On Windows 11, users still have to use iTunes to sync and restore data from iOS devices, such as iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The Apple Devices app is meant to replace these functionalities from the iTunes app. The new app offers the necessary features to back up devices, sync local media, and restore the device’s firmware. Since this is a preview of the app not all features may work as expected. After installing the Devices app, the iTunes app will no longer open, and audiobooks or podcasts on your computer will be inaccessible until Apple releases a compatible version of iTunes. If you want to revert back to iTunes, you will have to uninstall this version of the Apple Devices app. This guide will walk you through the steps to try out the preview of the Apple Devices app for Windows 11.

Install Apple Devices on Windows 11 from Microsoft Store

To install the Apple Devices (preview) app on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the app will install on Windows 11. It’ll also be available from the Start menu.

Install Apple Devices on Windows 11 from Command Prompt

To install the Apple Devices (preview) app from Command Prompt with winget, use these steps: After you complete the steps, you can start the Music app from the Start menu.

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