Frustration with iPod Touch and 5 computer limits

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Stefannoz, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Recently purchase a new 64GB itouch,thinking would be breeze to install music, and synch with my computers.
    So far have had to reinstall OS6, spent about 6 hours talking to the mac support people trying to de authorise computers, told have to wait 6 months to rectify problem XX!!!@@### because I authorized computers.
    What is the matter with the people, I have about 6+ devises and want to access my music.
    Mac rules are out of keeping with peoples use of computers, and lifestyle loss of computers. Then after all this told I could send an email to explain the failing of their system so help apple rectify their problem.
    :(:confused::mad:
    I want a refund.
    This product is more problem than it worth.
    2/10 for user friendliness.
     
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    Plutonius

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    All IOS devices (Touch, iPhone, iPad) have always had a 5 computer limit. You should be able to get a refund if you are within the return window.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Just contact iTunes support and they manually deauthorize all of your computers
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I agree with Plutonius. It isn't a ipt5 issue, but moreso what Apple allows with their iTunes. I believe the new Samsung Galaxy Tab is pretty user friendly if you're looking for a comparable device.

    J
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    You can authorize up to 5 computers for use with a single iTunes account. You can de-authorize each computer individually from within iTunes, or de-authorize them all once a year from your iTunes account. I'm not aware of any limit as to how many devices you can register with a given iTunes account.
     
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    BaldiMac

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    Maybe you should try and explain the problem in more detail, because what you are describing shouldn't be as difficult as you are making it out to be.

    The 5 computer limit only applies to PCs or Macs. Not iOS devices. You can sync unlimited devices to an iTunes library.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    This is not true if you want to keep automatic sync of purchases. I believe it is up to 10 devices.
     
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    BaldiMac

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    I think that only applies to iTunes Match.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Not really iTunes Match, but rather an iTunes in the Cloud limit (including apps etc.)
     
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    BaldiMac

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    Okay. Regardless, I was commenting on direct syncing with an iTunes library (Wired sync or iTunes Wifi Sync).
     
  11. macrumors member

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    You are right. Sorry, I went too far from the main topic.
     
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    thedeejay

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    As someone stated earlier, there is a limit of 5 devices, but that can be reset from iTunes. Use google, it's your friend. If you're still not happy then return it. Simple
     

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