Last Updated: 17th of July, 2018.
By default, iTunes notifies you about the updates, as the program automatically checks for them every time you run it. Whenever there is a fresh software update available, you are free to download and install on the computer. Nevertheless, there can be situations where you may find yourself unable to get the necessary upgrades. For instance, the option responsible for checking for the updates may be disabled or might accidentally decline an update notification. The cases when the Internet connection drops and thus interferes with an ongoing update check session are also not a rarity. So, if you find yourself in a position when it is necessary to manually update the existing version of the iTunes software installed on a machine, please, follow these steps:
Updating iTunes on Windows 10 PC
If you are eager to download the official and an updated iTunes application for Windows 10, double-click on the multicolored iTunes icon for launching the program, right from the desktop icon.
Your next step will be checking for the available updates. To do it you should click Help in the menu bar on the main iTunes screen. After that choose Check for Updates in the pop-up menu.
Once you have performed the required steps, wait for the program to finish searching for any available updates on the Internet. As soon as the update is found, you will be asked whether or not you are eager to download and install the new version. Do not hesitate to download the available update by clicking the “Download iTunes” button.
Voila! Now you can enjoy the updated version of your favorite program.
Updating iTunes via the Internet
There is also another option you may find convenient to get your iTunes updated. Browse for the Apple iTunes download page and go there. You will come across a conspicuous blue button Download Now on the left side of the page. All you need is to click the given button to download the program. The website will automatically choose the newest iTunes version suitable for the operating system installed on your computer.
Your eye may be caught by a field that is to be filed email address. Please, note that you are not required to provide the company with your e-mail address unless you are willing to subscribe to its marketing e-mail lists.
Once the download process is complete, you may proceed to install the updated program. Do not hesitate to open the downloaded file and follow the installation instruction to get your job done.
How to Update iTunes on Mac
If you are a happy user of Mac OS you should take the following steps (almost identical to those for Windows 10 PC) to get the updates for your iTunes:
First, you need to click on the iTunes icon. After that, the program may prompt you to download the available update. In such a case press Update. If not, continue checking for updates manually. Next, click the iTunes Menu tab and select Check for Updates option.
When the system provides you with the updates, click Download iTunes to update to the latest available version.
As with both Windows 10 PC and Mac version, rebooting your computer and re-running iTunes after installing the updates will be a good idea. By doing so, you will make sure that everything works correctly upon the completion of updating.