Apple puts a limit on how many computers you can use with some of your owned iTunes and App Store content, including music, movies, apps, TV shows, books, iBooks, this process is known as iTunes authorization. But Nobody care about the fact that they can only add upto 5 devices all together in iTunes. So If you have to add up any new devices here are the steps below.
How To Deauthorize Any Computer In iTunes 2017
Apple puts a limit on how many computers you can use with some of your owned iTunes and App Store content, including music, movies, apps, TV shows, books, iBooks, this process is known as iTunes authorization. But Nobody cares about the fact that they can only add up to 5 devices altogether in iTunes. So If you have to add up any new devices here are the steps below.
It happens with us often when trying to access iTunes content or restore an iPhone, which then prevents you from accessing that iTunes Store and App Store content until another computer has been deauthorized, and then the current computer authorized.
The solution to this is to deauthorize a computer from iTunes, a process which can be necessary for both Mac OS and Windows.
Deauthorizing a Computer will remove that particular computers ability to access purchased and downloaded content from iTunes, iBooks, the App Store and apps, music, movies, and then frees up that computers slot within the 5 computer authorization limit. This is a good step to take before transferring a Mac to a new owner but it can also be necessary if you have hit the 5 computer limit and need to deauthorize one computer so that you can use a new computer with your own iTunes and App Store downloads and purchases.
Steps To Deauthorize a Computer in iTunes:
Deauthorizing a single computer is very easy, assuming you have access to it:
- Open iTunes on the Mac or Windows PC
- Pull down the “Account” menu
- Go to “Authorizations” and choose “Deauthorize This Computer”
- Authenticate with the Apple ID to complete the de-authorization process
NOTE: – Deauthorizing the computer, nothing is deleted or removed from the computer or from iTunes, it simply prevents that computer from further accessing some bought and downloaded iTunes, iBooks, App Store, and other content.
What if I don’t have access to that computer anymore, how can I deauthorize it?
If you need to de-authorize a specific computer you no longer have access to, you can’t do that. Instead, you must deauthorize every computer that has been authorized, and then authorize each computer with iTunes that you want to use with iTunes one-by-one, again.
Perhaps some day iTunes will gain the ability to selectively deauthorize a specific computer remotely or that you no longer have access to, but that has yet to materialize. Instead, you must deauthorize them all, and then reauthorize selectively on the computers you do have access to.
So, guys do try this if you need to deauthorize. If you guys have any problems do comment and we will help you guys.
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