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How to install iTunes

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How to install iTunes: You have just bought your first Apple-branded mobile device, a trusted friend told you that for optimal management of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch it is essential install iTunes on the computer and you have no idea how to do it? If the answer is “yes” I am happy to announce that you have come to the right place, or rather the right guide. In the following lines I will in fact illustrate everything that is necessary to do in order to install iTunes on your computer and to be able to use it without problems in conjunction with your iDevice.

Before explaining how to install iTunes, however, I want you to clear up your ideas about the nature of this program. If you are not aware of it, know that iTunes is the default multimedia player of Apple products as well as the store through which you can buy multimedia content for Apple devices. It is then the software that allows you to manage all iPhones, iPads and iPods. On systems Mac OS X iTunes is pre-installed, on Windows PC instead no.

Made clear about it if you are therefore interested in finding out how to install iTunes on your computer, I suggest you give yourself a few minutes of free time, get comfortable and concentrate carefully on reading this guide. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself satisfied and that you will also be ready to say that installing iTunes was actually a real breeze.

Install iTunes on Windows PC

If you have a Windows PC and you are interested in understanding how to install iTunes, the first operation you need to do is to connect to the web page dedicated to the famous program in order to be able to download it. To do this click here then presses the blue button Download which is located at the top right.

In the new page that is shown to you at this point, click on the blue button Download present at the bottom right and wait for the download procedure to be started and completed. If you wish before clicking the button Download you can remove the check marks from the items under the writing ITunes download indicated the possibility of receiving information about news and promotions on iTunes and other Apple-branded products directly to your e-mail account.

When the download is complete, open the file by double clicking on it iTunesSetup.exe just downloaded and, in the window that opens, click on Forward and then specify if it is your intention to have a shortcut to the program added to the desktop, if you want iTunes to become the default media player on your computer and if you prefer iTunes and other Apple products installed on your PC to be automatically updated by leaving or removing the check mark from the boxes next to the relevant items (personally I suggest you leave all the settings as they are!). Then press on Installthen on Yup twice in a row and to finish click on the button end.

Screenshot of iTunes on Windows

Done! At this point you can already tell yourself that you are satisfied: you managed to install iTunes on your Windows PC and now you can start using it without problems. To do this, wait before the window relating to the license agreement is visible on the desktop and then presses the button I accept and wait a few more moments for the player window to open.

Screenshot of iTunes on Windows

Now that you see the iTunes window on your desktop proceed by clicking on the button I accept placed under the inscription Welcome then start using the Apple multimedia player as I explained to you in my guide on how to use iTunes. If, on the other hand, now that you have managed to install iTunes on your Windows PC, you are interested in understanding how to use the famous player to synchronize with your iOS devices, I invite you to consult my guide on how to synchronize iPhone, the one on how to synchronize iPad and the one about how to sync iPod with iTunes.

Screenshot of iTunes on Windows

For the future you can instead access iTunes by double clicking on the appropriate shortcut added to the desktop or by pressing the button Starttyping itunes in the displayed search field and then clicking on the first result in the list.

Also note that after installing iTunes on your computer, updates for the program may be released from time to time. To check the availability of the options you can act indie different ways. A first system, the more practical one, provides for the automatic download and installation of updates while the second system provides for the “manual” download and installation of the updates.

If you are interested in installing iTunes updates automatically start the player, press the icon depicting a window located in the upper left part of the program screen, press the item Preferences… attached to the menu that is shown to you, click on the tab Advanced and make sure that on the box next to the item Automatically searches for new software updates there is a check mark. Otherwise, check the box. In this way, every time the program is started, the availability of any updates will be checked in a totally automatic way without you having to lift a finger.

Screenshot of iTunes on Windows

If you prefer to install iTunes updates yourself, press the button Starttype apple software update in the search field that appears and then click on the first result in the list. Then wait for the Apple utility window to search for updates of the bitten apple products in use on the computer to be visible on the desktop, then if there is any item, indicate the availability of a new update in the section Updates which is located at the top click on the button Refresh. Otherwise, press the button Go out.

Screenshot of iTunes on Windows

Install iTunes on Mac OS X

As I have already mentioned in the previous lines, if you have a Mac you do not need to find out how to install iTunes since the latter is the default player of your computer and from the moment it is first turned on it is already included in OS X .

To be able to use iTunes on Mac you just need to press the icon of the program that is attached to Dock (it is the circular icon depicting a musical note) or on the one present in the Launchpad. Alternatively, you can launch iTunes by going to Spotlight after clicking on the icon they depict a magnifying glass placed in the upper right part of the menu bar, by typing itunes in the search field that is shown to you and then double clicking on the first result in the list, the one placed under the item The best.

After these steps you will see the iTunes window appear on your desktop and you can immediately start using the famous program by following the instructions in my guide on how to use iTunes that I pointed out to you in the previous lines, when I explained how to install iTunes on Windows PC. If, on the other hand, you are interested in understanding how to use iTunes to manage your iDevices, you can follow the instructions in my guides on how to synchronize iPhone, how to synchronize iPad and how to synchronize iPod with iTunes that I always pointed out a few lines back.

Screenshot of iTunes on Mac

As for updates, keep in mind that their possible availability on Mac OS X can be checked in two different ways. A first system provides for the use of the specific functionality integrated in iTunes while a second system provides for the use of Mac App Store.

To check the availability of new updates for iTunes to be installed using the appropriate function of the program, start the player on your Mac, press on the item iTunes present in the upper left part of the menu bar and then click on the item Check for updates …. In case an update is available to install you will be offered a simple wizard to do this. Otherwise you will see a message appear on the desktop indicating that the version of iTunes in use is the most up-to-date.

Screenshot of iTunes on Mac

If, on the other hand, you are interested in understanding how to install iTunes updates through the Mac App Store, press on its icon which is attached to the Dock (it is the circular icon depicting a stylized letter “A”) or on the one present in the Launchpad. Alternatively, you can launch the Mac App Store by going to Spotlight after clicking on the icon they depict a magnifying glass placed in the upper right part of the menu bar, by typing mac app store in the search field that is shown to you and then double clicking on the first result in the list, the one placed under the item The best. Then he presses on the voice Updates located in the upper right part of the window that is shown to you and wait for the check for the availability of any updates to be started and completed.

Screenshot of iTunes on Mac

Later, if updates are available for the player, you can press the appropriate button at the top right to install iTunes by immediately downloading the most updated version of the same. Otherwise, just close the Mac App Store window by pressing the appropriate button with the x located in the upper left part of the displayed window.