Apple iTunes is one software that every Mac and iPhone user hates. In contrast to the usually simplistic ecosystem, iTunes makes tasks tougher for the average Apple device user.
Everyone prefers calling up his or her resident geek or scrolling through forums to get solutions to silly iTunes fixes. We have listed down the top 10 iTunes Troubleshooting tips to help you get a hold of this application.
Are you using an iPod or an iPhone?
iTunes has a feature that detects iPods and iPhones separately, so keep in mind what device you are using to sync to your computer. Solving this is fairly simple; you can try resetting or rebooting your device or just update its firmware. There are different firmwares for different devices, so check online before upgrading.
Is your Antivirus software blocking or the Internet isn’t working?
Sometimes iTunes just stops responding and the easy way out is to blame it on a shitty internet connection. But, there's more to where that comes from. If you have an antivirus installed on your computer, check the permissions and definitions that it has, and try and reinstall it before checking errors in your internet connection.
Is iTunes broken only for your account?
Errors on iTunes can occur due to problems in your library or even your user account. An easy way to check this out could be to create a new song library or a new account. Test whether the services work with the new account and send an error report for your old account, if they do.
Turn it up when things go downhill
If you are having issues in terms of video or audio presentation, the best way out is to turn up all settings to maximum. Check your screen resolution, hardware acceleration and 3D video settings and just crank them up to the highest setting possible.
Check and correct any errors in plugin settings that you have installed on your iTunes account, or the browser in general.
DirectX on Windows can be the culprit
If you have a pre-Windows 8 machine, chances are the DirectX software is running on your PC. Try updating it to the latest firmware or just disable it for iTunes and QuickTime apps. This is an outdated app and doesn't go well with iTunes.
Update your PC Drivers
Focusing on the sound and video cards specifically, check if any drivers on your PC have not been updated to the latest firmware. There are a lot of possibilities that may cause iTunes to misbehave and PC drivers are a crucial modification for correcting errors on iTunes.
Check for any conflicting processes
Open your PC's Task Manager and check for any other running programs that might be conflicting with iTunes. Sometimes, other mobile syncing software might be open and will probably disrupt the functioning of iTunes.
Check the iTunes configuration
There are few system files that iTunes places on your PC during installation. You can try to temporarily or permanently remove the file and make it work by trial and error. You can safely reinstall it once things are in place.
Keep your iTunes and QuickTime updated
Sometimes, updates bring about crucial resources that help clear out your issues. If you have a persistent error on iTunes, check for updates. You can follow the same for QuickTime as well.