Apple releases iTunes 11.0.4 with improved syncing and other bug fixes

By , Jun 5, 2013

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Apple has posted an update for iTunes this morning, bringing the software to version 11.0.4. The update comes just a few weeks after the big 11.0.3 release, which included a revamped mini player, support for multidisc albums, and more.

Unfortunately, today’s update isn’t nearly as glamorous. As you can see in the change log posted above, it’s more of a maintenance release, with fixes for two well known bugs having to do with device syncing and user login requests… 

More specifically, 11.0.4 fixes the problem that can cause iTunes to quit if you switch between wired and wireless syncing. And it also addresses the issue that causes the iTunes Store to ask you to login to your account repeatedly.

I have to say, I’ve been experiencing the latter issue and it was beginning to get a bit frustrating. It seemed like every time I opened up the iTunes Store I was being asked to enter my credentials. So I’m really glad that it’s been fixed.

As usual, Mac users can find the update by visiting the Mac App Store and clicking on the Updates tab. You can also find it by visiting our Downloads page and tapping the ‘latest version of iTunes’ link located down toward the bottom.

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  • Gorgonphone

    yeah that slow ass synching is really a pain..

    • Damian W

      I hate when it starts backing up and transferring all the apps. And all I want to do is put one app on my iphone. It should take only half minute and instead it takes 10 min. Of course the last step of syncing in iTunes is installing the apps. It is very frustrating especially when you dont have much time and rushing somewhere.

      • Ethan

        Why not to install that app from App Store on iPhone?
        Pirate .. aren’t ya?

      • Damian W

        I dont want redownload 300mb all over again. Simple. Itunes should take faster in this case.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Which is exactly why I prefer backing up my iPhone to iTunes since my recollection of events may be off a bit but over a 60mb/s wireless it took hours just to restore my iPads settings from iCloud never mind all the apps I had…

      • Pankaj Rana

        yaa thats true… thats y sometimes i use iTools n iFunbox.

  • Gorgonphone

    why can ji see the update??

  • Mike Dukarm

    Does anyone get asked to sign in on their jailbroken iphone every time it’s rebooted ? It wants apple ID and password for iMessage and FaceTime ?? But then I have to do it on my ipad and Mac also ?? Really annoying !! If I don’t donor it will deactivate my iMessage and FaceTime !?!

  • Jose Lopez

    I think apple will release iOS 7 to the public June 10th

    • David Namdr

      i don’t think so …

    • Matthew

      New?

  • David Gitman

    Sorry for being stupid but I am new to mac..
    How do I switch to the miniplayer?

    • Damian W

      Just press one of the three buttons at the top left corner

      • David Gitman

        Thanks guys!

    • mrloko

      Press the green one

  • Bill Slenter

    How ’bout we make Wifi sync work? Because for me, it never has, despite trying all kinds of things. Well to be more specific, I can make it work once, or maybe twice, but then my device stops talking to iTunes on my PC. I read many, many similar stories on forums across the web, and this has been true through every iTunes and iOS release since wifi sync first came out.

    • Max

      Have you tried restating the Mobile Apple Device service?
      Assuming you are using windows.
      Close iTunes-> open task manger-> click services tab-> find mobile apple device-> right click stop then right click again and start it again-> open iTunes-> connect your device (do this one time only)-> sync with wifi sync checked-> remove device
      When you unplug the device, it should still be there as you haven’t unplugged it. Able to wifi sync anytime after that. I think if you restart your computer you will have to restart this process again but after you restart the service iTunes will automatically find your device but it may take a minute or two.
      Seems complicated but takes like 10 seconds. This seems to be the only workaround on windows for me.

    • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

      Sounds like you’re using a firewall application besides the built in Windows Firewall…I too was having problems with Wi-Fi sync when I was using AVG Internet Security (mainly for it’s easy-to-configure firewall that alerted me of every unknown connection attempt), until I came across Windows Firewall Control by Binisoft.

      Now I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall Control in place of AVG and wi-fi sync works just fine…though I much prefer syncing via cable.

  • samdchuck

    Still no 2x speed for podcasts? Come on!

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Safari for Mac still slow, wish Chrome on Mac had smart zoom or double tap zoom. Wish fiOS Chrome can be set has default and use Chrome Real Browser Engine and not Apple version.

    • Klikkit

      You can use Chrome as the default, jailbreak

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        I know but I also wish Apple would let developers use there own engines to make apps instead of a retheme safari with old javascript

  • David Namdr

    this is safe for jailbreak device?

  • Liam Mulcahy

    I never update iTunes unless I have to and by the way I think iTunes 11 is much harder to use then iTunes 10

    • Klikkit

      no it’s not, after 5 minutes I picked it up, you can even re-enable the sidebar to make it identical. It just offers more layout options, so if anything, it’s much easier to use than iTunes 10.

  • iDavici

    Chinese are not The Copycat!
    中国人不是模仿者!!!

  • Tyler

    Neat