April 5th, 2017 - TunesKit Software, the top leader in providing DRM removal solutions to customers worldwide, officially released major update to three of its featured DRM removal products for Mac, including DRM Media Converter for Mac, DRM Audiobook Converter for Mac and Apple Music Converter for Mac, which introduced solution to make the programs work perfectly with the latest iTunes 12.6. Now with the newest versions, TunesKit Mac users could easily and completely remove DRM from iTunes movies, TV shows, Apple Music and audiobooks as always.
Ever since upgrading to iTunes v.12.6.0, most Mac users, especially those who are running OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12 or later, would encounter the problem that TunesKit DRM removal tools cannot run well with iTunes 12.6. To fix this problem, TunesKit R&D team has spent one week or two to test it out. With persistent testing, they finally found out the fix to make those Mac DRM media converter products work with iTunes 12.6 on OS X 10.11 EI Capitan and 10.12 Sierra.
To run TunesKit Mac DRM removal tools successfully under iTunes 12.6, users will be required to download and install the most up-to-date versions of TunesKit firstly. Upon launching, the program will detect whether the SIP, System Integrity Protection is enabled on the computer and prompt the alert and steps to turn off SIP in order to convert DRM-ed media with TunesKit successfully. For the complete guide on how to turn off SIP, please follow this tutorial: How to Run TunesKit Successfully with iTunes 12.6 on Mac.
One thing worth mentioning is that users of Mac OS X 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8 won't encounter any issue when using TunesKit software with iTunes 12.6 even without turning off the SIP as it's the new feature since OS X 10.11. Besides, users of TunesKit other Mac products, such as iBook Copy, Audible Converter, don't need to upgrade the programs as these tools don't acquire iTunes as part of the conversion so that there won't be any compatibility issue with iTunes 12.6 upgrade in using them to remove DRM.
"The solution of partially turning off SIP is the best fix we can come up with for now. Before a better solution is found, we'd suggest you use this temporary fix in order to use the program successfully with iTunes 12.6. In fact, it only disables the part of SIP that TunesKit needs to run. Your computer is still being protected in this case. If you don't want to disable the SIP, another solution is downgrading your iTunes from 12.6 to 12.5. Or if you have a Windows machine, we can switch your code to Windows version which supports iTunes 12.6 until the final solution of Mac is found." said Andres, the marketing manager of TunesKit. "We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you and thanks for your consistently support and trust to TunesKit. We'll keep working hard to find out a permanent solution to this issue ASAP."
For Windows users, the good news is that all Windows DRM removal tools from TunesKit are fully compatible with the latest iTunes 12.6. They can be downloaded and used straightforward without doing other settings. For more details of the Windows updates, please visit this source: TunesKit Rolls Out 3 Windows DRM Removal Software Updates to Fully Support iTunes 12.6.