Can’t find Sidebar in iTunes 12.4? Here’s how to Get it Back!

How to show sidebar in iTunes 12? The latest versions of iTunes not only allow you to show/hide sidebar but also customize it as desired.

With Sidebar, it is a lot easier to navigate through media, quickly transfer your favorite movies, TV shows or music to your iPhone or iPad. That’s why it’s considered to be such an important feature. When iTunes 12 was released, a lot of users were a bit disappointed with the omission of sidebar. Apple had to bring it back in the later versions of iTunes 12.

Now, depending on your use, you can hide or show sidebar in iTunes. Moreover, you have the option to customize it as well. Here is how it works:

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How to Show Sidebar in iTunes 12.4 on Mac and Windows PC

How to Show/Hide Sidebar in iTunes 12.4 Or Later on Mac or Windows PC

Step #1. Open iTunes on your computer.

Step #2. Click on View menu.

Step #3. Next, you need to select Show/Hide Sidebar in the drop-down menu.

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Click on Show Sidebar in iTunes 12.4 on Mac or Windows PC

How to Edit Sidebar in iTunes 12.4 or Later

The latest versions of iTunes 12 allow you to edit sidebar. As for instance, you have the option to exclude/include recently added, genres, albums etc.

Step #1. First off, open iTunes on your Mac or PC.

Step #2. Next, move the cursor alongside Library. You will see Edit button, click on it.

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Click on Edit in iTunes Library

Step #3. Next, you need to check or uncheck options available.

Edit Sidebar in iTunes 12.4 or Later

Step #4. Once you have made changes, click on Done to confirm.

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Customize Sidebar in iTunes 12.4 on Mac or Windows PC

That’s it! I find sidebar more user-friendly than ever before thanks to the option to customize it as per need.

You may want to check out these related posts like how to bring back the missing apps in Launchpad on Mac, how to get the refund for iTunes and App Store purchases, how to gift money, apps, movies, books from iTunes.

What do you think of iTunes 12.4? Is it better than its predecessor? Hit your views in the comments and stay connected with us via Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus for more such helpful posts. Also, don’t forget to give it a try to our iOS app on your iPhone and iPad.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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