How to forever stop iTunes from updating?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LeandrodaFL, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    I want to stop at iTunes 10....forever. I already went into iTunes preferences and unmarked "automatically check for updates"

    Nevertheless, whenever my weekly OS X upadtes schedule starts, OS X asks me if I want to update iTunes to version 11. The only option I have is "Not Now". How do I select NEVER?

    The only solution I could think off is to entirelly stops Opeartional System updates. I went into System Preferences and unchecked automatical software update. I posted pics bellow to illustrate the problem.

    How do I tell my OS X to NEVER upgrade iTunes, but keep upgrading the rest?
     

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  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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  3. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cause it doesnt work. my friend.

    Moreover, I did write I did uncheckit in this post. And to conclude, I provived several other information and pictures that made me felt it was a diferent thread
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    You can hide individual updates. Select it, go to the Update menu, and choose Hide Selected Update.

    jW
     
  5. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that's the answer I needed!
     
  6. bonimac macrumors newbie

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    @LeandrodaFL, this works for you because you have Snow leopard installed.
    What about OS X Mountain Lion users?
    I can't see this option there. I'm in 10.8.2
     
  7. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dunno, as I only own Snow Leopard. But I can tell you that is probably a similar process. The correct terminology was "ignore update.."

    Heres what you should do/look for:

    1)Perform a "Software Update"

    2)Select the iTunes 11 update

    3)Select "Ignore Update" (Its found on the upper left menu)

    itunes will never again update.
     
  8. bonimac macrumors newbie

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    thx, i was looking for a friend with a new MBP user to prevent itunes 11 to install without blocking the other updates.
    I have v.11 already installed.
    We are both DJ's and manage our music in iTunes.
    Can you imagine the itunes programmers have removed the option 'show duplicates'?
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4555167?start=0&tstart=0
    Why on earth did the have to...
    :mad:
     
  9. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    apple is going downhill on the Mac since they invented iOS. The exposé/spaces fiasco and now itunes. Im actually scared for the future.

    If you want to donwgrade to iTunes 10, it is possible, I've done it:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1498777
     
  10. bonimac macrumors newbie

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    thx for the link. i'm thinking about downgrading.
    for the moment i'll use dupin lite a while.
     
  11. nxtlukas macrumors newbie

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    if you want to stop an app from updating you may edit the bundle's info.plist and change the version to a higher (or equal to) the newest. I am not 100% sure that this works with system apps but it should.
     
  12. tomd25 macrumors member

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    This works a treat. Just find and replace all instances of 10.7 for e.g. 11.7 et voila. Thanks very much, would never have thought of that!
     

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