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Old Jun 21, 2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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In iTunes, is "deauthorize all" still the only choice?

I'm at my "five device limit" in iTunes, and I'm getting a new Macbook Air. I sold one of my previously authorized devices, so I want to remove it from the list in iTunes, but I see the only choice I seem to have in iTunes app store is to deauthorize all my devices.

Surely, after all these years, the geniuses at Apple have changed this in iTunes/App Store management to something more convenient, right? Right?

So, where and what is the more convenient way to address this issue in iTunes/App store management?
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 07:53 AM   #2
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It's still the same. For the obvious reason that the five computer limit would be meaningless if you could routinely deauthorize computers remotely at will.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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I remember Pocket PC had a eReader that gave you a fixed limit of how many devices you may use but with no reset ability. That was worst.
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So, where and what is the more convenient way to address this issue in iTunes/App store management?
Just before you wipe the computer when you sell it, in iTunes you deauthorize the computer from the menus Store->Deauthorize This Computer...
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either you choose deauthorize this computer or you go into your account in the itunes store. Somewhere in there you will find what devices are authorized and you can deauthorize as you wish
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either you choose deauthorize this computer or you go into your account in the itunes store. Somewhere in there you will find what devices are authorized and you can deauthorize as you wish
In the iTunes store, you can only deauthorize all computers and that's limited how often you can do that. iOS devices may be able to be deauthorized individually.
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In the iTunes store, you can only deauthorize all computers and that's limited how often you can do that. iOS devices may be able to be deauthorized individually.
Ahh its the ios devices you can choose there. Ok nevermind then. Thought I saw being able to deauthorize computers too. Must of been wrong
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In the iTunes store, you can only deauthorize all computers and that's limited how often you can do that. iOS devices may be able to be deauthorized individually.
You can deauthorize each individual computer. But only if you have iTunes running on it. Works fine if you sell your computer, or give it away. It's only when you forget before selling it, or if it breaks down beyond repair.
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In the iTunes store, you can only deauthorize all computers and that's limited how often you can do that. iOS devices may be able to be deauthorized individually.
I believe that you can de-authorize individual computers... but you must be logged into the computer that you want to de-authorize.

The issue arrises if you wipe/sell a computer without de-authorizing it first. In that case, only the "de-authorize all" seems to work to free up that computer's authorization.

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You can deauthorize each individual computer. But only if you have iTunes running on it. Works fine if you sell your computer, or give it away. It's only when you forget before selling it, or if it breaks down beyond repair.
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I believe that you can de-authorize individual computers... but you must be logged into the computer that you want to de-authorize.

The issue arrises if you wipe/sell a computer without de-authorizing it first. In that case, only the "de-authorize all" seems to work to free up that computer's authorization.

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I said in the iTunes store... which is different from just within iTunes. Earlier in this thread I had pointed out how to deauthorize an individual computer from iTunes.
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See below.

I said in the iTunes store... which is different from just within iTunes. Earlier in this thread I had pointed out how to deauthorize an individual computer from iTunes.
The Bear got it right! That's exactly what Apple will tell you if you contact them. Kudos, Bear!
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