iTunes for Windows allows you to manage your entire media collection in one place. You can use it to organize and play your music, videos and podcasts. Additionally, you can use iTunes for Windows to sync content from your Windows-based PC to your Apple device.
System Requirements for Installing iTunes on a Windows PC
Before installing iTunes, you need to make sure your computer meets the system requirements. The following are the system requirements for iTunes:
- PC with 1GHz Intel or AMD processor
- At least 512MB of RAM.
- At least 400MB of free disk space.
- The screen resolution is 1024×768 or higher.
- iTunes for Windows also requires Apple Mobile Device Support, which is included in the iTunes installation package.
- Internet connection with stable broadband speed for using the iTunes Store.
Once you’ve checked that your computer meets the system requirements, you can install iTunes.
How to Install iTunes on a Windows PC
Here are the steps on how to install iTunes on Windows;
step 1: Open your favorite browser on your Windows PC and go to Apple iTunes download page† Continue selection download Based on the current Windows version installed on the computer.
Step 2: Before downloading, choose whether you want to receive newsletters from Apple via email.If you would like to access the newsletter, please enter your email address and click Download now.
Step 3: Windows will prompt you save or run document. Keeping the file allows you to install it later, while the Run option allows you to install the file immediately. If you choose to save the file, the installer will go to the default download directory.
Step 4: If you decide to run the file, the installation process will start automatically. However, if you have saved the file, search for the installer in PC downloads and double-click the installer symbol to start the installation process.
A security warning micro-window will pop up when the installation starts; click Run. Navigate to the next window and click Agree to the iTunes Software Terms and Conditions.
Step 5: You can choose which installation option to use:
- Added iTunes and QuickTime shortcuts to my desktop: This option places the iTunes and QuickTime icons on your desktop for easy access. Select this option if you frequently start programs by double-clicking the icon.whatever your choiceiTunes will appear in the Start menu.
- Use iTunes as the default player for audio files: Select this option if you want iTunes to handle audio files such as MP3s, CDs, podcasts, and downloads.
- Default iTunes language: Choose the preferred language in which you want to set up iTunes.
- Destination folder: It is where iTunes and its files are installed. You should keep the default settings.
Step 6: After making your selection, click Install†
Step 7: As iTunes continues to install on your computer, you can track the progress through the status bar.Click after installation is complete Finish†
If you have an Apple ID and password, select Sign in to the iTunes Store. If you don’t have an ID, click Go to the iTunes store and register an Apple ID.
With iTunes installed, you can now sync content from your Windows PC to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Q: iTunes doesn’t recognize my iPhone. what do I do?
Make sure your iPhone is unlocked, on the home screen, and connected to your computer.
Also, please check that you are using the latest software on your Windows PC. If it still doesn’t recognize your iPhone, try restarting your computer and iPhone, and then reconnecting them.
Q: Can I remove iTunes from my computer?
Yes, you can remove iTunes from your PC if you no longer need to use the program. Uninstalling iTunes from your computer will delete all files associated with the application.
However, uninstalling the program from your Windows PC will not delete your music files.
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Installing iTunes on Windows may seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be. As above, take one step at a time and you’ll be up and running in no time.
With iTunes installed, you can now enjoy all your favorite Apple device content on your Windows PC.