A comprehensive guide to fix errors if iTunes is not syncing music on Windows 11
iTunes is a well-known media player and library that lets users organize and manage their digital content, including TV series, movies, and music. As cool as this app is, a few customers have complained that iTunes is not syncing music on their Windows 11 devices. This can be quite annoying, especially if you depend on iTunes to synchronize your music collection between several devices.
This problem could result from various factors ranging from a poor Internet connection to outdated software. Regardless of the cause, this guide will provide the best solutions for fixing this error. We will go over a range of fixes, from easy troubleshooting techniques to more advanced ones.
Before heading straight to our main solutions, we recommend trying out the quick fixes below.
- The first thing you need to do if you are having errors syncing iTunes with your Windows 11 device is to verify that your internet is working properly because a poor or unstable network will always result in this error.
- Next, check to see if an update is available, and update the application to the latest version, because outdated software could also be the the reason why you are having this problem. You can verify this by going to the Microsoft Store.
If the steps above do not work, try out our more advanced solutions below.
1. Verify your Apple account
A common reason why you might often run into this problem is because you are using a different Apple account on your Windows 11. In this case, you need to verify to know that the account is the same. The instructions below will show you how to do this.
- Click the Start icon to bring up the Search bar, type iTunes, then open it.
- Next, navigate to the Account tab.
- Finally, check to see if the Apple account on your Windows 11 is the same.
2. Turn on iTunes syncing over Wi-Fi
iTunes not syncing music on Windows 11 can be fixed by turning on iTunes syncing over Wi-Fi, which establishes a more dependable and stable connection between your devices. Your devices are less dependent on the stability and speed of your USB cable connection when you sync via Wi-Fi. This can lessen issues like errors and timeouts brought on by sluggish or shaky connections. To do this, follow the instructions below.
- Connect your iPhone to your Windows device.
- Click the Start button to bring up the Search bar, type iTunes, then open it.
- In the Allow this device to access photos and videos pop-up menu on your phone, select Allow.
- On your Windows 11 device, locate and click the mobile device icon.
- Next, choose Summary.
- In the Options menu, tick the box for Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi, then click Apply.
- After doing this, disconnect your iPhone and see if the error has been fixed.
3. Enable sync library
Turning on the Sync collection will make sure that your music library is cloud-stored and accessible from all of your devices, which will help to fix iTunes not syncing music on Windows 11. By doing this, you will also get rid of synchronization issues brought on by damaged or missing music libraries across each of your devices. Follow the steps below to do this.
1.1 For iPad and iPhone
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Next, select Music.
- Look for the Sync Library option and turn on the toggle.
- Finally, check if the problem has been resolved.
1.2 For Mac
- Hold the Command + Spacebar keys simultaneously to bring up the Search bar, type Music in the text field, then hit the Return button.
- Select Music at the top left corner of your screen, then choose Settings.
- In the General tab, look for the Sync Library option and tick the checkbox next to it.
- Lastly, click OK to end the process.
- After doing this, go back and check if the error has been fixed.
4. Reauthorize your PC again
Your PC may access your music library once you log into iTunes on Windows 11. You can attempt to use your Apple account to reauthorize your machine. It’s the same as signing back into iTunes to ensure that your library is fully synced. The steps below will show you how to do this.
- Press The Start button to bring up the Search bar, type iTunes, then open it.
- Next, navigate to the Account tab.
- Click the Authorizations option on the left, then choose the Deauthorize This Computer option.
- Enter your account password, then click on the Deauthorize button again to confirm.
- Return to the Authorizations option, then select Authorize This Computer.
- After doing this, check to see if the iTunes not syncing music on Windows 11 error has been resolved.
5. Forcefully end iTunes
By eliminating any temporary glitches or faults that might be stopping iTunes from syncing music, forcing the program to end can help fix errors on iTunes. To do this, follow the steps below.
- Press the Start button to bring up the Search bar, type Task Manager, and then hit Return.
- Select iTunes and click the End Task option at the top.
- Once you are done, close the window, then relaunch iTunes and see if the error persists.
The steps outlined above will help you overcome errors with iTunes if you carefully follow them. We have not arranged the steps above in any particular order, so start with any option that works best for you. If you have further questions, reach out to us via the comment section below.