How to install Apple Devices (official) app on Windows 11

Apple releases the first preview of the Devices app for Windows 11, and here's how to get it.

Windows 11 install Apple Devices app
Windows 11 install Apple Devices app

Apple has made available the “Devices” app as a preview, and in this guide, we’ll show you how to install it in two different ways.

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:

  1. Open Apple Devices page.

  2. Click the Get (or Install) button. (Click the More details option to open the Microsoft Store experience.)

  3. Click the Open button.

    Windows 11 install Apple Devices app

  4. Click the Continue button to agree to the preview terms.

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:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to install the Apple Devices app on Windows 11 and press Enter:

    winget install --id 9NM4T8B9JQZ1

    winget install Apple Devices

  4. Press Y and Enter.

After you complete the steps, you can start the Music app from the Start menu.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].