How to Fix iTunes Album Artwork Not Showing

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iTunes album artwork not showing? Don't worry, here in this post, we will show you the way to fix iTunes album artwork not showing issue.

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Aug. 02, 2017

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It is cool to build a music library on iTunes. Whenever you go to iTunes, all music are just there, waiting to be enjoyed. However, would it be a killjoy if the iTunes album artwork not showing? Here in this post, we will show you some tricks to fix the issue of iTunes album artwork not showing on both iPhone and computer.

Also Read: How to Fix iTunes Not Connect to iPhone Because an Invalid Response >

Part 1. How to Fix iTunes Album Artwork Not Showing on Computer

Method 1. Rebuild iTunes Music Library

Though it is always good to own the latest version of iTunes, however, sometimes updated iTunes may corrupt iTunes music library. Under this circumstance, rebuilding iTunes music library helps. Below are detailed steps.

Step 1. Back up your iTunes Media folder, (even though restoring iTunes music library doesn't affect your media files, it is still best to backup the iTunes Media files first) then quit iTunes.

Step 2. Navigate to your iTunes folder, (For Mac users, iTunes folder can be found in Music on your home folder. For Windows users, the location could vary from each other, just search Music on whole computer, you can find the Music folder.) Make a copy of the two files: iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Library.xml.

Step 3. Delete the iTunes Library or iTunes Library.itl file.

Step 4. Launch iTunes, and choose File > Library > Import Playlist. Navigate to the iTunes Library.xml, click Open (Windows) or Choose (Mac), wait a few minutes, your iTunes music library is now rebuilt.

If you find this method to rebuild iTunes music library is too complicated, you can refer to Bonus Tip part to get one easier way to rebuild iTunes music library.

Method 2. Clean Cache Folder

When viewing files in iTunes, iTunes would check if there is album artwork embedded in the files or download separately. If so, it creates a cache file of the artwork. That is to say if we clean the cache folder with artwork, iTunes would generate the cache again, then iTunes artwork album not showing issue would be fixed.

Following are detailed steps to clean cache folder of iTunes artwork album.

Please find Music folder in iTunes folder, delete it by moving it to the Trash Bin. Empty the trash bin, quit iTunes and relaunch it. Please mind that don't clean other folders for they may contain other useful items.

Fix iTunes Album Artwork Not Showing by Cleaning Cache Folder

Fix iTunes Album Artwork Not Showing by Cleaning Cache Folder

Method 3. Manually Add Album Artwork

If neither methods above work for you, have a try to manually add album artwork.

Step 1. Get the detailed information on the track, search it on Google, download the album artwork to your computer.

Step 2. Go back to iTunes, right click the track without album artwork, hit "Get Info", select Artwork > Add Artwork. Choose the album artwork you just download, now you have added album artwork.

Fix iTunes Album Artwork Not Showing by Manually Adding Album Artwork

Fix iTunes Album Artwork Not Showing by Manually Adding Album Artwork

Part 2. How to Fix iTunes Album Artwork Not Showing on iPhone

Normally, iTunes album artwork not showing on iPhone can be fixed by syncing with iTunes. If iTunes album artwork is showing on computer, then after syncing process, the iTunes album artwork would be shown on iPhone.

To sync iPhone with iTunes, all you need to do is connecting iPhone to computer then launching iTunes. After sync process, please check if iTunes album artwork not showing on iPhone issue is fixed.

Bonus Tip: An Easier Way to Rebuild iTunes Music Library

iTunes is a good tool for backing up, purchasing music, movies and playing music, but, as many people complains, Apple just makes everything on iTunes far more complicated than it is supposed to be, including rebuilding iTunes library.

Luckily, there is one tool - AnyTrans capable of simplifying the rebuilding process. Below are the detailed steps of how to rebuild iTunes music library with AnyTrans.

Step 1. Free download AnyTrans and launch it on your computer, connect your iOS device to computer. Click the iTunes Library tab on the upper left corner, select Music, then select songs you need, click To iOS Device button.

How to Rebuild iTunes Music Library with AnyTrans - Step 1

How to Rebuild iTunes Music Library with AnyTrans - Step 1

Step 2. Delete every song from iTunes music library.

Step 3. Click the device tab on the main page of AnyTrans, scroll down or click the tab to your left, then tap Content To iTunes, select Music folder. All your songs will be transferred to iTunes soon.

How to Rebuild iTunes Music Library with AnyTrans - Step 3

How to Rebuild iTunes Music Library with AnyTrans - Step 3

AnyTrans also allows you to selectively transfer songs from iPhone to iTunes. Click here to know more.


Note: AnyTrans could also help you transfer music from iPhone to iPhone, transfer music from iPhone to computer and vice versa. For detailed steps, please refer to:

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone >

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer >

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone >

The Bottom Line

That's all for how to fix iTunes album artwork not showing and an easy way to rebuild iTunes music library. If you find this guide helpful, please share it with others or give it a like. By the way, don't forget to give AnyTrans a try!

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