How to Edit ID3 Tags Automatically

If your music library is well tagged, organising it becomes a very simple task. Tracks or playlists without sufficient information can be complicating especially while browsing or playing them. In fact, it can more frustrating if you discover that a number of the tracks are named incorrectly or don’t have a name at all or aren’t organized in their albums. It can even be more complicating if the playlists’ genre or artists aren’t arranged perfectly. Such stress can simply be eliminated by various programs that automatically edit ID3 tags. This article will provide valuable details on how to edit id3 tags automatically.

Part 1.Edit id3 tags in Apple iTunes

It’s very easy to update album tracks or playlists with correct ID3 tag information for instance, artist, and album as well as track number via iTunes. You can add, remove or edit the information about the tracks or songs. Do the following:

Getting Tracks Information

  • Open the iTunes. Copy the playlists or albums tracts into iTunes by simply dragging and dropping them. Make sure you have downloaded and installed iTunes.
  • To edit album information, select the songs or playlists or tracks. Then select them on album.
  • Tap (Control + Click) or simply right click and then tap ‘Get Info
  • Now, you can edit, remove or add album’s artist, artist’s name or year the album was released. To save the changes, tap ‘Ok
batch edit id3 tags batch edit id3 tags Photo 1,2:Edit id3 tags in Apple iTunes

Editing Album Information


  • To Edit id3 tags in Apple iTunes, you will need to choose each track and tap ‘Get Info’ to get information of each track.
  • You can rename, add or remove track’s number, title etc. To save the changes, tap ‘Ok’


Locating Album Folder


  • To locate album folder, visit ‘Macintosh HD’ and then ‘Users’ and then ‘insert username’ and then ‘Music’ and then ‘iTunes’ and then ‘itunes music’ and lastly ‘Artist name’
  • Drag & Drop it or copy it somewhere. From here, it is easy to compress including sharing it with others. You can as well add albums or edit them.
  • Sometimes, you may try editing the field but doesn’t work. If you experience this, select the tracks and then tap (Control + Click) or simply right clicking. Then select ‘Convert ID3 tags’. You will have an option of choosing various ‘Translate text Characters’. Choose ‘ASCII TO ISO LATIN-1’. Save changes by clicking ‘Ok.’ This will sort out the problem.


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Photo 3: Selecting Translate Characters to Edit id3 tags

Part 2.Edit id3 tags with TunesGo

It’s very imperative to make sure that your playlists or tracks have entire ID3 tags embedded perfectly as well as ensuring tracks or playlists’ information is correct. Tunesgo is a program that Edit id3 tags effectively in batch. To use Tunesgo, you must download and install it. Also, make sure if your device is compatible with it.

Launching Tunesgo

batch edit id3 tags Photo 4: Launching Tunesgo before you can Edit id3 tags

Importing/ Scanning Music or Tracks to Edit id3 tags

Immediately the program is launched, iTunes is automatically scanned by it as well as adding playlists or tacks to its library. This action is done even if you add new tracts once you have opened the program.

batch edit id3 tags Photo 5: Music Files,Selecting Songs

If you saved your playlists or tracks in other folders, it’s import to import them. To do this tap ‘Music’ and copy the songs or drag and drop the music folder to the library or simply file tray.

Begging to Edit ID3 Tags

To start Edit ID3 tags, the first step is to identify the song and the tap ‘Identify Button.’ The button usually identify selected songs if you decide to choose many tracks at once. When fixing, it’s easy to find the tracks information. Also, lyrics can easily be searched out.

batch edit id3 tags Photo 6: Selecting Songs or Folder to Edit ID3 Tags

Scan button located at the header is very essential in batch fixing of ID3 tags of tracks. You can as well prevent duplication songs using it.

Remove Duplicated Tracks

The next step is addition of ID3 tags to tracks. Select the track you want and then tap ‘Apply.’ You’re done after this

batch edit id3 tags Photo 7: Remove Duplicated Tracks

Scanned and rename Music With Inaccurate Tags

batch edit id3 tags Photo 8: Scanned and rename Music With Inaccurate Tags

Editing Various Fields

batch edit id3 tags Photo 9: Editing Various Fields

If you wish to include more information about a particular song or tract then you will need to alter or change its information. A good example is when use a new image of the artist. Also, you may decide to include special details or message to the track. This can simply be done by clicking ‘Edit’ (this icon can be seen below). Then, information any information you want to your preferred track.

Fixing Music Covers/Images/Logo

batch edit id3 tags Photo 10: Editing Various Fields

You should certainly be happy after following these tips on how to edit your tracks or music library by employing these two methods. The reason why most people prefer Tunesgo is that it can also be used as track player. You can play or listen to your favourite tracks via the program.

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