How to Combine Separated Albums in iTunes

If the music albums have separated in iTunes, the following guide should teach you how you can combine the separated albums into one in the iTunes app on your computer. Read on to learn how to do it on both your computer and your iPhone.

Faye Clarke Last Updated: Mar. 11, 2020

iTunes is one of the best music management apps available out there and that is the reason why millions of people use it to manage their music files. Like any other app, though, iTunes also has some issues that may occur from time to time.

Combine Albums in iTunes

Combine Albums in iTunes

One of the issues that some iTunes users are facing is their music albums have been separated in iTunes on computer. Even though the music tracks and the album name is the same, they are being shown as two or more separate albums in the app. If you are also facing this issue on your computer and would like for the duplicate albums to be merged, the following guide should help you do it.

The guide shows how you can combine songs into one album in both iPhone and iTunes. Let’s check it out.

Combine Albums in iTunes on Your Computer

If you are seeing separate albums for the same set of music tracks in iTunes on your computer, this section will show you how you can fix the issue so you only have one album for your music tracks.

You do not need a third-party software to do the task as iTunes has a built-in option for getting around the issue you are facing.

Ensure you are running the latest version of the iTunes app on your computer.

Step 1: Launch the iTunes app from either your desktop if you are on Windows or your Launchpad if you use a Mac.

Open the iTunes app on your computer

Open the iTunes app on your computer

Step 2: When the iTunes app launches on your computer, click on the View menu at the top and select Show Sidebar. It will enable a sidebar in the left hand side of your screen.

Show the sidebar in iTunes

Show the sidebar in iTunes

Step 3: When the sidebar appears, click on the item that says Albums. Find the album that you want to combine into one and click on it, select all the songs inside the album, right-click on the songs and select the Get Info option.

Get more info of the music tracks in an album

Get more info of the music tracks in an album

Step 4: A prompt will appear on your screen asking if you would like to edit information for multiple items. Click on the Edit Items button and it will let you continue.

Accept the prompt to edit items in iTunes

Accept the prompt to edit items in iTunes

Step 5: On the following screen, make sure you are in the Details tab.

In the album field, ensure you have a name that you want for your single album. Then, enter a name in the album artist field. This name should be in all the songs you want to have in this album.

Click on the OK button to save your changes.

Adjust the music track details in iTunes

Adjust the music track details in iTunes

Once you have saved your changes, you will find that your albums have now been combined into a single album. You now only need to launch this single album to access your songs in the iTunes.

That is how you merge albums in iTunes on a desktop computer.

Combine Albums in Music on Your iPhone

If you have the same issue as iTunes on your iPhone, you may want to fix it too so you do not have multiple albums with almost the same content. The following is how you combine songs into one album on an iPhone.

What you are going to do in the following procedure is to sync your iPhone with iTunes. Since the issue is fixed in iTunes, syncing your iPhone with iTunes will fix the issue on your iPhone as well.

Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch the iTunes app.

Step 2: Select your iPhone in the iTunes app, click on Music in the left panel, tick-mark Sync Music, and finally click on the Sync button at the bottom.

Sync iTunes music with an iPhone

Sync iTunes music with an iPhone

iTunes will start the music syncing procedure and you will soon get rid of the multiple albums issue on your iPhone. The Music app on your iPhone will now only display single albums for your music tracks.

The Bottom Line

If your music albums have got separated in iTunes or on your iPhone, there is an easy way to fix the issue and merge the albums into one as shown in the above guide. We hope it helps you bring all your music tracks under one album.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.