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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!;&-'
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
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
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
Solvejg - February 4, 2017 at 4:10pm
Brilliant explanation (Y)
Krysta
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
l1ght80x - April 29, 2017 at 9:16pm
Yea- iTunes is very restrictive. Just like most Apple products! Overrated!
PsySal
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
ZU420 - August 4, 2016 at 2:56am
So worth it.
Ricco
Ricco - December 28, 2015 at 6:00am
yup it worked... thank you!
mynameisjeff
mynameisjeff - December 22, 2015 at 11:19pm
thnx
Paul
Paul - February 17, 2014 at 9:08pm
This doesn't work
Mirek666
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
Arthur382 - February 15, 2015 at 10:08pm
lol me have the same prob too
Carson
Carson - April 29, 2015 at 1:40am
Go to a Terminal window and type the following: sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app It will then prompt you for your password. Enter it and then hit return. iTunes should disappear.
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