How to Fix iTunes Keeps Re-opens / Restarting After You Close it


When Mac users try to quit (cmd + q) iTunes, it instantly re-opens or keep restarting. This issue mostly happened in iTunes 12, iTunes 10, iMac, Windows 7 or Windows 8 64 bit.

Solution 1:-

Remove or disable some apps to solve this issue.

Uninstall Gimme Some Tune.

Hazel (clean-up utility) – it automatically adds music and PDFs from your Music and Documents folder directly into iTunes library. So remove these rules or uninstall this software.

Disable Hyperdock.

Remove or disable I Love Stars app.

Avoid to launch UAC (music app).

Solution 2:-

remove .plist files from preference folder, inside the library folder.

/username/Library/Preferences/ folder.

Ex : com.apple.iTunes.plist

Solution 3:-

Delete widgets that was directly related to iTunes like timer/alarm clock widget which can play iTunes music as a alarm.

Ex : Red alarm clock.

Solution 4:-

If you are using Window operation system, follow this method.

Right click iTunes shortcut on the desktop and select ” Open containing folder”.

Right click iTunes.exe file and choose properties.

Choose Compatibility tab.

Set Windows 7 or 8 compatible mode.

check this box “Run this program as an administrator”.

Solution 5:-

Go in your App Store App.

First log out and then exit iTunes again.

Solution 6:-

Un-check ” WiFi sync” feature within iTunes.

Solution 7:-

If you are using Windows OS, then use Windows Task manager (Ctrl + Alt+ Delete) to quit iTunes (as a temporary solution).

Solution 8:-

Turn off Bluetooth and try again to exit iTunes.

Solution 9:-

Turn off iTunes specific sharing features in iTunes preferences like “home sharing”and “individual playlist sharing”.

If your iTunes automatically reopening itself issue is not solved, do let us via comment.

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13 responses to How to Fix iTunes Keeps Re-opens / Restarting After You Close it

None of these solutions worked. I am on Windows 8.1 64bits. I have iTunes 12.1.1.4.
Thank you in advance for your help.

None of these worked either, and I am similar to Jake. on an additional note, mine states that multiple applications are using iTunes and are keeping it from closing.

I'm in the same boat. I will try Solution 4 today…

Do we have a fix for this because it's really annoying.

Windows 8.1
iTunes 12.1.1.4.

Same problem today with new install of iTunes on my windows 10 iTunes.
Immediately after closing, terminating process etc it restarts, even tried killing it and all related processes via task manager. No luck.
Not using wifi, Bluetooth etc.
what do I need to do to get iTunes closed when I'm not using it?

Windows 8.1 64 bit.
Suddenly, every time I shut iTunes down it reopens within seconds.
Shutdown message, "One or more applications are using the iTunes scripting interface. Do you want to quit? It's like it's stuck in a loop. Sure could use some help.

I am on a mac, osX. and none of these worked for me. It is, btw, iTunes on the Mac itself, not on a portable device.

I DELETED THE ALIAS I HAVE ON THE DESKTOP. THEN REPLACED IT WITH A NEW ONE. IT WORKED FOR ME. BUT I AM ON AN APPLE IMAC. SOMETIMES THINGS WORK ON BOTH. GOOD LUCK.

This has been happening both on my phone (iPhone 7+) and my macbook pro. My phone will start playing random stuff (songs plus podcasts) even when I'm out on a hike so far away from anything set to sync. My macbook will just suddenly start blasting a song in the middle of the night. My phone is set to sleep immediately. I have no remotes in the house that have been synced to either device.
One thing I did do recently (about a month ago) was to sync my phone with my macbook. Before that I had no music from my Macbook on my phone.
Help!?

I find that it's my Last.FM scrobbler. If I close it first, wait about 15 seconds to make sure it's gone, then I can usually close iTunes instantly.

Re item 4, I don't get ” Open containing folder” listed and can't proceed further. I operate on Windows 7 and the iTunes program keeps re-opening after I have attempted to close it. There is also a message stating "One or more applications are using the iTunes scripting interface. Do you want to quit?" I press 'yes' but still it keeps on re-opening.

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