is even worse with Apple Music. I honestly cannot understand how people can tolerate this at all. In many places, iTunes feels like a very sluggish website with extensive JavaScript contents that are not cached properly when you are switching from page to page, instead ‘reverting’ to their default state. It would not surprise me if iTunes is aggressively evicting such web-view pages from memory to keep the overall memory usage low, resulting in ‘losing your place’. The whole experience is excruciatingly slow too, like a bloated website such as Facebook.
Rating: 2 Votes
20 weeks ago
This + removing convert to from the context menu is KILLING my musician/DJ workflows. :mad:
Rating: 1 Votes
20 weeks ago
Stupid pink microphone icons on Artists view is still there. Obviously Apple does not even think that this is a bug. I am still using the original 12.5 (12.5.0.158) that came with the first release of Sierra which does not exhibit this problem and I refuse to upgrade.
Rating: 1 Votes
20 weeks ago

Anyone else having iTunes 12.5.3 repeatedly crash?

Yes, if you back up to time machine, grab an older copy and use that for now.
Rating: 1 Votes
20 weeks ago

*GASP* I didn't know you could do that!? So even when the smart list auto updates, if I delete a song from it never comes back into that list? Or, is that how it worked before the update?

You option-delete a track to remove it from your mac completely.
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