Four Fixes to Solve iTunes Not Playing Music

Looking for the solutions to fix iTunes not playing music? Here in this guide, we have mentioned several fixes that you can try so that you can play songs with iTunes.

By iMobie | Posted on: Nov. 21, 2018, Last Updated: Jan. 22, 2019
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Undoubtedly, iTunes is a good media player where you can play purchased songs from Apple store and downloaded songs. However, it causes many problems and recently, many users have reported that they are not able to play music with iTunes and what will be a probable solution to fix this problem.  Mostly Windows users are facing this problem. Therefore, we come up with a guide to help out users in resolving iTunes won’t play songs problem.

Solutions to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music Issue

Fix 1:  Check iTunes Update

To fix the problem, check if you have installed latest iTunes version on your system. Sometimes, old iTunes version causes many problems and it requires an update to work properly. Therefore, make sure that you have updated iTunes and if not, then update it first and then, try to play songs.

Check on Windows:

Step 1 Run iTunes on your system and then, tap on “Help” option.

Step 2 After that, tap on “Check for Update” if the update is available and then, follow the instructions to update it.

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via Check iTunes Update (On Windows)

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via Check iTunes Update (On Windows)

If you have installed iTunes from Microsoft store then you don’t need to check it manfully and it will be updated automatically when the update will be available.

Check on Mac:

Step 1 Go to “Apple Menu” and then, click on “System Preferences”.

Step 2 After that, click on the “Software Update”.

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via Check iTunes Update (On Mac)

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via Check iTunes Update (On Mac)

Fix 2: Update Audio Driver

As you also know iTunes was designed to work on Mac system only, and if you are still facing a problem while playing music even after updating iTunes. It might be possible that you have not updated Audio driver in Windows. So, update the driver to resolve iTunes not playing music problem.

Step 1 Search Device Manager on your system and then, choose “Sound, Video and Game Controllers”.

Step 2 Next, right-click each item and click on “Update Driver software”.

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via Update Audio Driver

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via Update Audio Driver

FIX 3: Check Audio Settings

It might be possible that there is a problem in audio settings and nothing wrong with the audio driver. You can change settings to fix this problem.

On Mac:

Try Application>Utilities> Audio MIDI Setup or Window> Show Audio Window> Choose built-in output option and select 44100.0 HZ from the drop-down list.

On Windows:

Go to volume control setting and then, tap on Speaker icon. Tap on “Advance” and select “2 channel 24 bit, 44100 HZ from the drop-down list.

Now, check if the sound is coming and don’t forget to click on “Ok” to save change settings.

Fix 4: Authorize Computer

If you can’t play purchased music from iTunes store then you might have exceeded the count of computers on which you are allowed to play purchased music. You can play only from five authorized computer and thus, you need to disable Authorization from any computer. Then, enable it on the computer where you want to listen to fix iTunes not playing songs.

Here are the steps how you can authorize the computer to play purchased songs:

Step 1 Open iTunes and log-in with your Apple ID if you are not signed in.

Step 2 After that, select “Account” and then, click on “Authorizations” (For Mac) or “View My Account” (For Windows).

Thereafter, click on “Authorize this computer”.  There is also an option to “Disauthorize this computer”.

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via Authorize Computer

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via Authorize Computer

Bonus Tip: How to Add Music to iTunes from iPhone

If you want the easiest way to move music to iTunes from iPhone then must try AnyTrans for iOS. With the help of this tool, you can transfer music from iPhone to iTunes and vice versa with great ease. It is the best alternative to iTunes and the problems you faced while moving songs from iPhone to iTunes, you can resolve with AnyTrans for iOS.

Here are its features:

Here are the simple steps on how to transfer music from iPhone to the computer using AnyTrans for iOS:

Step 1 Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and then, once installed it, run it. After that, connect your iPhone to the system using a USB cable.

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Step 2 After that, select “Device Manager” and then, go to “File category” page.

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3 Next, select “Audio” option and then, select “Music” option.

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Step 4 Now, choose the music files you want to transfer to iTunes and once selecting it, click on “Send to iTunes” button.

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 4

How to Fix iTunes Not Playing Music via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how you can fix iTunes not playing music and here, we have compiled possible solutions to fix it that you can refer. Whenever you want to move data from iPhone to iTunes or iTunes to iPhone, use AnyTrans for iOS. It let you transfer data at high speed. Must share the guide with your friends to also and they will also get know about wonderful data management tool made for iOS devices.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.