Here we are going to tell you how to install iTunes on your Chromebook. Chromebooks are becoming very popular especially owing to the Covid-19 outbre
Chromebooks are becoming very popular especially owing to the Covid-19 outbreak where students are more into distant or online learning. And for those who have an iPhone, they might want to connect it to their Chromebook.
As to whether you can use your iPhone with your Chromebook for file sharing, for example, it is very possible but you will need to have iTunes installed. Here, we have described in details how to install iTunes on your Chromebook and use it with your iDevice.
Install iTunes on a Chromebook - Steps to follow
- First things first, you will need to enable Linux on your Chromebook. To do this, head to Settings > Linux(beta) on your Chromebook and turn it on.
- After turning on Linux on your Chromebook, it will install all the necessary files and a Terminal window will pop open.
- From the Terminal window, use the code below to update the packages.
- Once all the updates are completed, install Wine using the command below.
- Once you've suceeded in installing wine on your Chromebook, the next thing to do will be to enable support for 32bit applications. To do this, execute the following command in the Terminal;
- Now Wine will be installed on your Chromebook and with support for 32 bit application. And since Wine is a Linux emulator that allows you run Windows applications, we will now download the 32bit version of iTunes for Windows.
- After downloading the iTunes for Windows, move it to the Linux files directory. Rename it to 'iTunesSetup.exe.'
- The iTunes setup window will now open. All you have to do is follow the installation guide.
- Once the iTunes is installed, you will be able to access it from the Linux application menu.
- Open the file manager and navigate to the Linux directory.
- Next, click on the "Three dots" at the top-right corner and check the option to show hidden files.
- From the Linux files directory, navigate to the following path: .local -> share -> applications -> wine -> Program Files ->iTunes.
- You will see the "iTunes.desktop" file. Right-click on it and open with a text editor. Add the following statement after the "Exec" line. Remember to replace ‘your-user-name’ with your actual username, as described above.
- Finally, use Ctrl + S to save the file and close it. Now go back to your Linux apps and launch iTunes. It should start correctly.