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How to Completely Uninstall iTunes and Related Apple Software

My iTunes always reminds me of updating to the latest version" But my iTunes is the newest. And sometimes, it cannot recognize mu iPhone and fails to sync iTunes files to my iPhone. I bear it too much. Who can tell me how to uninstall this software?
Uninstall iTunes

iTunes is the very important application released by Apple which has been installed on numerous Macs and Windows all over the world. But, not all people would like to use it and some users prefer to adopt other software, because it is not always in good-use, like sync music form iTunes to iPhone. Under such conditions, if you want to choose an iTunes alternative and switch to another media player or iOS backup or audio converter, you need to fully remove iTunes together with related apple software from your computer. At this time, you will encounter such questions. How do I uninstall iTunes 12 thoroughly? If I uninstall iTunes, will I lose my music? Or how can I totally remove iTunes on Mac/ Windows? Then, here, we will show you the methods and steps to do that clearly and completely.

Before you uninstall iTunes, you need to find iTunes backup location to check if there are some important data that you do not to lose. If you did have some important backups, you should move iTunes to external drive.

How to Totally Remove iTunes on Mac OS X

It is trickier for Mac users to remove iTunes 12/11 from Mac OS X/El Captain compared to Windows users. Don't worry. Here is a relatively simple way to uninstall for you.

1Ensure iTunes is not launching.

2Find iTunes and drag it into the trash.

Find iTunes and Drag it into Trash

3 Open the Activity Monitor. You can find it after clicking Finder, Application and Utility.

Find and Open Activity Monitor

4 Find iTunes Helper from the list and hit "Quit Process". In this step, when you are asked if you want to quit the process, just click "Quit" and you can quit Activity Monitor.

Find iTunes Helper and Quit Process

5Remove iTunes Helper from Login Items.

You can find Login Items through this road: Apple icon→System Preferences→Accounts/Users & Groups→ Login Items. After finding the Login Items, just choose iTunes Helper entry, click the button of "-" and remove it.

Find Login Items and Remove It

6Go to the button of "Go" on the top list and select "Go to Folder".

Select go to folder

7Type "/System/Library/Extension" into the blank of the box, and then you can click "Go".

Type Content into the box

8Drag the file AppleMobileDevicpSupport.pkg into the trash.

Here, you can ignore this step if there isn't this file.

Drag the file into trash

9Remove files which have iTunes in the title and end in ".pkg".

Remove files

10Empty your trash after restarting the computer.

How to Completely Uninstall iTunes on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

In order to fully remove iTunes 12/11 from your Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, you must make sure iTunes is not running together with related apple components like QuickTime Player and Apple Software Update which require to be uninstalled. Then you can adopt the ways below to operate if your computer is Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista.

1Click the "Start" menu and hit the "Control Panel".

Click control panel

2Find "Programs and Features" from the control panel and click it.

Select programs and features

3Select iTunes from the list and then choose "Uninstall" by right-clicking iTunes. When you are asked whether to remove iTunes or not, click "Yes".

Choose uninstall

4Wait for several seconds until the iTunes uninstallation is finished. During this period, don't restart the computer.

Wait several minutes

5After uninstalling iTunes, you should remove related apple software like Apple Software Update, Apple Mobile Device Support, Apple Application Support and Bonjour to fully uninstall the iTunes.

Uninstall related software

6Restart your computer.

Restart the computer

7Ensure the iTunes uninstallation has been completed totally.

Here, we should check and make sure iTunes and related components are fully removed. First, click the "Start Menu" and select "Computer". Second, open local Disc(C:) and make the Program Files folder open.

Third, delete the folders below one by one: QuickTime, iPod, Bonjour and iTunes. When finding them in the folder of Program File, you can right-click it and choose "Delete". Of course, if you don't find out them, you should relax because they have been removed completely.

Ensure complete uninstallation

8Delete Apple folder in the same way after opening the Common Files folder.

First, click the "Start Menu" and "Computer". Second, open the folder of Windows and make the folder of "System 32" open. Third, select the QuickTime and QuickTime VR if you see them.

Check to delete apple folder

9Click the "Empty Recycle Bin" by right-clicking the Recycle Bin.

Clear the recycle bin

After uninstalling iTunes, you are able to delete old backups from iTunes to free up storage on computer.

Other Methods to Remove iTunes

Apart from methods above, you can have other tools to uninstall iTunes on Mac and Windows. Some software like iTunes Eradicator, CopyTrans Drivers Installer, etc. can also help you remove iTunes. However, you should download it from the website before using it, and there isn't any security guarantee for your computer. Moreover, you can't make sure if it can help you uninstall iTunes completely from your computer.

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June 13, 2018 14:00 / Updated by to iTunes

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