itunes 12 windows

Apple today rolled out a new version of iTunes specifically for Windows users. Windows-only iTunes updates are rare for Apple, but the changelog says that today’s release fixes some significant bugs related to Outlook-device syncing, as well as an audio playback glitch.

Users can update to 12.1.1 by either visiting the Updates section from the Updates tab within iTunes, or they can visit Apple’s website and download the software in its entirety. Windows users must be running Windows Vista 64-bit or later, and have 400MB free space.

Today’s release comes nearly 3 weeks after Apple released iTunes 12.1 for OS X Yosemite users, which brought about a new Notification Center widget that gives users quick access to back, forward and pause buttons, as well as track info and iTunes Radio controls.

  • GzyOnline

    what was the outlook syncing bug?

    …if it isn’t broke, don’t update it!! -still on iTunes 11 ;-1

    • leart

      you dont have a ios 8 device and if you are on itunes 11.0.5 and below cant open even a ios 7 device

  • sharp44MAG .

    Don’t up to this version of iTunes if you are jailbroken, iTunes does not let you restore to earlier versions of iOS.

    • Sandro Michailidis

      It’s useless now since iOS 8.1.2 is not being signed no more ..

    • Shawn

      iTunes never let you downgrade if the os version wasn’t being signed

    • Montgomery Tyler

      if your iphone is jailbroken, you don’t even need a computer to sync music, movies, and everything else to it, you can do it all from your phone now 🙂

    • jake kneller

      You can’t restore to earlier versions on any iTunes unless the firmware is still being signed but I think there are certain versions of iTunes ,devices ,and firmware versions but I’m pretty sure that’s all for old devices and old versions of iTunes no use now

    • leart

      The only iTunes that still have some reason to go back is 10.0.5 if you want to downgrade your older device A4 >

  • WiseBlasian

    Wish they would do something about the compatibility with high DPI screens. *sigh* maybe in a couple years. Meanwhile on OSX it looks pefectly fine I wonder why..

    • Meanwhile on OSX it looks pefectly fine I wonder why..

      Could it perhaps be that Apple is a company that predominantly develops for iOS and OS X? Ah yes, that’s probably it 😉

      iTunes on OS X has always been better than the Windows version…

      • gittlopctbi

        “Tunes on OS X has always been better than the Windows version…”

        I believe you on that because iTunes on Windows has always stunk.

      • WiseBlasian

        More like they are purposely making iTunes on windows really bad. Just so they can say how a mac is so much better. Not everyone with an iPhone or iPod wants a mac. The high dpi feature is a simple fix. This is one if the things I don’t like about Apple.

  • Adan

    ‘Fixes’ my ass… third party programs like iFunbox still don’t work. Going back to 12.0.
    Bad Apple!

    • That’s because 12.1 added 64-bit library for application support. Either wait for third party programs to update or download the 32-bit version of iTunes (Just ignore that warning when installing)

      • Adan

        Ah… thanks for the great info! 🙂

      • alex5723

        Just download iTunes64setup.exe instead of iTunes6464setup.exe

      • Adan

        Cool. And how would one do that?

  • leart

    im the only one who still prefer the old interface of itunes??

    • Stone Ward

      Nope. The newer version of iTunes has too many hidden buttons for my taste.

  • nal767

    it doesnt show the device button