Being a hardware and software mammoth, Apple goes out of its way to ensure that its users have a great time using iOS devices regardless of whether they have macOS computers or not. For this reason, the tech giant has created several apps that work on Windows-based machines. The apps like iTunes are appreciated by users who while owning a PC avail themselves of iOS devices because it is a really convenient way of managing a media library.
Those who have Apple-designed software have noticed that it is usually bundled with Apple Software Update. The app has been created to help Apple users keep their software up-to-date without going to the trouble of manually updating it once in a while. Apple Software Update also automatically downloads and installs the latest security packages, thereby helping to safeguard one’s computer from malicious exploits. The article has been written to help Windows users download and install Apple Software Update on their computer.
How to Install Apple Software Update with iTunes
Apple Software Update gets automatically installed on a PC during the installation of iTunes or iCloud or when Boot Camp Assistant is used. If the app is corrupted, it can be fixed with the help of a repair install. However, if a user has completely removed Apple Software Update from their computer, it is necessary to follow another route. Namely, a user should uninstall their iTunes and reinstall it later, thereby restoring the lost app. However, not all users will find this solution convenient because it requires a library backup. Furthermore, iTunes comes with several software components such as Bonjour and Apple Mobile Device Support all of which have to be deleted. Given that the reinstallation of iTunes on Windows is not a picnic, it is more convenient to install Apple Software Update along with QuickTime.
How to Install Apple Software Update with QuickTime
QuickTime is a media player that supports a large number of formats such as AAC. Although Apple has discontinued its support of the software, it works just fine on Windows 7 and Windows 10 alike. To install QuickTime on Windows, do the following:
- Go to the QuickTime download page;
- Click on the Download button;
- Locate and open the downloaded .exe file;
- Click on the Next button;
- Click on the Next button;
- Select the Typical option;
- Click on the Install button;
- Click on the Finish
After the installation, a user will have Apple Software Update on their PC.
Repair Apple Software Update
If a user already has Apple Software Update, but it doesn’t function properly on their Windows machine, they should check whether the app is up to date. It can be done by going to Start Menu and clicking on the Apple Software Update in All Programs. If there’s a newer version available, they should click on the Install button. If they have the latest version of the app, it is necessary to repair it. To this end:
- Go to Uninstall a Program panel;
- Locate and select Apple software Update;
- Click on the Repair
After the repair is finished, the software will function properly again.