iTunes 11 Incoming Request Bug.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by IzzyJG99, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. IzzyJG99 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2007
    Just updated to iTunes 11 after doing a restore. iTunes 11 was working fine for a while. I get around to adding my iPad and iPhone to iTunes, which I wirelessly sync. Instantly every time I open iTunes 11 it asks me to allow or deny incoming connections. iTunes is already allowed to come through the firewall. Never had this problem before. I switched my iPhone and iPad to connect only via the cable and not wirelessly and the bug stops. Obviously iTunes 11 in some cases is viewing incoming connections via Wi-Fi from iOS devices as a threat and requests permission each time.

    Reported the bug to Apple. I doubt anything will come of it. But I thought I'd share to see how many people are experiencing this issue.
  2. redseagoby macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2012
    incoming request bug

    same here on 2012 Retina Macbook Pro, except in my case I sync using the cable, directly with iTunes. Stumped Level 2 Apple Support (but this was after Level 1 support told me to delete my entire system cache, which introduced a serious Time Machine bug/error causing it to never complete. I got rid of that after some serious hacking and terminal command line repair sequences. Be careful - the bug is far less of a problem than that "cure" which didn't work was).
  3. Macmonter macrumors regular


    Aug 14, 2008
    Vermont, USA
    iTunes 11 Incoming Request Bug

    Yes! I have it, too! It keeps coming back every time I open iTunes even though I click "ALLOW" every time. Aggravating, but I'll live with it until :apple: fixes it.
  4. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    What apps on your iDevices might you have in common ?
  5. Macmonter macrumors regular


    Aug 14, 2008
    Vermont, USA
    I have no iDevices! The message returns repeatedly even when "DENY" selected, and no boxes checked under "STORE" in Preferences
  6. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    I was having the same exact issue with iTunes 11 always requesting permission.. I had to uninstall iTunes 11 (which wasn't easy) and reinstall from website instead of AppStore update. Now that that is fixed.. I'm having an issue now where my Apple TV2 will disconnect from home sharing when the iMac goes to sleep after 10 minutes.. frustrating! I seem to think the firewall is the culprit.. going to disable the firewall completely and see if it improves.
  7. bucksaddle macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    Although you may have not seen it in previous versions of iTunes I've had this issue periodically since about iTunes 9, including point releases, on different Macs. It's happended to me again in iTunes 11 so I wouldn't hold out hope on Apple fixing it.
    There is a solution as JRoDDz mentions but it means removing by the Terminal, as you can't just drag the app to the Trash, and then re-install from
    Just Google for "sudo remove itunes". Don't worry, it will only remove the app and not your Library and when you re-install from the download the firewall message should be gone.
  8. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Same for me - and for some reason it always disappeared sooner or later. Don't know why, but I certainly didn't remove and reinstalled the app.

    This time it started with a clean install which I've done some days ago, iTunes 11 wasn't the reason, as I used it before.
  9. e4xit macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    I have a completely fresh install of ML on late 2012 iMac 21.5" and it happens.

    Basically, I added my music and imported my old library from my windoze 7 machine, then enabled the firewall in system prefs and its happening.!?

    This can't be right, surely this isn't the hassle-free OSX I've been bearing so much about! ;)

    But seriously, it is a little annoying; if anyone has a fix, please let me know...

    Also here:
  10. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
  11. e4xit macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    Will try. Thanks!

    this won't delete my iTunes library file or backups or anything right?
  12. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    If you follow the steps in that thread, the only thing you will delete is the iTunes application in the Applications folder. Your library will not be touched.
  13. e4xit macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    Lovely job.

    Will try tonight when I get home, perhaps making a backup of the library file first, just in case y'know!...


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