How to Disable Apple Software Update on Windows


There is no doubt that Apple is one of the biggest mobile and computer companies out there, which is known for stability and excellent performance. Apple has developed several apps for Mac and iOS but you can also find a couple of apps for Windows as well. For example, the iTunes, which is a built-in app for Mac but you can also download it for Windows. There are many people, who use iOS and Windows device together. For them, iTunes is a must have application as it helps users to manage their iPhone. It works something like a file manager for iOS.

Whenever, you install iTunes on your Windows computer, you can find yet another program with this. That is called Apple Software Update. Apple generally fixes bugs frequently and release an update right away. Therefore, if you use iTunes on your Windows computer, you can find several update after little span of time. This has become common for many people.

How to Disable Apple Software Update on Windows

However, the problem is it shows notifications for update frequently. Whenever, you will log in to your computer, you can find a notification from your system tray that will ask you to update your iTunes to the latest version. This is good for them, who have unlimited bandwidth and want to use latest version of any app all the time. Nevertheless, if you use limited bandwidth, it would be pretty difficult for you to update these kind of apps frequently.


Therefore, if you want to disable Apple software update on Windows, you can follow this tutorial. Although, by default, it shows the annoying notifications to update app, but you can easily turn it off without using any third party software.

How to Disable Apple Software Update on Windows

As said before, you do not have to install any third party app to turn off Apple software update notification on Windows. This is very easy and not much time consuming. There is an in your Windows called Apple Software Update. You can utilize it to get things done.

At first, open Apple Software Update program in your Windows. For that, just search for that in Start Menu or Taskbar Search box if you are using Windows 10. Otherwise, you can find it on your Metro screen.

Open Apple Software Update

Now, it will check for the latest update. But, don’t worry. You do not have to install the update. It will just show you the update. Anyway, go to Edit >> Preferences.

Preferences of Apple Software Update

In the Schedule tab, you can find four different options i.e. Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Never. Just select Never and save your changes by clicking on OK button.

Disable Apple Software Update on Windows

That’s it! This is as simple as said.

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