How to download and install iTunes on Windows 10

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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iTunes is a gatekeeper to endless entertainment, serving as a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management app compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.

If you’ve recently installed Windows 10 on your computer and you’re looking for a stable and reliable media library tool, then iTunes is a fairly good choice. In this article, we’re going to show you how to download and install iTunes on your Windows 10 PC.

Download iTunes on Windows 10

1. Launch your browser and go to http://www.apple.com//itunes/download/

2. Click the Download Now button > wait for the download process to complete
3. Click Run > follow the on-screen instructions to install iTunes


3. Click Finish.

If you’re experiencing any iTunes install issues, check out our troubleshooting guide.

Create an Apple ID for Windows 10

Now that you’ve downloaded and installed iTunes, you also need an AppleID. To create one and use it to log in on Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Launch iTunes > go to Account
  2. Click Sign In > select Create New Apple ID if you don’t have one already
  3. Click Continue > accept the terms and conditions
  4. Type your email address > type your password > confirm it
  5. Choose and answer the  security questions > click Continue
  6. Confirm your payment options
  7. Confirm your name and address > click Create Apple ID
  8. Check your email and click the verification link sent to the email address
  9. Click OK.

Authorize your Windows 10 computer in iTunes

iTunes now needs permission to access your media files. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Launch iTunes > go to Account
  2. Go to Authorizations > select Authorize This Computer

3. Type your password and confirm the authorization.

Import your media library into iTunes

Now that you’ve authorized iTunes to access your files, you can import your media library. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch iTunes > go to File > Click Add Folder to Library
  2. Click a file or folder to import > click Select Folder and that’s it.

Important Note:
iTunes works on Windows 10, but, many users have reported various issues if Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is updated to Windows 10, resulting in them resorting to performing a clean install of Windows.

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