Will upgrading to HS upgrade the iTunes too?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by MacBH928, May 8, 2018.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68030

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    I am now on Sierra but I don't want to upgrade iTunes from 12.6 to 12.7 . If I upgrade to HS will it automatically upgrade iTunes? Is there an option to avoid this?

    Also, is there an option to keep the HFS+ file system instead of upgrading to APFS during the install? I really do not want to be the "lab rat" for this new file system. HFS+ is tested.
     
  2. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    Stay on Sierra then. From what I saw, iTunes will upgrade but I think there is listed a complicated procedure / workaround (at least I thought it was complicated) in the forums to keep the HFS+.

    The iTunes upgrade was one of the reasons I wished I never upgraded to High Sierra.
     
  3. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The problem with modern tech is that it will not allow you to keep older OS. Soon software and apps won't release updates and Apple will continue to nag to upgrade on daily basis and I will not be surprised if I see newer iOS devices requiring latest iTunes and OS upgrades. Its not a choice.
     
  4. dcmaccam macrumors member

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    I am using High Sierra and running iTunes 12.6.3.6 so I can sync my Apps from my Mac rather than have to do it on the IOS device. I am still running iOS 10.3.3 It can be found here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208079 I believe if you are using IOS 11.3 it takes it still requires 12.7
     
  5. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    You most likely have a year or more.
     
  6. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Code:
    /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --converttoapfs NO
    
    In terminal
    From here.

    The update will update your iTunes to 12.7, but you can downdate manually afterwards.
    I'm still running iTunes 10.4.1 on High Sierra.
    I keep a copy of 12.7 around for syncing and such, but the musical experience is much better with the older vers. No what's next to mess with, no weird listening suggestions. It doesn't even care if I'm hooked to the internet.
    Instructions for downdating iTunes are easily found here at MacRumors.
     
  7. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't understand, are you saying that if I install this version of iTunes then I can upgrade to HS without iTunes being automatically upgraded to 12.7?

    plus I have 12.6.2 I never heard of the 12.6.4 upgrade
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Apple offered the 12.6.3 version after 12.7 (dropping the app support from iTunes) was released
    Apple then updated THAT 12.6.3 to 12.6.4. Both of those versions are offered more for those who need to continue to have app support in iTunes, such as those in a business environment. The App Store will NOT offer routine updates for iTunes when the 12.6.4 version is installed. The link in post #4 above gives you the opportunity to download the version 12.6.4 iTunes installer. It's still possible that a 12.6.4 iTunes would be replaced in the event that you do a full reinstall of macOS, and the provided iTunes app is newer than 12.7. Good reason to keep the 12.6.4 installer so you can replace an unintended iTunes replacement resulting from a system reinstall. It's unknown if Apple will continue to update the 12.6.x generation, which is apparently keeping up-to-date as new iOS devices are added.
     
  9. bladerunner88 macrumors member

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    Hi Patron22,

    Can you tell me how you were able to Downgrade iTunes? For the last two days and one Night i have been trying to get iTunes 12.5.5.5 up and running in OS 10.13.6. i was able to disable SIP and fully instal Vs 12.5.5.5 Library worked, Playlists Artwork etc etc but no matter what i tried i could not sign into my Account and would always get an error message. I really like the Design of the MiniPlayer in 12.5, In 12.6-8 its awful big and blocky and would really like to be able to use an earlier Vs. of iTunes while still being able to access Apple music.

    Cheers.
     

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