How to disable "Software Update" in Windows iTunes

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

  1. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    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. _Refurbished_ thread starter macrumors 68000


    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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