How to Get Album Art for Your iPhone’s Cover Flow

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Published: Jul 17, 2007

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24 Responses

  1. John (32 comments) says:

    Thanks, it work well (very well) for me…great tutorial.

  2. Profusion (1 comments) says:

    The function of scrolling through the library of album covers as show above is veeery slow on the OS5. Anyone is experiencing same thing? Any known cure to this?

  3. Keith (4 comments) says:

    I’m in the process of doing this now. One thing I’ve found helpful is to find the album artwork through a Google search or mainly through Then I do a simple copy and paste of the artwork from Amazon into the “artwork” area on each individual iTunes file. I’ve found this quicker than saving the artwork to my computer and then bringing it up.

  4. MattS (1 comments) says:

    The last comment is very important. Make sure that the artwork is specified for every song in the album. Otherwise when you sync to your phone the artwork will not show up when in Cover Flow.

  5. Elaine (2 comments) says:


    My album’s artwork is all there in iTunes, but not on my iPhone. I have synced my phone twice but the artwork is still not there. Any ideas?

  6. Kelvin (3 comments) says:

    I try to find this solution many times before. Now it works – Thank you

  7. sherita (2 comments) says:

    I bought dozens of songs from itunes and the alot of the album artwork is missing, and they will not import…!!!

  8. Taylor (5 comments) says:

    Im having the same problem as Sunil.

  9. Bear (2 comments) says:

    I keep getting a fatal error when I click on import

  10. frank (8 comments) says:

    worst article ever.. this doesnt even help a bit.

  11. Uno (2 comments) says:

    Great :)

  12. brett (2 comments) says:

    This program does not work at all for me it was unable to find anything

  13. Sunil (3 comments) says:

    I manually attached album art to all songs in an album. The art work shows in list under Albums but not under the cover flow

    What could be the reason?

  14. Peter (13 comments) says:

    In my country, we don’t have iTunes stores. I import the songs iTunes from the CD I bought. Can I still use the iTunes Art Importer to look for the album art work and add to iTunes/Iphone ?

  15. Mathew (2 comments) says:

    I am having the same problem that Mark is having. Is there something I am doing wrong?

  16. Mark (21 comments) says:

    I tried over 300 songs in my library, even the ones with album art and I kept getting the “could not find album art” pop-up. Does this program even work? I opened it, then it opened iTunes on its own. I selected a song from iTunes then hit the magnafying glass, but nothing.

  17. Jamie (7 comments) says:

    here’s a really cool site for free cover art. It’s really easy to use.

    they’ve got lots of categories. can use it for anything you want.

    check it out!

  18. Safa (2 comments) says:

    unfortunately if you don’t leave in one of the countries available on the drop down list you can’t do this, which mean I need to upload my artwork to my 800+ songs :/

    But this software saved my ass :D

    you can download it from here:

    thanks champ, much appreciate it :)

  19. Alex (12 comments) says:

    hy…is there a program which could display the lyrics of the song?

  20. SyedGangsta (2 comments) says:


  21. Luis (4 comments) says:

    I’m having trouble unzipping the file after download. Gives a message saying that the file is corrupt. Can I download it anywhere else?

  22. iPhoneChris (218 comments) says:

    Glad I could help :)

  23. strosdegoz (2 comments) says:

    Thanks a lot, this article was very helpful :)

  24. Michael (16 comments) says:

    A related tip from my day of troubleshooting: If you have any trouble getting the covers to show on your iPhone, make sure you have associated the album art to ALL of the mp3’s in the album. If only one or two of the songs have the album art associated, it likely won’t show on the phone.

    You can do this by selecting all of the songs from that album in iTunes, choosing “get info”, then checking that artwork box, double clicking on it, and choosing your album art image.


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