You don't know if the version of iTunes installed on your PC is the most up to date? Don't you have to call a computer savvy friend to find out? iTunes integrates a convenient update function that verifies the version of the program installed on your PC and, if necessary, updates it to the most recent one.

Also, if you have downloaded the program from the Store Windows 10 from Microsoft or have a Mac, you can count on the automatic update mechanisms included in the operating system, looking for updates for applications (in the case of the Microsoft Store) or system components (in the case of macOS) and allows you to always have the most up-to-date version of iTunes installed without lifting a finger.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, here is a very quick guide on how to update iTunes on both Windows and macOS that will surely help you shed some light on the matter. I assure you that it will take a few clicks to ensure that you always have the latest version of Apple's famous software for managing media files and devices. iOS installed on your PC. Happy reading and most of all, happy updating!

How to update iTunes on PC

By default, iTunes automatically notifies you when a new version of the program is available. The same applies if you download the program via Windows 10 Microsoft Store. In any case, if you use a PC with Windows and you want to discover it in more detail how to update iTunesTake a look at the instructions below.

ITunes update system

As mentioned above, iTunes has an automatic update system that periodically checks for updates and notifies the user of the thing. Therefore, if a new version of the program is available, you should see a warning as soon as you open the latest one.

If this did not happen and you want to "manually" check for new versions of iTunes, proceed as follows: start the program, click on the item ? present in the upper left and select the item Search for updates from the menu that opens.

If there is a new version of iTunes available, you will be shown a notification about it: to continue with your download and, consequently, with its installation, press the button Download Itunes.

If you want iTunes to automatically download updates (when available) without having to confirm each time, put the check mark next to the item Do not ask me again.

Apple software update

Yes, when you installed iTunes on your PC, you have also accepted the installation of Apple software update, the program that monitors the availability of updates for all Apple software on the PC, can also proceed through the latter.

Then click the button comienzo Windows (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen), look for Apple software update in the appropriate text field and click on the first search result.

In the window that opens, verify that iTunes is in the list of updateable software, make sure there is a check mark next to its name, and click first Install 1 item and then I agree y yes, to start updating the program.

Please note that in some cases, before checking for iTunes updates, you may need to install a newer version of the same Apple Software Update.

If you want to change how often Apple Software Update should check for updates for iTunes and for all Apple software installed on the PC, select the item preferences of menu edit, present in the upper left corner.

In the window that opens, select the card SCHEDULE, put the check mark next to an option between Everyday, Every week o Every month and click on the button good and also to save the configuration. If desired, the option is also available. always, to completely disable the automatic search for updates, but I do not recommend selecting it.

Microsoft Store

If you use Windows 10 and you downloaded iTunes through Microsoft Store, you can take advantage of the automatic update function offered by the latter.

To check if apps are automatically updated from Microsoft Store, start the latter (the shopping bag icon with the colored flag), press the button ... placed in the upper right and select the item adjustments from the menu that opens.

Now check the lever located near the option App Updates : if this is set to en, The downloaded apps via the Microsoft Store (including iTunes) are automatically updated. Otherwise, activate it yourself and the system will start updating the program downloaded through the store.

If you want to check for updates "manually" in the Microsoft Store, press the button ... placed in the upper right and select the item Downloads and updates from the menu that opens. Then click the button Receive updates, to search for available updates and then on the item Update all, to download them to your PC. Easy, right?

How to update iTunes on Mac

If you use a MacSince iTunes is an application included "as standard" in the operating system, you can update it using the automatic update mechanism in macOS - here's how.

macOS 10.15 Catalina and later

If you are using macOS 10.15 Catalina or later, you do not need to update iTunes, as the historical Apple software is no longer present in the operating system and has been "broken down" into several applications: music, Podcast y TV, with the management of iPhone y iPad entrusted to discoverer.

macOS 10.14 Mojave and later

If you use macOS 10.14 Mojave or a later version of the Apple operating system, you can check the activation of the function related to automatic updates by going to System preferences (L ' gear icon located in the Spring bar ) and up Software update.

In the window that opens, if there is a check mark next to the item Keep your Mac updated automatically, means that the function for automatic updates is already active and therefore you do not have to do anything. Alternatively, check the box in question and macOS will check for updates for the operating system and applications downloaded from the Mac App Store automatically.

If you want, by clicking on the button advanced (bottom right), you can adjust the update settings in even more detail, choosing whether to activate the automatic search for updates (box Search for updates ), download them automatically (boxes Download new updates when available ), and download / install system updates and applications downloaded from the Mac App Store (boxes Install macOS updates y Install app updates from App Store ).

macOS 10.13 High Sierra and earlier versions

If you use macOS 10.13 High Sierra or an earlier version of the Apple operating system, to activate the function related to the automatic download of updates, visited System preferences (L ' gear icon located in the Spring bar ) and continue App Store.

In the window that opens, if necessary, check the box next to the box Check for updates automatically and all the charts below, to automatically download and install updates for the operating system and applications downloaded from the Mac App Store.

The last box Automatically download purchased applications to other Mac PCsIt is not about updates, but the possibility of automatically downloading applications taken from the Mac App Store to the PC in use using other Macs associated with the same Apple ID.

In case of problems

If, despite my instructions, you still have not managed to update iTunes, there is probably an error preventing you from completing the operation.

At this point, verify that the macOS firewall is not preventing communication with the servers for downloading updates, and if you cannot resolve it, try uninstalling and reinstall iTunes, following the instructions found in my tutorial dedicated to the topic.