Downgrade iTunes 11 to iTunes 10.7 on Mac OS X

Here’s a quick tutorial on How to downgrade the iTunes 11 to earlier version of iTunes like iTunes 10.7 on your Mac running Mountain Lion or Lion OS.

Apple’s iTunes 11 was like the major change ever since iTunes. Even though some people like the new look and working style of the iTunes 11, there are some people who does not like to have the new change with them. So if you’re one of those choosing to downgrade the current iTunes 11 to iTunes 10.7, here are some of the ways to do so.

Even though iTunes 11 came down to the customers are a software update, it can actually be downgraded by following these steps. And its pretty simple. Let’s jump right into the tutorial and see how quickly we can downgrade the iTunes 11 to iTunes 10.7.

How to Downgrade iTunes 11 to iTunes 10.7?

  1. Use app like AppTrap (Its a system preference script, which when enabled,will help you remove the current iTunes 11 files.)
  2. Make sure to backup your library before proceeding.
  3. Now, with AppTrap enabled, Open your Applications folder
  4. Now, Drag and Drop the iTunes 11 icon in the Applications folder into Trash.
  5. AppTrap will ask you, if it could delete the associated files of iTunes 11. Just confirm it. And you just got rid of iTunes 11.
  6. Now, let’s install iTunes 10.7.
    1. Download iTunes 10.7 for Mac from this link.
    2. Open the DMG file and Double Click the iTunes.pkg file
    3. This will install iTunes 10.7 onto your Mac.

Note: This also works without the use of Applications like AppTrap. This method will just help you install iTunes 10.7 as a fresh install.

  • asmeurer

    Thanks a ton. I’ve been searching everywhere for a link to a Mac iTunes 10.7 installer.

    • You’re welcome! Please share it with your friends if they’re in need of this! 🙂

  • David

    🙁 It didn’t work for me. After I dragged the iTunes icon into the trash I got this message: “iTunes” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by Mac OS X. I have the latest version of Mountain Lion 10.8.2

  • Doesn’t seem to work. When I drag the icon over the trash, nothing happens. Also, as David, using Mountain Lion 10.8.2

  • asmeurer

    Read carefully. You have to use AppTrap to delete system programs like iTunes. An alternative would be to use “sudo rm -rf /Applications/” in the Terminal.

  • Karraspito

    When I uninstall iTunes 11 and install iTunes 10.7, when first opening it, it forces me to update the software (to Itunes 11 again), or quit. If I quit, it gives an error message (-42408) that won’t disappear unless I update to iTunes 11. Any ideas to solve this?

  • Bob Bridges

    When I try to drag iTunes 11 to the trash (with or without AppTrap) I get this message..”“iTunes” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by Mac OS X.”

  • sangsue

    I have Mountain Lion so I can’t use App Trap. Any substitute?

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