As one of software come preinstalled with Mac OX, iTunes plays important role in managing, purchasing, and enjoying digital media. Now that there are more and more choices VLC, Fidelia, or Vox, some people prefer to uninstall iTunes. It is sort of tricky and complicated to uninstall iTunes if you are running OS X. Here we would like to share with you how to uninstall iTunes from your Mac computer running OS X in a relatively simply way.
The OS X system will prevent you from uninstalling iTunes with a prompt message reading “iTunes” can’t be modified ir deleted because it’s required by OS X if you choose to drag the iTunes application file to the Trash, as iTunes is defined as “Required” software by operating system.
First, to steer clear of the warning message and uninstall iTunes successfully, you can head on to the Application folder and locate the iTunes app file (/Applications/iTunes.app). Right click on iTunes and select Get Info. Locate and click on the padlock icon on the bottom right side of the window and enter your admin password. This is necessary in order to make changes to the app’s permission settings.
Then, expand the Sharing & Permissions section of the window if it’s not already visible and change the privileges for “everyone” to Read & Write. This will give us complete control of the iTunes application so that we can override the operating system’s warning and delete it.
Finally, Close the Get Info window and try again to drag the iTunes application file to the Trash. This time, there’s no warning, and the file is immediately trashed. Empty the Trash to complete the process.
iTunes is now no longer installed on your Mac, and you’re free to install and use the third-party media software of your choice.