How to Download and Install iTunes on Windows

Introduction

iTunes has one of the largest music libraries and while most services rely on streaming, iTunes allows you to buy and support the artist. In order to connect any Apple device to a Windows computer you need to have the latest version of iTunes installed.
Apple iTunes page with Get it from Microsoft button highlighted.

1 Install iTunes in Windows

iTunes needs to be installed in order for your iOS device to be able to work with a computer running Windows. This is to provide the drivers necessary for Windows to be able to communicate with the iOS device. You do not have to use the iTunes application after it is installed if you do not wish to.

  1. Open your browser. In the address bar at the top, type https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/, then press Enter.
    Address bar with address filled in, highlighted.

Windows 10

  1. Select the Get it from Microsoft button.
    Apple iTunes page with Get it from Microsoft button highlighted.
  2. A Microsoft Store window will open, showing iTunes. Select Get.
    Microsoft Store showing iTunes, with Get button highlighted.
  3. If you want, you may choose to Launch iTunes now, or Pin to Start so it's easier to get to later.
    Microsoft Store iTunes installed with Launch and Pin to Start buttons highlighted.

Other Windows Versions

  1. Select the Download Now button.
    iTunes webpage with Download now button highlighted.
  2. If prompted to run the program during download, select Run. Otherwise, after downloading, run the program.
    Download prompt with Run highlighted.
  3. the iTunes installer will open. Select Next.
    iTunes installer with Next highlighted.
  4. Review the installation options, then select Install.
    iTunes install options with Install button highlighted.
  5. Windows will ask permission to install. Select Yes.
    User Account Control with Yes highlighted.
  6. During installation, a second permissions prompt may open. Select Yes.
    User Account Control with Yes highlighted.
  7. Once installation is complete, select Finish.
    iTunes installation complete with Finish highlighted.

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iTunes has one of the largest music libraries and while most services rely on streaming, iTunes allows you to buy and support the artist. In order to connect any Apple device to a Windows computer you need to have the latest version of iTunes installed.
Apple iTunes page with Get it from Microsoft button highlighted.

iTunes needs to be installed in order for your iOS device to be able to work with a computer running Windows. This is to provide the drivers necessary for Windows to be able to communicate with the iOS device. You do not have to use the iTunes application after it is installed if you do not wish to.

  1. Open your browser. In the address bar at the top, type https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/, then press Enter.
    Address bar with address filled in, highlighted.

Windows 10

  1. Select the Get it from Microsoft button.
    Apple iTunes page with Get it from Microsoft button highlighted.
  2. A Microsoft Store window will open, showing iTunes. Select Get.
    Microsoft Store showing iTunes, with Get button highlighted.
  3. If you want, you may choose to Launch iTunes now, or Pin to Start so it's easier to get to later.
    Microsoft Store iTunes installed with Launch and Pin to Start buttons highlighted.

Other Windows Versions

  1. Select the Download Now button.
    iTunes webpage with Download now button highlighted.
  2. If prompted to run the program during download, select Run. Otherwise, after downloading, run the program.
    Download prompt with Run highlighted.
  3. the iTunes installer will open. Select Next.
    iTunes installer with Next highlighted.
  4. Review the installation options, then select Install.
    iTunes install options with Install button highlighted.
  5. Windows will ask permission to install. Select Yes.
    User Account Control with Yes highlighted.
  6. During installation, a second permissions prompt may open. Select Yes.
    User Account Control with Yes highlighted.
  7. Once installation is complete, select Finish.
    iTunes installation complete with Finish highlighted.
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