[Fixed] Can't Update iTunes? How to Solve iTunes Update Errors on Windows/Mac

iTunes iTunes Error Posted by Estrella H.| Last Updated: Aug. 14, 2017

Best Fixes of "Can't Update iTunes" Error on Windows (10) and Mac

- Not able to update iTunes on my Mac BookPro. The error message is "The update could not be verified. It may have been corrupted during downloading. The update will be downloaded and checked again the next time that Software Update runs".
- I have an old version of iTunes. I'm trying to update iTunes but I can't! iTunes says "It's impossible to contact the server." I'm using Windows 10 64 bit. Any suggestions?

It's a must-do to update iTunes to latest version to manage and sync files on iOS devices. But, the complaints of "Can't update iTunes" like above questions are widely posted in communities with posters' hope of getting a perfect answer. Have wasted too much time to try responses one by one but go into a disappointment? Here, we are glad to share the best fixes to troubleshoot iTunes not updating errors on Windows (10) and Mac.

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How to Fix "iTunes Won't Update" Error on Windows (10) and Mac?

Apple Software Update app (for Windows) and App Store (for Mac) can help us update iTunes to latest version conveniently. If you fail to update iTunes through the apps, please try the following tips.

Tip 1: Manually Download the Latest Version of iTunes
For Windows:
Before manually downloading iTunes to Windows 7 and later, please completely uninstall all iTunes components from your PC following the order below:
iTunes > Apple Software Update > Apple Mobile Device Support > Bonjour > Apple Application Support 32-bit > Apple Application Support 64-bit
After all is done, please go to iTunes official download page to download and re-install iTunes on your Windows computer.
>> Further Reading: How to Download iTunes for Windows 10

For Mac:
macOS doesn't allow users to delete any application. You just need to directly download and install the latest version of iTune on your Mac.

Tip 2: Update Apple Software Update App on Windows
Open Apple Software Update on your Windows computer and then check whether an available update of itself. If yes, uncheck any other updates except Apple Software Update. Next, click Install. After the update is finished, open Apple Software Update again and it will search for updates automatically. Check iTunes and click Install to start downloading and installing the newest iTunes.

If you still can't update iTunes, Open Apple Software Update app and only check the update of itself. Click Tools > Download Only. After downloads is finished, the update files under C:\ > Users > [User name] > AppData > Local > Apple > Apple Software Update will be shown automatically. Double click AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi and Apple Software Update will be successfully updated. After that, update iTunes again using Apple Software Update app.

Tip 3: Download a Troubleshooter to Fix iTunes Not Updating Issue
If iTunes won't update with an error message "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed", it may be caused by the corrupted registry keys which block program installation or removal. Microsoft offers a troubleshooter available for Windows 7 to Windows 10 to repair this issue. Before using this troubleshooter, please make sure that you have logged in your computer as an administrator.

Also read: 5 Most Common iTunes Errors on Windows 10: Fix Various iTunes Problems on Windows 10

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