How to disable "Software Update" in Windows iTunes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bboucher790, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. bboucher790 macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2007
    Hey everyone,

    I'm sticking to iOS 8.4.1 and whenever I plug my iPhone into my USB slot on my PC, it tells me there's a new update available for download in iTunes. I always check "Don't remind me again", but when I reconnect my phone to my PC, it reminds me anyway. This also happens on my GF's iPhone 5C on 7.1.2. I can't remember a time when this didn't happen, but I figured I'd come here to see if someone has a solution to this never-ending problem.

    Come to think of it, it may only happen when iTunes is updated...which is quite often. Is there any way to fully disable this setting so when I update iTunes, it remembers my setting? Thanks.
  2. jpadhiyar macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2012
    Ahmedabad, India
    Windows 10, 8, 7, & Vista
    1. Click the Windows Start button in the lower-left corner and type task scheduler in the Start Search box. Open the “Task Scheduler“.
    2. Expand the “Task Schedule Library” section.
    3. Select the “Apple” folder.
    4. Right-click “AppleSoftwareUpdate” and select “Disable” or “Delete“.
      1. Click “Start” > “Programs” > “Accessories” > “System Tools” > “Scheduled Tasks“.
      2. Right-click on “AppleSoftwareUpdate” and select “Delete“.
  3. bboucher790 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2007
    Isn't that for the Apple software update utility? I'm talking about when you connect your phone to your computer there's a dialog box that comes up that notifies you there's an update available on your phone.

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