iTunes 12.2 for OS X icon full size

Following release of the free iOS 9 software update with new features and core OS enhancements for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Apple on Wednesday also issued a matching update to iTunes for Mac and Windows PCs.

The new iTunes 12.3 introduces OS X El Capitan-friendly design while enabling support for Apple IDs protected with two-factor authentication and syncing with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices with iOS 9.

iTunes 12.3 changelog

A 233-megabyte download, this update to iTunes adds support for iOS 9 and is designed for OS X El Capitan.

It also:

  • Improves Apple Music accessibility with VoiceOver.
  • Resolves a problem that prevented reordering of songs within Up Next.
  • Fixes a problem where some radio stations did not appear within Recently Played.
  • Addresses an issue where songs you loved on iOS did not appear loved on iTunes.
  • Supports two-factor authentication to secure your Apple ID.

In addition, this update includes improvements to overall stability and performance.

You can update your existing copy of iTunes for Mac by opening the Mac App Store app and visiting the Updates tab. Alternatively, open iTunes on your Mac and select Check for Updates in the iTunes menu.

If you’re on Windows, choose Check for Updates in iTunes’ Help menu or open the Apple Software Update application from the Start menu.

A standalone iTunes installer can be grabbed from Apple’s website.

  • Tarek Al Shawi

    When OS X El Capitan will be out?

    • Andy Copeland

      30th

      • Tarek Al Shawi

        when they did say that?

      • Ara Rezaee

        At the keynote, in an email

  • HamptonWalley

    Please make a guide how to turn off two-factor Apple ID authentication on the devices, because it is destroying user experiences

    • Erick Reyes

      The same you activate it, the same way you turn it off

  • Rick Hart

    I’m part of the public beta and I’m on the GM of El Cap and it is very snappy. So far the best since Mavericks for me. Mavericks had the best battery life

    • Tarek Al Shawi

      i was on mavericks last month , yosemite has the same battery life as mavericks

      • Rick Hart

        Not in my experience. Maybe my battery is going but the day I updated to Yosemite it went down by half

  • Lakerfanalways

    Been checking for updates for the past hour and still no iTunes 12.3 on my PC

  • franco4785

    Is it me, or did 12.3 break the preview of your home screen in the phone section, apps? I get an infinite loading icon in the area where your home screen should show.

  • sNick

    no update visible. not as update, not on the homepage.

  • After i updated iTunes to 12.3 it doesn’t show my iphone anymore ? iTunes doesn’t even show an error message or something like that..

    • Alex_

      Its happening to me too, i dont know what causing it.