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How to Completely Uninstall iTunes (Mac)

How to Completely Uninstall iTunes (Mac)

Posted May 30, 2009 at 10:57pm · 26 comments · Add Comment
Marie12!;&-' - May 7, 2017 at 6:18pm
Thank you SOOO much this is one of the only probably the ONLY step by step tutorial ive followed on a website that worked for me. Thank you for doing the time to do this
Solvejg - February 4, 2017 at 4:20pm
Brilliant explanation, but it did not remove the itunes in applications, because it says that it is required for OS X and cannot be erased :(
Skylar - July 24, 2017 at 6:55pm
To fix this, you need to change the permissions settings for iTunes. Step one: Open a new Finder window and find iTunes, select it (don't open it) and hit the "get info" button Step two: Scroll down the the tiny padlock on the bottom right hand of the "get info" window. Click it and enter in your password if you're prompted for it Step three: Go to Sharing and Permissions and click "everyone" and change the permission from 'read only' to 'read and write'. Enter your password if you need to. That's it! Hope this helps
Solvejg - February 4, 2017 at 4:10pm
Brilliant explanation (Y)
Krysta - October 31, 2016 at 3:42pm
Worked PERFECTLY! Songs from my old iPod (3rd gen) are syncing to my new iPod as I type! How stupid is it that Apple won't let you move music from iPod to iPod via computer??? Time & money gone to waste. Thanks for this awesome tutorial!
l1ght80x - April 29, 2017 at 9:16pm
Yea- iTunes is very restrictive. Just like most Apple products! Overrated!
PsySal - September 3, 2016 at 5:09pm
In order to do step 2, when you are on the iTunes app icon, ctrl click Get Info -> Permissions -> Unlock Icon, then change "everyone" from "custom" to "read/write" After that you can delete it, and the rest of the steps here work like a charm!
ZU420 - August 4, 2016 at 2:56am
So worth it.
Ricco - December 28, 2015 at 6:00am
yup it worked... thank you!
mynameisjeff - December 22, 2015 at 11:19pm
Paul - February 17, 2014 at 9:08pm
This doesn't work
Mirek666 - November 11, 2013 at 4:02pm
I can do only Step One. When trying to complete Step Two, I get the following message: "iTunes" can't be modified or deleted because it's required by OS X. Any idea what to do?
Arthur382 - February 15, 2015 at 10:08pm
lol me have the same prob too
Carson - April 29, 2015 at 1:40am
Go to a Terminal window and type the following: sudo rm -rf /Applications/ It will then prompt you for your password. Enter it and then hit return. iTunes should disappear.
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