I have multiple Apple devices and I use iTunes to sync my media files across these multiple devices. It’s very useful to me as it ensures I have all my media files on all of my devices.
However, now, I’m having problems with my iTunes app. It’s not working. How do I uninstall it, reinstall it, or even downgrade it? Please help me.
~Apple/ iTunes User
iTunes is an application provided by Apple. It allows you to manage a variety of files in your Apple devices such as videos and images. By simply syncing your iTunes account with your device, you can instantly place all your media files on your Apple device. However, sometimes, iTunes might not be working properly. It might not be launching or it might be crashing on your Mac OS. Or sometimes, newer versions lack the features you like in the iTunes app.
In these cases, we have a variety of options for you to consider. The first is reinstalling iTunes. The second is completely uninstalling it. You can also clean up iTunes for junk and you can also downgrade it to an earlier version.
So, how do you do this? Well, just follow the guide below:
A great iTunes app is very helpful and provides you with a great experience. But what if it starts misbehaving? If it always crashes or freezes in the middle of using it, then you simply have to reinstall iTunes. This should give a solution to your problem.
First, you have to download iTunes’ latest version. Then, you have to launch and run the installer you have just downloaded. Even if it is the identical version of what you currently have, it will still reinstall the application. But what if the problem still occurs?
Then, you would have to completely uninstall the application before installing it again.
A complete uninstallation of iTunes is good if you completely want the app out of your device for good. Or, it is also necessary if you want to reinstall your iTunes app properly.
Apple made it actually difficult to uninstall iTunes. Thus, it is necessary for you to do a few more steps to uninstall it. If you do a complete uninstall of the application, your playlists, user settings, and other things related to iTunes will be completely removed.
Follow the steps below to uninstall iTunes completely:
As you can see, that’s the difficult way to uninstall iTunes. Here’s the easy way. You can use a tool called iMyMac PowerMyMac to do it. It helps speed up your Mac by getting rid of unwanted apps comprehensively and freeing up more space on your device. It gives you a free trial for the first 500MB.
Here’s how to use it to uninstall iTunes Mac step-by-step:
You have to clean iTunes Junk in case it misbehaves on your Mac device. You can do this by using the tool PowerMyMac. Check out how to use it to clean iTunes junk files:
Downgrading iTunes to an earlier version makes us put back features that were lost in the newer version. This is only possible if you utilize Time Machine in the creation of regular backups.
Here’s an important information you need to know. Before you actually start, you have to make a backup on Time Machine. In this way, if a trouble occurs, you can simply restore the backup to the current version of your macOS.
Here are the steps to follow to downgrade your iTunes application:
sudo rm –r /Applications/iTunes.appHit Return.
If you are having problems with iTunes, you can simply reinstall it, downgrade it, or completely uninstall it and reinstall it back again. You can uninstall it using PowerMyMac and you can completely clean it of junk.
Finally, you can use this guide to help you with the problem of iTunes on your device.
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