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How to Install iTunes without QuickTime Installed

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Kevin Walker

October 14, 2017 (Updated: August 27, 2020锛

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I want to install iTunes without QuickTime or Bonjour, all I use iTunes for is obtaining music and podcasts聽for the iPod. Is it essential to have QuickTime and Bonjour? - Regards, Rob

We are often faced with questions like the above one whenever we want to install the latest version of Apple鈥檚 iTunes. When installing iTunes, you will notice that the installer will install other components such as Apple Software Update, Bonjour, QuickTime, Mobile Device Support and Application Support, on the host system with no obvious option to opt out of the installation. When trying to download iTunes, Apple still gives Windows users a single installer package that clutters the hard disk of your PC with a bunch of unneeded files and components, and besides the fact that they are useless, most of these components are harmful to the security of your system and its overall reliability. However there is a way to tell you how to get iTunes without QuickTime.

How to Install iTunes without QuickTime

The only way to install iTunes without QuickTime is installing iTunes along with an installation of聽QuickTime Alternative聽this will make the program compatible with iTunes. QuickTime is a required component for the proper functioning of聽iTunes聽because QuickTime聽provides聽iTunes聽with encoding and playback functionality, and without this functionalities, the program may crash.

The following steps will guide you to install iTunes without QuickTime.

Step 1: Download and Install QuickTime Alternative.
Step 2: Download and Install QuickTime Alternative plugin.
Step 3: Finally download the custom installer of iTunes and run it.



The custom installer is only available for window computer users because it does come as an msi file, this allows a quick installation together with the switches /qb /norestart.

What to do when You Already Installed iTunes with QuickTime

However, if you鈥檝e already installed iTunes with QuickTime and don鈥檛 want the components again, you can do away with the programs you don鈥檛 need by using the control panel to uninstall the program by following the steps below.

Step 1: Open control pane on your windows computer.
Step 2: Click on Add or Remove Programs or Uninstall a Program.
Step 3: Then proceed to uninstall the components that you don鈥檛 need.

The Perfect Alternative to iTunes

A lot of individual install iTunes just for the sake of transferring media files to their iDevice, if you fall into this category, there is a perfect alternative to iTunes. So you don鈥檛 have to go through the hassles of installing iTunes without QuickTime. iMyFone TunesMate iPhone manager is a perfect replacement of the Apple鈥檚 official app for media transfer between iDevices and a computer. It does not only offer better transfer capability but the ease of usage and interface is an addition.

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Some of the key features of iMyFone TunesMate iPhone manager include:

  • Two-way transfer: You can easily move files from iDevices to iTunes/Windows and back without hassle with the software.
  • Transfer non-purchased files: you can not only transfer apps and music purchased from Apple鈥檚 store but can also move files purchased from other sources and free downloaded files.
  • Share without limits: It offers limitless sharing with friends and family, it doesn鈥檛 matter if the Apple ID is different, because it can be done with different IDs.
  • Backup and restore: With the app, you can backup & restore iDevice iTunes data anytime.
  • All media files supported: It supports all media include music, playlists, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, podcasts, iTunes U, photos, and many others.

How to Use TunesMate to Transfer iPhone Music to PC

Step 1: Download and install the iMyFone TunesMate app on your windows' computer. Launch the app and connect your iPhone with the USB cable.

connect iphone

Step 2: On the app鈥檚 window, click on the 鈥淢usic鈥 tab located at the top bar.

click music

Step 3: The window in front of you is the music window. Next click 鈥淎dd > Add File/Folder鈥 to transfer music from your computer to iPhone.

select folder

How to Use TunesMate to Delete iPhone music

Deleting music files from your iPhone using Tunesmate is easy, follow these steps to perform the function.

Step 1: If you鈥檝e downloaded and install the app, then launch it, however, if you鈥檝e not, download it and install then launch.

Step 2: With the aid of your iPhone鈥檚 USB cable connect your device to your PC and wait for it to be recognized by your computer. You will see your device鈥檚 icon, click on it to access the content in it.

Step 3: Click on the music tab to view the files there, Select the files that you want to delete and click on delete to initiate the process. Click OK when done.

delete music

Why We Want to Use iTunes Alternative

You may be tempted to ask why you have to ditch the official app of Apple for the iMyFone TunesMate iPhone manager, below are some of the tangible reasons why the TunesMate offers a better alternative to iTunes.

1. First is the ease of transferring files between iDevices and iTunes and compute.

2. Another reason is the limitless transfer possibility, unlike the iTunes where you have to deal with too many limits when using it to sync files with your iDevice.

3. We鈥檝e discussed the many software components that you have to deal with when installing iTunes especially as a window user. Using TunesMate, you will never worry about how to get iTunes without QuickTime.

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