How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue

Is your iTunes not responding on Windows 10? Go through this quick guide as here, we come up with several fixes that can aid you to come out of this issue.

By iMobie | Posted on: Dec. 25, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 25, 2018
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Undoubtedly, it is very frustrating when your iTunes does not open on your Windows 10 computer and no matter how much you try, but it does not respond to anything. Recently, we got a lot of queries about this issue and thankfully, there are various methods that can probably fix this problem for you. So, if your iTunes gets freezes or iTunes run very slowly, or iTunes not working on Windows 10, try out the effective methods that we have compiled in this guide.

8 Common Fixes to iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10 Issue

The following methods focus on fixing iTunes not responding problem and we have covered all possible fixes that can resolve the problem

Fix 1: Force-Quit iTunes

The first thing you can do is to force quit your iTunes from Task Manager and then, again try to open your iTunes. So, simply relaunch iTunes if there is a problem within iTunes then it will get resolved.

Step 1: Go to Task Manager on your Windows 10 computer or right-click on Taskbar and then, select “Task Manager” option.

Note: if the whole PC is not responding, then press three keys i.e. Ctrl + Alt + Del.

Step 2: Now, go to Process Tab and here, click on “iTunes and then, click on “End Task” button. After a few minutes, again try to run iTunes.

 How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Force-Quit iTunes

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Force-Quit iTunes

Fix 2: Run iTunes as An Administrator

It might be possible that your Windows 10 updates alter default permissions of some iTunes files or folders that have restricted iTunes from having access to some areas of your computer. That’s why iTunes is not opening on your computer. So, in this case, all you can do is running your iTunes as an Administrator. When you give your iTunes administrative rights, it will help it to bypass restrictions.

Step 1: To begin the process, close your iTunes and you can close it from Task Manager if it is not responding.

Step 2: Next, right-click on iTunes icon and then, choose “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 2: After that, click on “Yes” button when Users Account Control pop-up window appears.

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Run As Administrator

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Run As Administrator

Fix 3: Run iTunes in Safe Mode

Another method you can try to fix iTunes not opening on Windows 10 computer is by simply running your iTunes in safe mode. If the iTunes is not responding due to third-party plug-ins, then it will get resolved by this method. Below are the steps on how you can do it:

Step 1: Press CTRL+SHIFT Keys and then, try to open iTunes.

Step 2: Now, click on the “Continue” button when the pop-up message appears and it will disable all the third-party plug-ins that were causing the problem.

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Run iTunes in Safe Mode

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Run iTunes in Safe Mode

Fix 4: Restart iTunes and Computer

Still, facing iTunes not responding on Windows 10 issue? Then, try to restart your iTunes and computer also. If there is a software issue that makes you go through this annoying problem, then it will probably get solved by simply restarting both computer and iTunes. The restart process will take a few minutes and after restarting, try again to launch iTunes and see, if the problem gets fixed or not. Otherwise, move towards the below fixes.

Fix 5: Re-install QuickTime

QuickTime is one of an important part of iTunes and if it is not working properly, then it can also cause iTunes not responding problem. That’s why the best thing you can do to fix the problem is re-installing QuickTime on your computer. Below are the steps on how you can do it:

Step 1: Open the Control Panel on your Windows 10 PC and then, go to “Programs and Features” and here, you will find “QuickTime”.

Step 2: Right-click on “QuickTime” to uninstall it. After that, download and reinstall the QuickTime from its official site on your system.

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Re-install QuickTime

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Re-install QuickTime

Fix 6: Update iTunes

Maybe you have not updated your iTunes to the latest version and that’s why you are facing the problem while opening iTunes. Thus, you need to check if there is iTunes update available and if yes, then download and install it to fix the problem.

Step 1: First of all, run Apple Software Update on your Windows 10 computer and you can find it from the start menu.

Step 2: If you see there is an update available, then install it immediately and this will certainly fix the problem for you.

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Update iTunes

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Update iTunes

Fix 7: Repair iTunes

If nothing above able to fix iTunes not working on Windows 10 issue, then it’s time to go for repair iTunes option. Below are steps on how you can carry out:

Step 1: To commence the process, delete iTunes shortcut from your computer desktop or also from the taskbar.

Step 2: Next, run the Start menu and then, look for “Apps & Features” and then, press “Enter”. Then, choose “iTunes” and then, click on “Modify”.

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Repair iTunes - Step 2

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Repair iTunes – Step 2

Step 3: Now, choose “Repair” and then, tap on “Next”.  Now, it will begin the repair process and wait until it does not get completed.

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Repair iTunes - Step 3How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Repair iTunes - Step 3

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Repair iTunes – Step 3

Step 4: Once it gets completed, tap on “Finish” button. Again, check if now iTunes is responding or not.

 How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Repair iTunes - Step 4

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Repair iTunes – Step 4

Fix 8: Re-install iTunes

Tired everything, but still problem is not solved? The last thing you can do is re-installing iTunes on your Windows 10 PC.

Step 1: Go to the Start menu and then, go to “App & Features”.  Here, choose iTunes and then, click on “Uninstall” to delete it.

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Re-install iTunes

How to Fix “iTunes Not Responding on Windows 10” Issue via Re-install iTunes

Step 2: Once you are able to delete iTunes, then again re-install it.

Conclusion

That’s all on how you can come out of the issue “iTunes not responding on Windows 10”. Here, we have gathered all easy and effective methods to fix this problem. Thus, try out the above-mentioned fixes and hopefully, the issue gets resolved for you. If the issue gets fixed by our guide, then share it with others also as maybe it will help someone.

iMobie

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