Turn off iTunes Updates

Last updated on May 15th, 2023 at 01:26 pm

Apple’s iTunes program is one of the best free multimedia programs that you can download and install to your computer. Because of its’ importance in managing the video, music and other content that is stored on your iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPods, Apple relies heavily upon its’ ability to interact with those devices. This includes the addition of new features and fixes to existing features, which are applied through updates to the program that you download to your computer. While these updates are beneficial, they can be something of a nag. Fortunately you can configure iTunes to stop automatically downloading and informing you of new updates.



Step 1: Launch iTunes.


Step 2: Click “Edit” at the top of the window, then click “Preferences.”

Open the iTunes Preferences menu


Step 3: Click the “General” icon at the top of the window.

Click the General icon


Step 4: Check the box to the left of “Check for new software updates automatically” to remove the check mark from the box.

Disable updates check


Step 5: Click the “OK” button to apply your changes.

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