iTunes is a well-known music management program from Apple, designed for managing the music stored on your computer and for using with iPods, iPads and iPhones. It also has a facility for purchasing music, video, audiobooks and more through the iTunes Store.

You’ll need:

  • a computer with internet access
  • an email account.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to download iTunes

Step 1: Open a browser window and visit www.apple.com/uk/itunes. Click Download iTunes.

Step 2: Untick the boxes if you do not wish to receive further product information or special offers. Then click Download Now.

Step 3: A window will pop up over the web page, giving you three options. Click Run. Depending on your internet speed, this could take several minutes to download.

Step 4: Click Run again.

Step 5: Click Next.

Next button

A screen will appear asking where you would like to save iTunes. If you are happy with the default, click Install. Follow any further onscreen prompts.

Step 6: Once the installation is complete, click Finish

Step 7: You can now open iTunes from your Start Menu/Programs and start to use it.

Step 8: When you first start iTunes, you may be asked if you want to make iTunes your default music player. This means that it will automatically be the first place the computer goes to play music. Unless you have a preferred music playing program, it makes sense to agree to this.

Chris Quartermaine is a Digital Unite tutor for Chester, South Wirral and north-east Wales.