How to Fix “iTunes Won’t Update” Issue

Have you ever wished you could quit iTunes or feel it’s such a big, bloaty monstrosity even though you know it’s an essential software of the Apple devices? There are endless issues on iTunes, lately, iTunes won’t update is one of the problems facing people. If you have ever had such issue, then here are the steps you can try to fix it.

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Key Features:

  • It allows you to transfer media files directly without opening iTunes
  • It has a two way of transferring media files: transfer from iPhone to iTunes/computer and vice versa.
  • It can transfers both purchases and non-purchases music files.
  • It helps you to sync without deleting your previous media files in your iDevice.
  • With iMyFone TunesMate you can even share purchased music with different Apple's IDs.  

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iMyFone TunesMate is simpler than iTunes in transferring files. For example, there are only three simple steps to transfer media files from your iTunes to iDevice. Here are the steps on how to do this.

Step 1: Download, install and start iMyFone TunesMate on your computer and connect your PC to iDevice using a USB cable.

Note: You will be asked for trusting the computer at your iDevice, click on Trust button, once done, iMyFone TunesMate will automatically detect your device.


Step 2: Click on “Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice” form the Home interface. After that, iMyFone TunesMate will scan all media present on your iTunes library which are not in iPhone and show them by list.


Step 3: All the documents will be scanned by default and you can uncheck all files types you don’t want to transfer.


Afterwards, click on the Transfer button to begin the transfer and press the “OK” button found in the pop-up window to end the process.


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How to Fix iTunes Won’t Update

Most of the time, iTunes won't update caused by its program files get damaged by some uncertain factors. It’s effective to reinstall iTunes. To reinstall iTunes, you must  completely remove iTunes by uninstalling iTunes and its related software components.

Part 1: Completely Uninstall iTunes

Step 1: Tap on the start button and locate the control panel.

Step 2: After that, press “Programs and Features” and find iTunes on the list.

Step 3: Right click on the entry and press “Uninstall.”

Uninstall iTunes and related software components in the following order by right-clicking on the program and clicking on Uninstall:

  • iTunes Software
  • Bonjour
  • Apple Software Update
  • Apple Mobile Device Support
  • Apple Application Support (32-bit)
  • Apple Application Support (64-bit)


Part 2: Reinstall iTunes

The second part is to reinstall you iTunes and also restore your media. It’s the core on how to fix iTunes update failed.

Step 1: Go the Apple iTunes Download Web page, here you can download the iTunes installer file.  Once the file has been fully downloaded, double-click on the file and follow the guide to reinstall iTunes.

Step 2: After reinstalling, launch iTunes and tap on the “Music” category and verify that songs are intact. If some songs are missing or the music library is totally empty, you can restore it from the backup you created.

Step 3: Go to the location where iTunes library backup folder is saved, copy the folder and then go the iTunes folder location (the one in step 2). If you don't know how to locate the iTunes library backup, just refer to the following video tutorial:

Paste the backup folder there and tap “Yes” when you whether you would want to replace the folder. Now, you have successfully restored your iTunes library.