How to Uninstall iTunes

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How to Uninstall iTunes

iTunes is the flagship music software that is owned by Apple. This article presents the simple steps by which you can uninstall this software, in case you want to opt for something that is different.

Even though I won’t recommend to uninstall this phenomenal Apple product, I’d not hinder your decision. For those who’ve had a tough time with managing gadgets and gizmos, let me tell you that Apple boasts the most upon iTunes. It’s a multi-faceted software dedicated to media playing, and can convert video files into MP3 or MP4 formats, edit files, make playlists, and performs everything that is essential for an all-inclusive media player. However, if you’ve had enough of this application, and want to get rid of it, then you can uninstall it completely from your Mac, Vista, or Windows 7.


Go to the top left corner of your computer, and click on the folder that contains applications. Find iTunes application, click it, and drag it to your trash folder. After this, you need to go to the Utilities folder, and knock off the iTunes Helper. This is important as it will completely remove this software from your computer. Now, go to Utilities section, and select Activity Monitor. It contains iTunes Helper and you need to click on it. Furthermore, you’ll see a red stop sign that means you want to Quit Process. Click Yes when it wants to confirm whether you really want to remove iTunes. After you confirm, go to the trash folder, and Empty Trash.

Windows 7

You need to click on the Control Panel, and select Programs and Features. Followed by that, you need to wait till the list of applications and programs gets populated, and select iTunes application. Click on the Remove option, which is alongside the previous option. You need to remove not only iTunes, but various other applications that are their sub-products. The method will be the same. Along with iTunes, there are QuickTime, Apple Software Update, Apple Mobile Device Support, Bonjour, and Apple Application Services, etc., which also have to be removed in the same manner. Restart your computer after this procedure is finished.

Windows Vista

Go to My Computer. Click Control Panel. Click Add or Remove Programs. When a list of applications emerges, search for iTunes and click on Uninstall/Remove. It’ll take a while to uninstall. In the same way, uninstall any other programs that are related to this software, and remove them completely and permanently. Restart your computer.

There are some tips you need to keep in mind before uninstalling iTunes:

  • Ensure that you keep a backup of all the music files, before you start the removal process. This will save you from losing all your valuable data.
  • Do not forget to uninstall the additional components that you have installed along with iTunes. Make sure to remove all of them, as their presence might hinder the removal process of iTunes.
  • Don’t uninstall iTunes unless you have a valid reason to do it. It is a worthy application, and involves a lot of options for you to choose from, and is great for entertainment.

There are many tutorials and guidelines that come with this software for your convenience. In case you’re still having a problem, you can contact your computer dealer, who will help you install and uninstall programs for your PC. In order to re-install Apple iTunes, you can go to their official website, and install it again, as per your convenience.

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