How to update software with itunes

Most people that don’t use itunes software as a media player or to play games, but to update their devices. Updating software won’t break your device if you know what you’re doing. People that don’t read our guide on “how to update itunes software” should not attempt to update the software themselves. Fortunately there are many ways to do update your software without losing any important data on your computer.

Updating your software is important. It keeps your PC running at peak performance, and helps you avoid bugs or crashes in the software you use every day. Windows, Mac, iOS and Android all offer their own systems for keeping the software on your computer current. These can vary from mobile apps, to desktop icons asking you when to update, to explicit update options in the settings menu. This article will explain how to get updates on all of these platforms.

How to update software with itunes

If you’re using iTunes, here’s how to update your software.

  1. Open iTunes and click Help > Check for Updates.
  2. If an update is available, click Download or Install, depending on your version of Windows and whether you want to download the update now or install it later.
  3. Click Done when the download is complete, then follow the on-screen directions to install the update.

The best way to update your software is through iTunes. If you don’t have it, you can download it here: If you already have iTunes on your computer, then follow these steps:

Connect the device to your computer and open iTunes.

Select the device from the list of devices in the left sidebar of iTunes.

Click Check for Update in the Summary pane (see screenshot below).

A message will appear telling you if an update is available or not, as well as an option to update now or later by clicking Download [version number] Software Update. Click Download if an update is available and install it by clicking Install.

Check for iTunes updates from the iTunes Download page

If you install iTunes from the iTunes Download page, you can manually check for updates to iTunes, or set iTunes to check for new versions automatically every week.

In the iTunes app  on your PC, do one of the following:

  • Manually check for new versions of iTunes: Choose Help > Check for Updates.
  • Have iTunes automatically check for new versions every week: Choose Edit > Preferences, click Advanced, then make sure the “Check for new software updates automatically” is selected.

When automatic updating is turned on, iTunes checks for new updates weekly. It checks only after you have quit and restarted iTunes at least once during a seven-day period.

Check for iTunes updates from the Microsoft Store

If you install iTunes from the Microsoft Store, new versions will be automatically downloaded; however, you can manually check for updates in the Store.

  • Open the Downloads and Updates pane of the Microsoft Store app.

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