Downloaded something interesting but cannot understand how to authorize computer for iTunes? In contrast to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, each time you want to use something on a computer you need this procedure. To help you, follow this instruction and enable the synchronization in your case.
How to start
- Open iTunes on your computer
If it is not pre-installed, download it from the official website
- Sign in with your Apple ID (this step can be omitted automatically)
To do it manually, select “Account” in the menu bar at the top and choose “Sign In.” Enter the Apple ID and password you used with iTunes Store. Confirm the action by pressing the Return or Enter key, or click Authorize.
- Check the version of your installed iTunes – it should be the latest one
To find out yours, select “iTunes” (for Mac) or “Help” (for Windows) in the menu bar at the top. Press on the option “Check for Updates” and follow the instructions. Otherwise, download the latest version from the official website.
- Start authorization process
In the menu bar, choose “Account,” then “Authorization,” and proceed to “Authorize this Account”
- Enter your account details
In the new window (similar to the one you see below), enter once again your Apple ID and password. Don’t upload new information every time you see this window – it needs the same authorization for the same computer.
Click “Authorize,” or enter the Return or Enter key.
CONTROL YOUR AUTHORIZATIONS
- You can authorize up to 5 computers, and control their number in your account
For this, open iTunes and sign in with your Apple ID and password.In the menu bar above, choose “Account” and “View My Account.” Approve your action by entering Apple ID and Password once again.
- Investigate your account information
The page you’ll see contains information concerning Apple ID summary with the exact number of computers you’ve authorized.
- If you have more than 5 computers authorized with your account, you cannot authorize the new one without deauthorizing at least one computer you won’t use
Note that you can deauthorize either one computer or all at once – you have this option in Apple ID summary. Use it if your computer doesn’t work or you sold it without the deauthorization – this is necessary to protect your content.
How to Deauthorize a Computer
- Open iTunes on a computer you want to deauthorize.
- In the menu bar, choose “Account,” then “Authorizations,” and an option “Deauthorize This Computer.”
- After entering your Apple ID and password, confirm the action by clicking “Deauthorize.”