How to Authorize your Computer in iTunes

You must be wondering why you should authorize your computer on iTunes. The reason is simple: authorization allows iTunes to play protected content from the iTunes Store, sync that content to an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV, and transfer iTunes Plus content from an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV to it.

Now let me tell you how to authorize your computer on iTunes. Apart from this query, people are also curious to know how to deauthorize computers on iTunes. But we have already offered the solution.

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How to Authorize Computer on iTunesMoreover, many users have faced a problem where they can’t authorize their computers on iTunes; they can follow this solution.

Step #1. First off, if you don’t have the latest version of iTunes, you can download it here.

Step #2. Open iTunes on your computer.

Step #3. Select & click on Account from the main menu.Click on Account in iTunes Top NavigationStep #4. A drop-down menu will show a few options → Click on Authorize This Computer.Click on Authorize This Computer in iTunesStep #5. A window will prompt you to log in with your Apple ID → Sign in with your Apple ID and password.Enter Apple ID And Password in iTunesA message will pop up: Computer Authorization was Successful.

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You have authorized one computer out of your available 5.

While authorizing your computer on iTunes, you may encounter two common errors, which are mentioned here:

Error #1: We could not complete your iTunes Store request. The requested resource was not found. There was an error in the iTunes Store. Please try again later.

Error #2: We could not complete your iTunes Store request. An unknown error occurred (5002).  There was an error in the iTunes Store. Please try again later.

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In this situation, do not panic; just log out of your Apple ID and log in again. This should probably solve the issue.

Know How Many Computers Have you Authorized

If you have authorized two or more computers, you can check how many computers you have authorized. Follow a simple method:

Step #1. Open iTunes.

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Step #2. Now click on iTunes Store → Click on Account.Click on iTunes Store Then AccountStep #3. Log in with your Apple ID and password.

Step #4. Under your Apple ID Summary, you can check Computer Authorizations.Number of Authorized Devices in iTunesWhat If I Run Out of Authorizations?

Deauthorize the computer that you don’t use much and that is one of your five authorized computers on iTunes. If the same computer is sold out to other, you should deauthorize all your five computers and then reauthorize each one that is being used by you.

Finally, please note that you don’t need to authorize your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch because these devices never use your authorizations.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


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