How To Fix iTunes Freezing on Windows 10
Many iTunes users have recently reported that their iTunes got frozen on their Windows 10 computer. There are a number of instances of iTunes freezing such as when you connect their iOS device or when you sync media files and play music.
It can be problematic for users using iTunes on the Windows 10 computer to play media files. So, in this post, we’ll share with you 6 popular fixes for iTunes freezing on Windows 10 issue.
Methods To Fix iTunes Freezing on Windows 10
- Run iTunes as an Administrator
First, you should try to fix the iTunes software by opening as an administrator. Simply right-clicking on the iTunes icon on the desktop, then select the option ‘Run as administrator’ from the menu. However, if your iTunes is currently in the frozen state, u should y close it first or end task it in the task manager. Now, reboot your computer and then run iTunes as an administrator.
- Update To The Latest iTunes Version
If you have not yet to update your iTunes, it might cause the frozen issue. So, it is always recommended to update your software to the latest version. To do so, launch the iTunes > click on the Help and then choose the Check for Updates option.
A dialog box will now show you that iTunes is updated to the latest version or show the update for you to install. Just click on install, and the download will start. Once done, reboot your computer to finish the process.
- Disable Auto-Synchronization
If you have enabled the auto-sync feature for the iTunes, it will then use your system resources in the background. So, you could check any changes and sync your iTunes across all devices. But the auto-sync sometimes causes iTunes to freeze. So, you’d better disable the auto-sync feature. To do so, click the Edit from the iTunes software > choose the Preference option. There will be a dialog box, you click on the Devices tab. Here, check the ‘Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically’ box > click OK.
Also see: Steps To Remove Duplicates In iTunes
- Run iTunes in Safe Mode
You can also open iTunes in safe mode to find the reason for the frozen issue. The issue might come from a third-party plugin. To run iTunes in safe mode, simply hold and press the Shift + Ctrl keys and then launch iTunes. A message would prompt you to read as ‘iTunes is running in Safe Mode’ option. If the iTunes work properly, then you should check a third-party plugin causing the issue and remove it.
- Delete iTunes Plugins
Once you check the issues coming from the third-party plugins after opening the iTunes in safe mode, here is how to delete any unwanted iTunes plugins.
- Click the File Explorer icon on your Taskbar and then choose the View tab at the Ribbon interface.
- Click the ‘Hidden items’ box.
- Now you will be directed to the following path:
C:\Users\Your_User\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iTunes Plug-Ins
- You can now either select all the folders or choose the plugin for the removal.
- Next, click the Home tab > choose Move To You will be asked to select a destination. So, choose a folder to move all the plugins.
- Delete Duplicates in iTunes
It is difficult to have any duplicate song as iTunes is pre-installed a feature to check any duplicate songs. To enable this feature, simply choose the playlist you want to check for the duplicates. Next, click on the File tab > Library > Show duplicate. iTunes will then highlight all the duplicated songs. You just delete them.
These are solutions to help you fix the iTunes freezing on your Windows 10 issue. If they work for you, let’s know in the comment.