How to Fix iTunes Error 9039

Are you encountering a 9039 error code whenever using iTunes? 

The 9039 error code on iTunes usually appears whenever you try to add songs to your music library. The error code also occurs when you try to connect an AirPlay device to iTunes. 

There is no concrete explanation as to ‘why’ this error happens with iTunes, but most of the time, such similar errors are often caused by corrupted application files, outdated versions of software, or even improper system settings. 

In this post, we are going to show you a few tried-and-tested methods on how you can fix this ‘iTunes Error 9039’ on your computer. 

Let’s begin. 



1. Restart Your Computer. 

When dealing with any form of problems with applications on your computer, the first thing you can do is restart your computer. 

Yes, restarting your computer can often sound cliche, but it is certainly one of those methods that are worth trying if you haven’t already done so.

It is possible that your operating system encountered a temporary bug or glitch that causes applications not to function properly on your computer. By restarting your computer, you will effectively reboot the operating system and remove any bugs or glitches that may have been there.

To restart your Windows PC, follow the steps below:

  1. On your computer, press on the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start menu.
  2. Next, click on the Power button to open the Power Options menu.
  3. Lastly, click on Restart to begin rebooting your computer. 

iTunes Error 9039


After that, wait for your computer to reboot completely and try using the iTunes app once again to see if the error code 9039 on iTunes would still occur on your computer. 



2. Re-Login Into Your iTunes Account.

The second thing that you can do when dealing with iTunes error 9039 on your computer is to re-login your iTunes account. 

It is likely that the iTunes account you are using encountered a temporary glitch which causes the error code 9039 when you add music or connect devices on iTunes. This often happens more than you think and has been previously discussed as a major factor for causing various issues with iTunes. 

The below steps will show you how you can re-login into your account effectively:

  1. On your computer, go to the Desktop and launch the iTunes app.
  2. Inside the iTunes app, click on the Accounts tab from the menu bar at the top part of the screen. 
  3. Next, click on Sign Out

iTunes Error 9039


  1. Lastly, click on the Accounts tab once again and select Sign In to re-login to your account.

Once you’ve logged in, try to restart iTunes. Then add a few songs into your library, or connect a device on iTunes to see if the error code would still occur. 

On the other hand, if the problem still appears while using iTunes, proceed to the next method below to try and fix the issue. 



3. Update iTunes. 

The next thing you can do to fix the problem with iTunes is to check for an update. It is possible that the current version of iTunes on your computer is outdated and may have issues that are causing the error code 9039. 

Again this is another reason which more often than you think and is usually precedented with multiple reports by users over on various Apple support forums.

To check for an update on iTunes, follow the steps below:

  1. First, click on the Help tab from the menu bar inside the iTunes app. 
  2. After that, click on Check for Updates

iTunes Error 9039


  1. Lastly, iTunes will check for an update on the current version of software installed on your computer. If available, follow the on-screen prompts to update the version of iTunes on your device.

Next, restart your computer and try performing the previous activity that you are doing on iTunes that caused the error code 9039 to see if the problem would still occur on your computer. 



4. Update iCloud Music Library. 

If you are subscribed to Apple Music, then you can try doing this method on your computer. 

Several users have reported that the error code 9039 went away on their computer after updating their iCloud Music Library. 

Here’s how you can update your iCloud Music Library, step-by-step:

  1. First, launch the iTunes app on your computer from the Desktop
  2. Next, click on the File tab from the menu bar. 
  3. Lastly, click on Library and select Update iCloud Music Library

iTunes Error 9039


Now, wait for the process to finish and restart your computer. 

Test your iTunes once again by uploading a song or connecting an AirPlay device to it to see if the iTunes 9039 error code is resolved. 



5. Authorize Your Computer. 

If you haven’t authorized the current computer that you are using, then you may be restricted from changing any settings or content on your iTunes library. 

To fix this, you can try authorizing your computer to grant it access and privilege on your iTunes library. 

You can follow the steps below to guide you through the process:

  1. First, inside the iTunes app, click on the Account tab from the menu bar. 
  2. Next, click on Authorizations inside the Account tab. 
  3. Lastly, hit on Authorize this Computer to begin the process. 

iTunes Error 9039


After giving authorization on your current computer, restart iTunes and try doing the task that you are previously doing that triggers the error code 9039 to see if the issue would still occur on your computer. 

However, if you are still having problems with the 9039 error code on iTunes, proceed to the next method below to try and fix the issue. 



6. Reinstall iTunes on Your Computer. 

Lastly, if the issue still occurs after doing the methods above,  you can try to reinstall the iTunes application on your computer. 

Previously, we’ve experienced such an error before having accidentally deleted one of the iTunes files from our PC directory. After re-installing iTunes, the error went away, and we managed to use iTunes without any issues.

Hence, it’s possible that some of your iTunes application files may have gotten corrupted too, and the software updates couldn’t repair it because the updates weren’t able to recognize your iTunes application instance.

To make it easier for you, it is best that you just simply reinstall the app on your computer to ensure that you have a new working copy of the software. 

  1. On your computer, press on Windows Key + S and search for Control Panel.
  2. Next, click on Open to launch the Control Panel


  1. After that, click on Uninstall a Program inside the Control Panel.


  1. Now, find iTunes from the list of programs installed on your computer.
  2. Lastly, right-click on iTunes and select Uninstall to remove the program from your computer.


After uninstalling iTunes, go to Apple’s official website and download the latest version of iTunes. Now, try using iTunes normally on your computer to see if the error code 9039 would still occur. 

This wraps up our guide on how to fix iTunes error 9039 on your computer. 

If you do come across other solutions that may help others in fixing this kind of issue on iTunes, feel free to share it in the comment section below and we would be glad to give you credit once this article got updated. 😀


If this guide helped you, please share it. 🙂



  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter) Website

    View all posts
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *