iTunes Update Fixes Network Access Problem

Just last Friday, I wrote about an annoying problem that had surfaced since the last iTunes update. If you didn’t have network access – if you were using, say, a laptop in an area with no wi-fi – iTunes would display a network error dialog.

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iTunes 12.5.5, released yesterday, fixes this problem. So download the latest iTunes update if this problem was irking you.

Note: Naturally, my article had nothing to do with this fix being rolled out now. But I wrote about this issue because a lot of readers pointed out how problematic it was for them. Often, bugs like this last for much longer in iTunes, and in other Apple software. So kudos to Apple for getting the fix out so quickly (i.e., since the iTunes 12.5.4 update, on December 13). Though the company should have discovered this bug in their testing of the previous version…

4 thoughts on “iTunes Update Fixes Network Access Problem

  1. The “Do you want the application ‘iTunes.app’ to accept incoming network connections?” bug, which appears every time I open iTunes, remains. I’ve seen lots of advice online from others with this problem, but none of it works. Some think it’s really a firewall bug, but there’s nothing for that either. I wish Apple would remove bugs as readily as it removes features and cripples hardware.

  2. The “Do you want the application ‘iTunes.app’ to accept incoming network connections?” bug, which appears every time I open iTunes, remains. I’ve seen lots of advice online from others with this problem, but none of it works. Some think it’s really a firewall bug, but there’s nothing for that either. I wish Apple would remove bugs as readily as it removes features and cripples hardware.

  3. Kirk,

    I was having an issue possibly related. A network issue with Apple that shows itself in other ways.

    The problem is you request a streaming song from iTunes. ‘Something’ happens and it can’t stream the song. But it doesn’t give up trying. Or tries WAAAAAY too long. And during this period it crashes my home network. So severely a reboot festival of the iTunes related computer, the wifi, and the modem.

    Sometimes when I’m in my car it’s the same thing. iTunes seeks a song and the wheel starts spinning. Until you reboot and disconnect from Bluetooth… dead in the water.

  4. Kirk,

    I was having an issue possibly related. A network issue with Apple that shows itself in other ways.

    The problem is you request a streaming song from iTunes. ‘Something’ happens and it can’t stream the song. But it doesn’t give up trying. Or tries WAAAAAY too long. And during this period it crashes my home network. So severely a reboot festival of the iTunes related computer, the wifi, and the modem.

    Sometimes when I’m in my car it’s the same thing. iTunes seeks a song and the wheel starts spinning. Until you reboot and disconnect from Bluetooth… dead in the water.

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