iTunes Bonjour Service Disabled on PC

Have you ever encountered the iTunes error as follows?

“The Bonjour service has been disabled. Bonjour is required for sharing music with others, playing music through AirPlay speakers, connecting to Apple TV, and using the iPhone and iPod touch Remote. Re-enable the service in Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services.”

iTunes error Bonjour Service Disabled on PC

The classic Control Panel in Windows OS has been around so long, I didn’t really consider how a lot of people don’t even know it or have never attempted to configure system settings from there. In Windows 10, Legacy Control Panel is hidden in favor of new Settings app. However you can still access this old control panel. For example, you can simply do a search for ‘control panel’ without the quotes in the Windows search box, and select Control Panel in the results to quickly open it. You can also press Windows+R keys combination to open the Run dialog, then enter control panel in the Open box and click OK button to access the Windows control panel.

Automatically start Bonjour Service

In the Services window, look for Bonjour Service under the Names column. Double click to open the Bonjour Service Properties dialogue. The General tab opens automatically, set Startup type to Automatic. Go to Service status and click on Start button to start the service. Click Apply button and then OK to save the changes and exit.

Manually start Bonjour Service

Note that, if you rarely use iTunes and don’t want the Bonjour Service to be always running in the background, you can set the Startup type to Manual and manually start the service whenever you need to manage your iOS device through iTunes. The Task Manager in Windows comes with a Services tab where you can view system services, check their status, start or stop services. There are many options available to open the Task Manager, but the most comfortable is the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + Shift + Esc.” To start a specific service under the Services tab, right-click on it to open the contextual menu. Then, click Start.

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